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Old 01-21-2014, 05:45 PM   #1
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Identifying my new Airstream

Hi -
I was reading how you decipher the serial number on the trailers. I just bought a trailer that the seller says it is a 1959, but doesn't know what model. The serial number doesn't read like your explanation. Can you help me figure out what I've gotten. It does have a double bed on the Left side - bathroom across the back - lots of closets on the right. Pink double sink and 3 burner stove. Banquette makes into bed.

Serial Number 22DS-0363

The trailer has the Santa Fe Springs address on it plus 3 60

Appreciate if you could help me. Best, Sissy




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Old 01-21-2014, 06:47 PM   #2
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A picture would help.
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Old 01-22-2014, 01:15 PM   #3
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I'm trying to figure out how to attach a photo - the form only asks for video. I thought the serial number would identify. Here are a couple of photos. Hope I'm doing this correctly. Click image for larger version

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Old 01-22-2014, 01:44 PM   #4
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I think it's either a Flying Cloud or a Safari.
And I believe the 3 60 indicates that it was built in March of 1960.

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And it looks beautiful . . .
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I think it is a '63. 22' double bed, "S????, built in March of '63. A '60 would have a L-77 door lock assembly.
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Old 01-22-2014, 02:26 PM   #7
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I don't know what it is, but it's really nice!
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Wowsersthat is beautiful....enjoy
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No idea but wouldn't mind seeing more photos She's a beaut!
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... I believe the 3 60 indicates that it was built in March of 1960.
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1960 - Yup. The '63's have a different door eyebrow and hinge arrangement (in general)
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Heya Sissy,
Try this link, it is the airstream website and lists the form of each serial number per year. This is how I figured out mine was a '62, not a '68 as the ownership stated. Had the ownership changed and all is good. Welcome to our disease.
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Hi Sissy,
I would say you have a 1960 Flying Cloud with double and single gauchos, production line #363 of that year. 22 (length) DS (gauchos) 0(1960) and 363 (#). The 1959 serial #'s look quite different.
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She's a BEAUT!! Does she have a name?
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Hi again,
Found a '60 pic and the door really looks similar. Apparently the FC's and the Safaris shared serial # layouts and were verrrrry similar.
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