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Old 02-10-2017, 12:59 PM   #1
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1972 Tradewind

I just picked up a 1972 Tradewind. It's been parked at a deer lease in Sonora, Texas for the past seven years. It was parked in a barn, 25 miles away, since 1987. It's mostly original, and in fairly good shape.

I had an Argosy 7.3 Minuet prior to this, so I know the fun begins now. I'm sure I'll have plenty of questions. Thanks in advance.

And BTW, I've tried every which way to load these picture right side up...HELP!
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Old 02-11-2017, 06:31 AM   #2
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Figuring it Out

Files were too big, lol. If I could only find the edit button!!
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Old 02-11-2017, 06:38 AM   #3
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Looks like a great canvas. How far do you plan to go with it? The renovation that is?
Sonora is a neat little town, camped at the Caverns of Sonora late last year.
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Old 02-11-2017, 07:28 PM   #4
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Hopefully, a full restoration with some updates. The wife doesn't really care for the bathroom...you know how that goes. The frame is solid, the body looks good, but we haven't really gotten into it yet. It pulled like a dream..I made it almost 400 miles with no issues. Tires looked new, except for the dry rot, so I stopped for tires in Kerrville.

Can't wait to get busy with it. I'm recently retired so time is all I have, lol.

And yes, the Caverns of Sonora are awesome.
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Old 02-11-2017, 08:59 PM   #5
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Looks great.
The rear ends on these are prone to water intrusion into the subfloor under the shower pan. Pull the rear trim strip and check for rot. When done seal the seam between the skin and the bumper cover with Tempro. I also put down a thin bead on the top of the trim before reinstalling it.

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Old 02-14-2017, 05:29 AM   #6
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Thanks Tom, that bathroom design does have me a little concerned.
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Old 07-07-2017, 01:28 PM   #7
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check out this thread: '72 TW renovation - How it began & how it has come
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Old 07-08-2017, 04:43 PM   #8
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Your trailer is 100% exactly like my '72 floor layout.

Have fun with yours! I just recently started my full Monty.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f125...ty-169494.html
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Old 07-24-2017, 03:07 PM   #9
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I too am renovating a 1972 Tradewind, twin-bed version just like yours. My shell should be back on by the end of this week.

It's a lot of work...but it's fun! Good luck with your build.

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Old 07-25-2017, 12:40 PM   #10
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I can't wait to see the progress on both of your builds. We put ours on the back burner for awhile...catching up on other projects. Hopefully we will be working on ours soon.
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Old 07-25-2017, 04:02 PM   #11
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Yes Team '72

Hbf442 you'll see how much fun jball and I are having on our full monties you will be digging in deep... trailer and pocket book.
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