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Old 03-18-2013, 11:04 AM   #1
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What trailer is this??

This neglected trailer is sitting on someone's property not too far from us and I drive by it often. I have to think it is an Airstream of about 1962 vintage. Any thoughts?

I have tried looking at lots of old Airstream photos but have not seen this particular unit. We just bought our 2nd new trailer and if I brought something like this home, I would be dead meat for sure... But it just seems to be crying out for a new home. Could be too far gone though.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:20 PM   #2
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Looks more like an Argosy
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:30 PM   #3
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That's a painted airstream for sure!
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:06 PM   #4
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It's not actually painted and is dull aluminum. The exposure is a bit off. It seems to me to be an early 60s or late 50s model judging by some of the features and design styling. The dual wheels don't seem "typical" as it doesn't seem to be a long unit. It has the curved lip over the entry door which I don't think later models have? But I know very little about any Airstream trailers.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:24 PM   #5
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If I had to geuss I would say someone may have covered it to a tandem axle, the wheel opening look pretty rough, but like I say only a geuss
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Could be an Avion.
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It's a SilverStreak for sure.
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I'm pretty sure it is a mid 50s Airstream. Just Google 1955-1959 Airstreams and see what you think.



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Looks airstream to me.
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Folks often get fooled into thinking ANY trailer with a raw/shiny aluminum exterior is an Airstream - but over the years, there have been a few other wannabee lookalikes manufactured...
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Folks often get fooled into thinking ANY trailer with a raw/shiny aluminum exterior is an Airstream - but over the years, there have been a few other wannabee lookalikes manufactured...
At first I didn't think it was airstream. The picture makes it hard for me to tell. However after looking at other pictures of various "similar" designs I am going to stay with airstream. I went and looked at my neighbors Argosy and found differences in the underbelly and other spots.

To the OP: Have you had a chance to find out?
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It is not a Sparton-my bet is a Airstream. And Gary is right as many makers used aluminum for bodies as it reflected much of the heat before A/C made inroads in to the RV area. And it was "modern air craft construction" which sounded good in sales....
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I have looked at a lot of photos of old Airstream and other similar trailers and have not yet seen one that matches. What seems a bit different is the shape of the wheel well arch with the "peak" between the wheels. Also, being dual axle for what seems like 26' or so also makes it harder to narrow down.

I have not stopped by yet, but curiosity is getting the better of me and I may just do that.
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So the picture I posted wasn't close enough? The wheel well arch is the same, the rear end is the same. Tandem wheels. The only difference was the size of the window. Everything else says '55-56 Airstream.
Try this link for a picture that may convince you.
http://www.amazon.com/Airstream-The-...der_0811824713
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