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Old 09-23-2003, 11:14 AM   #1
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help ID this vintage

There's a vintage AS (I think) near us, parked way out in a field by an old barn. I can't get a close look at it, but it looks about like my Caravel, with basically the same window layout, a small window curbside towards the back and two windows streetside, and it has a 'door within a door'. It also has a wide burgundy stripe down the sides. From these clues can we guess what vintage it is?
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Old 09-23-2003, 12:28 PM   #2
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hey steffy....

why dont you do a stealth, and climb over the fence?

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Is there a prize for the correct answer?
More clues pleez.

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Old 09-23-2003, 12:54 PM   #4
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I believe '64 was the last year for door-within-a-door in smaller trailers like Bambis & GlobeTrotters. My intial guess would be a '62 GlobeTrotter...check out the second one on this page...whadda ya think?

Bambi's don't have the curb side windows...and they have that "mini-window" in the back.

I agree...some pictures would help.

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Old 09-23-2003, 12:58 PM   #5
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"Door within a door" says it's pre-1963 model. If it's really about the length of your Caravel, it could be a Globetrotter (19 ft). Some of them came with single curbside window, others with double, according to RJ Dial's website .

The stripe is a surprise but you never know what people will do over the years ... The 1980 Caravel had a red stripe like that, but you can easily tell it's not vintage.
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Well, Shari and I posted at the same time and came to the same conclusion! 1962 Globetrotter -- let us know if we're right!
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Correction re: Doors

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"Door within a door" says it's pre-1963 model.
My '63 has a "door within a door," and Shari's '64 does, too. Not sure if they were made any later than that, though.

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Where's Fred???

Luke & Donna's Caravel is a '65 and it doesn't have the door-in-a-door. I seem to recall Fred mentioning that '64 was the last year for the two doors...

From looking at the archives earlier, it appears some pre-64 trailers had door-in-a-door and some had jalousie windows within the door, even the same models, one would be one way & the next the other...I wonder if this was a CA vs OH thing or just an option and you could get it either way?

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door with in a door

I've actually been working earlier today. 1964 was the last model year for the door-within-a door. In 1965, Airstream went to the full size (length & width) solid door on the large cast hinge with a full size screen door behind it. Without having scoured RJ's Photo Archives, the only trailer I recall with a louvered window in the door itself is the 16' Bambi. The earliest Bambis ('61 & maybe '62) sometimes had the door-within-a-door, but most later Bambis (62 & 63) had the louvered window in the door, as it was often the only curb side ventilation available. Larger trailers may have had louvered windows just in front of the door-within-a-door. I've never looked to see, but were louvered windows ever installed in 1965 and later trailers that had the full size screen door?
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RJ's 1965 Caravel has Jalousie windows in the door. His website says they were an option that year.

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We drove around it about three times, taking pictures from the different sides, and this is the best we got. It's awful, I know. You can see there's a rooftop AC unit, and a fridge vent right in front of that. There's an awning. There is a curbside window right above the fence post. The burgundy stripe goes over the door. It is a door within a door, but no jalousy window (I think). This was with the telephoto lens. It looks like one of those awful car & driver spy photos. Darn cow wouldn't get out of the way!

The street side looks much like my Caravel, except I'd say the windows look bigger/take up more space across the body. The road on that side of the property is much further away, couldn't get a good shot of it at all.
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The truth is out there...

And if you look REAL close, there's a flying saucer in the upper left corner.

Nice photo, Steph! That's a COW???
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The UFO was so obvious, I didn't feel I needed to point it out...
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