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Old 05-26-2002, 08:06 AM   #1
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I'm a bit confused by the 3 name tags on my recently acquired 1960 26' trailer and hope someone can enlighten me. They are:
Land Yacht

Why 3 model names? Is this unusual?


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Old 05-27-2002, 06:45 AM   #2
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Based on my research and posts read on this list and others I will try to answer your question. To those who may know more pease pipe up.

The Land Yacht plate is on most of the 60"s and 70's Airstreams. It was used as a marketing method. The Overlander is the actual model name. If you look on sites like
they will list each year and the models desiginated by name. The name also was an desiginator of length in most cases. I have not looked at your online profile but I would bet money your trailer is a 27 ft model. The international name is also used thru the 60's and 70's but I do not know why. My best guess is that again it was a marketing tool, to say that you can travel to other countries because your trailer was designed to be used Internationally???

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Old 05-27-2002, 01:30 PM   #3
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Rog0525. They are all Land Yachts. Back then "Overlander" meant it's a 26 foot trailer. Ambassador was 28 foot, etc. International means it had some upgrades that the plain models, usually 24 foot and down didn't have.
Back then it was sort of simple. Todays name plates are confusing to most of us. Then we have the Limiteds, the Excella's, and the Bambi's.
I like the old system.

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