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Old 12-04-2006, 07:34 PM   #15
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There now, you've justified your purchase. Welcome to the growing addictive behavior inflicted on those with aluminitis. It is such an insidiously lovely disease.

Congratulations, from one Tradewind owner to another.
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Old 12-04-2006, 07:35 PM   #16
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There now, you've justified your purchase. Welcome to the growing addictive behavior inflicted on those with aluminitis. It is such an insidiously lovely disease.

Congratulations, from one Tradewind owner to another.
THX Sugarfoot. Glad you liked the dog pic too
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Old 12-04-2006, 07:58 PM   #17
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Two more pics. One of that rear AC unit and the other of the second pull out. I have still never seen a rear AC unit, but that may be due to my young age in the stream of things .
The A/C unit is non factory. If you come around this part of the country that is about all you see on mobile homes

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Old 12-04-2006, 08:02 PM   #18
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With the amound of work currently needed to make my safari road worthy, it was a no brainer to get a vintage coach that is only a week or two of hard work until it is ready for camping.

I can take my time with the Safari, and make it into my perfect modern trailer while I have a vintage unit that is completely useable.

Besides....nice to have a modernized and vintage unit.
well that seems reasonable...

the safari does seem a long way from usage...

and the sooner camping can happen the better.

small window mounted ac is a fairly common thing in 50-60s units,
using the rear window.

usually folks remove them for travel...

now you can make those midwestern rallies this year...

lets go camping!

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Old 12-04-2006, 08:06 PM   #19
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well that seems reasonable...

the safari does seem a long way from usage...

and the sooner camping can happen the better.

small window mounted ac is a fairly common thing in 50-60s units,
using the rear window.

usually folks remove them for travel...

now you can make those midwestern rallies this year...

lets go camping!

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The PO has the actual window that goes in the space. He said it is simple to remove and he will show me. I fully intend on making the rally this year in June. I was hoping that there would be more than just one, but that is me getting my hopes up.

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Old 12-04-2006, 08:09 PM   #20
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Wahoo and 2air is right, I had an after-market window A/C in my 1960 TW. An old groaning thing looked to be about vintage 1968-70 in the front window. Of course, in 1960 the TW roof wasn't built to support the weight of an A/C. Unfortunately the original front frame of the window was trashed years ago when it was installed. So at least yours is in the bath window and sounds like it is replaceable with the original window components.
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Old 12-04-2006, 08:42 PM   #21
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Go for it!

I admire your enthusiasm. You have taken on another enormous project that looks like it needs about everything. Those mid Missouri Airstreams are very needy. Stick with the Forems many great sources.
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I admire your enthusiasm. You have taken on another enormous project that looks like it needs about everything. Those mid Missouri Airstreams are very needy. Stick with the Forems many great sources.
This needed alot of work when the PO got it, since then (10 year) he has done a lot of work. I looked at pics of everything he did. He planned on living in it when he got divorced, but decided against it. Seems like he did very good work from what I compared with forum threads. Just some new copper, and water lines, and a toilet needed.
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Old 12-09-2006, 05:17 PM   #23
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Thumbs up Just got her home!

Here are some pics. She is dirty and needs a bath, perhaps that it why the original owner (Barb) had it called her bathtub. I plan to paint over the ugly blue the PO put in, and put either a single sheet of vinyl flooring down or maybe wood later on as this floor is too dark for me.

Much of the hardwood interior had been replaced completely. The fridge from my safari will fit perfectly in here so one less thing I need to wory about for the time being. I have a new water heater to go in the "Hole" on the side, but I was miffed when he told me that none of the hatches had keys since he lost them years ago. Can anyone direct me to replacements?

There are a few dents, worst being on the coach's streetside rear. This was the original owner's fault, but none the less a dent.









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Old 12-09-2006, 05:42 PM   #24
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but I was miffed when he told me that none of the hatches had keys since he lost them years ago. Can anyone direct me to replacements?
soldiermedic,

Try a competent locksmith, my Bambii II had no keys when I got it.

One of the access panels was off the trailer and the locksmith was able to make a key, all 3 access panels were keyed alike so the other 2 worked also.

He then made a key for the entry door and deadbolt, both keyed alike.

Total of 3 sets of 1 key for the entry door and 1 key for all 3 access panels, 6 keys and labor for $57.00 . Can't beat that price.

BTW , cool trailer.
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What a steal

Sounds like a great deal...Ill look into what a locksmith will charge, but only after it warms up a bit.
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Old 12-09-2006, 06:28 PM   #26
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I can take my time with the Safari, and make it into my perfect modern trailer while I have a vintage unit that is completely useable.
I've got news for you, they're BOTH vintage

Looks like a nice find. Congrats.

2Air had a good point - Remember, your kids are only kids for a short time, take them camping/fishing, limit your time working. My 2 cents.
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Old 12-11-2006, 07:06 PM   #27
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Hey soldiermedic, looks good. I like the large streetside window in the front. Also like the L-shaped seating layout.

About your keys, if you can find a way to remove the cylinders from the compartment door locks, you should be able to take those cylinders to the locksmith and save a house call charge. Could save you $50 or so.
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Contact Airstream or a fellow Tradewind owner. I know you can get keys for 80's trailers from Airstream and I would think you can still get them for the 60's. Back then all the trailers were keyed alike. It made it easier when on safari should someone loose their key. They'd just find a friend and use his to get inside or use a friend's key to have a copy made for their trailer.
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