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Old 07-03-2002, 10:08 PM   #1
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Trade Wind Eyebrow Windows

Hi All,

I own a 1971 Tradewind 25. It seems all the trailers I have seen so far had the oval windows in the roof front section. Mine does not. Was this an option?
Are the bathrooms all the same in the 70's Tradewind models? Mine has a wet bath with a small closet to the left, and the sink underneath the left side of the rear window.
My bedroom has a fold out bed on the curb side and closets on the street side. I guess these traielrs were available with dual beds? I prefer the pull out bed mine has.
Any info is appreciated.
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The vista windows you are refering to were an option ! Be glad you dont have them as they are a major source for leaks .Here is a link to photos of my tradewind http://vintageairstream.com/archives...Tradewind.html Oh in case you were wondering my vista are not leaking ! but I have seen many that are. Hope this helps . Tom
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Hi Tom,

Yours looks like new. Mine is identical in the inside, but with different upholstery and a wooden floor. A soon as the picture post works again I will post somemore pictures. Mine are under Members photos, but only 2 of them made it. i must be doing something wrong there.
Anyways, thanks for the post on the upper windows. I guess not windows actually is better than leaky ones.
I find this tradewind a very good intermediate size for travelling, and a good size trailer to stay in for a few days without becoming claustrophobic.
Thanks again for the window info.
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Vista view windows

There are several advantages to the vista view windows, they let light in when you want privacy from the lower window, great moonlight windows, indirect lighting, looks classy.

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We are on our third Airstream and all of them have been 70's models. We LOVE the vista views. For all of the reasons John posted as well as the fact that because you have access to more ligh the inside of your coach "feels" bigger and more spacious. I really like sleeping with the shutter open and having the slow light increase from the sunrise wake me. Not to mention that you can eat breakfast in your PJ's and not have to turn on any lights!

We considered a newer Motorhome but just like the 70's vintage too much to move up to a newer model.
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This is our first airstream trailer, actually our first trailer, period. we would not have a travel trailer at all if there were no airstreams. I find the 60's models very attractive, with their thin curved glass features and vintage interiors. But the 70's models seem to be a good compromise for modern features, but still a very classy look. I do wish ours had the Vista windows. I like the way they look from the outside.
We're just getting ready for a 3 day weekend in a local county park. Started putting in a new water heater last night. Just a few more stubborn fittings, and we should be off and running again.
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FYI, I posted a link in the Windows & Vents forum to r/r Vista view windows.

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