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Old 07-25-2017, 08:58 AM   #1
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Well as a child i grew up camping in our families 1959 trade wind and about 3 years ago my dad passed away and i finally convinced my mom to let me take the airstream home and fix it up it's been sitting in the yard for about 25 years my dad 5 years ago started ordering parts for it and put new tires and rewired wired for trailer lights now im looking for suggestions on were to start on my renoClick image for larger version

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Old 07-25-2017, 09:48 AM   #2
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Welcome !!!!!

Get the "safety stuff" figured out first. Brakes, wheel bearings, batteries, axles, and tires are all on that list. It's not so much a "replace everything in sight" deal as making sure they are ok. After that the usual "check for leaks, floor rot, and frame rust" isn't quite pure safety, but it's close. Then check the basic systems (kitchen etc) to see how well they are all doing.

Get it safe, get it functional and go use it !!! Once you've had it out a few times, work out what you *must* change out and go from there. It's summer and it's camping time.

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Old 07-25-2017, 10:57 AM   #3
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Thank u so much i will be posting my progress😀
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Hello Judds1959, greetings from central Kentucky and welcome to the forum. Bob has provided a nice starting list for you, I can't add anything to it, but I do congratulate you on your acquisition. Please do post on your progress. I'm sure there are lots of good memories in her, keep the ball rolling.
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