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Old 11-20-2009, 11:09 AM   #21
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Fred is correct. My Caravel has a large Land Yacht plaque just above the Caravel plaque. I didn't show it in the close-up photo of the tags, but you can see it in the pic Fred attached. The interesting thing is, my trailer has a 110v water heater and no signs of a propane unit. I know from research on my other trailer brands, namely my Holiday House's, that 1960-1961 was about when the term "self contained" was being defined and beginning to be heavily marketed.
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Old 11-20-2009, 11:21 AM   #22
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Fred is correct. My Caravel has a large Land Yacht plaque just above the Caravel plaque. I didn't show it in the close-up photo of the tags, but you can see it in the pic Fred attached. The interesting thing is, my trailer has a 110v water heater and no signs of a propane unit. I know from research on my other trailer brands, namely my Holiday House's, that 1960-1961 was about when the term "self contained" was being defined and beginning to be heavily marketed.
Odd you should have a propane heater in the floor. I can see the grate in the floor. They were dangerous and maybe someone took it out for you. I made mine into a Wally floor and it works great. The wall heater might be an add on.
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Old 11-20-2009, 11:26 AM   #23
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The propane heater is still there and that's the only heater in the coach. I need to scare up some new tanks and see what works and what doesn't. The PO said all propane appliances worked five years ago before he parked it.
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Old 11-20-2009, 11:37 AM   #24
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The PO said all propane appliances worked five years ago before he parked it.
LOL! I love that statement. Really, Don't use the floor heater. Everything I have read about them is bad. The Princess stove in ours cleaned up nice. Didn't have to worry about the toilet or water heater. Gone.
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Old 11-22-2009, 03:42 PM   #25
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Smile More pics..

Here are pictures for those who requested them.
I mentioned earlier that it has an electric water heater, which was wrong. I'm obviously playing with too many trailers at once. I've been concentrating on window replacement on the Holiday House since it's snowing and any other time has been spent inside the Spartanette. I really haven't had any time to spend with the Caravel yet..
Anyway, it does have a propane water heater so I guess my little Caravel was equipped to be fully self contained.

























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Old 11-22-2009, 04:03 PM   #26
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Great photos - thanks for posting!
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Old 11-22-2009, 05:35 PM   #27
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Interesting...I only see one low profile vent on the roof in one of your photos, what is that venting? Is there a vent for the gas furnace and fridge?
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Old 11-22-2009, 05:49 PM   #28
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Interesting...I only see one low profile vent on the roof in one of your photos, what is that venting? Is there a vent for the gas furnace and fridge?
That's for the fridge. There is a sewer vent on the curb side rear.
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Old 11-22-2009, 06:12 PM   #29
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Interesting...I only see one low profile vent on the roof in one of your photos, what is that venting? Is there a vent for the gas furnace and fridge?
Yep. The fridge appears to vent up through the wall and out through the LP vent. The furnace is in the floor so no roof vent for that.
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Old 11-22-2009, 06:35 PM   #30
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Also Interesting, I am just realizing that my '60 18' Traveler has all radiused window trim, while the '60 Caravel 18' windows are square. Is this a difference from CA to OH manufacturing, trim level or???
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Also Interesting, I am just realizing that my '60 18' Traveler has all radiused window trim, while the '60 Caravel 18' windows are square. Is this a difference from CA to OH manufacturing, trim level or???
I believe it's a trim level. The clearview windows came out in 59 I think and were used mainly on the larger more popular Airstreams.
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Old 12-14-2009, 11:10 AM   #33
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She's official.

Good news. It took me weeks of "people finding" but after searching back three owners in two states I have obtained all the signatures I need to get a new title in my name. This trailer turns out to have last been registered in WA about 20 years ago and it is still on record. The last registered owner was kind enough to sign off on all the required docs. The good: WA only charges $15.50 for a new title. The bad: I should recieve it in 10-12 weeks. Oh well.. Better than nothing at all!
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www.vintageairstream.com
ck it out for photos of your year and model. the site has many facets.
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go to www.vintageairstream.com then go to the top to photo section and then click on the year. this site is the most comprehensive I have found on units , and photos.
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sorry that is not the lst page
Price vs. Condition - Airstream Values

try that
RJ has done a phenomenal job on his site, Once you get to the right page you can then wander from there. I think this isi now.
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ok that works click on price vs condition then to to the top to photo archive to find your gal
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Old 12-14-2009, 11:16 PM   #38
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Thank you Gail. Too much coffee this morning?
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Old 02-20-2010, 10:33 PM   #39
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She's for sale.

The Caravel hits ebay tomorrow night. I found another rare jewell so something's got to go. I'm sure it will find a happy new home.

Here's a link to tons of better pics for those who have been interested in this little gem.

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