Potential Newbie Airstream owner here.
My wife has caught the camping bug after a few friends went on a weekend camping trip with their pop up trailer. She got to looking around at different pop up style trailers and came across a picture of an Airstream on one of the numerous RV sites. She fell in love with it and here we are.
We are a family of four with two boys, 6 & 3. We live in North Carolina. If we do this it will be something we take to different places, not just park it at a campground for six months out of the year. After my intitial research, and various Google searches, I found this site along with a '65 Tradewind. My first round of newbie questions are for basic knowledge, opinions, preferences, pros-cons of the different models. I will search the forums and be back for more details later.
For any '65 Tradewind owners, what do you like/dislike about them? We're not looking for something completely restored, but not a massive project either. Cosmetic issues are not a real concern as we will be looking to add our own touch to it. Structural integrity would be my biggest concern. I don't want to rebuild it. We're planning to look at one in a couple weeks, what things should we be looking for/at? I read a thread earlier about using inspectors. Distance is not the issue, knowledge is. Is it possible to meet with an inspector, or owner, when looking at a trailer to get a few pointers?
Anyway, thanks for any info. I look forward to many more conversations.