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Old 03-21-2023, 04:39 PM   #1
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Smile We finally made it!!!

Good morning, afternoon and evening,
We finally made it. We are proud owners of a 1972 Airstream. And can't wait to get started making it home and do some traveling. Thanks and Hello everyone. LET'S DO THIS!!!!

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Old 03-21-2023, 05:28 PM   #2
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Congratulations on your 72. Is there any upgrades that have to be made? Youíre in a great location to explore in all directions but limited to thesouth. Have fun and post some pictures when time allows.
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Old 03-21-2023, 05:46 PM   #3
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Good morning, afternoon and evening,
We finally made it. We are proud owners of a 1972 Airstream. And can't wait to get started making it home and do some traveling. Thanks and Hello everyone. LET'S DO THIS!!!!

Jason and Christy Roy
Sunset, Louisiana
1st forum rule...it didn't happen without photo's.


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Old 03-21-2023, 06:34 PM   #4
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Welcome to these Forums and the vintage Airstream hobby. Airstream made significant design changes for the 1969 model year and I think the 69 through 72 trailers were very well built. I feel Airstream was then designing and building Airstreams for lighter weight and lower cost beginning in 73 during the economic turbulent 70s. That is just my opinion.

I renovated a 66 Trade Wind 24' (photo 1) and then a 69 Globetrotter 21' (photo 2d). The 69 had the new body style and has very nice wood cabinetry. I did not like the plastic wet bath stuffed in the rear corner of the trailer. Then on to a 75 Overlander 27' (photo 3). Like Robert Cross often says: "it didn't happen without photos) : )

The 75 had extensive frame rust due to a poor rear body seal, and poor laminated plastic covering aluminum framing for the cabinetry. The plastics just didn't hold up. It also has a plastic bathroom fixtures like most trailers of this era and mine were cracked.

I believe your 72 Ambassador 29' will become a very comfortable travel trailer. It's going to take some hard work, but it will be well worth it.

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Old 03-21-2023, 07:39 PM   #5
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Congratulations and welcome to the forum. As one of the Bob's, I too would love to see some pics! 1972 was a great year
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We finally made it!!

Greetings Jason and Christy!

Welcome to the Forums and the world of Vintage Airstream ownership!!

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Good morning, afternoon and evening,
We finally made it. We are proud owners of a 1972 Airstream. And can't wait to get started making it home and do some traveling. Thanks and Hello everyone. LET'S DO THIS!!!!

Jason and Christy Roy
Sunset, Louisiana
I am sure that you will enjoy your 1972 Airstream. Owning an Airstream is always an adventure. My 1964 Overlander Land Yacht International came to live with me in 1995, and has been with me ever since. Its sibling, a 1978 Argosy Minuet 6.0 Metre joined the family in 2003, and retains its place today. I might suggest something that I did hours after towing my Overlander home, joining Airstream Club International/WBCCI (Wally Byam Caravan Club International), and the Vintage Airstream Club/VAC. Contacts made through these two organizations can help you to get the most from your Airstream ownership experience. I enjoyed my early days in the organization that I became a Lifetime member of the ACI/WBCCI. The organization has local units all over North America and in various locations throughout the world. The organization offers the social side as well as caravan opportunities (varying from a few days to months at a time), rallies (varying from a few days to a week or more), and provide you with the opportunity to interact with a variety of people who share your interest in Airstreams. Over the years, many of the people whom I have met through the organization have become like an extended family.
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