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Old 03-13-2008, 03:57 AM   #1
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Smile New Owner - 65 Safari

Hi everone,
This is my first post ever anywhere. I just bought a 1965 Safarie. seems to be in good shape overall. I have two questions. The airconditioner, refrigerater, and heater have been replaced. How can I find out weather or not the replaced stuff, is the proper kind to maintain the value. My most important question is where can I find information on the location, and operation of the trailers systems ie. which water hook up is for the tank, which for the pressure. Where are the draines for the water lines, etc. Hope to hear from you-all.
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Old 03-13-2008, 06:39 AM   #2
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Congratulations Dave!

Look in the compartment on the back of the trailer for the drain lines. There should be small pipes that come out back there. They will have valves on them. There should be at least two valves. Do you have a screw off cap on the front of the trailer? If so, that is the water fill location. Be careful and check your water tank to be sure it is not cracked, has holes etc....before you fill it up. The water pump should be up towards the front on the street side of the trailer below the dinette, if you have the front dining room.

Please post pictures so we can see what you have.

Enjoy your new trailer!!
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Old 03-13-2008, 07:35 PM   #3
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Thnks Steve thats very helpful.
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Old 03-13-2008, 07:48 PM   #4
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Cool Wops wrng year

Well it turns out it's a 63, not a 65. I have some pictures, but can't figure out where their at on my hard drive.
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Old 03-13-2008, 08:49 PM   #5
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Welcome aboard! WIth the new gear I would not lose any sleep over it. THe AC, the 63 probably did not have one, but doubt you will find having a new one will hurt the value. Same with the refrige and heater. You will find value is said to hold better with originality, but that said you need to enjoy it, so follow your desire. Lots of ideas throughout the site.

Congrats on your purchase!
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Old 03-13-2008, 09:01 PM   #6
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Wow, a 1963 Safari! Congratulations.

I'm not sure if hookups and drain lines are different compared to a 1960, but my Tradewind water inlet is on the front of the trailer under and to the left of the window. It looks like a garden type hose bib. Fresh water tank and supply line drains are on the right front of the trailer coming from the belly pan. Also a water heater and rear supply line drain behind the wheelwell on the streetside. I think Airstream was still using a pressurized water system in 1963. Look for a 12V air compressor inside behind the gaucho to the left of the front window. Hope this helps.
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