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Wvfire329 01-25-2012 04:14 PM

How to identify a particular Airstream trailer model?
I am currently looking at purchasing a 1957 Airstream trailer. It is 26ft long, has an outer? aluminum skin, and the seller is unsure of the model. I was advised by a her husband that it may be a flying cloud. What do I look for to determine the model of trailer it is?:blush:

reinergirl 01-25-2012 04:24 PM

Start here Vintage Airstream Photo Archives

Pictures will help as will the serial number, typically on a plate by the door.

DKB_SATX 01-25-2012 04:30 PM

From the information on Airstream's site, if it's a 26 ft long 1957 trailer, it should be an Overlander.

Now, if it's a '56 model that wasn't titled until '57 and the year was entered wrong on the title, etc. it could be a Cruiser or an Overlander.

There's a lot of historical information on Airstream's specifications page.

InsideOut 01-25-2012 04:36 PM

Basically, you need to get the VIN number from the (probably faded) blue plate next to the door (see my avatar) or embossed on the tongue; then either decipher it yourself with the info posted on the site linked previously or post it here and someone will help you.

Shari :flowers:

Wvfire329 01-28-2012 12:22 PM

Identified the airstream!
The Airstream that I have been looking at is a Caravanner. Thanks for all the help in Iding it. Will attempt to post pics of it.

masseyfarm 08-12-2012 10:19 PM

What is this then?
AIRSTREAM (livin' LARGE) / Image detail for -Vintage Airstream Trailers for Sale |


DKB_SATX 08-13-2012 09:38 AM

It would appear to be a restored Spartan (at least restored on the outside) with an interesting paint job.

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