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Old 09-11-2009, 03:21 PM   #1
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You might call us Airstreamers! I think!



We were just given a 1973 25' TradeWind for the price of hauling it away.

Since the price is right we decided to take the plunge and rebuild it. Note, I didn't say "restore" it.
It will look vintage on the outside as much as possible, but I will be replacing the appliances with new
models, and maybe even do some rearranging of the floorplan. Up until two months ago, we were tent trailer folks.
Because of Sharron's back surgery, we decided to buy an immaculate 1990 25' Fleetwood
Terry from a neighbour that was getting out of camping.

So now all of a sudden we have TWO travel trailers! And one of them an Airstream!

I will be depending heavily on these forums for advice, and encouragement, and even a slap or two upside the head when I am thinking of doing something dumb.

Got the title transferred today, and got two decent tires for the trip home (10 miles). It has been on blocks for the past 15 years, acting as an extra bedroom for the "kids".
I am going to haul it home on Mon. or Tues. and will know better then just what has to be done to it. At present I'm thinking a complete gut and rebuild, but that depends.

Anyway, I just thought I'd pop in and say hi. Looking forward to meeting you all.

Here are a couple of pics of it (outside only)




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Old 09-11-2009, 03:33 PM   #2
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take care of it

That looks great...hows the inside? I bet its nice too. pictures and updates please....Have you ever considered being a Winter Texan? This would make you a HIT.
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Old 09-11-2009, 03:39 PM   #3
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The inside is very run down with cabinet doors crooked, etc. etc. The water heater is gone. The stove only half works (top only). Don't have a clue about the AC. or the refer.
But it was free, after all
Winter Texan sounds great, but I need to retire first!
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Old 09-11-2009, 03:44 PM   #4
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Congratulations on your new adventure!
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Old 09-11-2009, 03:45 PM   #5
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First off, welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.

Congrats on your new baby. She looks awful good to me.

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Old 09-11-2009, 05:43 PM   #6
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Cant beat the price! Congrats and welcome to the forums...

It looks to be in good shape

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Old 09-11-2009, 05:54 PM   #7
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welcome from down the road (london). lucky find! good luck with the renovations. i don't know much about restoring or rebuilding - one day i hope to - but there is so much info here, you are all set!
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It was free AND it has a title? You are golden! What a great way to start your project! Enjoy
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Old 09-11-2009, 07:20 PM   #9
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There are good deals and then there are really good deals. Yours is the best I have every heard of. Welcome to the forums. Good luck with the rehab.
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It was free AND it has a title? You are golden! What a great way to start your project! Enjoy
And it even still has the manual!
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