Vallen Design Studio

1964 Airstream Overlander


Part of our fleet of vintage Airstream travel trailers. We purchased this 26-foot 1964 Airstream Overlander in mid-2012 in Illinois. It had been sitting on the bank of a river, unused, for 15 or more years, and was in pretty rough shape. We drove out, hooked it up to the trailer hitch and started on our way back to Maryland. By the last 100 miles of the trip, we were hobbling along secondary roads at extremely reduced speeds, having blown not just one but THREE tires, which, with the help of an old spare tire, left us with two barely functioning tires on our four wheels. Harrowing, to say the least, and the last time we ever pick a trailer up without a full set of new wheels and tires to put on. This trailer has been all over the country since its restoration, as well as up into Newfoundland, Canada. Travel photos in this set are from a cross-country trip (MD to VA to TX to NM to AZ to CA to AZ to KS to MD) in October 2014.