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Old 06-06-2011, 12:52 PM   #85
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We love our '71 25ft tradewind. The disadvantage of the fake wood interior is that it isn't the most attractive, IMO. This is also its main advantage for us since we feel no qualms about taking it out, bit by bit as we have time, and replacing it with real birch.

We love the size of the trailer. It fits the two of us perfectly and can hold our two adult kids when they join us (or it will when we build the bunk option for over the back dinette).

Here is what our '71 looks like as the birch is gradually spreading throughout. The frame around the kitchen window is formed from 1/8" birch nearly exactly to the dimensions of the original plastic. I'm happy to have it but I wouldn't do it again.

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Old 06-06-2011, 05:13 PM   #86
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Sandra, are you out there somewhere? How's the restoration going?

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Old 06-07-2011, 09:11 PM   #87
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Thanks for sharing. I love the birch!, beautiful. I currently have a 17' 64 Frolic full of birch but it is too small for us all to camp, plus tow comfortably being single axle. Thus the debate moving up to a vintage airstream with some character. Makes me think that taking out some faded plastic and putting in the charm is the way to go! Thanks again
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:13 PM   #88
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Hi Gene,

i am here! i still have my Traveler and she now has new insulation, wiring, inside skins, new hardwood floors, window sealer and screens....well, that's it for now. if i can only figure out how to post photos i would?...

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Old 06-07-2011, 09:17 PM   #89
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oh, another development is that i am looking for a 25 to 26ft trailer to live in. I'm going Full-Timing for a while. Need to let go off too much overhead and create a little more freedom in my life. so, i'm hoping that i'll find something reasonable that might allow me to still keep the Traveler...otherwise...bye, bye "Buddha"!

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Old 06-08-2011, 01:15 PM   #91
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Sandra,

Have you been camping in the Traveler?

To post photos, click on "go advanced" and the on "manage attachments". You'll get a box with "choose file". Have the photo on your desktop and it'll have a name, so you can find it in the choose file list. Click on the photo you want, then repeat for each photo. This was I can do 4 at a time. You'll see them on the advanced page, and then you can submit. It is pretty easy once you do it a few times.

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thanks Gene, i'll try that. Yes, i have been out just locally with the trailer...like an aluminum tent. so much fun just to have her out and about. but, still dreaming of going on the road one day and putting some miles behind us.

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