Hey! I've just bought a '76 Trade Wind, double bed, 25ft trailer - and I think it's great!
My name is Rick, born in NY, now live in Florida. An opportunity came up and I bought my Airstream with ideas of camping and trips to relatives out of state. But looking at the future of the economy, I want to make it my goal in two years to go to full time RVing. I figure, home is where the heart is. My home happens to have wheels, most people's don't, other than that, what's the difference? And, since I'm a musician (blues/rock guitar), living in an Airstream fits the bill - it's portable and I always have a place to stay.
Well, my baby needs some TLC before I can go camping. I have a list of ideas - upgrades, solar panels, wind mill generator - and plan to be able to boon dock whenever I want!
For a 30 year old treated as a camper, she has held up well. I'm gonna get her inspected, see what's what and how much. I'm thinking taking the next year to work on her, enjoying and doing things right. Found a inspiring video on YouTube called Classic Rides and they redo a '70 Overlander - YouTube - Airstream Restoration - 01-1 Introduction
I'm gonna fix up mine, and when the time comes, move in and down the road!