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Old 11-07-2016, 10:50 PM   #1
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Just picked up this 73 Safari

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ID:	275041Drove 1200 miles round trip after running a marathon for this Safari. Talk about a long weekend! My wife and kiddos are pumped to do some camping soon. I just need to figure out what roof A/C unit to go with and a few other nick nacks.
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Old 11-07-2016, 11:58 PM   #2
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wow, looks like someone has taken good care of that trailer . . . nice find!
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Old 11-08-2016, 05:04 AM   #3
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Thanks! The previous owners took great care of it. Super excited to learn more about it and get it out there and camp.
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Old 11-08-2016, 12:22 PM   #4
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Congrats - good looking trailer. I also have a 1973 Safari - just now getting her put back together after gutting it.

I just sent you a PM.
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Old 11-08-2016, 02:43 PM   #5
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Congratulations! That trailer looks like it was very well taken care of. Enjoy!

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Old 11-08-2016, 03:48 PM   #6
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I have a Dometic Penguin AC. It works fine, but, I understand is noisier because of it's low profile than taller units.
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Old 11-09-2016, 12:29 PM   #7
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I put a carrier on my 79 and was real happy with it
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Old 11-09-2016, 04:45 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone! Looking into the dometic penguin and the standard height roof a/c. Bummed that I might have to remove the original tv antenna to fit the A/C up there. 😞.
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Old 11-09-2016, 05:13 PM   #9
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I went with a coleman Mach on my Argosy and love it. While you're working with the tv antenna I would recommend the Jack antenna as a great upgrade. Signal strength and the ability to zero in on the signal is much better than the original.
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Old 11-09-2016, 05:25 PM   #10
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Very nice, well taken care of it looks like. Enjoy your travels.
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Old 11-10-2016, 05:36 AM   #11
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I may have to check out the Jack antenna. Thanks!
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Old 11-13-2016, 11:38 PM   #12
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very nice looking trailer! sure would love to see some more interior pictures, if you have a chance. It seems to be hard to find pictures of nice, original interiors.

The original TV antenna is VHF, but now with digital TV, almost all channels are UHF, which kind of needs a different antenna. Fortunately, UHF antennas are smaller.
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Old 11-14-2016, 08:39 AM   #13
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The original "christmas tree" antenna I have been told works fine with a digital signal. I have a Winegard but I never use over the air tv I have a Dish Tailgater satellite system.
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Old 11-14-2016, 10:07 AM   #14
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"Working fine" is just the reason I went to the jack antenna. Wineguard at my home got 7 channels that pixilated and froze. Jack brand gets 44 that come in clear. Plus the original Winegaurd has the two wire antenna cable that has been outdated since at least 1985. I too have a carryout for direct but can't get local channels when away from home thus the reason for needing a better over the air antenna. It is rare for me to set up the carryout now that my over the air has such great reception.
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"I too have a carryout for direct but can't get local channels when away from home thus the reason for needing a better over the air antenna. It is rare for me to set up the carryout now that my over the air has such great reception.
I do get local channels with my satellite, but I should add the following: I have DISH at home and have an extra receiver for traveling that costs $7 a month on a month to month basis. The only hassle is if the mobile dish receiver is not used for several weeks I have to call up DISH for them to send out a signal to reactivate. Also anytime the dish is moved it has to be pointed and recalibrated which is somewhat automatic but does take about 15 minutes.
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Thanks for the info! jforb, I'll post more interior pics later today.
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Just inherited a '73 Safari. I'd be interested in a closer look at those bunks. I'm thinking of installing some.
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Old 05-07-2019, 06:02 AM   #18
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Just inherited a '73 Safari. I'd be interested in a closer look at those bunks. I'm thinking of installing some.


Iíll see if I can dig up some pictures. I sold it about a year ago because needed more room with the kiddos. Ended up getting a 34 Classic.
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Old 11-10-2019, 07:04 AM   #19
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