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Old 08-28-2013, 08:42 AM   #81
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Greetings Mike!

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So 64 is a great year I take it?

I thought I remembered reading somewhere about some oddball stuff done specifically to that year.
You guys do great work!
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The 1964 models were the first year for a number of features and the last year for several others.
  • 1964 was the last year for:
    • Door-within-a-Door -- this has always been one of my favorite features that dated to the early years of Airstream.
    • Jalousie windows beside entrance door -- while many dislike them, I have always enjoyed mine as they allow ventilation in nearly any weather condition.
    • Single Axle Tradewind.
    • Transformers mounted on ceiling vent fans, water pump, and furnace blower motor to provide the proper voltage for those devices.
    • One-Stop-Rear-Service-Compartment became a standard feature -- at least on Tradewind, Overlander, Ambassador, and Sovereign.
  • 1964 was the first year for:
    • Univolt Power Converter installed as a standard feature from the factory.
    • Standard demand-type water system for the entire line. At least some of the 1963 models had "pressure-type" water systems.
I am sure that I am missing at least a few firsts and lasts for the 1964 model year.

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Old 08-28-2013, 08:46 AM   #82
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Greetings Janet!

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I guess "great" is in the eye of the beholder; I also gravitate towards stray dogs and am a Cubs fan
I agree . . . it seems that 1964 owners often gravitate to the orphans/stray dogs, etc. I seem to prefer orphaned products . . . Studebaker, Packard, Oldsmobile, Pontiac . . . and even the Argosy. The less common the vehicle, the more interesting it becomes to me for some reason.

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Old 08-28-2013, 08:56 AM   #83
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I love my 64. Door within a door, and just barely old enough to have had the electrical run pre-set for a roof AC. I'm having some storm windows made for my Jalousy, even though it's almost draft free now. Black tank below the floor, which allows for a better looking bathroom.
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:58 AM   #84
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Our Overlander was Ohio. Fridge and stove both mint green. I'm jealous of your bunk bed on one side. That would have been very convenient for us. We have upper storage on both bunk beds.
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Old 08-31-2013, 12:19 AM   #85
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A real important first, 64 was the first year to include grounded 120v receptacles.

I'll keep a lookout for a 64 gt, but if I find one get ready for a long ride
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:27 AM   #86
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Water inlet

I would really love to know where you got the bucket fill inEt. That's great, and it locks! Thanks so much if you have a link or source.
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On the exterior we made some changes as well. We added electrical power, a lockable bucket fill for water (came off a seventies Argosy) along with a regular city water fill faucet connection and did some patches.
There were 5 antennas on the outside and 5 holes cut through the skins and so we had to patch these and along with the streetside window patch (we cut that lower window in half to accommodate interior seating) and patches for the large holes left by the old furnace and hot water heater, the trailer looked a whole lot like an aluminum patchwork quilt before it was polished.

One of the antenna holes was so large that we opted to put a second scare light in - it faces dead forward and illuminates the propane tanks (handy to change tanks in the dark)

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Old 12-15-2013, 11:31 AM   #87
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How much weight do you think those style bunk beds would hold.? My guess is 100 lbs. we have the same bunk, supported by the wood rails on the side walls.
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I would really love to know where you got the bucket fill inEt. That's great, and it locks! Thanks so much if you have a link or source.
The Bucket fill was made by thetford and used in almost all 70's Airstream models. You would have to source one from one one parting out a trailer but I think it wouldn't be too hard to find one. The metal door/housing is attache to a plastic part on the inside that funnels water into your lines. On every one of these I've seen the plastic gets brittle and begins to crack. We've rebuilt three of them over the years. Using fiberglass is the fastest and easiest repair we've found, simply wrapping the old plastic in a layer of glass tape, etc.

The Bucket fill-able water tank is soo nice to have boondocking that we went out of our way to add it to the overlander.

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How much weight do you think those style bunk beds would hold.? My guess is 100 lbs. we have the same bunk, supported by the wood rails on the side walls.
Interesting question. I would bet more but don't really know. The bunk itself (empty) is pretty heavy to begin with. That old oak is dense stuff.
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Old 12-15-2013, 06:06 PM   #89
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Thanks Janet! I need to find one of them bucket fills! I use the plastic one and hate it, it leaks on the outside of the coach for me and can't support the water container when I'm lifting it up to fill it when boon docking.
Any advise on ALSO adding a hose bib type fill fort he same purpose or when I'm filling up at home or a facility before boon docking? Can it be installed next to the bucket fill and join lines inside the coach?
Right now, all if have is the plastic bucket fill and the city water line fill.

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Where to find that bucket fill?

Can you tell me where I might find a bucket fill as cool as yours?
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On the exterior we made some changes as well. We added electrical power, a lockable bucket fill for water (came off a seventies Argosy) along with a regular city water fill faucet connection and did some patches.

There were 5 antennas on the outside and 5 holes cut through the skins and so we had to patch these and along with the streetside window patch (we cut that lower window in half to accommodate interior seating) and patches for the large holes left by the old furnace and hot water heater, the trailer looked a whole lot like an aluminum patchwork quilt before it was polished.

One of the antenna holes was so large that we opted to put a second scare light in - it faces dead forward and illuminates the propane tanks (handy to change tanks in the dark)

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Can you tell me where I might find a bucket fill as cool as yours?
That's a thetford part and was used in many mid seventies Airstreams. if you are persistent you can probably find one used from a trailer or Motorhome that's being parted out.

The metal cover is attached to a plastic "shute" that goes into your water lines or tank. The plastic often cracks on these old waterfills and is fairly easy to repair with fiberglass/tape.
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