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Old 01-21-2015, 05:02 PM   #1
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I am looking at a 68 international 26' over lander. What do I need to know,good and mostly bad.
My globe trotter has taught me a lot, but I know different models and years have specific issues.
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Old 01-21-2015, 05:34 PM   #2
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The first obvious thing is condition of the floor. I'm pretty sure 68 also had spray foam insulation under sub floor( could make repairs a little more challenging!)this year also had aluminum wiring, which isn't a huge deal, unless it has been messed with(I.E adding copper wire incorrectly ). Those are just a few yr. specific things that I'm aware of aside from other " maintenance " items that are common on a 40+ yr old A/S !


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Old 01-21-2015, 06:11 PM   #3
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Thanks,it has laminated flooring in it now, the belly pan looks good. It is missing the rear hatch cover and has one water leak in the tub plumbing. The curved glass next to the door needs to be replaced. The tires actually look good. The trailer has been elevated about three feet off the ground due to the terrain. It has been supported on cinder blocks in 4 locations along the frame. The door latch seems to be Colette but the latch does not spring out. That's about it. Needs a lot of cleaning. It was polished prior the being put in its current location.
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Old 01-21-2015, 06:49 PM   #4
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If the rear hatch is missing ($300 for a new one, BTW), check & double check the subfloor back there for rot & make sure it has not been " covered up " somehow. Ask me how I know this!! The 2 Airstreams I've owned have had rear rot, so just make sure you know what you might be in for! Good luck.... Brian


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Old 01-21-2015, 06:51 PM   #5
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Btw, my first A/S was a 63 GT, loved that trailer !


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Old 01-22-2015, 07:30 AM   #6
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Some say the 68 model year was the best of the older body style. The phillips - corning curved glass windows were improved from the introduction in 66. The international trim gives nicer cabinetry and extra amenities. No weather protection at the rear almost guarantees a good dose of rear floor rot. The axles need addressed unless already replaced.

I think the 68 Overlander is an excellent choice for refurbishment and comfortable traveling. It won't have the value of the shorter "cute" vintage Airstreams, but easier to live with in my view.

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Old 01-22-2015, 05:31 PM   #7
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Thanks for your input. It all helps when formulating a plan. The rear rot issue is unknown at the moment. Hoping it will workout. We love our GT but would like abit more room.
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