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Old 11-28-2006, 04:51 PM   #1
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I am looking for a small vintage airstream and I came across a 64GT. The current owners seem to have done quite an extensive restoration and it appears in good shape. However, I am new to this and I could use some pointers as what to look for and what to ask. Also, it is located clear across the country from me, and should I pursue this GT I would fly out to inspect it, but I'd like to know if there are any good shipping companies. Thanks for any help.
PS: Which models would be lighter than the GT if any?
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Old 11-28-2006, 05:08 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums LPMM! If that GT is near north Florida I could possibly go check it out for you. Let me know.
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Old 11-28-2006, 05:27 PM   #3
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A '64 GT is 19' long and the dry weight (from the factory, no options) is 2890 lbs with a tongue weight of 385 lbs. Ours when loaded for a trip is more like 3500 lbs with a tongue weight of 430 lbs. Generally speaking, the older trailers are lighter than the newer ones. So You could also look at 15'-18' models, 1964 and older as being "lighter" than a '64 GT.

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If you are "borderline" on a tow may want to reconsider as a "remodeled or restored" trailer will most likely be heavier that the original stated weight in the chart above...ours is and we didn't change much at all.

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Old 11-28-2006, 06:16 PM   #4
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Baron - Thanks for the offer. This GT is actually in Detroit, but I will keep you in mind if I find something in North Florida.

Shari - Thank you for the information, very useful. A smaller trailer would be optimal, but I still would like to find one that has been restored or remodeled. I don't have the knowledge nor the time to do it myself.

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