Originally Posted by wanabairstrm
Welcome to the forums. Love the 68. I am actually looking at a 68 Overlander Intl. that is for sale. How do you like your 68?
Thanks, I am still getting to know the unit and have only done about 400 miles since having the running gear done. On some of the roads here, even this 26ft (closer to 27ft) is really long. Happily it is slightly narrower than the model i had before and that helps.
The '68 is the right decision for me. I was lucky with this unit; good skin, a perfect frame and solid floor. The axles, brakes, gas and appliances etc. all had to be changed to meet European law anyway.
I love the dreaded Corning windows which are very elegant and work well. I was really surprised how thin the glass is. I understand folk walk into them often when open.
Admittedly I always walk into the interior overhead bin flap-up doors. That is really painful. The later models had sliding tambour doors on all the bins which suited me better. Plus there are no catches to fall apart on a tambour solution.
The '68 under seat bin flaps need repairing because there is a plastic strip as hinge which has a short life span.
About every third time I pass between the living and sleeping quarters, i forget that the top carrying-bar of the folding screen is at my forehead height. I think it has to go, I have no need for that screen anyway.
This was not my first Airstream, I pretty much knew what I was getting into. I am taking my time, letting it fall into place. I think there are two kinds of Airstream realities. Both are very powerful.
There is the subjective idea of one, which serves movie sequences really well, the Airstream of dreams.
Then there is the actual reality of owning one. If you go for the real thing, I recommend to try to keep your expectations in check, expect the worst and you should have a good time together.