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Old 08-14-2002, 03:09 PM   #1
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Hello! I am going to acquire my father's 1963 27 footer but we don't know the model name. Can you point me in the right direction on where to look for information?

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Old 08-14-2002, 03:36 PM   #2
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If it's 27' it's probably really either an Overlander (26') or an Ambassador (28'). The best place to help identify older trailers can be found at

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Congratulations on your soon to be acquistiton!

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Old 08-14-2002, 04:52 PM   #3
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Curious, did you measure from the ball to the end of the trailer?
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Thanks for the info! I have to give my father a call and ask him. Where should the measurement points be? Thanks again!!
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Shari, I followed your link. I am thinking it must be the Overlander, it changed to 27' in 1969, so that may be where the confusion lies. Now all I have to worry about is moving it from Vancouver, BC to Charlotte, NC (actually that may be the fun part - "breaking it in").

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Sounds like a major "Road Trip"!

Just be sure the tires, brakes, wheel bearings, etc. are in good shape before you set out...happy trails!


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Measure from front of ball coupling to the end of rear bumper.
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He seems to think that the trailer is 24' and the tongue is 3' (he is on Vancouver Island and the trailer is on the mainland in Vancouver). It does have a single axle so I assume it is a TradeWind.

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Hi Dan,

Tradwinds were 24ft in 1963, bumper to tip of tongue. Maybe it's 24ft total?
I think all bigger trailers in '63 were dual axle, no?
vintageairstream.com has nice photoarchives...... http://www.vintageairstream.com/archives/index.html
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Well, it is a single axle, so we're thinking it's a 24' Tradewind. He is going over to the main land in a few weeks to retrieve it - hopefully we'll find out then. Thanks for the info!

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There is a serial number on a plate that is near the entrance door. If you list that number, I will be glad to identify it for you.
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Rivet Serial Number?

I just bought a '65 Globetrotter. The seller wasn't sure if it actually is a '65, but may be off by a year or so.
What is different from any of the other trailers around that age is that it has clear bullet back up lights. I haven't seen that on any other '65's, but I haven't seen that many.
Serial number is: S020S5586

Any ideas???? I'm new at this, but I *think* I posted a picture of it.
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Diana. You have a 1965 20 foot Airstream. That style backup light was used from 1964 to 1968. We have them should you need them.

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Thanks, Andy!
I'm in San Diego, so I'm sure you'll see me sooner or later!
I hope these lights will be around for a while. they have aged to a nice light violet color!
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