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Old 05-02-2007, 08:44 PM   #1
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Question Proud mother of a grand old 1964 Tradewind with lots of questions.....

Hi Everybody! So glad to be here......I have more questions than all of you put together but could I start with two?
Floorplans? In my Airstream the double bed and the fridge are on one side and the sink and 3 burner? stove are on the other side same as the entrance. I down loaded a floorplan from airstreammotorhomes.com and the plan seems reversed with a four burner stove. What's up?
Second, upholstery...?Although orginal, mines petrified....does anybody know how much it will cost to get new foam and fabric for the two double beds? Any suggestions? Thanks all.

Whoops, one more question...how often does everybody repack their ball bearings?(Hope I'm not getting too personal here!}

Thanks again, Andra
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Old 05-02-2007, 08:53 PM   #2
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Hi Andra,

Welcome to the forum!

I can't answer your question about the floorplan but I recently got a quote to have new cushions made for our L-shaped couch with new, upgraded foam over what we currently have.

The price was approx $1,300.00

Most of the cost was for the covers but the upholsterer kept apologizing about how much the foam prices have increased since they are an oil based product.

We were looking at an ultra-suede material which was about $32 / yd.
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Old 05-02-2007, 09:27 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forums! Could it be yours has a custom interior?
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Old 05-02-2007, 09:44 PM   #4
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Thank Dennis

Thanks for the quick reply, yeah we know about the high cost of foam, it's 'cause it is a petroleum based product. Regaurding UltraSuede, there is a less expensive and more durable alternative called SunSuede, resist stains and UV, less pricey. One last thought, we have a Sofa purchased at the Sofa Factory (they are all over the US) and they cover virtually all of there furniture with this fabric that is bionic! It looks like suede, yet it is 100% stain resistant (trust me, my hubby spilled red wine all over a cream sofa), and can stand for high heats and UV and for the price of their things, it's got to be cheap..What year and model does your family have>? Better yet, in the Airstsream world, do you own it or does it own you? Thanx, A.
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Old 05-02-2007, 10:01 PM   #5
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Gee, was that an option?

Bringing up a fourth question, as I don't have the manual or the Airstream with me (picking up at the end of the week) someone asked me if it was 1 or 2 axesl, it has 2.....does that mean it could be something else? Gosh, I sound ill informed, however, what if any role does the number of axels have to do with floorplans and models? Thanks. A.
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Old 05-02-2007, 10:12 PM   #6
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can you give us the serial number and maybe some pictures . . . it does sound like you have a "mirrored" floor plan from what i've seen in other tradewinds but i'm not that familiar w/64's . . . pictures, pictures, pictures
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Old 05-02-2007, 10:13 PM   #7
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1964 Tradewinds had a single axle, I think. The Overlander, which is 26 feet long, had two axles.

Here is a good photographic resource:

Vintage Airstream Photo Archives

Do you have any pictures of yours you can post? Folks here can help identify it. If you have the serial number, someone here can decipher it and tell you exactly what you have.
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Old 05-02-2007, 10:18 PM   #8
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Some of the Overlanders for 1964 have the sink and stove next to the door, with the fridge opposite (judging from the photos at Vintageairstream.com). Could it be that you have an Overlander?
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Old 05-02-2007, 11:13 PM   #9
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Thanks Everybody!

I think, that everyone is correct, and I am an Idiot.....It is a Overlander....that explains the confusion....tomorrow I am going down to look at the owners manual...it explains a lot! You all are great! Thanks, but still no one seems to want to get personal, how often do you all, repack the wheel bearings...every gratefull, yours, A.
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Old 05-02-2007, 11:21 PM   #10
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Welcome the the forums from a fellow Coloradoan!

We pack our wheel bearings every 2-1/2 -3 years depending on number of miles traveled - about 10-15,000 miles - might be a bit on the frequent side.

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Old 05-03-2007, 08:49 PM   #11
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Thanks for the Bearing info

Thanks for your input. At first I was told I should have them repacked every 3000 miles, that really seemed to often.

This is also so new to us. I looked at several AirStreams and had my info confused. I was looking at a 72' and 69' (trashed) and found tihs one. I am the proud owner of a 1966 Overland International Double. She's in beautiful condition considering her years. My husband is the one who always wanted an Airstream and now we can share his dream. I just order new foam and aphostery as the original was sort of petrified. She has a new heater, brand new fridge, new pumps, new toilet so mostly I need to give her TLC in the interior. I need to figure out what to name her!
Thanks again. Andra
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Thanks for your input. At first I was told I should have them repacked every 3000 miles, that really seemed to often.
That's the recommended number of miles for changing the oil!
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That's the recommended number of miles for changing the oil!
Ya Know..............I've been having a really hard time finding that darn oil drain plug on the blasted trailer .........time for another Mojitoooooooooooooh
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Hmm, just makes ya think about slowing down for that ole couch on trash day! I'm not cheap...I'm recycling
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