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Old 05-20-2005, 11:39 AM   #1
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Hello all,

first of all, excuse my terrible english.
I"m from germany and very interestet in airstream trailers.
My problem here in europe: The scene is very small, old trailers are very expensive and most in a bad condition.
After buying you must change most of the chassis and install non-electric brakes.Then yon must change the electric System from 110 to 230 Volt and the gas equipment to certificatet parts from europe.

I hope,i get some new inspiration from this board and find a fine trailer in the future.

Greetings from germany Big Blue
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Old 05-20-2005, 11:45 AM   #2
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Greetings - welcome to the forum. We have several members from the EU. What size trailer are you looking for?
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Old 05-20-2005, 11:55 AM   #3
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Hello,

I don"t know all of the model names and codes.
My favorate trailer is a twin axle about 25 or 28 feet long from the late sixties.
I don"t like the large windows arond the corners.

Greetings Big Blue
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Old 05-20-2005, 12:27 PM   #4
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Welcome!

Glad to have you join the forum.
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Old 05-20-2005, 02:11 PM   #5
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Welcome Big Blue! I have visited Germany 3 times. My most recent visit was last fall. Each visit I had a nice time. We had a German exchange student live with us earlier this school year - it started out wonderful, followed by terrible! We will try again next year.

If you search the forum you will find some information that will be helpfull to you. I believe that Germany has a vehicle width limitation. The new Airstream trailers may be too wide, so the older ones will be the best. The high price of Benzin in Germany implies a smaller trailer that can be towed by a smaller tow car - unless you have many Euros to spend.
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Old 05-20-2005, 03:28 PM   #6
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Herzlich Willkommen!!

Hello Big Blue,

if you need any help or information, just give me a PM or call. Our number is in the profile.

Welcome onboard and you´ll get lots of help here, if you want!!

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Old 05-20-2005, 04:05 PM   #7
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Thank you all for welcome.

I"m a totally rookie in airstreaming.
Today it"s just a dream, but i"m looking forward to get it real.
I like caravaning, but i don"t like these cube designed european caravans.
I hope, that I can learn a lot about these wonderful trailers and get my own in a few years.

Greetings Big Blue
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Old 05-20-2005, 04:10 PM   #8
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Sounds like you are looking for an Overlander. They have a twin axle with no extra windows up front. Ours is 26 feet. Check out the photo gallery on our website, see if that is the kind you like.

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Oh, Soenke,

I forgot to send this link in my PM... This is a great source for the different modell names, sizes years and how they look like.


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Old 05-21-2005, 02:05 AM   #10
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Welcome to the forums !

I know there is some Old American aluminum over there just waiting for you ! If you are handy, you can refurb/restore your vintage AS yourself. In any vintage AS you can expect to do at least a partial floor replcement plus a lot of cleaning.

Good luck in your search !
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Old 05-21-2005, 08:33 AM   #11
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@Kathleen

Yes, this is nearly exact the model i like.
It seems there are many surprises when you remove the intereor.
But the condition is not so bad for a nearly 40 year old vehicle.
European trailers are fallen into dust after so much time.

Greetings Soenke
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Greetings Big Blue,

Here is a really neat Vintage Trailer site you should check out:

http://www.cocev.de/cocev_neu/seiten/index_2.htm

And check this guy for used airstreams:
http://www.airstreameurope.com/for_sale.htm
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