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Old 05-04-2010, 09:48 AM   #1
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First Voyage of our Airstream

Good day all! Frequent reader, rare poster, but thought you might enjoy some photos of our 1964 Tradewind.

This past weekend we got our plans close enough to complete that we took the plunge, hooked her up, and towed her out to our campsite. The original plan was only to use this trailer as our "home away from home", leaving her at the campsite more or less permanently, but she towed so nicely we may have to reconsider!

On to the photos.

Here she is on the morning of depature, hooked up and ready to go behind "the Bleep" our Jeep Liberty CRD (diesel).

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Old 05-04-2010, 09:50 AM   #2
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Now that I know the photos are working I'll put a couple in each post.

This is the hitch set up - Reese weight distribution/ sway control. Towing was better than expected - no issues at all through windy mountain roads with significant hills.




Stopped at a roadside pull out to make sure all was well before heading into the most mountainous stretch of the drive

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Old 05-04-2010, 09:51 AM   #3
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Checking to ensure the trailer is still following nicely...




Airstream in place at our campsite

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Old 05-04-2010, 09:54 AM   #4
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And now for some interior shots. This is where most of the work we've done can be seen.

Front gaucho... all new fabric and foam



Kitchen... new Formica countertops, SMEV burner/sink combo unit with microwave below



Retro-looking switchplate picked up on a recent trip to Hawaii, fit right in with our planned colour scheme

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Old 05-04-2010, 09:59 AM   #5
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The other side of the kitchen, and the only shot I took that shows the new vinyl floors. The original fridge still worked, but not particularly well, so we have not thrown it out but at our campsite which has power we will be using this bar fridge.



This is the side gaucho (hard to back up far enough to photograph it in the confined space!). This is a cheap Ikea mattress in a futon cover from Tonic Living where we ordered all the fabric.



And last picture, the counter/window/closet opposite the side gaucho. All the wood in the trailer was in reasonable shape, we used a refinishing stain which refreshed the look and took out small marks. Curtains are by my mom with the Tonic Living fabric.



That's all! We have some finishing touches left to do and the next major project is the outside, stripping the peeling clearcoat and doing something with it. It's been a cold, rainy, snowy spring so we just haven't been able to get to that yet. Thanks for looking and we appreciate any comments.
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Old 05-04-2010, 10:04 AM   #6
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That is a very nice looking outfit. Glad the first trip went well. Here's to more fun trips in the future! LJH
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Nice looking package. I love the switch-plate.
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That looks great! My wife and I are leaving tomorrow on our first trip with our 74 model.
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