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1969

21'

Globe Trotter

$45,000
Fenelon Falls, Ontario
, Canada
1969
21'
Globe Trotter
$45,000

Fenelon Falls, Ontario
, Canada

Price as shown is in Canadian dollars. I have no problem selling to people from the US, as long as you can get up here with the border restrictions. Your money is good with me. $45,000 Cdn is roughly $36,000 USD.

You are viewing the 1969 Airstream Globetrotter. Long considered the pinnacle of Airstream manufacturing, this model represented a transition from old to new. This model has wooden cabinets, with liftable doors. There are fresh water and black water tanks above the floor. There is no grey water tank, however, with a drain cap, the grey water sources drain through the sewage pipe. Without a drain cap on the grey water drain, the grey water will gush onto the ground, subjecting your camping neighbors to the smell of your last night’s dinner. So keep the cap on, or have one of those portable honey wagon things to catch your coffee water.

The Globetrotter is a single axle trailer, weighing 3,330 dry, and with a hitch weight of 390 pounds, the Globetrotter can be towed by many suitably equipped SUVs. We tow it with a 2019 Chevy Blazer with the 3.6L V6 without problems. I would say “you hardly know it’s there”, but anyone who tows should beware of that feeling. When I look in the rear view mirror, I don’t want to be surprised to see a trailer.

The trailer boasts a front dinette, with comfortable seating for 4, and an expensive (for me) Russian Birch table. This folds down into a huge bed for 2, that does not block the door. This is a reference to the original layout, in which there were two twin beds up front, one for each bench, and the bed by the door had this extension thing that flipped out to support that person’s feet, but in the process, it blocked the door, so anyone needing to duck out of the camper would bark their shins on this bed, and wake everyone up . In the back, there is another double bed comfortable for another 2 people. This extends from a couch position, partially blocking the door to the bathroom. There is more than adequate storage underneath both areas.

The kitchen has the original working oven and cooktop, sink and faucet. Propane flows from the oven, is ignited, and cooks your food adequately. The faucet spits water into the basin. The basin holds the water, and then lets it drain into the grey water drain.

Hot water tank works. The knob to turn it on is a bit stiff, but it does turn. Finger strength recommended.

Furnace was removed, although the capped propane line is still in place, so possible to add back on. We have found, at electrical sites, that one small heater is sufficient to keep the interior warm even down to 20 degrees Celsius, which is wicked cold in both Celsius and Fahrenheit. The air conditioning keeps this trailer cool on the warmest days. No thermostat, but the buttons work. It also has a heat strip device that works to a certain extent (although we preferred to have directional heaters blowing hot air)

Fridge works on electricity the exhaust vent was snipped when the counter was replaced, although it would be possible to put it back in. But really, why would you? We have never used the fridge on propane. Just feels weird to burn something, and by doing so make the contents of this box cold.

Parts of the plumbing system the parts that blew apart when I did not adequately winterize it last winter have been replaced with pex, the remainder is tight and the original copper.

Running lights work, trailer brakes work. Original propane tanks may need re valving before next fill.

The cabinets were sanded and refinished in the last 5 years. Painted a pleasing shade of teal too.

The bathroom works. Toilet is hooked up. Shower works. Water drains through the grey water drain or directly into the sewage pipe, depending on how you have it set up. I will throw in a portable honey wagon that you can use to drain your grey water tank into. There is no denying that the bathroom is on the small side, but time-period appropriate.

The cushions on the front and back seating areas are original, with original plywood backing where appropriate. The storage bins are the original cream colored plastic.

The radio has been modernized, and works. Connection to the two speakers verified.

Tires 4 to 5 years old. Spare included. New 7 pin pigtail as of last fall. That replaced the one that I let drag on the pavement for oh, about 60 miles last fall.

This is an awesome trailer, possibly the best Airstream of all time, ready to travel right now. There is a dent on the right rear that mars the aesthetics, but in no way impinges on functionality. Canopy works and can be deployed easily.

One of the front curvy windows was replaced by a Lexan pane. I think there’s one other window that is Lexan. The cover for the front windows is custom-made and works to repel stone chips.

Own a piece of history and take it on adventures!

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