Few people know that the beginnings of the Airstream brand actually started as the Bowlus Company, a trailer manufacturer founded by Hawley Bowlus. Mr. Bowlus is best known for being the chief designer of Charles Lindbergh’s aircraft, the Spirit of St. Louis. The Bowlus Company was eventually acquired by entrepreneur Wally Byam, who would go on to sell what was basically a re-badged 1935 Bowlus trailer as an Airstream Clipper in 1936. Thus the Airstream era had begun.
Given Mr. Bowlus’ aeronautics connections, it is no surprise that Airstream trailers are known for their sleek, all-aluminum bodies. It is a distinctive, timeless, and wind-cheating look that is the trademark of all Airstreams to this day.
Up for grabs is a vintage 1975 Overlander International 27-footer. The International is a top-of-the-line trim level and comes with a full-size bathroom, accommodations for four people, kitchenette, and plenty of storage for mobile living and/or traveling. For an old lady, she doesn’t look half bad and is priced to sell at $10,000 from Other People’s Stuff in Glendale, Arizona.
Model: Overlander International 27′ trailer
This is a Vintage 1975 27 ft. Airstream Overlander International Travel Trailer. It has not been restored, however has stood up quite well through out the years. This is an INTERNATIONAL model which was top-of-the-line with a REAR BATH FLOORPLAN. Clear title with no liens or encumbrances. It has a dry weight of approx. 4510 lbs according to factory specs and a hitch weight of 480 lbs. Seating/Sleeping configuration is (1) convertible pull-out double bed/gaucho in the front galley and (1) convertible pull-out double bed/gaucho center compartment with the FULL REAR BATH. It also has plenty of storage, a kitchenette with stainless double sink and a (4) Burner Stainless gas stovetop.
- Airstream Cover
- Full Bath
- Dry Weight – 4510 lbs.
- Hitch Weight – 480 lbs.
- Sleeps – 4
- Awnings – 3
- Leveling Jacks Included
- Water Capacity – 40 Gallons