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Old 10-03-2014, 04:31 PM   #1
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1969 23' Safari
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1964 24' Tradewind
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'64 Tradewind

A few weeks back I had the disastrous issue of a new trailer came up on the used classifieds... I already have two, but this ones older and I love the butt end of the older trailers. I showed the ad to my hubby with the oh so sad look of oh my god I want it, but I have no money and him being as awesome as he is he said well why don't we drive up to see it...it was up on the upper half of Vancouver Island, We live in Victoria on the southern tip of the island, all day trip here we come

Well we loved it, came back to Victoria did some financial shuffling and made the trip back up the next weekend to pay for her and bring her home. We drove up the night before and spent the night in her so we would have time to do a run though of the systems in daylight hours. It was amazing I was just beeming the entire time, still am, she's beautiful...Like a little house, cute little bathtub and all. I could live in her, which is damn good cause as ya know I spent all my remaining money on her, and I am still at a point in my life where I have those darn mortgage payments. I'd better start earning faster. As some one said in a different thread "hey signlady with three airstreams why do you even need a house" Anyone got some free land around Victoria for a family of 5?

Anyway my guy is a bona fide mechanic so after looking her over he made the call to not hook up the brake system and therefore the lights as he said you need to be concerned that the brakes could lock up on you so we had brought a light bar from home and hooked it on the bumper. Since the tires on this girl were about 30 years old we had pulled a couple of the new tires off the argosy and put em on. We hooked her on up and drove her slowly home, she pulled great but a new axle and running gear will be in the works for her as soon as we can as this poor girl is 50 years old and she deserves them.

Here are some pics. I paid 6 grand for her. It may be high but they just never come up for sale around here.

Here are some pics
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Old 10-03-2014, 04:33 PM   #2
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Old 10-03-2014, 04:36 PM   #3
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Love the door knob

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Old 10-03-2014, 04:37 PM   #4
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Old 10-03-2014, 04:38 PM   #5
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Old 10-03-2014, 04:40 PM   #6
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Old 10-03-2014, 04:42 PM   #7
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Old 10-03-2014, 04:43 PM   #8
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Old 10-03-2014, 04:45 PM   #9
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Old 10-03-2014, 04:46 PM   #10
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Old 10-03-2014, 04:53 PM   #11
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Oh I begged and pleaded with my hubby to please take it right to where we are going to store it while we finish restoring the Safari to sell it... but no...he had to stop at the house. I can honestly say I was embarrassed and I didn't want my neighbors to see I had picked up yet another one. But I sucked it up and quickly ran outside for a couple quick pictures before departing to the storage yard...I am now officially a nutbar...Click image for larger version

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Old 10-03-2014, 04:56 PM   #12
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My lovely door collection

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Old 10-03-2014, 05:00 PM   #13
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Yup so excited all I can think of is my airstream collection day and night, SO very happy, Wish I had acreage and the money to keep them all right now. My dream in retirement is to start an airstream farm on Hornby Island "the caravan experience with out the driving!".

When I get older and richer I will start to add to my collection again and make it work :-)
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Old 10-03-2014, 05:52 PM   #14
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Boy, you have "aluminum-ites" pretty bad. A little worse than my two. I enjoyed reviewing the great pictures of your new Trade Wind. It looks like it is in good shape. The price does not surprise.

It's interesting to see how they changed during the 60's.

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