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Old 05-31-2014, 06:33 PM   #1
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What's in a name?

Again, I'm a new guy.

My Airstream is a sovereign I think. It also has the tags Land Yacht and International. Do these other badges have any significant meaning?
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Old 05-31-2014, 07:01 PM   #2
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You like me had a hard time understanding the naming scheme....

Since then I have come to understand that I have no idea of the significance of "Land Yacht" or "International".
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Well, O'l Wally Byam liked boating. I think he envisioned his Airstreams like yachts on land seeking new worlds.

By the 1960s the base trim level was called Land Yacht. My 66 Trade Wind (another seaman's term) has the Land Yacht trim. The more expensive trim was called International. They had special badging, accessories and luxury appointments. I have an 1966 Airstream brochure that explains these differences.

I'm no Airstream historian, but his is my understanding.

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My 72 is a Sovereign/international/Land Yacht.....

It took me some time to figure out its first name from its last, at least I think I know that first and foremost it is a Sovereign, but I am willing to accept correction...
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Again, I'm a new guy.

My Airstream is a sovereign I think. It also has the tags Land Yacht and International. Do these other badges have any significant meaning?
Congratulations on the purchase of your new-to-you Sov, and welcome to Airforums.com!

The only other badge you need to wear is the one that reads "I need to replace ALL of that?"

Seriously, you will get an enormous amount of help here if you want it, so just ask all the questions you have, and post photos of your TT (travel trailer)!
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""""The only other badge you need to wear is the one that reads "I need to replace ALL of that?" """"

There is a lot of truth there.

In my. 72 I replaced everything but the air conditioner, I mean every system.

On my 75 I got by easier. I only had to replace the fresh water plumbing and the water heater. All freeze damage. Everything else was ok.
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