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Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls Today, 09:24 AM
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Posted By 66Overlander
Having been involved in the recall process for a...

Having been involved in the recall process for a former employeer, the repair must be performed and recorded by an authorized repair center. There is no way to ensure that anyone else makes the...
Forum: Member Introductions Yesterday, 07:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 718
Posted By 66Overlander
Looks like a Princess stove, so you must have a...

Looks like a Princess stove, so you must have a California built 1962 Globetrotter. Ohio 1962 GTs had a Meynell stove, which is what I would be interested in. Maybe someone else will be interested...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 11-15-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,913
Posted By 66Overlander
The Recall Notice did mention pretty much all the...

The Recall Notice did mention pretty much all the Airstream models, at least from Nest thru Sport all the way to Classic (Basecamp may have been there too, but I don't remember), so I believe the...
Forum: Member Introductions 11-15-2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 718
Posted By 66Overlander
This is not a good plan. The body is attached to...

This is not a good plan. The body is attached to the outriggers and floor between the inner and outer skins. Bolts are used thru the C-channel to connect to the outriggers and screws are used thru...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 11-14-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,913
Posted By 66Overlander
By law Airstream cannot ship nor sell a recalled...

By law Airstream cannot ship nor sell a recalled product. It they are shipping, then yours does not have the defective part.
Forum: Member Introductions 11-14-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 718
Posted By 66Overlander
I think you will compromise the structural...

I think you will compromise the structural integrity of the complete trailer if you do not get the main floor between the shell and outriggers. Leaving a small strip of punky wood between the...
Forum: Airstream History 11-11-2019, 01:30 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 57,928
Posted By 66Overlander
Since the first of November, my focus has shifted...

Since the first of November, my focus has shifted to working directly on Cramer:

1. Safety Chains: I installed new longer, stronger safety chains.

2. Below Floor Drain Lines: In finally cut...
Forum: Airstream History 11-11-2019, 12:46 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 57,928
Posted By 66Overlander
Time for an update. it was a busy summer between...

Time for an update. it was a busy summer between travels with our other Airstream and home projects such as rebuilding a deck, etc. Therefore I did not accomplish much on Cramer between my last...
Forum: Member Introductions 11-09-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 718
Posted By 66Overlander
Yes, you have a 1961 19' Globetrotter. The serial...

Yes, you have a 1961 19' Globetrotter. The serial number 19SS1905 indicates it is the 6th one built in the California plant. It was built in July 1961 (761).
Forum: WBCCI Forum 11-07-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1,096
Views: 189,643
Posted By 66Overlander
The club (WBCCI) did not keep records of the...

The club (WBCCI) did not keep records of the serial numbers of Airstreams owned by club members, so there is no way the Big Red Number can be used to help you find the Airstream your parents used to...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 11-06-2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,885
Posted By 66Overlander
Firefly was actually used for both 2017 and 2018,...

Firefly was actually used for both 2017 and 2018, but was continuously tweaked during those two years. Now it is an orphan.

Maybe the 2019+ Czone system will be an orphan in 2021. Maybe it will...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 11-06-2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By 66Overlander
I agree with the previous poster. Almost...

I agree with the previous poster. Almost everything in the trailer, including the kitchen cabinets and counter appears original. The radiator hose on the water fill is probably original - I found...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 11-05-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 17,916
Posted By 66Overlander
Thanks Brad for clearing up the confusion. It...

Thanks Brad for clearing up the confusion. It might help to see whatever file you have to keep your serial number registry. It might be interesting to bounce that off the production records.

Do...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 11-05-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 17,916
Posted By 66Overlander
Hi Brad, I am confused by the serial number you...

Hi Brad, I am confused by the serial number you provided for your California built 1959 Tradewind. The 1959 California serial number format was not than long. The format was 24(T/D)xxxx, with the...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 11-04-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 17,916
Posted By 66Overlander
243T107 is the 7th 1963 24' Tradewind built in...

243T107 is the 7th 1963 24' Tradewind built in the Ohio plant, and is a twin bed model:
24 = 24' Tradewind
3 = 1963
T = Twin Beds
107 = sequence number, which started at 101

California used a...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 10-30-2019, 01:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,875
Posted By 66Overlander
The inverter is always connected to the Battery. ...

The inverter is always connected to the Battery. It can work properly, but develop a leaky capacitor that can completely draw down your batteries in a couple of weeks or less.

The solar...
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-29-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By 66Overlander
You can get custom fridge gaskets from BA...

You can get custom fridge gaskets from BA Refrigeration. Great company.

https://www.barefrigeration.com/
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 10-27-2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By 66Overlander
What you are saying does apply to some parts,...

What you are saying does apply to some parts, such as faucets, but the tail lights and marker lights had several years of stability. What Scott (goransons) replied above is valid from for all...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-27-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 899
Posted By 66Overlander
1966 seems to be the about the low point for...

1966 seems to be the about the low point for California Caravel production:
1965 = 118 (17')
1966 = 95+ (17')
1967 = 147 (17')
1968 = 135 (17')
1969 = 95 (18')
1970 = 139 (18')
1971 = Unknown...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-27-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 899
Posted By 66Overlander
See my other reply to you. What you are...

See my other reply to you. What you are reporting does not agree with the normal 1966 serial number sequence. In some years Airstream stamped additional numbers into the Serial Number plate that we...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-27-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 899
Posted By 66Overlander
The serial number on your 1966 Jackson Center...

The serial number on your 1966 Jackson Center Caravel should be in the format "JO176xxx":
J = Jackson Center plant
O = Land Yacht trim level
17 = 17' Caravel
6 = 1966 Model Year
xxx = production...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-27-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 899
Posted By 66Overlander
"JO175xxx" means you actually have a 1965...

"JO175xxx" means you actually have a 1965 Caravel. The "5" in the 5th position is the model year - 1965. 1966 Caravels have a "6" in the 5th position.

It is not unusual to see Airstreams...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-27-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 899
Posted By 66Overlander
California built at least 95 Caravels for the...

California built at least 95 Caravels for the 1966 model year, maybe one or two more. No records exist for Ohio, but that plant was larger and likely built a few more than California - that was the...
Forum: Member Introductions 10-10-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By 66Overlander
Hi 62GlobeTrot, I am interested in the stove...

Hi 62GlobeTrot,
I am interested in the stove from your 1962 Globetrotter to replace the rusty original stove in my 1962 Safari. Yours would be an exact drop in replacement. Perfect to keep my...
Forum: 1950-1955 Flying Cloud 10-09-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 55,565
Posted By 66Overlander
Unfortunately, the production records for the...

Unfortunately, the production records for the California plant have not been found before about December 1957 (i.e. mid 1958 model year), so the exact Serial Number breakpoints for California...
Forum: Airstream History 10-06-2019, 12:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By 66Overlander
The 2006 CCD, while a 22' front bed model is not...

The 2006 CCD, while a 22' front bed model is not exactly the same as the 2008 Safari Sport thru 2019 Sport and 2020 Bambi and Caravel 22FB. One notable difference is that the 2006 CCD was a dual...
Forum: Airstream History 10-05-2019, 12:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By 66Overlander
The first year Airstream officially offered the...

The first year Airstream officially offered the 22FB floor plan was 2008 as a Safari Sport. It is possible it was a mid 2007 introduction, but it does not show up in the 2007 brochure, so can't be...
Forum: WBCCI Forum 09-07-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,581
Posted By 66Overlander
To answer one question in Gene's last post, club...

To answer one question in Gene's last post, club membership numbers have been growing for the last 5 or more years, though I don't know the exact numbers.
Forum: Our Community 09-07-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,452
Posted By 66Overlander
I don't believe I have ever seen a slide bumper...

I don't believe I have ever seen a slide bumper compartment on a classic MH. These bumpers began on trailers for 1996, and the Classic MH went out of production around the same time (last year...
Forum: Our Community 08-30-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,452
Posted By 66Overlander
As I previously noted. These bumper drawers were...

As I previously noted. These bumper drawers were last used on 2014 Classics.
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 08-29-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By 66Overlander
Update. Apparently the current seller bought...

Update. Apparently the current seller bought this Bubble from the scammer a while ago and is now reselling it. The current seller has revised the description to remove claims that this was Stella...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 08-28-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By 66Overlander
The seller claims this was Stella Byam's Bubble. ...

The seller claims this was Stella Byam's Bubble. DO NOT believe that claim. Stella never had an Airstream of her own. She certainly had no reason to own the next one built after the one she and...
Forum: Airstream History 08-28-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By 66Overlander
In the 1964 thru 1967 WBCCI Membership...

In the 1964 thru 1967 WBCCI Membership Directories, #895 was assigned to Harold and Leslye Peterson of St. Petersburg, Florida. This number was unassigned in 1963 and I did not check after 1967 as I...
Forum: Tires 08-28-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By 66Overlander
Our TST worked with rubber stems for over15000...

Our TST worked with rubber stems for over15000 miles before we changed to metal stems when we got new tires. Below about 60mph towing speed the rubber stems did not seem to bend enough for the stems...
Forum: Our Community 08-28-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,452
Posted By 66Overlander
The OP is talking about the slide out rear bumper...

The OP is talking about the slide out rear bumper storage compartment that was used on most Classic Airstreams of varying lengths, not just 30 footers, from about 1996 to 2014. Many repliers...
Forum: Our Community 08-17-2019, 01:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,454
Posted By 66Overlander
That is a 1965 Tradewind. The one year only...

That is a 1965 Tradewind. The one year only unique tail lights and windows give it away. I can't help on value.

BTW, be cautious believing the original owner story. I looked up the ghost...
Forum: Airstream History 08-15-2019, 01:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,450
Posted By 66Overlander
I can't help you find a door except to say the...

I can't help you find a door except to say the used doors do come up for sale every once in a while, but you have to be diligent searching all possible relevant sources (and then move fast),...
Forum: Our Community 08-09-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By 66Overlander
The documents prairieschooner posted are for the...

The documents prairieschooner posted are for the 1959 model year, which started Oct 1, 1958, not the 1958 model year. The Globtrotter in question is a 1958 model that was probably built in the first...
Forum: Our Community 08-08-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By 66Overlander
The serial number O2230 confirms you have a 1958...

The serial number O2230 confirms you have a 1958 18' Globetrotter. Other visible details agree, such as the tail light design last used in 1958.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 08-06-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,208
Posted By 66Overlander
Airstreams had electric water heaters least by...

Airstreams had electric water heaters least by the early 1950's, in any case, years before they had propane water heaters. Air Conditioners became options on Airstreams by the late 1950's. There...
Forum: Our Community 08-03-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,191
Posted By 66Overlander
Counterpoint. The wraps on both ends of our 30'...

Counterpoint. The wraps on both ends of our 30' Classic Twin look nice from the outside, but we would have deleted them from the bedroom if given the option. We never open the shades on them and...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 08-02-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,254
Posted By 66Overlander
It all comes down to personal preference. We...

It all comes down to personal preference. We prefer the two smaller sinks in our vintage Airstreams the the single large, behemoth sink in our 2016 Classic. I looked to see if there was a smaller...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 07-30-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,462
Posted By 66Overlander
As far as we could tell the glass lenses on the...

As far as we could tell the glass lenses on the 2015-2020 Classic ceiling lamps are not removable. We had one discolored inside that looked like staining from a liquid leak, but we found no leak...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 07-28-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,462
Posted By 66Overlander
To support this thought, the converter in our...

To support this thought, the converter in our 2016 Classic failed twice. Once it was intermittantly putting out more than 16V (forget the actual number). The second time it started smoking. Now...
Forum: Airstream History 07-27-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By 66Overlander
Ideally, you would use bucked solid rivets to...

Ideally, you would use bucked solid rivets to attach the ribs to the exterior skin just like original, but if you only have a small amount to do the cost of the tools might not be worth it and you...
Forum: Airstream History 07-26-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By 66Overlander
I see you have a pile of ribs there. It should...

I see you have a pile of ribs there. It should not be too hard to match the rivet holes in them to the existing rivet holes in the exterior skin. I am pretty sure you that you should have the...
Forum: Refrigerators 07-23-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,568
Posted By 66Overlander
One Airstream that we previously owned had a...

One Airstream that we previously owned had a fridge that breathed thru the floor and there was a rectanglar duct between the floor and bellypan. Screens on both ends. Sorry, no photos. That was a...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 07-16-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,377
Posted By 66Overlander
The "swoosh" decals on the side are factory...

The "swoosh" decals on the side are factory original. The were definitely part of in the Limited package in red from about 1994 thru 1997 or so. I think I may have also seen them in blue on some...
Forum: 1947 - 1953 Clipper 07-13-2019, 04:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By 66Overlander
The style of end construction and the pipe frame...

The style of end construction and the pipe frame seen in the photo were used from 1947 thru 1949 pretty much exclusively, except for the rare 1949 24' Limited. This end style remained optional into...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 07-11-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,941
Posted By 66Overlander
The photos are of a 1970 25' Tradewind.

The photos are of a 1970 25' Tradewind.
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