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Old 01-14-2015, 03:28 PM   #1
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Our new Airstream

We are completely new to trailer camping and knew that an Airstream was the way we wanted to go. This is our new Airstream and we haven't even had a chance to physically see it yet. My brother-in-law found it for us and we have to make arrangements to tow it to it's new home. We were told it is a '79 Tradewind but I wasn't sure. Can anyone help me out with identification? In any event, we were sent pictures and it looks to be in excellent condition. I can't wait to get it here so we can put our own touches on it.
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Old 01-14-2015, 03:57 PM   #2
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Congrats! Looks awsome. Enjoy your new adventures.
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Old 01-14-2015, 04:04 PM   #3
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We have a 1978 Trade Wind, and yours sure looks a lot like it from the outside. I'm in the process of putting in a whole new interior right now.

You'll love it, but it'll keep you busy with various projects. Feel free to PM me if you need encouragement or advice.
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Old 01-14-2015, 06:48 PM   #4
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Our New Airstream

Thanks so much. We are really looking forward to joining the Airstream community. As I said, we first have to get it down here, from Virginia to Georgia, so we can start playing with it. From what we've seen and heard, the previous owner took wonderful care of it and the interior looks great. But, as you said, I'm sure we will find plenty of things to keep us occupied to make it our own. For now it's sitting at my brother-in-law's place. Thanks also for your offer of help. When we take possession I may take you up on that.
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Old 01-15-2015, 08:56 AM   #5
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More Pics Of Our Airstream

Here's a few more pics of what we believe to be a '79 Tradewind. The interior appears to be in excellent condition but I know we will surely make some changes and updates.
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Old 01-16-2015, 06:31 PM   #6
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The VIN (or serial) number should give you the year. CONGRATS on your beautiful new family member, does she have a name yet?
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Old 01-16-2015, 06:40 PM   #7
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This is an awesome resource and will tell you the year of your trailer from the VIN, and a lot more you need to know too!
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Old 01-17-2015, 08:51 AM   #8
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Hello Scoot. Welcome to Air Forums and the Airstream Community. Your old Trade Wind looks like it's in good condition. I have a 66 Trade Wind (in 66 it was two words, I don't know when it was changed to one word.) Just like in 2015, the 25 footers are a very popular size. Easy to tow and handle, big enough for comfortable traveling. It appears yours is the "international" trim level which offered more amenities and interior decoration.

When you get it home, start doing a systematic assessment of your trailer's condition. From the tires to the ceiling vents, check it all out. My 66 had sub floor rot under the bath due to leaks. Most old Airstreams leak rain water somewhere. My 66 came with missing appliances at no extra cost to me. So develop your list of "trailer needs" and go to work to get it in the condition you want.

Make a note of the Airstream Knowledge Base, travel trailers, and then Tradewind, and finally the year range of your trailer. There are other owners of 79 Trade Winds there and may have experience that will help you.

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