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Old 07-05-2017, 07:00 PM   #1
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Given a 1965 Caravel from my grandmother.

Recently my grandmother passed away at 99. Yes that is awesome in my eyes cannot complain.

I was given the 1965 Caravel Airstream that was sitting in her backyard on a concrete pad my grandfather had put there along with the gate to take it out.

It was never used when they bought it from a Dr. who used only to see his wife at the hospital way back then. Since then it has sat in the backyard unused and in good condition. It was used for storage nothing of anything that would damage the trailer.

I now have the trailer at my home in my driveway. I have a new title and registration for it. Title should be arriving when it gets here. I live in California so we know it will take a few weeks.

I really can't keep it as i have no where to store it. I have more pictures if anyone would like to see them.

I did hook up the electrical one day to see what works and the lights inside do work. I have not had the opportunity to check the rest.

New tires have been put on. I will have to service the bearings. On a recent inspection they look good with no rust or wear of course. Will have to repack though.

Here are a couple of pictures of it where it was stored.
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Old 07-05-2017, 07:04 PM   #2
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Old 07-05-2017, 07:05 PM   #3
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I tried to post a listing to the classifieds here. I was unable to login into the classifieds section to post.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 07-05-2017, 07:12 PM   #4
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I tried to post a listing to the classifieds here. I was unable to login into the classifieds section to post.

Any help would be appreciated.
The classified are separated in some way from the forum discussions.
You have to create a second account once you open the classified ads. You can use the same user name and password that you use for the forum.

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That's a nice trailer. It's also a very desirable trailer, many people are looking for that size.
Make sure you know what it's worth before pricing it. It should sell quickly !!
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Old 07-05-2017, 07:16 PM   #5
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Once you get the classified section figured out, you should have no problem selling your lovely little trailer.
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Old 07-05-2017, 07:38 PM   #6
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The classified are separated in some way from the forum discussions.
You have to create a second account once you open the classified ads. You can use the same user name and password that you use for the forum.

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That's a nice trailer. It's also a very desirable trailer, many people are looking for that size.
Make sure you know what it's worth before pricing it. It should sell quickly !!
Thank you for the info. I did drop by the Airstream dealer near me and they said the same that it will sell fast.
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Old 07-06-2017, 11:21 AM   #7
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Why don't you keep the trailer and use it to go on adventures, camp, and travel?
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Old 07-06-2017, 12:24 PM   #8
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Ditto for M.hony! Lots of folks don't store their rigs at their homes... so if that's you only downside, and you are at all inclined, think about it...Airstreaming is a life-changing adventure. If you do feel it, it will go quickly, no doubt. Good luck!
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Old 07-06-2017, 02:49 PM   #9
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Nice Caravel. I have a 67 and notice a few differences right off the bat: flat windows vs curved, fresh water inlet on curb side. And, that little tab rivet next to the battery/electric service access door is on the side of the door whereas it is above the door on my '67. Anyone care to tell me what it is for?

GLWTS...you should keep it if able. These little trailers are so easy to live with, pull, park, etc. I have about 3 weeks of work until my 14 month restoration/renovation is complete and we get to use her.
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Old 07-06-2017, 04:56 PM   #10
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Be sure to do your homework on pricing it. People like getting trailers in original condition, especially if they haven't been used much. It's a highly sought after trailer. Don't let it go for nothing! Also, you're gonna regret selling it . Joking, but seriously, it's a great one.
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Old 07-06-2017, 05:02 PM   #11
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The classified are separated in some way from the forum discussions.
You have to create a second account once you open the classified ads. You can use the same user name and password that you use for the forum.

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That's a nice trailer. It's also a very desirable trailer, many people are looking for that size.
Make sure you know what it's worth before pricing it. It should sell quickly !!
This is not quite correct. AirstreamClassifieds.com does run on its own server and with the different domain name so that it requires you to login there as well as here, but it uses the exact same username and password you use for AIRForums.

If you're having a problem logging into the Classifieds server, please use the "Contact Us" link here or at the bottom of any AIRForums page.
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Old 07-06-2017, 05:02 PM   #12
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David F, the small tab riveted by the battery box door should have a small hole behind the tab. That was for a vent hose to vent the battery gas.
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Old 07-06-2017, 07:21 PM   #13
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Why don't you keep the trailer and use it to go on adventures, camp, and travel?
Unfortunately I'm not retired and work too much. It's way too expensive to store it here. Storage here is north 200 a month or more.

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Ditto for M.hony! Lots of folks don't store their rigs at their homes... so if that's you only downside, and you are at all inclined, think about it...Airstreaming is a life-changing adventure. If you do feel it, it will go quickly, no doubt. Good luck!
I have too many hobbies to keep it. As much as I would like to I can't. I can't store it at home with a boat, one WWII jeep restoration and a 54 CJ3B that I love to drive. I just do not have the room for it. Storing in my area is very expensive.

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Be sure to do your homework on pricing it. People like getting trailers in original condition, especially if they haven't been used much. It's a highly sought after trailer. Don't let it go for nothing! Also, you're gonna regret selling it . Joking, but seriously, it's a great one.
I have been looking at them online when I see them. Not many are in original condition and have been remodeled. It doesn't mean they aren't out there.

I have one offer already but he doesn't retire until next year.

As for regretting selling I don't think I will since I don't camp much and work too much. Not retiring anytime soon. I could use the money for my WWII jeep project anyway.
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Old 07-06-2017, 07:33 PM   #14
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23 months ago I bot a 1969 caravel 18 on eBay. Much bidding to the very end. I have 2200 hours into our "WREN" and have loved the who process, shell off and all./Users/davidfwilson/Desktop/Screen Shot 2015-09-27 at 2.39.10 PM.png
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Old 07-07-2017, 11:15 AM   #15
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What do you want for this trailer?
You can email me direct at dave43tex@yahoo.com

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Old 07-07-2017, 11:45 AM   #16
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What do you want for this trailer?
You can email me direct at dave43tex@yahoo.com

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Dave, best to send a personal message rather than posting your email for ALL to see.
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Old 07-07-2017, 12:08 PM   #17
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23 months ago I bot a 1969 caravel 18 on eBay. Much bidding to the very end. I have 2200 hours into our "WREN" and have loved the who process, shell off and all./Users/davidfwilson/Desktop/Screen Shot 2015-09-27 at 2.39.10 PM.png
I just noticed that DavidF's username is very similar to mine (David F). DavidF also has a Caravel (albeit two years younger). Too cool!

As for the tab riveted to the side of the trailer, mine does not have a hole anywhere near it for venting the battery that I recall or have discovered. But, now that I know the potential purpose, I will have to look closer. I am planning on using an AGM battery and not venting. Other option is AGM starting battery that has built in vent port for a hose. No space for a battery box.
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Old 07-08-2017, 06:30 PM   #18
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What do you want for this trailer?
You can email me direct at dave43tex@yahoo.com

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Old 07-09-2017, 12:32 PM   #19
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The trailer has been sold.
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Old 07-09-2017, 04:26 PM   #20
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That was quick.
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