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Old 09-20-2018, 05:11 PM   #1
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Is this a 1962 Tradewind?

Hello Folks,


New here as I am doing some research on this find. Never even thought of Air streams until I saw her. I was doing a good deed for someone and this came across my path. Been doing some research and the best I could do is 1962 Tradewind double.



The eighty-five old man wants to sell it for it to me for $1000. He wanted to renovate it but time got the better of him. Inside there is no water damage and the wood cabinets could be reclaimed and refinished. It would be a gutter for sure.



My wife and I would like to use it as a cabin/semi-permanent on our property. Perhaps use it for camping but not the main purpose. Concerned about it being too big to haul around to be economical. Minivan would be pulling it.



So one thing that I have not seen (please if you could supply me with the proper terminology) is a double window in the front with the movable glass pane windows, that can open and close. This one has two square windows in the front.



There is a picture of an old sticker that says: Wally Byam Caravan. Was that just a general decal or a specific model? I know I came across the Caravanner.



Something to consider is that when I start renovating this beast and I realize that I want to get rid of it. Is it worth more than $1000 cdn at this point?
Based on demand for these.


Thank you and I await your advice.

Any advice why the pictures flip from the originals that are uploaded? Quick fix?
Aaron
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Old 09-20-2018, 05:15 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums.
It looks like you have a 24', 1962, center double bed model.
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Old 09-20-2018, 07:25 PM   #3
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This is what the design is this, in fact if it is a 1962 Trade Wind.


Thank you for the diagnosis.



Judging from the wooden shelving remnants is would be the Trade Wind double
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Old 09-20-2018, 08:29 PM   #4
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Breaking?

Is there separate breaking for this size air stream?
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Old 09-20-2018, 08:38 PM   #5
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Welcome to AirForums.

Yes there is separate braking. If you are going to be towing this Airstream, I recommend replacing the axle which will provide you with a new suspension and new brakes.

This appears to be a bargain for $1,000.

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Old 09-20-2018, 08:39 PM   #6
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What can tow this safely?

What common vehicles would be capable of towing this? It would be a minimalist design inside. Would a minivan be pushing it?
Ford Ranger? F150?


The smaller the better when it comes to vehicles.


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Old 09-20-2018, 08:54 PM   #7
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Is this a 1962 Tradewind?

This is a loaded question on this forum. Most tow with a 1/2 ton truck or an SUV, but some do tow a smaller Airstream such as this with a V6 powered minivan. You would need a weight distribution hitch and possibly some frame reinforcement. If I had a V6 powered minivan I would do my due diligence to try to tow with it.

I agree that smaller is better. I tow our 66 Airstream (double axle) with a Toyota Tundra. I love my Tundra but it is HUGE and I wish I had a smaller TV.

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Old 09-20-2018, 09:07 PM   #8
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So one thing that I have not seen (please if you could supply me with the proper terminology) is a double window in the front with the movable glass pane windows, that can open and close. This one has two square windows in the front.
The windows are called jalousie windows.

I paid $800 US for a 1968 Sovereign a few years ago that had been hit by a tree. The windows and some parts inside were worth more than that. All the wood parts were trash. The Trade Wind you are evaluating looks to have a great skin. $1000 CDN seems a great deal to me.
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Old 09-20-2018, 09:19 PM   #9
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Jalousie Windows

Is there aftermarket windows that could replace those? Winter sake and all. Well I suppose with a wood heater put in there then maybe the extra ventilation from the Jalousie windows will be welcomed.


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Old 09-20-2018, 11:48 PM   #10
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Great Find! Well worth the $1000 cdn for this coach. You can rebuild the Jalousie windows with a little TLC. The panes of glass are single pane standard glass but can easily be upgraded to Heat Tempered Safety glass (reasonably priced) that can be ordered from most auto glass dealers. If you replace with Heat Tempered Safety glass order by using one intact piece from your existing window the same size H x W x Thickness with pencil sanded edges and rounded corners to match the existing panes. You can do this one window at a time if funds are an issue until all are upgraded. That will give you some spares until all are repaired/replaced. The heat treated glass is 5 times more resistant to breakage as the original glass and if broken will pellet instead of shatter. So they are much safer! If you have all the hardware pieces on the front you can clean up the original rock guard frames. Then restore it for the windows with new fiberglass like the OEM guard had. I see in your pictures that the front still has the brackets for the rock guard. You should be able to rework these windows and make them useable for many more years ahead. Good luck and keep us posted on your new project, Ed
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Old 09-21-2018, 12:27 PM   #11
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Tradewind

Buy it now!!!
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(Sorry, no advice wrt the Tradewind.)
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Old 09-23-2018, 09:48 PM   #13
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Feels like DEJA VU! I just bought the same coach last October on Ebay. I got into a bidding war with a guy and, well, $8,500 later I got my prize .Yes, it got emotional haha. Picked it up from a farm in Michigan and drove it on bald tires back to Nashville. (Seller said tires were good ) Put another $1,500 in it right away for a new Dexter axle and the rest of the time it's been in my yard being renovated (by me). As you guessed, you will end up gutting it. I peeked under my subfloor after gutting the interior and found an old rodent city with tunnels and wet, stinky insulation. Even found a mummified body of a bird or rat. Never intended to go this far but the frame needed de-rusting, some welding, etc.. Don't want to discourage you but be prepared for a long, arduous task ahead if you decide to renovate. I finally have the AC and DC wiring in and the new subfloor so I'm about to finally turn the corner on mine. If you get any helpers it can also start adding up. $$ I love mine and I will finish and enjoy it one day soon I hope. I also expect, just like classic cars, the Vintage Airstreams will only increase in value over time. One thought I might share. If you decide the labor commitment is too large, which I totally understand, you could just polish the exterior and flip it on EBAY, make some qiuck cash to help buy another trailer. Here's some pics: (the last photo is the new subfloor)
BTW, the front window in mine appears to be after market.
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Old 09-23-2018, 10:14 PM   #14
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Is this a 1962 Tradewind?

That is some outstanding work you are doing JohnnyRV. My compliments to you. I agree that the value of your Tradewind will only go up. That is one of the advantages of having a vintage Airstream. You should start a renovation thread in the trailer section to document your work.

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