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Old 05-04-2015, 09:00 PM   #1
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my new to me 1959 24' Trade Wind ser#249038

all,

well i sold my 1959 22' flying cloud needing restoration about 3 months ago. it was gutted and i wanted a bit longer size.

i got really lucky to find this 1959 24' trade wind a few weeks ago that is in really nice condition and all original inside.
belonged to the original owner and now that he is 89 ys old, it was time for him to sell - he used it as a man cave and below are some black and white photos i took of the owner prior to my purchase and driving it home. we drove up to the campsite he kept it at for 35 years! used as his mancave!!

needs a thorough cleaning inside - astrodome on forward vent is cracked so photos show temporary plastic cover

i'll be doing a slight restoration of the cabinet and floor surfaces

regards from seattle!
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Old 05-04-2015, 10:00 PM   #2
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Groovzilla I absolutely adore the black and white original owner shot. Very iconic and touching.
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Old 05-05-2015, 06:18 PM   #3
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Thanks for the great pictures of this old Trade Wind. You'll have to sign up in Flycasters old Trade Wind registry. He has quite a list.

Keep us posted on your clean up and what needs this old trailer has. After cleaning we usually find some floor rot, and a window that won't work, and that dead mouse smell, etc, etc. Let the fun begin.

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already found a dead mouse - i do have some questions regarding the black and grey water tanks? are there any? looks like the toilet is sitting on it's own tank? any help appreciated!
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Old 05-05-2015, 11:57 PM   #5
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William? Is that you? Is it really you? 😉😃
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Old 05-06-2015, 07:50 AM   #6
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hello amy! yes it is me!

hows your airstream coming along??
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What a find! Congratulations, can't wait to hear and see more.
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Old 05-06-2015, 12:04 PM   #8
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No grey water tank unless the owner added one.
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We just bought a 1959 Trade Wind too!

I'm going to be really interested in your progress because a month ago I bought this same model. Mine has about 75% of the original interior and I'm working on the wood/cabinets right now. Did yours come with a manual of any type? If so I would love to get a copy! I'd happily pay for copy and shipping cost etc. Let me know!
Good luck with yours and keep the photos coming please!
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ABSTRACTMOM nice meeting you - according to the airstream renovation website, pre-1962 trailers didn't come with any manuals.

in your photo, is that a double bed across from the cabinets OR is it a single and the double is the front goucho?

i'd be interested in seeing more photos of the rear bed if you have any!
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No grey water tank unless the owner added one.
so the only holding tank is the black water tank that the toilet is sitting on?

since i have to repair a section of the rear floor, i'll be opening up most of the rear floor and install 2 grey water tanks under the rear closet and cabinet.
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I'm going to be really interested in your progress because a month ago I bought this same model. Mine has about 75% of the original interior and I'm working on the wood/cabinets right now. Did yours come with a manual of any type? If so I would love to get a copy! I'd happily pay for copy and shipping cost etc. Let me know!
Good luck with yours and keep the photos coming please!
also your cabinets look very nice - the surfaces of the cabinets in my trailer are ok except for the kitchen - the surfaces are dry and have some dark black stains from the nails or fasteners they used

i plan on refinishing the cabinets in the kitchen.
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so the only holding tank is the black water tank that the toilet is sitting on?

since i have to repair a section of the rear floor, i'll be opening up most of the rear floor and install 2 grey water tanks under the rear closet and cabinet.

good plan there
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Great Find! and another '59 at that.
On our '58 18' Traveler we only have a Freshwater Tank and a Black Water Tank. I have made some changes allowing the Gray Water to either go direct overboard or be diverted into the Black Water Tank, this means that I have 2 discharge fittings.
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