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Old 10-28-2009, 01:45 AM   #1
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The best gift ever

My parents gave me there 68 tradewind 24 that they had for the past 10 years or so. I was thrilled to get to take the "little silver twinky" home. My grandparents had one, My parents had one and now I am the very proud owner. It's not the straightest thing in the world but this is one project that has a purpose. It's dedicate to the two wonderful people who adopted me as an infant and raised me into a man. My parents: Walter and Shirley Buer of Ashgrove MO.
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Old 10-28-2009, 01:51 AM   #2
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My parents gave me there 68 tradewind 24 that they had for the past 10 years or so. I was thrilled to get to take the "little silver twinky" home. My grandparents had one, My parents had one and now I am the very proud owner. It's not the straightest thing in the world but this is one project that has a purpose. It's dedicate to the two wonderful people who adopted me as an infant and raised me into a man. My parents: Walter and Shirley Buer of Ashgrove MO.
Welcome to Airstreaming.

Your at the right place to learn a lot about what you now proudly own.

Things being things, many owners go thru the trailer, to make sure everything is ok.

As a start, check all the exterior gaskets. If they are original, they will all leak. Replacing then is not a big deal.

Once the trailer is waterproofed, you can tinker with other things as your time and budget may allow.

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Old 10-28-2009, 04:54 AM   #3
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My parents gave me there 68 tradewind 24 that they had for the past 10 years or so. I was thrilled to get to take the "little silver twinky" home. My grandparents had one, My parents had one and now I am the very proud owner. It's not the straightest thing in the world but this is one project that has a purpose. It's dedicate to the two wonderful people who adopted me as an infant and raised me into a man. My parents: Walter and Shirley Buer of Ashgrove MO.
Welcome bw,

Great story and what a wonderful history within your family. Share some photgraphs when you can and plan to attend a rally soon.

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Old 10-28-2009, 07:21 AM   #4
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"Best Present Ever": I'd have to agree. Congrats and hope you really enjoy all your times in that little silver twinky!

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Old 10-28-2009, 07:23 AM   #5
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Welcome to the forums and the world of Airstreaming! I was adopted also and got into Airstreaming because of my mom. She never owned one, but she always wanted one! So when she passed, I took the $$ she left me and bought my first Airstream. That was 4 Airstreams ago and I am hooked!

This is the right place to answer all of your questions. Don't hesitate. Someone will know the answer and everyone on here is glad to help. It's like having one big happy family that knows everything Airstreaming! I love it.
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Old 10-28-2009, 07:40 AM   #6
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Welcome to the forums, this is where you will find the help and information you need to restore your trailer.

Goog luck and post pictures soon, the natives will get restless without them.

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Congratulations and welcome to the airforums.com.

You will have many years of enjoyment from your new-to-you Airstream. Keep in mind how great it would be to pass your Airstream down to one of your children.
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:39 AM   #8
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Welcome bw, The AS looks at home behind your Toyota. Have fun with it. A beautiful present.
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:49 AM   #9
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Great! Toyota tow vehicle is ok but you now need a RED CONVERTIBLE tow vehicle.
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Welcome to the group. We have somewhat similar stories. I was also adopted as an infant and my parents (adopted) gave us their Airstream after my father could not tow anymore. It is the one we currently are using and it was their 6th over the years. I was fortunate enough to be adopted by them AND grow up traveling in an Airstream!
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Congratulations on your new buggy and having had loving adoptive parents.

Travel safe, and will look for you on the road.
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Old 10-28-2009, 01:43 PM   #12
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Thank you all for the warm wishes. My parents USED their airstream faithfully. Dad replaced most of the floors years ago and updated most of the plumbing . The interior wood was painted (white muslin as my mother called it) Makes it nice and bright. all other finishes are in remarkably good shape. Lock assembly needs work(it works unless you wiggle it and it will come open.keeps the honest people honest I guess) and I have the heater in my garage getting ready to repair/replace the fan. Thanks Again.

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