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Old 11-15-2005, 12:21 PM   #113
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Page and I are recently returned from our fall trip West - VA to CO and back. We saw very few 'Streams on the trip, and only one was a forum member - we ran into barkingspider in the Land Between the Lakes in KY. It was kind of funny; we were talking about our rigs, and he mentioned that he had been rear-ended by a semi. Of course, that was when I knew that I "knew' him, as he did a good job of keeping us all updated.

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I did make a point to tell the folks we met about the forum so we may have made some new friends for the group.
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Old 11-15-2005, 12:46 PM   #114
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Hi Safari Rick:

Well in about two weeks we will have our new Safari 28 footer, and we live a few miles from you over in Los Alamitos!!!

Send me an email, maybe we can get out camping together.

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Old 11-15-2005, 03:09 PM   #115
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Yes sir, Been admiring those silver bullets on the road for almost half a century. When we were kids we would have a contest to see who in the car would see one first.
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Old 11-15-2005, 05:49 PM   #116
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Here are the pics I took of a 5 paneled AS in Prague, Oklahoma. Sorry I couldn't get closer. Any ideas on the year? It has a new awning, A/C and gas bottles, so I doubt if it's for sale.
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Old 11-15-2005, 10:31 PM   #117
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Coffee anyone?

We saw this Airstream last July at a rest area in western Oregon serving free coffee.
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Old 11-15-2005, 11:08 PM   #118
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The teardrop shaped tandem axle wheel wells are typically found on late 1950's trailers that have 7 end cap panels. Are you sure there aren't 7 end cap panels on this trailer's front end instead of five? You might take another look.
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Old 11-15-2005, 11:11 PM   #119
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Here are the pics I took of a 5 paneled AS in Prague, Oklahoma. Sorry I couldn't get closer. Any ideas on the year? It has a new awning, A/C and gas bottles, so I doubt if it's for sale.
It looks like it actually has 7 panel end caps to me, not 5. This dates it between late 1957 and 1963. The length appears to be about 26' to me, so I think it is an Overlander. It appears the have sloped wheel well openings like were used on California built trailers in '57 & '58. The windows also appear to be consistent with a '57-'58 trailer and also with the standard Overlander floor plan. I will thus guess that it is a late '57 or '58 California built 26' Overlander.
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We saw this Airstream last July at a rest area in western Oregon serving free coffee.
Due to the sloped wheel wells, whale tail, and window configuration this would appear to be an early '57 California built 22' Flying Cloud. Now if I could just find something like this for sale somewhere near Michigan . . .
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Old 11-16-2005, 05:57 AM   #121
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I'll go count again on those end panels. I thought I counted 5 but it was cold and windy and I didn't want to walk right up in smeone's yard. Guess I'll get bolder and just get closer next time.
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Old 11-16-2005, 08:08 AM   #122
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Here are the pics I took of a 5 paneled AS in Prague, Oklahoma. Sorry I couldn't get closer. Any ideas on the year? It has a new awning, A/C and gas bottles, so I doubt if it's for sale.
Looks an aweful lot like a 64 Trade Wind....

http://www.vintageairstream.com/arch...nd4/index.html
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OK, I'm on my way to get better pictures. Hope I don't end up in jail or worse. I will get closer this time. Do you count all the way down to mid window on the panels? If so, it probably is 7.
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This is it for me. I tried to get closer to the (indeed 7 panel) Airstream in Prague, Oklahoma, only to be confronted by a Pit Bull on a logging chain. I got one shot and ran for the van. The other two pictures are as close as I could get to an abandoned trailer in a field full of cows, with a pad locked gate. Did my best.
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This is it for me. I tried to get closer to the (indeed 7 panel) Airstream in Prague, Oklahoma, only to be confronted by a Pit Bull on a logging chain. I got one shot and ran for the van. The other two pictures are as close as I could get to an abandoned trailer in a field full of cows, with a pad locked gate. Did my best.
With the 7-pan end caps confirmed, I stand by my assessment that that first unit is a '57 or '58 Overlander.

As for the "abandoned" unit, it appears to be a '65 22' Safari with a largish dent on the curb side rear end cap.
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Old 11-17-2005, 04:32 AM   #126
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Trying to get the attention of a driver towing an airstream is a good reason, among many others, to have an Airstream bumper sticker on your car. After you pass them waving and gesturing like a maniac, they just might understand when they see it, and not think you're some nutcase.

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