Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-11-2015, 10:13 AM   #1
New Member
1971 25' Tradewind
camden , Ohio
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 1
new airstreamers

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.

peandcarrot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2015, 06:10 PM   #2
Regular Guy
NavyCorpsman's Avatar
1978 31' Sovereign
Hot Springs , Arkansas
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 556
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!

NavyCorpsman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2015, 07:38 PM   #3
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,501
Images: 1
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.

Inland RV Center, In is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Airstream, New Airstreamers MrUKToad Member Introductions 18 03-10-2011 09:43 PM
Proud new Airstreamers! summerbaum Member Introductions 5 07-29-2007 09:51 PM
New Airstreamers Ronald Member Introductions 4 03-19-2007 11:13 AM
New Airstreamers in Reno DandB^2 Member Introductions 1 03-05-2007 09:03 PM
New Airstreamers in Texas Mojo62 Member Introductions 9 12-29-2006 05:46 PM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:03 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.