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Old 06-19-2011, 11:29 AM   #1
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New Safari owner

Hello all! I've been spending hours on these forums since last fall (there's so much info, I've never needed to post), and I'm happy to say that my wife and I bought a 1967 Safari International last month, and the hauler will be delivering it Tuesday. It has been at my cousin's (in MN) for the last few weeks, and it's headed west out to the Seattle area on a flatbed trailer (though it tows great, my cousin said.)

If anyone is interested, photos (and almost 20 minutes of video) are available at 1967 Airstream Safari "International" * FOR SALE * Minnesota * Excellent Original Condition * Polished Lots of photos on Flickr, also.

For the past seven years, it has been used as a spare "bedroom" at a lake cabin, so it has been on 120v only. The previous owner didn't use the propane or water systems, but they were in working shape when he bought it.

I'm looking for advice or a checklist from a Safari owner on running through all the systems. I'm pretty comfortable with the running gear, and will probably see if the new Airstream dealer in Covington, WA (about 10 minutes away) will test the propane system, but as this is our first RV, I'll be learning the water and electric systems, and the basics of leveling and all that.

A couple of windows are lexan . . . I'll be on the elusive search for curved glass. It has the original axle, but it seems to have plenty of life left in the rubber torsion bars. We'll see how long it will be until I need to upgrade.

Thanks for any advice, and I'll look forward to learning from you all!
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:51 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forums!

Looks like a nice Safari...

Good to see that you will be getting the systems checked out.

Here are some pics that might help you.
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Old 06-19-2011, 02:59 PM   #3
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Congrats on the trailer - looks really nice. I like those late 60s trailers, especially with the swoopy cabinet over the front.

Curious question - how long is the "travel lounge" on the curbside? Wondering how big of a bed this makes in the front...

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Old 06-20-2011, 07:25 PM   #4
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You found a nice one!
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Old 06-21-2011, 12:12 AM   #5
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Safari arrival

Thanks for the advice and diagrams!

She's parked, on original jackstands, and I my wife and I drank our first "Airstream beers" with some friends under the light of 1960s fixtures. We're pretty excited. All went well with the delivery, and for a 44 year old trailer, the interior is awesome. We'll see about the systems as we check them out, one by one, but that's all part of the adventure.
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:15 PM   #6
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Great find. I just started working on my 66 a month ago. Enjoy!
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:22 PM   #7
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just finshing ours up, got her last year.
good luck and have fun.

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Old 06-23-2011, 11:09 PM   #8
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Hello Tom,
I just measured the curbside bed--it's 70" by about 35". The streetside is 78 by 35, when pulled out.

We figured out (mostly) how to use the Zip Dee awning. Next up, search for some instructions!
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Old 06-24-2011, 10:05 AM   #9
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Thanks a lot for those measurements! That's a neat floorplan and a great size trailer.

Don't feel bad about the Zip Dee - I still wind up relearning it everytime I use it, usually with a curse word or two...

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Old 06-24-2011, 10:44 AM   #10
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Sometimes I think it might be easier to go old school on an awning... roll up canvas dining fly three adjustable length tent posts and six tent stakes and some rope. have yet to use our awning, mostly because longest stay at one place was two nights in 30 mph winds and seemed hardly worth the trouble
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Old 06-24-2011, 12:30 PM   #11
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Really nice trailer! Makes me want my old Safari.
We lost it due to vandalism. Be careful were you keep it and tow with care.
Best of luck, hope you have fun with it.
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