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Old 09-24-2004, 10:56 AM   #1
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I could use some help....

I have a 74 Tradewind...but I don't know how to turn anything on, and I don't have a tow vehicle to take it anywhere (cart before the horse). If anyone is in the area (Leavenworth, KS), could you stop by for dinner and show me how to turn stuff on...hook up to water, electricity, etc.) Thanks,
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p.s. the dogs are behind the fence or locked up!
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Old 09-24-2004, 11:15 AM   #2
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Leavenworth, KS?! You're not behind a 'big fence' I hope??!!!!! Kidding aside, you might try going to a nearby RV park & talk to some of the folks there. Hook-ups are pretty generic & RV people are generally very helpful. Any A/S dealers near-by?
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Old 09-24-2004, 01:15 PM   #3
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I have a 74 Tradewind...but I don't know how to turn anything on, and I don't have a tow vehicle to take it anywhere (cart before the horse). If anyone is in the area (Leavenworth, KS), could you stop by for dinner and show me how to turn stuff on...hook up to water, electricity, etc.) Thanks,
rvnutty
p.s. the dogs are behind the fence or locked up!
Don't feel bad, we're all a little nuts when we start on this AS thing, especially with an older/vintage unit. Try this link, http://www.airstream.net/index.html , and go to Resourses/ On Line Vintage Library. There are numerious PDF format manuals that can help. Maybe not the exact year and model but one that may be close. It will provide the 'generics' and you'll be able to go on from there. Have fun.
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Old 12-08-2004, 12:13 AM   #4
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The electric cord is stored in the bumper at the rear of the trailer. Plug it into any outlet outside the trailer. There is a breaker box in the bathroom closet make sure the breakers are on.
The water on my 75 tradewind is outside on the right rear if you were standing in front of the trailer. Make sure you get a pressure regulator for the hose.
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Old 12-21-2004, 12:37 PM   #5
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You have a kindred spirit in Oregon...I have done exactly the same thing. My 1974 Tradewind was delivered to me on Saturday (because I don't have a tow vehicle) and I don't know anything about it. It doesn't have propane tanks on it, so I will start there. And it was reported to me by the seller that the Dometic fridge doesn't work. He included a replacement that is sitting in the middle of the trailer. Now, to figure out how to dismantle the cabinet and get the old one out.
I must say the seller has been very generous answering questions, but I don't even know what to ask yet.

I hope you have fun with your new adventure! Pam
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Old 12-21-2004, 12:53 PM   #6
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Rtfm

I did the same thing and to make things worse I started living permanently
in mine a week after I bought it. Get a friend with a truck to haul your AS
out to a state park or something, getting your feet wet that way is a real
motivator. What's the worst that can happen?

About the best advice I can give you is reading all the manuals that came
with the Airstream. In the Computer field this is known as "RTFM". I didn't
do that at first but now I read them before doing anything new.

There's a few books out there that might answer basic questions but they
are not worth the money in my opinion.

The other thing is ask as many questions as you can on the forum. People
here know just about everything about this. There are a few people on this
board that are amazing at answering questions.

Keep in mind I've broken a few things, but that's the price of learning. The
AS is built so well though, it's almost impossible to really tear it up.


Get started during the holidays...
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