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Old 07-16-2006, 08:04 AM   #15
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Me being a 49 myself..ahem...that 49 trailer would be a hoot to own and redo. Right now my 78 is not as nostalgic, nut is a fun project.
Anyone ever see a Jetstream? I am in the trail of what the owner said is a 58 Airstream, hidden away on some farm property. But from their description it sound like a "Jetstream". Saw one recentyl and that clued me to what this thing could be. I will go and see and photo it soon.
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Old 07-16-2006, 10:05 AM   #16
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Saw a VERY NICE 1974 31 footer north of Jackson , Michigan..Rear bath,, This is a nice one look as if was used very little for its age.. L shaped couch, elect Jack. This is a very very nice one!! Could be had for about 6K... I have the phone number if anybody is interested,, Ralph
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Old 07-16-2006, 01:35 PM   #17
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Not exactly homeless, but being used as a storage shed. Obvious bad damage to the rear top street side. I am very confused--looks old but only has a 5-panel curve in the top. Never have seen this kind of window installation--what gives?

This AS is near the Central Ferry campground along the Snake River in WA.


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Just a little hint - you count all the panels in the front - add in the two bottom ones and you have 7 - which is correct for the early 60's. Changed over in the 1960 model year I think from 9 panels.prior to that was the 13 panels. 5 panels came in in the 1969 model year that were built in 1968.
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Old 07-16-2006, 01:43 PM   #18
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Actually, the panel number count is the compounded curve segments. Mine has seven as it should since the 1957 model year. 1957 was a transition year so some have the thirteen and some have the seven panels. The next panel number change went to five which I believe was 1969.

Not out to prove you wrong Peter and Sharon, just makeing a clarification.

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Old 07-16-2006, 02:35 PM   #19
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1968 22 ft near Brighton, Mi.. 3500.00 has some missing windows and needs TLC..To much,,but may take offer..Never know.. Ralph
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Old 07-16-2006, 04:03 PM   #20
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That tradwind has an aluminum spare tire cover!!look close as it leens away do to the damage .

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Old 07-16-2006, 04:20 PM   #21
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That tradwind has an aluminum spare tire cover!!look close as it leens away do to the damage...
I don't think so. I think it's an artifact of the wide angle lens. I recall looking at the lower skirt all around it looked OK to me at the time, but I was being quick about it. Looking at the photo it sure does look like it is either leaning away or is twisted with the street side of the tire further aft than the curb side.
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Old 07-17-2006, 09:34 AM   #22
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It is a 1960 TradeWind with twins & bunks, thus the small stacked windows. Not the hammock-type of bunks, but built-in ones.

Dead giveaway it's a 1960 trailer is that cool Land Yacht label, I think it was only used that one year.

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It's definitely got 5-panel end caps. I thought those came in much later. Aren't those Hehr windows, especially the large one on the street side? They were discontinued in 1957. The combination of end caps and windows is still throwing me, but your I.D. of the 1960 label ought to nail it. Am I wrong about the end caps, eg, were the 5 panel versions available in 1960?
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Shari, It's definitely got 5-panel end caps. I thought those came in much later. Aren't those Hehr windows, especially the large one on the street side? They were discontinued in 1957. The combination of end caps and windows is still throwing me, but your I.D. of the 1960 label ought to nail it. Am I wrong about the end caps, eg, were the 5 panel versions available in 1960?
Hi Roger:

The 5 panel end caps were introduced for the 1964 model year, so they don't seem to belong on that 1960 Tradewind, which should have 7 panels end caps. The 24 TS 0448 serial number is a 1960 serial number, and it looks like the built date of 7-60 is stamped into the serial number plate. The high furnace vent stack and long oval refrigerator vent are both 1959-60 California trailer features. The black California Div. of Housing certification plate nails it as a California built Airstream. Hehr windows were used through the 1960s, but they were different [Clearview] model windows than the Hehr standard stamped aluminum windows used in the early 1950s.

Maybe this is a very early prototoype for testing the 5 panel end caps, possible but unlikely. Given its extensive end cap damage at both ends, I suspect a prior owner had an attraction to low hanging obstacles and damaged the original 7 panel end caps beyond repair, so they were replaced with 5 panel end caps which were current production [or available in stock] replacement parts at the time of the repair. The seams on the end caps appear heavily caulked, suggesting either excellent but sloppy maintanance or, more likely, replacement. See you at Ceede in a few weeks!
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At home, but looking lonely...

We were traveling in Central California on a small 2 lane road somewhat parallel to Interstate 5 near the burg of "Chrome"... saw this Airstream just parked next to SOB and a mobile. I think it is on A-9 (road indication) from my fuzzy memory...

It appears quite tiny in the pic below... look to the left of the SOB against the trees.

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$6000.00 obo (209) 922-9759 , Modesto is about two hours from San Francisco.

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Looks like a 60 Tradewind with bunks. Unusual configuration, but I don't know how desirable it is.
Forgive me if this topic has been discussed before, but what is it that makes one Airstream more desirable than another? Is it the year, the model, the interior arrangement? Which Airstreams are more valuable?
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What makes one Airstream more desirable than another.

Forgive me if this topic has been discussed before, but what is it that makes one Airstream more desirable than another? Is it the year, the model, the interior arrangement? Which Airstreams are more valuable?
It's mostly subjective. What's attractive to a single person or a couple w/o kids could be a horrible experience for a family of 5+. Or, what works great for a weekend outing to the State Park might be miserable to full-time in.

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Some swear by the "shorties" and others only have eyes for the "dachshunds"...whatever floats your boat! Finding the "perfect Airstream" for you, really is a personal lifestyle decision...that only you can truly answer.

Aren't you glad you have so many options!?

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Found this on craigs list here in Phoenix, Scottsdale is where its located. Its a '73 30'er for $4000.

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/rvs/188208014.html

Don't know the seller, never saw the trailer, just passing along info.

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