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Completing the restoration of our 1959 Traveler

Posted 07-05-2019 at 11:31 AM by annieairstrm

During the restoration of our 1966 Tradewind we came across a 1959 Traveler that had been partially restored by another member of the forum. He had done all the hard stuff: frame repair, new subfloor and flooring, new external aluminum panels, door in door rebuild (with porthole), removal of zillion layers of paint and wallpaper off the inside end caps. He lined the inside with birch walls, built beautiful birch cabinetry and made a very cool retro aluminum refrigerator door covering. However,...
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Internet for Annie

Posted 05-02-2018 at 05:37 PM by annieairstrm

We want to be able to get Wi-Fi while we are traveling to be able to download movies on those days when it is pouring rain and to do some research about the area we are visiting or places to eat. Typically, Wi-fi is only available at the main office in the campgrounds. I looked at several Wi-Fi boosters and antennas but ruled that out because of expense and the slower speeds you get when sharing the signal with others. More research online led me to think about cellular service since it is becoming...
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We finished our restoration of our Tradewind!

Posted 04-19-2018 at 05:06 PM by annieairstrm
Updated 05-02-2018 at 05:43 PM by annieairstrm (Adding blog category)

In June of 2017 we finished the shell off restoration of the 1966 Tradewind. We learned a lot and the Airforums were very helpful to discern what we wanted to do. We did a few interesting things. We installed a Dometic Cool Cat heat pump under one of the twin beds and ducted it through the frame. We used Nyloboard, a fiberglass and nylon carpet waterproof composite for the subfloor and we used Prodex offset by foam board strips for the wall insulation. We also built the cabinets out of aluminum...
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Frame off Restoration

Posted 04-15-2016 at 06:34 PM by annieairstrm

My husband and I have started a frame off restoration of our 1966 Tradewind. To follow our blog you can go to: annieairstreamrestoration.blogspot.com
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