Airstream Hunter Proudly Presents: 1971 Airstream Overlander Travel Trailer
**Certified Appraisal Value $86,300- July 2020!**
Located in Yorkville, Illinois, this 27-foot Airstream is a fusion of vintage charm and modern renovation. Brimming with character, it’s been lovingly restored and modernized while maintaining its unique patina, which sets it apart from the crowd. Registered in Illinois with a clear title, this vintage beauty is ready for new adventures!
Google High Res Photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/4PMETcw9z8jLrqpr8
✅ Fully intact aluminum body panels, replaced where necessary by certified Airstream dealer
✅ Replaced all roof vents and skylights around 2019-2020
✅ Exterior hatches in excellent working condition
✅ Updated windows with new seals, ensuring an airtight enclosure
✅ ZipDee brand awning replaced prior to current ownership
✅ A rust-free frame, coated with rust-proof paint
✅ Strong rear bumper, providing storage for waste tubes
✅ No hail damage or water leaks
✅ Spacious mid-twin model, with new mattresses and finishes
✅ Custom-built U Dinette, convertible to a large bed for extra sleeping space
✅ Refinished and updated original footprint bathroom with full tub/shower combo
✅ New kitchen cabinets and sealed butcher block countertops
✅ Easy-to-clean vinyl plank flooring throughout the coach
✅ No pets or smoking inside the Airstream
Mechanical & Electrical Highlights:
✅ Updated all water lines with PEX throughout the coach
✅ New 10-Gallon Propane water heater
✅ Dometic Penguin 2 air conditioner, installed in 2020
✅ Functional original inverter
✅ Newly replaced Dexter axles, brakes, and bearings in May 2023
✅ Safe and easy to tow, weighing around 4400lbs dry
This travel trailer is rich in history, having been purchased from a Michigan farmer in 2018. Lovingly dubbed ‘Camille’, this Airstream has been rehabbed over two years, making sure to preserve its classic appeal while enhancing comfort and utility.
A few favorite features are the two twin beds, ideal for kids, and the sizable U-shaped dinette that can double as an additional sleeping area. The kitchen is a home cook’s dream, with butcher block countertops and a portable 2-Burner Camp Chef stove that can be used both inside and outside.
Despite its age, Camille has been shielded from the elements, always stored indoors when not in use. Therefore, it is free from hail damage, water leaks, and mold or mildew, making it a safe and clean space for your family.
If you’re interested, virtual showings via Facetime or Messenger are possible. Even short-notice physical showings can be accommodated, with the trailer stored at the owner’s residence in Yorkville, IL.
The only reason the current owners are selling is due to their needs changing. Their trips are getting longer, and they plan to move into a Motorhome. Included in the sale will be the outdoor kitchen setup, and there’s room for discussion regarding other items seen in photos.
Overall, this travel trailer is a fabulous blend of the past and present, a testament to the enduring appeal of Airstream’s iconic designs. Don’t miss your chance to make this piece of history part of your future!
Style: Travel Trailer
Model Year: 1971
Title Status: Clear Title
Title State: Illinois
Registration Current?: Yes
Registration State?: Illinois
Location Details: : Outdoor Residence
Year Purchased?: 2018
Ownership History: She was purchased from a farmer in Michigan who owned it for an unknown period of time. Once purchased we began the rehab over the course of 2 years and have been using her for camping since. While with us she has been stored indoors all year unless in use.
Why did you select this model?: We loved the twin bed setup for the kids. The length was just the right size. Easily towable, fits in any state or national park campground, yet big enough to fit all for of us comfortably.
Why are you selling?: Our needs have changed and the length of our trips will continue to get longer. We are looking to move into a Motorhome to make long trips a little easier on the kids.
Showing Instructions:: contact [email protected]
Virtual Tour Instructions:: contact [email protected]
Exterior Condition Description:: The exterior of Camille is in good condition. We decided to leave her patina rather than a full strip and polish. We loved the aged looked on the outside with the balance of new on the inside. It’s what gives her the character we love. Other than normal wear and tear her outside is in great condition with no major dents.
Hail Damage?: No hail damage as she was carefully taken care of and stored indoors.
Aluminum Body Panels:: The curb side lower section body panel was replaced at a certified Airstream dealer as there was a tear in the body panel.
Filaform Damage?: The patina finish starts just above the window level in most areas while the bottom of the camper is still fully intact. Minor pitting in the clear coat which is to be expected and welcomed. She is polished, waxed, and sealed every year to maintain a shine even with the patina.
Roof Vents and Skylights: : All roof vents and skylights were replaced around 2019-2020 while renovations were done. There is a 12v power fan in the front vent. All vents have manual crank openers which all are in working order
Exterior Hatch Covers and Locks:: All exterior hatches are in full functioning working order with keys for the locks.
Windows, Seals and Operators: : Rear window was replaced in 2020, seals on all windows were replaced with new and are airtight. No leaks in any windows. All are in great working order.
Entrance Door: : Entrance door is in good working order with no issues. The latch is in good working order and locks as it should. We did add an additional latch to the door as the door opens rearward. While we have never had an issue with it opening under transit we have heard others have so we added it for extra protection.
Awnings – Location and Condition:: The awning is not original but was replaced prior to our ownership. It is ZipDee branded and in great condition. Manual open but easy operation.
Front A-Frame Condition:: A frame is in great condition. We replaced the coupler to be on the safe side. No rust and was refinished in a rust proof paint upon rehab.
Rear Bumper / Exposed Frame Condition:: Rear bumper is in good condition with no rust. Also refinished in rust proof protective paint. Rear bumper opens to a trunk area for storage of waste tubes.
Frame Condition:: Frame is in good condition with no rust. No separation.
Sub Floor:: Rear and front subfloor were replaced with marine grade 3/4″ plywood upon rehab. The entire subfloor was sealed and waterproofed to ensure no rot would occur for years to come.
Belly Pan: : Belly pan is in full working order with no damage or missing components.
Interior Layout and Condition:: This is a mid-twin model which means there are two twin beds in the middle of the trailer. We removed the front couch and built a custom U Dinette to add sleeping and sitting space. The kitchen is in the front half of the trailer with butcher block countertops. To add counter space we opted for a mobile Camp Chef stove which can be operated either inside or outside with quick connect propane lines in and out.
Dinette Style and Location:: The dinette was custom built with a table which converts to a large bed. Storage was built into each dinette space with a shoe cubby built in as well.
Bathroom Location and Style:: Bathroom is original footprint yet refinished and updated with new fittings. Full tub/shower combo is separate from the toilet area. Full linen closet is original but refinished.
Smoking? : No
Pets? : No
Sleeping Areas?: Total sleeping capacity was increased due to the large dinette. The Dinette is large enough to fit 3 but more comfortable for 2 adults. Cushions were custom built with stain resistant fabric. Twin beds are about mid way through with new finishes and mattresses. Storage under both twin beds.
Mattress and Sleeping Surfaces:: All mattresses and cushions were updated with the renovation around 2021. Twin beds are soft whereas the dinette was classified as firm.
Interior Soft Surfaces: – Cushions / Fabrics / Upholstery:: All were updated upon renovation. Soft surfaces were the last items updated in 2021.
Curtains and Blinds: : Curtains and blinds are all new with copper rods used for a finishing touch.
Interior Walls: : While the walls are original we did refinish them all and replaced the roof panel to remove unnecessary holes from old fixtures.
Cabinets, Doors and Counters: : Upper cabinets were refaced with Barnwood planks. All other cabinets were refinished in 2020. Kitchen cabinets and counter were completely replaced with new. Countertop is sealed butcher block.
Floor Coverings:: Vinyl plank flooring throughout the entire coach to give it a nice appearance while making cleanup very easy.
Stove and Oven:: The oven was removed from the unit as was the stove. The stove was replaced with a portable 2-Burner Camp Chef stove. There are quick connects for propane both in the kitchen and outside so you can chose where you want to cook. This also frees up valuable counter space in the kitchen.
Refrigerator:: Electric small sized residential refrigerator.
Furnace / Space Heater:: The furnace was removed to save weight and space. We opted to use a heat strip in the AC unit as a heater. This works well and saves both propane and valuable under cabinet space.
Plumbing – Water Lines, Water Pump:: All water lines were replaced with PEX throughout the coach. Drain pipes are original but leak free. All were inspected as we went through the renovation process.
Hot Water Heater:: Hot water heater was replaced with a new 10-Gallon Propane water heater.
Sinks and Taps: : All faucets and fixtures were replaced with new. Kitchen sink is new “deep well” sink.
Toilet:: Replaced new upon renovation in 2019
Water Leaks? Water Damage? Mold or Mildew:: No water leaks or damage. No mold or mildew.
Fresh Water Tank:: Replaced the fresh water tank with a 25 gallon tank located under one of the twin beds for easy access.
Gray Water Tank: Grey water tanks were not available in 1971, the black tank serves as both.
Black Water Tank:: Black water tank was replaced with a new OEM tank in 2019
Exterior Water and Sewer Connections:: All connections and valves were replaced included the sewage valves. All are in working order.
Air Conditioner:: Dometic Penguin 2 was installed in 2020 to replace the original unit. Digital thermostat which operates the AC and heat strip.
Electrical Service:: Coach utilizes 30amp service.
Solar / Batteries / Inverter / Converter:: Original invertor still in working order. We did not set up for solar.
Sound System / WiFi / Connectivity:: We opted to not install any sound systems.
LP / Propane System – Tanks, Hoses, Regulator:: Copper pipe under the coach which new rubber lines in the A Frame. Tanks are 30lb size and were just certified in 2021
When was the last time this Airstream was towed / driven?: We just returned from a 2 week trip to Colorado in July 2023.
Trailer Weight:: 4400
Tongue Weight:: 400
Axles:: 2 New Dexter Axles replaced May 2023
Tires:: Tires have no dry rot and much tread remaining. Wheels replaced upon rehab in 2020
Brakes and Bearings:: New brakes and bearings came with the loaded axles in 2023
Emergency Breakaway Cable / Safety Chains:: All replaced in 2020 When renovation was complete
Hitch Receiver Size?: 2″
Signal and Marker Lights / Pigtail / Trailer Wire Configuration:: All lights were replaced with new. All are in good working order.
Weight Distribution Hitch?: Reese Steady Flex. Open to discussion around including in sale
Is this Airstream safe to Tow or Drive?: She tows great.
Accessories Included with Sale?: Will include the outdoor kitchen setup in sale. Open to discussion around other items seen in photos.
Direct Contact email or Phone Number: [email protected]