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Old 03-08-2013, 06:18 AM   #1
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1976 tradewind twin comments?

We are going to look at a tradewind (1976) 25' twin today. Is there anything about this particular model that we should know?Thanks!
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:06 AM   #2
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Hi! Welcome to the forums! Use the inspection checklist found here: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f138...ist-43294.html

Good luck! I hope you find what you are looking for! I love the Tradewinds.
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:35 AM   #3
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Hi! Welcome to the forums! Use the inspection checklist found here: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f138...ist-43294.html

Good luck! I hope you find what you are looking for! I love the Tradewinds.
Thank you very much! Unfortunately, just as we were getting ready to leave the trailer was sold. Oh well!
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Thank you for the tip! Just before we were ready to leave to check out the trailer the owner called to say it had been sold. Oh well!
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:50 AM   #5
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Now you have some time to look over that checklist and ask questions about it on the forum before you look at a trailer.

I was pretty ignorant of how trailers, and especially Airstreams, work. We knew that between the two of us, there isn't much we can't fix. But that list would have been Greek to me.

We have put in new axles, repaired, replaced or removed many of the plumbing, electrical and appliance systems and replaced some of the floor and all of the interior walls and cabinet panels. We now know a lot more than we did. I might possibly have been a bit less eager to buy a "fixer-upper" if I had known fully what we were getting ourselves in for. But the work has never kept us from camping and it's been a satisfying process.

Long story short, any "issues" a trailer might have are as much about the buyers as about the trailer itself. If you aren't at least somewhat handy in the fixit department, it's best to steer clear of a vintage trailer. Floor rot is a potential problem in any older trailer. Know what to look for and what a repair would entail. Talk the price down accordingly.
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Well, darn! I agree with Webspinner/Barbie. Using the checklist as a guide, learn what you can here on the forum before you find another trailer to look at!
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