View Poll Results: Which of the Ralph Lauren Airstreams is your favorite?
Adirondack Caravel 29 26.36%
Nautical Bambi 25 22.73%
Utility/Surplus Special Edition 42 38.18%
Western Bambi 14 12.73%
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Old 11-12-2002, 07:47 AM   #15
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I'm redoing my '65 Globetrotter in a Route 66 theme. I have great vintage-looking upholstery to go in next week, retro microwave, and '60's era accessories. I even bought a full sheet of the "Hello America" postage stamps and framed it. The stamps look like tiny postcards from all 50 states.
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Old 11-13-2002, 02:58 AM   #16
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I want to see pictures of your interior ... even as you I'm doin.

I think I'll go start a new Thread...seems like there's a pretty good size bunch of us "retro" Route 66 nuts. I don't have the theme throughout Bear...but I do have a door curtain made from the brocade fabric with that theme. Bear's interior is a little ecclectic. Ice Cream Parlour stool in the galley (in the way but I need it (microwave hole is now a desk and it sits there); and I can swivel it around and peel potatoes at the sink.

Speaking of all of this...I got the credenza top back from the cabinet guy...who cut the Lucite topper for it (and it has the 1-1/4 inch aluminum retro T-Trim on the edges....AWESOME!

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I do like Ralph Lauren stuff...and the fact that his ads on TV in in magazines are wholesome and healthy for our youth to pattern themselves after --- not like CK...ykWIM?


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Old 02-13-2003, 10:31 AM   #17
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How about some votes from some of the newer forum-folks ~

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Old 02-13-2003, 06:26 PM   #18
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Jabba was looking for this type of awning I believe for his trailer.

Simple but effective!!

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Old 02-14-2003, 11:05 AM   #19
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Old 02-14-2003, 12:34 PM   #20
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How'd you like to buy one of those and then find out it is too small.

If you look at the list of stuff that comes with each of those small trailers, you would have to hitch an extra Bambi on the back just to carry it all. Neat stuff, but not very well attuned to practical living in a tiny trailer.
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Old 03-02-2003, 12:07 PM   #21
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I'd pick the Nautical Bambi, but if it were to cost over $35k, I'd rather spend the money on a new truck and a larger A/S than my current Bambi since money would be no object.

Even the 19' Bambi just makes it regarding storage and such.....

Being that money is an object, my current rig will just have to do!


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and I thought my AS was expensive
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Old 03-25-2003, 02:05 PM   #23
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I vote for the surplus one as my favorite. The others are way
over the top in every way! The contents must weigh as much as the trailer!!! I much prefer the original look or the "personalized"
look than the "purchaced from Ralph look!" Money can't replace our TLC !
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Old 03-25-2003, 04:13 PM   #24
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Wow, do they really expect to sell those? They seem to have little utility, and it does not look like they would be easy to convert into a funky office...
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I much prefer the original look or the "personalized" look than the "purchaced from Ralph look!" Money can't replace our TLC !
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Are the Ralph Lauren trailers new?

I happened upon the Ralph Lauren website today where he has some custom decorated Airstream trailers for sale for $100K each (marked down from $150K) and have a question -- are the trailers new or vintage? I realize the interiors have been redone and are new but what about the exterior shell? I don't recognize the model.
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Smile They're all vintage...

This was kind of fun! Although I'd looked at the Lauren site before, I'd never really paid much attention to what the trailers actually were.

So, my best guesses based on looking at the photos are:

The Adirondack is a 17' Caravel, probably a '67 (anyone jump in and correct me here...)
The Nautical is a Bambi 16' ('61-'63)
The Utility-Surplus looks to be a '58-'64 seven-panel single axle and and may be a 27' Overlander, but I've not seen any Airstream with a short, low, and wide window amidships on the curbside before. It could, I suppose, be a Custom...

And last, the Western is another '61-'63 Bambi...

anybody really know for sure what they are?

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Old 11-08-2003, 04:26 PM   #28
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so if you are just a guy ot gal and you take out the interior and make what you like you wasted a vintage airstream
when your name is ralph lauren you can ask 100 K for it

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