The exterior of this unit is very original, intact, and complete. There is damage to the roof where a tree limb fell on it. The exterior shell is built like an airplane with riveted construction for long life and durability. It has aircraft grade aluminum that can be polished up to a mirror like shine. This is one of the California model trailers, which has the desirable whale tail rear cap and 13 panel front cap, which is in awesome condition.
Bumper, Frame and A-frame. It has surface rust but everything appears to be good and solid in all areas accessible for inspection. It has the original three inch channel bumper, which appears to be in good shape with only surface rust. It has been reinforced because someone added a spare tire carrier on the rear.
Compartment doors. It has the original rear trunk door, which looks to be in good shape with no dents or dings. No keys.
Dents scratches and damage. The worst damage is where a limb fell on the roof. It wrinkled the roof skin and some of the top radiuses. There is a small ding on the rear cap. Other than that there are just minor dents and dings.
Entry door. It has the original aluminum entry door with riveted construction. There are a couple of extra screw holes where a hasp was once added. The original Bargemen H-20 handle is broken. We do have these available and our Parts E-store. The door does have some minor scratches and oxidation at the bottom of the door. This is the door, which has the screen door within the door, which is very desirable. There are no keys with this door.
Step. It has the original step. The step has surface rust but is still good and solid, however the step brackets will need work.
Front hoist. It is bad and will need replaced.
Hitch Coupler. It has the original hitch coupler, which is in working condition.
Roof and Vents. The roof aluminum has damage from a tree limb falling on it and the roof vent covers were damaged also. These have been temporarily patched to keep water out.
Screen door. Yes, it has the screen door within the door. The screen needs to be replaced.
Exterior lights. The four exterior marker lights are bad or missing parts and need replaced. We do have the stainless steel reproduction teardrop lights with LED in our Parts E-store. It has newer stainless steel taillights, which are very similar to the original lights. The original lights are untested. Temporary tow lights have been added to rear of unit so that it can be towed home safely.
Underbelly. It has the original underbelly, which is approximately 85% intact.
Windows, Glass, and Seals. It has the original aluminum windows, which are in decent shape but many of the operators are stripped out. The picture window and window in front of the door is plexiglass. There is one window with a cracked glass. All windows have old original seals which should probably be replaced.
The interior of this vintage Airstream is mostly original but is definitely going to need some work. It is very dirty on the interior and needs a good cleaning.
Cabinet and closet doors. The cabinet and closet doors are mostly original but it looks like someone installed paneling over the original doors and wood panels. Catches. Yes.
Countertops. Yes, I think they are original but cannot be for sure. The countertops look to be in pretty decent condition.
Floor. The floor is soft and rotted through in the back 1/3 of the trailer.There are some soft spots on the outer edges of the trailer and the front 2/3. Floor covering: carpet, poor condition.
Table. Yes, it is original. The table top is in decent condition.It is currently stored in one of the closets.
Unit sleeps. There is room for 4 to 6 people.
Walls. It has the original aluminum walls but they have the peeling paint and are very dirty. The ceiling between the kitchen and bathroom is dented from limb falling on roof.
It has the original running gear with the exception of four brand new tires and brand new rims. We pulled the grease caps before we towed the trailer. They had adequate grease. We towed the trailer back over 300 miles with no problems.
Axle and Springs. It has the original axles with leaf spring suspension. These have surface rust but all appear to be in good condition. This particular year the Overlander came standard with a single axle. This trailer has the tandem axle option, which is a nice feature for better stability when towing.
Dry weight. 3850#
Hitch ball height. Approximately 16 inches.
Safety chains. Yes.
Hitch weight. Approx. 385#
Hitch ball size. 2 inch.
Spare tire. Yes, it has a spare tire and rack on the back but the spare tire looks pretty old.
Tire condition. It has 4 brand new 7:00-15 LT bias ply tires with 10 ply rating. These tires are mounted on new non-split rams with six lugs on 5 1/2 inch bolt circle.
Bed mattress. It has the bed bases for the two rear beds but no mattresses. Couch. No.
Dinette cushions. No.
Electrical. Somebody has added a 30 amp female plug to the trailer, which is a definite no-no for safety reasons. Other than that I believe the electrical system on the trailer is original. Most of the lights and electrical outlets in the trailer do work. Entire electrical system and appliances should be check by a certified expert before use.
110 V lights. Yes, I think most are original and most do work.
12 V light. Yes, it looks like one is original and another one has been added. Untested.
Brakes. Yes, they are untested.
Breakaway switch. No.
Interior fans. Yes, they are untested.
Plug for Exterior Lights. Yes, it has a four prong flat plug.
Porch Light. Yes, it has the original Airstream porch light. This light is untested.
RV battery. No.
Most of the original LP system is missing, which is no big deal because these items should be updated for safety reasons anyway. Entire LP system and appliances should be check by a certified expert before use.
Automatic changeover. No.
Furnace. Yes, it has the original Panel-Ray brand LP gas heater. The furnace is untested.
Gas bottles. No.
Gas light. No.
Gas regulator. No.
Range oven. No. It would have originally had a 20 inch wide gas stove. Refrigerator. Yes, it has a newer electric only refrigerator.
Water heater. Yes, it has the original electric water heater, which is untested.
It has some of the original copper plumbing and some lines have been replaced with polybutylene plastic. The drains have both original brass and PVC plastic. I did find some cracked freshwater lines so plan on doing some plumbing. Entire plumbing system and appliances should be check by a certified expert before use.
Air pump. Yes, it has the original Grover products compressor. It is in the trailer loose.
Freshwater tank. Yes, it has the original galvanized steel tank but it is not all hooked up.
Kitchen sink. It has the original two bowl kitchen sink. The porcelain appears to be in decent condition but there are several areas that have been touched up. There are 2 sink covers for added counter space.
Lavatory. It has the original lavatory. The porcelain appears to be in good condition.
Sewer holding tank. Originally this would have had a sewer holding tank but no gray water tank, however a tank has been added underneath but I’m not really sure if it is for black water or gray water.
Shower. Yes, it has a newer combination sit down tub and shower.
Toilet. Yes, it has the original toilet. It is untested.
Tub. Yes, it has the sit down type tub.
Waste holding tank. I think so.
Water intake valve. Yes.
Water pump. No.
For the man or woman who has your typical handyman skills this would be a great project restoration. The nice thing about sinking some time and money into restoring a vintage Airstream is it will always be a collectible and will probably continue to appreciate in value.
We can do minor repairs or full restorations to this trailer or other vintage trailers if you so desire. If you have not done so yet, you might visit our Restoration Page.
This trailer does not come with any optional equipment or hitch parts. If you are interested in this trailer please check out our Terms & Conditions Page. If this trailer does not suit your needs, please check out all other vintage campers we have at our Units For Sale Page.
If you have any other questions or interest please contact Dan at 765-473-8088.