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Old 02-22-2011, 11:24 PM   #1
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1968 Trade Wind 24 Double Project

I am not sure how to start this post! My husband and I bought a 68 Trade Wind for Christmas and we are seriously in love with it. If I could spend all my time out working on it I would! Yes I understand, spoken like a true "Airstream Honeymooner!"

We just ordered a new awning and Rockguard, had the gaucho and bed re-upholstered! We had our first trip to gorgeous Leo Carrillo last weekend, pouring rain could not stop us and it was wonderful!

Of course we have a few issues:

1. Heater stopped working on day two, I just baked a lot of cookies to keep warm. My husband has tested the electrical and it appears to be working, I hear the thermostat click on and no fan. Any suggestions?

2. We have various gas smells in the trailer, seems once we were able to get the fridge lit it was reduced even if gas to fridge was off. Is this common?

3. Instrument Panel, I just read that the fresh and black water tank indicators rarely work. Is there a solution a different product?

4. Missing Bins, I found one on ebay and snatched it but I need three of the full size under the double bed.

Thank you to everyone who posts regularly! So much great information!
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:55 PM   #2
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Welcome to the 68 club, we love our 68 Ambassador. Check out the gas smell, not safe. Our furnace never worked, we have a catalytic heater that we use instead. the solution to the tank indicators is looking down the toilet, and look under the gaucho for water level in tank, that's what we do, keep it simple and don't worry about it.
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Old 02-24-2011, 01:50 PM   #3
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Does anyone have any feedback about this system SeeLevel II Tank Monitoring
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:12 PM   #4
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Hello Forum! Long time no speaK! We have been LOVING our trailer! We blew off the holding tank monitor system... I just dump every 4 days if we are using it. CnJ Trailers has done the awning and heater and we are happy with the work! We would like to do the toilet and polishing in the distant near future, for now we are beaching it and happy! If you have toilet polishing advise please send!
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:16 PM   #5
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Shower Rod and Curtain

Can anyone share with me what the shower curtain and rod is supposed to look like in a 68 Tradewind Double... I cannot figure it out!
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:58 AM   #6
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Curtain?

My '67 Safari has a vinyl padded surround that snaps hold in place. It is accordion folded and snapped to the wall that divides the bath from the main cabin for storage and pulls around the tub area for use. We are looking at replacing it with a curtain rod and standard shower curtain. Just looking at how to bow the curtain rod and attach it. Good luck and Happy Trails, Ed
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:01 AM   #7
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You have probably already replace your shower curtain by now. We purchased one of the current rods that is already curved and it works fine. Took out the original shower wall. It is still in good shape, we wanted to update with a shower curtain. Currently trying to sell our 68 since we bought an 84 Excella.
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:33 PM   #8
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Yippee, another '68!!

I just wanted to say welcome! I look forward to following your progress as I work on my TradeWind as well. Here's to many a lovely camping trip! Enjoy!
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:29 AM   #9
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We are loving our Airstream, we just put in a laminate floor and new toilet. I still have not replaced the shower curtain and will have to look into that curved, bar, thanks for the tip! In the bathroom we still need to cover that square above the toilet. All else is done for the time being and suits our family perfectly. I could not be happier with our trailer! I hope to find the roving trailer polisher someday, please let me know how its going with yours and I will post some pictures.
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:07 AM   #10
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If you would like photos of the curved shower curtain that I put into our 68 let me know and I can send you some.

I believe I have photos of the original shower wall that was in ours when we purchased it. It is now up in my garage attic. If a person wanted to go back to the original set up that could be done I am sure with a original design.
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If you would like photos of the curved shower curtain that I put into our 68 let me know and I can send you some.

I believe I have photos of the original shower wall that was in ours when we purchased it. It is now up in my garage attic. If a person wanted to go back to the original set up that could be done I am sure with a original design.

I would like to see what you had done to the '68 to use a shower rod and curtain if you would share pictures. We still have the folding padded vinyl curtain that snaps to the wall for storage. We would like to upgrade this to a more modern shower rod & curtain. Thanks, Ed
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:39 AM   #12
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I think I have attached a photo of the curved shower rod which shows one end connection to the outer wall. I had to cut the rod for the curve I wanted. Let me know if you need more. I will take a photo of the other end connector if needed. I can also send some to you directly using your email account if that is ok. Making attachments is easier with email.

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Does anyone have any feedback about this system SeeLevel II Tank Monitoring
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I purchased this system for my renovation, but haven't installed it yet. I will report when I do.
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I think I have attached a photo of the curved shower rod which shows one end connection to the outer wall. I had to cut the rod for the curve I wanted. Let me know if you need more. I will take a photo of the other end connector if needed. I can also send some to you directly using your email account if that is ok. Making attachments is easier with email.

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Lee, That would be fine if you sent them to my e-mail address. If you have the name of the shower rod mfg./brand you purchased & where you bought it and a part number I would also like that info. E-mail is: caredcarver@aol.com . Thanks so much, Ed
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