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Old 09-16-2010, 01:07 PM   #1
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New owner of a 77 Overlander

Hello everyone,

My name is Kirk and my wife is Heidi. We recently purchased a 77 Overlander and I feel very lucky to have it. We had been debating getting a hard sided trailer for awhile. We had been using a pop-up camper for the last 10 years. I have always liked the look of Airstreams and frankly thought they were just plain cool. Heidi was not convinced. But this past August we went to a car show at the Gilmore Car Museum near Kalamazoo Michigan. The show included antique boats and trailers. Well we spent more time going in and out of the trailers than anything that day. It was at that point that Heidi was on board and the search was on.

We also were lucky in once we agreed to find an Airstream, there were 3 for sale within an hour of us on Craigslist. The first two were more projects than we felt up to. However the third was the charm and we are very happy to have it.

We look forward to learning more about our unit, making new friends, and doing some traveling.
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:20 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum,you will find more info here than you can ingest.
I also have a 77 with the double bed midship,hope you have as much fun in yours as we do in ours. Dave
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:25 PM   #3
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Hello Kirk & Heidi,

Welcome and congratulations on the Airstream. Making your 1st post is a milestone as well.

Post some pictures of your rig and adventures.



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Old 09-16-2010, 02:10 PM   #4
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Welcome Kirk and Heidi. I got my 71 Overlander 2 years ago - The first year I took my trailer out locally whenever I could. Had a great time every time. This year I am doing the needed repairs and a few personal changes to make it mine. Next year the traveling begins.

Happy trails

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Old 09-16-2010, 05:13 PM   #5
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Hi Kirk and Heidi and welcome. I hope you get as much out of these forums as I have. We bought our '73 Excella 500 just last month. And we are still in the discovery phase. Best of luck with your new (to you) Airstream.
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Old 09-16-2010, 05:29 PM   #6
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1977 was a good year in our opinion too . If you need a 1977 owner's manual and 1977 service manual I can burn an electronic copy on a CD and mail it to you. They are quite valuable for repairs and understanding your AS.

If you want a copy, send a personal message to me on the forum with your mailing address.


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Old 09-16-2010, 08:53 PM   #7
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Welcome to Kirk & Heidi! You came to the right place to ask questions about your "new-to-you" trailer!

How about a few photos of your Airstream, we love photos...

I love your TV (tow vehicle. Have you got it rigged out with a good Weight-Distributing hitch yet?
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Old 09-18-2010, 11:23 AM   #8
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Welcome: 1977 was indeed a good year for Airstream and they seem somewhat rare. Not sure about that though. It would be interesting to
learn just how many 1977 Overlanders were originally sold and how many are still road worhty. Anyone know?

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