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Old 04-14-2006, 12:42 PM   #1
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YEAH!! THe search is over, we found a '65 Caravel

After about a year of searching we finally found a Caravel. Its a 1965 second owner(barely) trailer. Amazingly we agreed to buy it without me actually seeing it myself. With some help from fellow Forum member, they checked it out for me, and assured me its a good prospect.

Supposed to get actual pictures tonight.

Now I need a hitch and wiring and help learning how to use it....

So the fun Begins...
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Old 04-14-2006, 12:49 PM   #2
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Hey, Congrats!!

Welcome again to the Forums, now that you are an Airstream Owner!! Hope you´ll share the pics with us...


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Old 04-14-2006, 12:50 PM   #3
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Sometimes when you find a little trailer, you have to pounce on it! I hope it's what you expect. Can't wait to see pictures!
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Old 04-14-2006, 12:59 PM   #4
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Thanks I hoope its good too. SOunds promising. No money exchanged yet so...
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Old 04-14-2006, 01:01 PM   #5
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Is this trailer located in Granite Bay, CA???? If so, then I'm the one who went to look at it this morning. I can forward pics if you'd like..
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Congrats on the new coach! You must be giddy
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And Yet Another Caravel ....

Congrats and welcome to the Caravel Clan. You'll love her (or him) as we did at first sight.

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Old 04-14-2006, 01:56 PM   #8
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Toddster I would love to see pictures, if you have them. He is supposed to send them today. What did you think?
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dkutz,

check your inbox... Toddster
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Old 04-14-2006, 04:40 PM   #10
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Great find!
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Old 04-14-2006, 04:44 PM   #11
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Turns out that it was indeed the same trailer. I've forwarded all of the pictures I took to Dieter. Here is one of them
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Old 04-14-2006, 05:09 PM   #12
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SO I will need new tires. What about rims, can anyone tell if these are split rims? If so where in the world am I gonna get new ones by next week? CHEAP

see attached, if I did this right
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one mmore time...I need photoshop quick ha ha
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What a honey. Split rims or not, I wouldn't trust 'em. Get new ones before the trip home. How far is home by the way?

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Old 04-14-2006, 05:42 PM   #15
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sacramento to costa mesa, ca. Haven't mapquested yet... How much are wheels tha tires gonna cost me? I am already seeing a money pit! help
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Don't fret...

you should have a great time with that trailer. Is the rest as orginal as the one outside shot shows?

I'd venture that rims are the old 15x6 or 15x7 size, but you seem to have a 5 lug (vs. the newer 6 lug). Anybody else with vintage out there want to comment?

I'd p.m. Uwe after you get home (or before - he's in costa mesa) if you need help with a restoration. He's been doing a great job with his vintage trailer.

The skin looks perfect - better firm up your muscles and get ready to polish!

How's the systems and inside look? Any soft spots on the floor?

Nightmare? Nah.... just pace yourself, and don't worry when you open your pocketbook. Bring a wiring diagram - you may need to rewire your pigtail to match your setup (the orginal pigtail used round wire plugs... the modern one is with spades) and electrical tester. I'd also bring some bungy cords (or a small block of wood to wedge in the door handle... search for wood and door lock) to hold that door shut until you get home and have time to test the lock.

Intersting that there are no "orginal" looking running lights. I'd replace those "bullseyes" with more orginal looking teardrop ones.

Exciting! What are you towing with? Expect about an 8hr-10 hr drive on I-5 (and over the Grapevine). Glad it's cool right now down south!
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thanks the interior looks ok. Just don't know if I am getting in over my head. I wish it were $1000 less, and I would hesitate. I will try attach the rest of the pics I have. Hopefully I will get more tonight.
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Nice one

Those are the original lites. Not teardrops as earlier.
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HaH!

Steph, took me awhile to get that one! I guess the sign was posted to make that black tank last longer? Less time means less left behind... so to speak!

Speaking of money.... honestly, if you want the trailer (and you do), then don't look back.
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