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Old 11-12-2009, 10:53 AM   #1
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What year would you say this trailer is?

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It was posted as 1969, but i find that hard to believe. It looks more like a 67 or earlier to me, but what do i know. Tell me what you think.

All the info i have is, 24' 1969 Airstream

???
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:58 AM   #2
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Hi,
It was posted as 1969, but i find that hard to believe. It looks more like a 67 or earlier to me, but what do i know. Tell me what you think.

All the info i have is, 24' 1969 Airstream

???
Late 50's, early 60's Overlander?
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Old 11-12-2009, 11:00 AM   #3
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Somewhere between 60 and 63. Jalousie window, door-in-a-door.

Tandem axles means it's a bigger trailer, probably either a 24' Tradewind or a 26' Overlander, I don't think it's quite big enough to be a 28' Ambassador or a 30' Sovereign.

You can check out pictures that might help you on RJ Dial's Website, it has archived of lots of the vintage trailers. Look in the years 60-63, and look at the 24' Tradewind and 26' Overlander pictures. You can also look at the shorter trailers and longer trailers to see the differences in window placement and # of axles, so you'll know how I came to my conclusion.

Go to this page and scroll down: http://www.vintageairstream.com/archives/index.html

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Hi,
It was posted as 1969, but i find that hard to believe. It looks more like a 67 or earlier to me, but what do i know. Tell me what you think.

All the info i have is, 24' 1969 Airstream

???
It's a 59 to 63 26 foot Airstream.

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Old 11-12-2009, 11:03 AM   #5
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What is that big tube up at the awning rail? I don't see any awning arms.

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Looking a little closer, I see a pronounced eyebrow drip cap over the door, and what looks like battery boxes on the front. So I'm starting to close in on 60, 61 or 62 as the year.

My 63 Overlander looks similar, but has a small drip cap over the door, and no battery boxes externally mounted up front.
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Old 11-12-2009, 11:18 AM   #7
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Hi,
It was posted as 1969, but i find that hard to believe. It looks more like a 67 or earlier to me, but what do i know. Tell me what you think.

All the info i have is, 24' 1969 Airstream

???
Lets assume the OP made a typo. With all the other good info provided above my guess is 1959Overlander
or 59Tradewind
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Old 11-12-2009, 11:21 AM   #8
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Hmmm, yes, the 59 and 60 models in the archives appear to have rear hatches, as this one does, while 61 and later do not.
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whatever it is... it has very few windows.
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1) Would have to be pre-65 as 1964 was the last year for the door within door
2) Would have to be 26' or longer as 1965 was the first year for tandem axles on the 24'. From 1961 to 1964, the longest trailer to consistently have tandem axles is the 26' Overlander. Prior to 1961, I've seen Overlanders with both single & tandem axles as this may have been an option.

Any evidence of the name plate/serial number beside the door or near the front? This would give a better clue to its dating.
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1) Would have to be pre-65 as 1964 was the last year for the door within door
2) Would have to be 26' or longer as 1965 was the first year for tandem axles on the 24'. From 1961 to 1964, the longest trailer to consistently have tandem axles is the 26' Overlander. Prior to 1961, I've seen Overlanders with both single & tandem axles as this may have been an option.

Any evidence of the name plate/serial number beside the door or near the front? This would give a better clue to its dating.
3) It must be an early '63 or older since it has the formed drip caps.
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It looks just like my 1960 Tradewind but it has a double axle!
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What is that big tube up at the awning rail? I don't see any awning arms.

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It looks alot like those old storefront awnings. But I don't see a crank arm where the handcrank would connect for deploying.
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Its too long for a TradeWind so I'm guestimating an Overlander. A serial number would solve this puzzle emphatically.

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I like the guessing. I have not looked at the archives and am still going with 61 overlander.
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I think Frank is wrong. The rear hatch doesn't seem to be common on trailers post 60. 59 or 60 Overlander is now my official guess...




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right behind that spare tire you will find the exact same hatch....
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Oh, there could certainly be ONE '61 out there with a hatch, of that I have no doubt...

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It looks like a 61 except for the wheel well cut outs. This trailer has a straight horizontal cut, which I believe started in 62. 61 and earlier had an upside down V cut. I'm thinking 62 Overlander.
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