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Old 07-04-2013, 12:28 AM   #1
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New AS Owners from N. California

Hello All, We have been anguishing for several years about our retirement plans. Owning a travel trailer along with the local visits to the mega trailer sales lots made us really re-consider a trailer and maybe continue with our beloved tent. Then we saw Airstreams and fell in love. It fits us. Silver, quickery, unique..... us. We haunted Craislist, air forums, and other sites. I had almost given up hope of finding one we could afford/ wanted. Well we found a 1975 25 ft Trade wind in fabulous condition. Just what we were looking for. ( All of you searchers keep the faith!) We wanted a camping ready trailer coach ready to hit the ground running, Soooooooo we need a new water pump, are replacing the battery converter and putting in LED since we are 'Boondockers" at heart. I have never camped at any place we needed TV/Cable/Air Conditioning etc. But we are tent campers for 35 years. This whole experience is blowing my mind. Having too much fun. We took our "coach" out to Lassen National Park, Butte Lake CA (aka, long gravel road) for her maiden trip. Can't believe how many things I forgot. ha ha still had a blast. Need to reattach a couple of things. Our old girl need a bit of beefing up to keep up with our plans. Already gleaned a lot of information from the forum. Thanks in advance for your wisdom. First thing I bought is a blank sheet log book... Let the adventure begin. George and Linda

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Old 07-04-2013, 01:16 AM   #2
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1973 23' Safari
Reese , Michigan
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Lots to learn

Welcome guy's. Without knowing any history about you, and your mechanical knowledge, and the trailers history, this forum can provide you with MUCH critical info. There is a very good list of things to be checked available here. CRITICAL info includes are axles ok or worn out. Wheel bearings, brakes, tires, front A frame and hitch and frame usable. Your best bet is read all the threads related and become experts as much as your abilities allow and use the experts as needed, hopefully you have an RV dealer nearby that you can trust. Hope you enjoy like we have for 13 years.

Gene and Sharol in starship enterprize (earthbound) don't grow up, it is a TRAP ---repairing, not restoring since 1999
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:08 AM   #3
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Sounds like your tickled to death with your new toy! ha It's a thrill that you never quite get over.
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:21 AM   #4
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Welcome to the Airstream world. We also have a Tradewind. It's a great size for a couple of people, easy to tow and fits in most campsites.

We also added solar for those adventures that don't have all the luxuries!

Happy travels!
Every home needs a dog, and every dog needs a home.

1977 25' Tradewind (with two ... three... FOUR dogs)
2011 Ram 1500 Quad cab, 5.7 Hemi, tow pkg.
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