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Old 05-31-2013, 06:29 PM   #61
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:50 PM   #62
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WHOA! Nice work, I really like how your trailer is coming together!
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:53 PM   #63
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It's really looking great! Did you do something to cover the interior alumanium (like a film or something over the metal) or is it just raw mill finish? I really like the LED downlights on the bases too!
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Old 06-02-2013, 01:06 PM   #64
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coming along nicely
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:25 AM   #65
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Thanks all!
3Ms75Argosy - it is just the raw aluminum will a mill finish. It is actually the back side of a painted aluminum.

I finally solved the problem of an affordable porthole in the bathroom door!
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:22 PM   #66
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:31 PM   #67
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Ok what's up with the kitchen sink?
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:37 PM   #68
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It's the new Polish model.
It's just there to mark the cutout.
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:57 PM   #69
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The dinette light is in, among other things:
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:42 PM   #70
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So we sold our house (!!!!) and if all goes well we will close later this month! So so much to do before we hit the road! The Airstream is not too far from being done...it is all of the other things that need to fall into place. Right now we are shopping for a tow vehicle, which is turning out to be very frustrating and scary.
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:55 PM   #71
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Y'all planning on full timing in the Super Tradewind?

Wow!
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:21 PM   #72
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Wow!
That's the plan!
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:01 PM   #73
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Things are moving along. We close on our house in a week and a half and are in the process of getting rid of the majority of our belongings. I have a feeling that the learning curve over the next month is going to be pretty steep.
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Things are moving along. We close on our house in a week and a half and are in the process of getting rid of the majority of our belongings. I have a feeling that the learning curve over the next month is going to be pretty steep.
This is awesome . But you didn't show the aqua sides to the drawers, that's my FAVORITE thing!

Best wishes on your new adventure!
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:21 PM   #75
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The two of you have done an amazing job renovating your Tradewind.

Wish you the best on your travels.

Please keep us posted.

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Old 09-27-2013, 07:30 PM   #76
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Fabulous! I love it all!
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:28 PM   #77
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Today Sputnik was REBORN! She made her maiden voyage out of the shop this afternoon to get weighed.



Her overall weight is 3800# and tongue weight is 560#. Any suggestions on how to reduce the tongue weight? We plan on getting a propride hitch and putting the heaviest things to the rear of the axle, but will that be enough?
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Today Sputnik was REBORN! She made her maiden voyage out of the shop this afternoon to get weighed.

Her overall weight is 3800# and tongue weight is 560#. Any suggestions on how to reduce the tongue weight? We plan on getting a propride hitch and putting the heaviest things to the rear of the axle, but will that be enough?
W O W!!!!

That's gorgeous! Congrats!!!

First things first, you should immediately paint your tow vehicle the same color as your wheels.

I'm not kidding there so no smiley face.

How did you weigh the tongue?

As it is, it's just shy of 15% and I think target range is 10-15% so may not be a problem until you mentioned the ProPride. I'm always confused by this but I understand some portion of the PP's weight counts as tongue weight - the unofficial PP user guide topic and/or one of the myriad hitch topics will cover that in more detail.

Good luck and congrats again - really pretty trailer!
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:01 PM   #79
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Great Color Combo

Still love the touch of color inside and out. Every time I look at pics of your trailer it looks SO long inside with that beautiful long bank of kitchen cabinets then I see its a 24. Your photography is really nice. Thanks for the inspiration.
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:07 PM   #80
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Hittenstiehl: Thanks to the magic of a wide angle lens, it does wind up looking very long on the inside! Thanks for the kind words!

SteveSueMac: Oh don't worry...that car isn't actually ours. We will be getting (hopefully) a sleek black SUV. I looked at vintage cars, but my other half (most importantly the half that pays the bills) says no. I have found a few that would match that color exactly!
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