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Old 09-11-2015, 10:13 AM   #1
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Hello everyone, well we took the plunge and purchased a 1971 tradewind project last month . It needs the usual from what i'm reading, but we are going camping in it this weekend just gonna be a nice aluminum tent.

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Old 09-11-2015, 06:10 PM   #2
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That is what my nephew and I did, and it was awesome. I cant think of a single reason you shouldn't enjoy every possible moment "camping". For us, just owning an AS is a dream come true. It is a great opportunity to sketch out new ideas and dreams. Welcome aboard and we wish you all the best!

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Old 09-11-2015, 07:38 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by peandcarrot View Post
Hello everyone, well we took the plunge and purchased a 1971 tradewind project last month . It needs the usual from what i'm reading, but we are going camping in it this weekend just gonna be a nice aluminum tent.
Your correct, that unless it's been done, it will need plenty of usuals.

Heres a list to help you get started.

Waterproofing. All exterior gaskets, especially the sewer vent pipe cover gaskets that only last 2 to 3 years.

Remove furnace and overhaul it.

Clean the water heater LPG orifice.

Clean the reefer flue and orifice.

Check for rear end separation.

Check out the axles
The Dura-Torque Axle

Check out the LPG pressure. Should be 11-13 inches of water column pressure.

Check out the valves etc in the water pump.

Check out the exterior sealing of the vent covers, the vista view windows, the stack windows and the opening windows.

After sealing everything thats needed, water the trailer down and check it for water leaks.

Check the battery.

Check the brakes and bearings.

Check the balance of the running gear.

Make sure the entrance door lock is functioning correctly and it's striker pocket is not worn.

You might want to change out the water filter thats located under the galley sink, as that original filter cartridge is no longer available.

Check out the AC. Place a thermometer in the front of the air outlet. After running for a while, except on a very hot day, that temp should be 15 to 18 degrees below the ambient temp in the trailer. Also check out the plastic roof cover to make sure it has not gotten brittle, or falling apart.

There are other things to do as well. But after all of the above, have a couple of cool ones, or more.

Enjoying Airstreaming is greatest when everything in and on your Airstream is properly functioning.

There are several people on this Forums that can offer good advice. Be careful however of some opinions, as they are just that.

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