Need help buying a very ODD B190!!!!

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Need help buying a very ODD B190!!!!

Post by why3zx » Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:57 pm

Hello there fellow B190ers. I am in the process of trying very hard to get my first.

Now i need some help from anyone who knows these rigs. I have found one for sale, it is a 1991 according to the title, the chassis acording to the vin is 1990.

Here is the kicker, its TAN, and not labled anywere as an airstream, however it is without a doubt a B190. It is maked only as "Adventure" on the side and front decals.

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Did Airstream do any subletting to other companys of their conversions?

A big question from you Airstream owners, what is it branded as concerning the title? Does it say "Airstream"? This particular rig on the title is only listed as a Ford E350 Motorhome. Biggest reason for all of the questions is that I need to go to my credit union armed with enough information to get a loan for the rig, Obviously this rig is worth more than a standard 1991 E350. The price on this thing is amazing, 77K miles and in perfect condition minus the generator pack is missing. I want to act fast.

Thanks!
Rory

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Re: Need help buying a very ODD B190!!!!

Post by jb1rd73 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:51 pm

It will only be listed as Ford and the Body type should read MH or Motorhome. As for getting a loan not sure how they go about lending on that old of a vehicle. Do you have any other pics of the rig, the decal does not reveal anything, it could be a company call Okanagan.

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Re: Need help buying a very ODD B190!!!!

Post by why3zx » Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:04 am

I will get a few of the whole van tomorrow. it is for sure the exact same as any B190 from the same year barring the color and decals, interior layout and everything is identical.

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Re: Need help buying a very ODD B190!!!!

Post by skater » Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:39 am

Airstream mounted their own VIN on them under the hood (at least that's where it was on mine). See if you can find that, then call Airstream with it (they'll call you back - it's not while-you-wait). Mine started with 1B9. Airstream VINs follow a different pattern than normal vehicle VINs.

Note other companies did make very similar vans. Most notably is O'Kanagan, who sold the design to Airstream, but there were others. I spotted one marked "Fiesta" once that looked identical to the Airstream B190 on the outside.
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Re: Need help buying a very ODD B190!!!!

Post by jb1rd73 » Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:51 am

My vin plate also starts 1B9 but is located directly behind the passenger side barn door under the city water hook up. And now that skater mentioned it I saw one that was marked "Falcon" and looked identical (roof bubble anyway)

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Re: Need help buying a very ODD B190!!!!

Post by why3zx » Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:57 pm

well it looks like the credit union really didnt care after all of this time and research I have put in, so hopefully I will have some more pics today or tomorrow. :)

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Re: Need help buying a very ODD B190!!!!

Post by why3zx » Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:15 pm

Leaving in about an hour to make the drive to pick it up!

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Re: Need help buying a very ODD B190!!!!

Post by why3zx » Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:38 am

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Shes here!

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Re: Need help buying a very ODD B190!!!!

Post by jb1rd73 » Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:54 am

Welcome to crazy town!!!

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Re: Need help buying a very ODD B190!!!!

Post by Kentuckian » Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:18 pm

Congratulations on aquiring that memory builder!
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Re: Need help buying a very ODD B190!!!!

Post by Tucsonan » Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:55 pm

Nice Rig, there is one that is very similar in my neighborhood.

First thing to do is to check the date on those tires. No matter how much tread they have, ...if they are over 8 years old, replace with a name brand 10 ply tire. Safety first!
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Re: Need help buying a very ODD B190!!!!

Post by why3zx » Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:04 pm

Thanks! Tires are brand new this spring, so good for a while on those. First thing to do is going to be getting all of these ugly stripes off of the side and get the paint buffed out. Anyone need some side skirts?

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Re: Need help buying a very ODD B190!!!!

Post by jb1rd73 » Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:51 pm

More pics


Sent by magic, I mean come on really, pictures through thin air, MAGIC!!!

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Re: Need help buying a very ODD B190!!!!

Post by Alaskan » Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:00 pm

I'd say its an Okanagan...... one of the last ones built in 1990/91 during the turn-over to Airstream.

They only used that color on their rigs back then...

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Re: Need help buying a very ODD B190!!!!

Post by why3zx » Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:02 pm

they vin tag says its made by "Thor" "an Airstream Company" I will get some pics soon. Either way we are stoked, been looking for something like this for years.

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