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Old 03-21-2004, 11:13 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Airstreams making the news again!

Nice article in this morning's Denver Post Lifestyle section: Silver Bullets

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Old 03-21-2004, 11:26 AM   #2
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Great article...I see Andy from Inland RV is mentioned as well!
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Old 03-22-2004, 05:21 AM   #3
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Thanks for sharing the article~
One question.
Since I don't get delivery of the paper, could you tell me if the actual paper has the .com in it's heading?
I'm amazed at just how much the .com has taken over our lifestyle`
For example, recently I found an old "Yankee" magazine dated from 1984 and, there wasn't a single .com in it..lmao
Again, thanks for sharing the news~
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Old 03-22-2004, 09:10 AM   #4
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No, it's just "The Denver Post"...only .com online

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P.S. I just noticed that all the photos are attached via links in the "Photo Gallery" box
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Old 03-22-2004, 09:24 AM   #5
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Oops! Haha, at the end of the article they give a credit line to Airstream, Inc. but link it to the VAC (airstream.net)

Oh well, either way you're going to find out about as much about Airstreams as you could possibly want to!
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Old 03-22-2004, 01:52 PM   #6
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Did you notice the plaque above the front window? I have a peice of aluminum about the same size SCREWED to both ends of our coach in the same location. They are blank. I never understood why there were there. Now I wonder if there were some sort of Caravan plaque like that.

Anybody know anything about these?
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Good catch, Toaster. I love that thing, wish it had come with ours. Oh well.

With absolutely nothing to back me up...
I'm imagining they were permanent versions of the bumper stickers found here.

Here's the picture, and you can see the font is a perfect match, as well as the size from my estimate. The one in the picture is silver on gray now, but was probably the same dark blue as the Airstream plaque, don't you think?



I'll bet these were made up for international units that were built specifically for the foreign caravans. I can't tell if Andrew Breen's is an international or not... either way, looks rare to me!
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Ours is not an international, Just a Ohio built Caravanner. From the discription at the ASD link These were available to anybody on a Caravan so even if the coach did not leave the country it could have recieved one. I just never put 2+2 and relized that maybe that is what these were.

I know where out coach has been since 81. I have the ORIGINAL owners name. I wonder if they are still around to ask.

Here is a picture. I have been fighting a leak and I didn't know if there was a hole behind that plaque so I put a peice of ductape across the top edge that you can see above the gutter.
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I'm guessing by your pic (and many others I've seen) that the 1950's 'streams had the nameplate under the windows, and that sometime in the late 50's early 6's it changed to the new type face and moved above the window. Maybe that's when they switched to the bumper sticker, without a really good place to rivet the aluminum version.
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Yep, it's under both end windows. I was actually going to relocated the rear one to cover where the plaque is to hide the bulit hole. Now I will just cut a new peice of aluminum into the size of a plaque

Don't ask...we don't know...we suspect it happend on one of my father in laws hunting trips. We guess our 22ft long big silver camper was nistook for a Buck. It compliments the other bullit hole through the divider (see photo album). LOL
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Seems as if

I read once that;
When you signed up for an 'CARAVAN' trip on one of Wally's numerous caravan, you were given this type of plaque to attach to your trailer.
It was send out by Helen, who just recently passed away.(first cousin of Wally).
It could be that your unit was once on a sponsered caraven lead by Wally.
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I read once that;
When you signed up for an 'CARAVAN' trip on one of Wally's numerous caravan, you were given this type of plaque to attach to your trailer.
I don't know if you had to go or not. My '59 has the bumper sticker, but uncle Mark never went caravanning. He was in the WBCCI tho.
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The nameplates on the endcaps changed in font style and location from under the window to above with the '61 model year. I always thought this location change corrilated when they stopped issuing the Wally Byam CARAVAN sticker/plaque. If an AS had the plaque, big red numbers and the AS nameplate above the window the top item would be more on the roof than on the endcap and not visible. JMHO

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