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Old 08-13-2007, 02:54 PM   #1
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Greetings to all. My name is Frank and I just bought my first trailer. She is a 1962 Overlander that is in close to original condition... meaning she needs to be loved back into shape. I will thank everyone in advance for the help you will surely give along the way.
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Old 08-13-2007, 02:58 PM   #2
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Old 08-13-2007, 02:58 PM   #3
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Hi Frank!

Welcome! I know you will enjoy it here - the people are very knowledgeable and willing to share, the trailers and motor homes are gorgeous and individual, and the knowledge base is huge!

If you have questions, use the Search feature (toward the top right of your screen) and you will find all kinds of answers.

We love pictures, so if you have or can take any of your new baby, we'd love to see them!

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Old 08-13-2007, 03:00 PM   #4
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Congratulations, Frank! I bet that you are one happy man!

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Old 08-13-2007, 03:01 PM   #5
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Hi Frank, welcome to the forums! Can't wait to hear about your plans for the Overlander. I just love a good project!
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Old 08-13-2007, 03:32 PM   #6
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Hi Frank,

I'm sure you will enjoy it very much. Don't hesitate to ask questions. Also, check out the Search feature at the top. More than likely someone else has had the same question.

Lots of knowledge her. Enjoy.

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Old 08-13-2007, 03:52 PM   #7
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Hi Frank, welcome! You'll find great information here on the early '60's Overlanders. I know how you feel to have as AS that's close to all orginal. Good luck.
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Old 08-13-2007, 05:26 PM   #8
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Frank, Welcome to the Forums! Hope you enjoy the new project you have there. Once you acquire an A/S trailer or MoHo you are hooked! You now have a infection called Aluminitis and there is no cure! Take lots of before and after pictures and keep us up to date on your progress. We all look forward to your exploits while you restore your baby to health. Feel free to ask questions. Happy Trails, Ed
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Old 08-13-2007, 05:28 PM   #9
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Old 08-13-2007, 07:32 PM   #10
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Welcome to the Clan, Frank...you're in for one great time! And as you already know, you're in the right place to find out everything you'd ever want to know to get your new toy fixed up...

Good luck and many Happy Trails to you!...TB
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Old 08-16-2007, 02:50 PM   #11
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photos...

I can't seem to upload to this site, but here are some photos if you care to look:http://www2.snapfish.com/thumbnailsh...4/t_=101036844
Thank you for making a fella feel welcome...
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Old 08-16-2007, 03:29 PM   #12
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Hi Frank,
Welcome to the forums. The photos are great! Don't you just love going in and sitting on the couch and just looking around and checking it out?
Good luck on whatever you plan to do and feel free to ask a lot of questions and use the "search" feature to find threads of interest.
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Old 08-16-2007, 04:08 PM   #13
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Mistress?

Frank has found his long lost mistress! Listen to the latest The Vintage Airstream Podcast - Home show to understand! Welcome Frank! Looking forward to seeing you at the Sept 13 weekend in Shenendoah KOA with the WDCU.

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Old 08-16-2007, 04:27 PM   #14
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rob, that's funny. i was just listening to that episode last night and i remember the whole email story frank sent but it never went out. guess the 62 he found was the one meant for him.

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Old 08-16-2007, 07:44 PM   #15
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Rob, my airstream mentor... thank you for the 15 minutes of fame. I thought the rally was the weekend of the 23rd? Need to check if the 13th is the right date I will be present if it is... the following weekend we go to NM for our aniversary... thanks for all your help Rob, look forward to a cold one and to have you give my new mistress a good looking over... Collin can look her over too, but his ice pick in not invited. I don't want my new unit members seeing me cry in public... See all ya'll down the road...
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My correction

It is Sept 21-23... I am hosting a FORUMS rally up here in October at a State Park in October (see Gilbert Lake State Park rally in the rally list) and got them confused - that's happening alot lately with all my traveling.....

WDCU Rally schedule

Looking forward to it. I love No-frills rallies! Just plain camping and hanging out!
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Old 08-19-2007, 10:36 AM   #17
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Rob, Could you please remove the flying cloud part of your signiture? Seeing that just hurts me so, the constaint reminder of the girl that got away... plus you don't own her any more. Maybe you should replace 58 Flying Cloud with 1949 Vagabond... I have a conflict with that Staunton Rally date (12th aniversary) so I'll see you at The New Port, VA rally? That is first week of Oct.
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Old 08-19-2007, 04:38 PM   #18
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i just boutht a 66 globetrotter. now neither of us are posers!
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Old 08-19-2007, 04:46 PM   #19
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So, what's your Girl's name?
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Not quite sure yet Rob... My daughter thinks Anna... because she is made out of anna-luminum. We are planning to boondock in WV over Labor Day weekend, will probably wait until then to name her. Today we go and get fitted for weight control and sway control. Tommarrow is the state inspection. Pretty sure she will sail on through... Keep up the great work on the VAP.



papierski, congrates on your purchase. Hopefully you weren't searching for "the one" as long as I have been. Also, I am a newbie, not ashamed at all, for a mater of fact, very proud of it. And the one thing I have realized is when you own an Airstream, you don't pose... the trailer does all that for you.
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