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Old 09-24-2011, 10:47 AM   #1
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What my 1975 Tradewind cost to restore

I just thought I would share what it has cost me to renovate my airstream
See attached spreadsheet for details
Estimated Total
$9,382.68 I am really close to being done with the renovation. I did all the work myself except for having the axles rebuilt.
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Parts needed: Fan for roof vent or whole vent fan assembly, vented catalytic heater.
My blog for the 1975 Tradewind restoration, Has not been updated in a while but I am still working on it.
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Old 09-24-2011, 12:19 PM   #2
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That's an impressively comprehensive list.

I'm not sure you should ding your overall costs for the title and registration, you'd pay that if you bought a finished trailer instead of a resto.

I think I should pull all my expenses into a single place too... I started with a less-needy trailer, but less-needy is not the same as "needs nothing" as we all know.

— David

Il Carriaggio — 1975 Argosy 24 | Il Progetto — 1976 Argosy 28 Center Bath | WBCCI# 15566

He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire. — Sir Winston Churchill
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Old 09-24-2011, 12:24 PM   #3
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Oh my gosh, I can't believe how fast those small receipts added up. There aren't that many big ticket items. Now, I'm wondering about all my small stuff. I've got all the receipts, but have not added them up.

Thanks for sharing!!! Great example of how fast it all adds up!

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Old 09-24-2011, 02:48 PM   #4
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I didn't keep track of mine because I didn't want to know. But i'm sure it's around what have into yours.

May you have at least one sunny day, and a soft chair to sit in..

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