So my lady (Lorrie) and I purchased this 1959
24' AS a little over a month ago. Originally we were looking for / at the older canned ham style trailers with the intent of getting a smallish (18'-20') and fixing it up with that 50's diner motif.
One day saw this Air Stream on CL that was about 3hrs away, didn't know anything about them except that they have that cool retro look. Talked to the boss shortly after I got home from work about it, and got the OK to inquire about it. Called the seller and it sounded good for the most part, of course it needed some work. Plumbing, heat, electrical. Had a couple bumps and bruises from being used for hunting. A day later got a text from the owner that he had been getting several inquiries and one person offered to purchase site unseen. So I asked him if I could take a look the next day and make a decision then and he agreed (thank goodness). Next day went and took a look and knew right away this was the one.
So I had no idea what model it was, I looked at so many AS on here and other places trying to find out what model we had. Finally about 3 days later I came across one that was like mine, Oh a TradeWind. So then I started looking at TradeWinds in the same year and was puzzled how so many didn't look like mine, kind of baffling.
Anyway here's mine, haven't done any thing except cleaned the inside.
Looking forward to starting to pull stuff out and see how good or bad things are so I can make a determination on how to proceed.
Every day I read several posts on here and other places trying to gain as much knowledge from you all as I can before I start. It's nice to see so many helpful people.
Looking forward to the journey, getting to know and meet some of you down the road.
Tony & Lorrie
PS - Having some issues getting pics posted, will try again tomorrow