1957 Airstream Overlander
27 feet, sleeps up to four.
Dimples, bless his 27-foot heart, is one of our most popular and beloved trailers.
He has a remarkably well-preserved interior straight out of 1957, with all original cabinets, appliances and accessories. We’re smitten with his beautiful oak cabinets and very “space race era” sliding cabinet doors. His interior has been meticulously restored, with all new curtains, upholstery and floors, and we were able to spiff up all of the fun little accessories that came with the trailer when he was new. We’ve outfitted him with a quiet and discreet AC unit under one of the beds for summer comfort.
Dimples comfortably sleeps up to four, with two twin beds and a gaucho couch that converts to a full-size bed. He can be towed by any modern mid- or full-size pickup or SUV, and some larger crossovers. He’s got a gorgeous shine, and gets thumbs up everywhere he goes.
Rentals come with linens for the gaucho and twin beds, pillows and blankets, towels, vintage kitchenware (plates, glasses, flatware), pots and pans, a coffee maker, cleaning supplies, a decently stocked pantry, and a few vintage magazines.
We offer the following add-ons for rent on a daily basis. Make a note of what you might want to include on your trip and ask us when you’re making your reservation:
- camp chairs
- BioLite wood-burning grill
- Coleman propane camp grill
- portable canopy
Dimples' Back Story
Dimples was a 1-owner original when we found him at a Minnesota insurance salvage yard in 2014. It was obvious his family had loved him deeply and gotten many decades of use out of him. But all good things come to an end. As the family advanced in age, the trailer was taken off the road and stored outside. One year, he sustained widespread surface damage in a hailstorm, and the family filed an insurance claim. He was declared a total loss and taken away by the insurance company in exchange for a modest settlement. When he showed up in an online auction with nothing more than a 3-line description and a few dark and grainy pictures, we pounced, won the auction, and drove 18 hours straight from Washington DC to East Bethel, Minnesota to pick him up. Lucky for us, we found a trailer that had been remarkably well preserved, with all signs of a previous owner that had been very loving and caring.
We decided to honor his whole life story by keeping the hail damage and calling him Dimples. We think you can feel six decades of love and affection clearly throughout this trailer, and we’re so proud to be responsible for getting him back on the road.
The bathroom in this trailer is probably one of the best bathrooms designed and built by the Airstream company in the 1950s. It’s equipped with what’s known as a wet bath, where the shower and toilet are integrated into a single space at the rear of the trailer, enclosed with a custom matching curtain. The best part, and you’ll have to see it for yourself, is the hidden toilet paper holder. It’s a delightful detail, and one of the reasons we love vintage Airstreams so much.