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Old 11-11-2006, 04:54 AM   #1
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Not a '58 SOTR as suspected

The tow home with our new-old trailer was fairly uneventful. Lots of pictures follow, probably tonight, but today our son has a soccer tournament to play in.

Initial notes: frame needs work, and will need a new floor; oven, lamp shades and mirrors seem to be original; bunks are there (but have facades added to create storage areas), two fresh water tanks under the gaucho??? - WTH have I gotten into?

Thanks for all the advice, it pulled very nicely - no sway at all - and one teaser photo for Rob (the SOTR fanatic)... http://www.airforums.com/forum...1&d=1163245845
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Old 11-11-2006, 05:04 AM   #2
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What is it?

if it's not an SOTR what is it then?

Post some pix pls
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Old 11-11-2006, 05:08 AM   #3
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if it's not an SOTR what is it then?

Post some pix pls
Lot of pictures tonight, I still have to download them - it's a SOTR, I just said it wasn't a '58

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Old 11-11-2006, 05:09 AM   #4
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p.s. the picture above is a hint to the year...
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Old 11-11-2006, 05:10 AM   #5
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Based on the serial number, I think it's a 57 SOTR.
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Old 11-11-2006, 05:22 AM   #6
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Aha! I see -- 1958 SOTRs started with production number 5200, therefore #5158 would have preceeded that (with no guarantee that all numbers between 5158 and 5200 were actually used). Seven panel may mean they made the transition at the end of the 1957 production run?

asta2 -- Does your screen name have anything to do with ...? Asta was the fox terrier of silver screen detectives Nick and Nora. Well actually, Nick was the chain smoking detective, the Thin Man. Not much of a detective either since the writers always contrived to have the solution drop into his hands by the end of the movie -- more often than not Asta seemed tuned in to the baddie. Nora (Myrna Loy below with Asta, 1939) was written in as stylish non-maternal window dressing in a vapid 1930s sort of way. But they're fun movies -- I think we caught one election night on AMC cable channel.
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Old 11-11-2006, 05:22 AM   #7
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Based on the serial number, I think it's a 57 SOTR.
You are the MAN. That's what the title says too, but I've never seen a 7-panel '57 before. Anyway I have to go in less than 30 minutes, will post more when I get home.
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Old 11-11-2006, 05:32 AM   #8
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Aha! I see -- 1958 SOTRs started with production number 5200, therefore #5158 would have preceeded that (with no guarantee that all numbers between 5158 and 5200 were actually used). Seven panel may mean they made the transition at the end of the 1957 production run?

asta2 -- Does your screen name have anything to do with ...? Asta was the fox terrier of silver screen detectives Nick and Nora. Well actually, Nick was the chain smoking detective, the Thin Man. Not much of a detective either since the writers always contrived to have the solution drop into his hands by the end of the movie. Nora (Myrna Loy below with Asta, 1939) was written in as stylish non-maternal window dressing in a vapid 1930s sort of way. But they're fun movies -- I think we caught one election night on AMC cable channel.
Yeap, yeap, we love those movies, and have an Airedale terrier named Asta

BTW, Richard it's WAY too early for anyone to be awake in AZ...
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Old 11-11-2006, 06:50 PM   #9
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As promised, more photos. I have soccer again tomorrow morning so I can't really get into it till tomorrow.

2 other tidbits - Wife has dubbed her Rosie, and the remains of a red 11717 can be made out on the front.
http://www.airforums.com/forum...1&d=1163295781
http://www.airforums.com/forum...1&d=1163295781

here's our one visable dent above the front streetside windows

http://www.airforums.com/forum...1&d=1163295781

Front goucho and look what I found underneath...
http://www.airforums.com/forum...1&d=1163295781

Not sure what to do with this bath
http://www.airforums.com/forum...1&d=1163295781
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Here's one of the twins and a "modified" bunk
http://www.airforums.com/forum...1&d=1163295781
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...and last but not least, me under the back end at the first rest stop dealing with a loose belly pan
http://www.airforums.com/forum...1&d=1163295781
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Old 11-11-2006, 07:07 PM   #10
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This is Bridget.

Sean forgot the best part of the story: by all appearances, Rosie, our soon to be riveted trailer, spent her last days (prior to us buying her) as a Meth House/Lab.

Oh, the Horror.


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Old 11-11-2006, 07:11 PM   #11
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Was just thinking about how you did! I leave end of the week to go get our 58 Overlander..
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Let that soak in for a minute, you towed a 50 year old camping trailer for 10 hours to your home. That alone says a lot about the shape it’s in. Congratulations Bridget and Sean, looks like you got a true jewel there. Keep us up to date on what your plans are, and pictures, lots of pictures! We love to see how other folks are getting on.

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Old 11-12-2006, 05:27 AM   #13
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Jim, you are absolutely right. I was amazed at how easily I got it home, found myself moving with traffic on I-75 if that tells you anything. I really only had two issues, both early in the trip: one sheet of belly pan I had to remove; and a window that came untaped, which subsequently broke while flapping before I could pullover.

Today I plan on removing as much of the interior as possible and taking the shopvac to it - still have to get rid of the AC in the front window too.

Rob, I'll be in contact, because the current state of the interior is pushing us toward a remodel instead of a restoration - just have to decide how much we will keep.

Sean

P.S. Are those tanks under the goucho common? I've never seen/heard of them on another trailer, and how would I go about restoring them?
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Old 11-12-2006, 06:05 AM   #14
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Hey Sean, your bathtub has a palm tree growing out of it. That's something different. So are the dual fresh water tanks. That's a new one. How are these two tanks linked together and are they aluminum?

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