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Old 12-19-2005, 09:10 AM   #15
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nice looking coach you got there
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Old 12-19-2005, 11:23 AM   #16
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Yes, nice looking trailer, it looks familiar, has that picture been posted before on this forum / ebay?
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Old 12-19-2005, 12:25 PM   #17
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Welcome to the Club!!

And who said the 70's weren't fun?

We have a 75 Excella 500 and have finally finished with the interior rework. That includes a pergo floor up front and new carpet in the rear bedroom.

We (which means me) installed a 20" LCD television and replaced the drapes throughout the AS. The thing looks good as new

Now our next project is polishing the exterior which will begin once the weather permits.

For those of you who are in Texas, a few of my friends and I are heading to Padre Island Nat'l Seashore over the New Year's weekend. Yeah they own SOB's but I'm not picky.

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Old 12-19-2005, 02:12 PM   #18
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HI all, am new to the vintage and am thinking about a 66 tradewind. major problem is no gray water tank. anyone in either the montana or washington oregon areas that could point me in the right direction for installing one? am not a plumber, so need to have this work contracted. thanks, dieterdog
There are a few things you want to consider regarding the frames in the '66 before you decide to install a gray tank: they were made light (not engineered for the force of gray liquid splashing around)!!

I am in the process of completely rebuilding my 66 Safari: having had it stripped to the frame and making minor frame repairs. After talking with "experts" who have worked with Airstreams for 30 years or more, I was advised to keep the gray tank size to 8 gallons, if any at all!! Needless to say, 8 gallons wasn't worth the cost or effort to install (and I had a bare frame)!!

Also, if you do decide to add a gray tank, place it as close to the axle as possible.

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Old 12-19-2005, 02:17 PM   #19
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There are a few things you want to consider regarding the frames in the '66 before you decide to install a gray tank: they were made light (not engineered for the force of gray liquid splashing around)!!

I am in the process of completely rebuilding my 66 Safari: having had it stripped to the frame and making minor frame repairs. After talking with "experts" who have worked with Airstreams for 30 years or more, I was advised to keep the gray tank size to 8 gallons, if any at all!! Needless to say, 8 gallons wasn't worth the cost or effort to install (and I had a bare frame)!!

Also, if you do decide to add a gray tank, place it as close to the axle as possible.

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I think dieterdog just purchaed a '76 Argosy.......
The '76's have 2 tanks, altho not large ones.

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Old 12-19-2005, 04:19 PM   #20
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hi all, did not purchase the 1966 trade wind,,,, did purchase the 1976 argosy as mentioned above. am excited and cannot wait to see it on january 10th. dieterdog
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Old 12-19-2005, 04:32 PM   #21
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Hey Pete, welcome. You're just 2 hours east of us and we have a nice group that gets together for camping (no business) every 6 weeks or so. If you PM me your email address I'll add you to the invite list to keep you posted on future get togethers. That's a nice park, was there last year and enjoyed it.
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Old 12-19-2005, 05:25 PM   #22
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Beautiful from here

Pete,

That new to you trailer sure looks pretty from my point of view.

Big - but looks pretty nice.

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Old 12-19-2005, 06:59 PM   #23
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Welcome and congrats Pete! But damn -- is '79 vintage? I'm getting old -- what's going on here...

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Yeah, a 1979 is vintage, so is a 1980 the rules are 25 years and older. Even though some people here think that it should be earlier than 1969, I like the rolling 25 year rule.

I am hoping that California goes back to the rolling 30 years exemption for smog checks soon and both of my tow vehicles will be exempt.

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