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Old 06-27-2006, 07:14 AM   #15
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Here ya go Henry. Nice rig indeed. That bunk is unique and is very cool. Does the flat piece of wood under the bed fold up flat for the sleeping area of the bed to enlarge into the hallway? Looks like someone even painted the countertop? Is this an International model? I ask because of the Ogden water purifier.

One thing I just don't understand though. Why do folks feel the need to paint over nice woodwork? I just don't get it.

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Old 06-27-2006, 07:17 AM   #16
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Ya beat me to it by 4 minutes. Not enough coffee I guess.

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Old 06-27-2006, 07:37 AM   #17
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Underneath the lower bunk are the water heater, a sureflo water pump and a freshwater storage tank. You get to it with those two little thumbfinger holes you see in the photo. The lower bunk is at least single bed wide and quite long - I have to get a matress made to fit it better. It is an international I-241D689 and I havn't sourced water filters for it but the wingnut that holds the lid on is seriously cool. This 'ole rocking chair done got me cuz I can't remember your other question

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Old 06-27-2006, 07:43 AM   #18
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Henry ~

Filters are still available for those units. I'll have to track down the source for you. I want to warn you, they're not cheap. Somewhere in the range of $70 if I remember correctly. Ouch!! Stay tuned...

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Old 06-27-2006, 07:45 AM   #19
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Oh Yeah

counter tops have all been painted as well as the oven door - we're looking at those for replacement & creating some sort of flip-flop wing to make a larger counter / dining area - bigger than the existing at least. Too bad you have to buy corian in 8' lengths.

Most people say they like the floor but I think it is too visually jarring.....and now for the satelite radio

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Old 06-27-2006, 07:51 AM   #20
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filters?

bottled water sounds good - that $70 can buy 23 cases of safeway water or 8,832 oz of freshness....


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Old 06-27-2006, 09:05 AM   #21
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61 Trade Wind this weekend

I was camping with a fellow Trade Wind 1961 owner this weekend in the Adirondacks. So, we had a 1961 Trade Wind, parked next to a 1960 Trade Wind (ours) that was parked next to a 1959 Ambassador (Colin Hyde's of GSM Vehicle). The 61 is awesome interior with original oak bunks that are beautiful with all original hardware for folding up into the ceiling. GSM just finished re-zolatoning it, new wood floor and marmoleum floor covering, new curtains and gaucho upholstry too! It is amazing. I am expecting interior shots of the bunks soon, and when Jim sends them, I will post them.

Go Trade Wind!

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bottled water sounds good - that $70 can buy 23 cases of safeway water or 8,832 oz of freshness....


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That is only about 69 gallons worth. IIRC the average filter is good for around 300 gallons (your mileage and gallonage may vary ) not to mention having to deal with all the empties We do carry bottled water for drinking, but use the filter for all the rest.

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Old 06-27-2006, 11:43 AM   #23
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nice trailer. very nice.

have fun and enjoy it.

i will throw a pic of my bunk on here just so you guys can see the difference.
and your spousal unit is correct, keep it!!!

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Old 06-27-2006, 04:42 PM   #24
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You guys make me feel so proud!!

hey '59

Great pictures. It amazes me how different the layouts of these trailers are. The bunk is staying (for the grandkids?? - Jeez we're too young and so are our adult children).

We're thinking of flying to California to check out vintage airstreams, that Rosgo....guy and idahoboys and maybe tincantourist to see what they have done / doing. Brad, how did you get those propane tanks chromed??

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and what about those folding doors?
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Old 06-27-2006, 06:14 PM   #26
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Love the bunk bed! And that floor is great. I could see how it would be "jarring" but it looks so cool.
Very nice!!
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Yes! I just bought a 1961. About to start working on it. Need all the help I can get. It has the two twins.
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:16 PM   #28
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Really old thread
We have been using a 61 tradewind , california model for the last ten years or so.
I don't think they are that rare .
Ours has a permanent double bed and is a tandem axle which I haven't seen on other 61 tradewinds so that may be less common. Also the axles are welded , not bolted and the shocks are vertical.
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