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Old 12-14-2007, 01:20 AM   #1
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"And away we go"

Alright, I think I might have the picture thing figured out now. This is my "new" baby, a 1971, 25 ft. Tradewind. I'm so excited about getting started with the refurb that I didn't realize that I took 109 "before" pictures and still need some more. Oh well, this is the beginning and I expect this to take me about 10 to 11 months to complete cuz I have to drive 26 miles to pick it up, keep it in my driveway for no more than 3 days then return it 26 miles. My plan is to take stuff out in stages and work on them in my garage while the A/S is at the other location. I'm gonna keep some of it original and some I will upgrade. Well here goes.
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Old 12-14-2007, 01:26 AM   #2
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This baby's exterior is in real good shape except for a couple missing rivits and a dent on the front underside. Does this look like something easy to fix?
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Old 12-14-2007, 01:29 AM   #3
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I have 2 small quarter size spots of rot on the skin, how should I go about fixing those?
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Old 12-14-2007, 01:29 AM   #4
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I'll start with that, but I got alot more coming over the next few days.
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Old 12-14-2007, 06:26 AM   #5
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Very nice Airstream. I like the stacked windows with the vista view above in the living room. I had Airstream add that configuration to my 2007 25' in both the livingroom and bedroom when it was built. Post more photo's of the other side and the interior. I'm starting to create a picture file of all 25'Airstreams.
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Old 12-14-2007, 09:37 AM   #6
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I have 2 small quarter size spots of rot on the skin, how should I go about fixing those?
The dented banana wrap is a heat treat different then the rest of the exterior skin and is quite soft. It is easily removed by first removing the trim and then removing the few pop rivets that hold it on. After removal it is easily reformable using standard auto body tools. The hole in the other skin can be simply cleaned up and a patch installed over the top. You do need to find out what caused the corrosion and fix that issue at the same time. If you have contact between the outrigger and the aluminum skin you could have deeper problems. You need to really check this out thoroughly before making cosmetic repairs to the wrap.
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Old 12-14-2007, 09:59 AM   #7
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If you have contact between the outrigger and the aluminum skin you could have deeper problems. You need to really check this out thoroughly before making cosmetic repairs to the wrap.
This looks to me like what is happening. In the OP's picture showing the corrosion, I can see ferous metal rusted behind the hole in the aluminum.
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Old 12-14-2007, 10:12 AM   #8
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Craftsman I have may more pics coming. I will take a deeper look at the rot to see whats causing it. Won' be able to check that till next weekend though. First thing I need is some tires, the originals say 7.00x15lt, load class C, 4 ply nylon cord. The A/S has been sitting or about 14 years(maybe as much as 16) so these tires are shot. Any advice on what to replace with?
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Old 12-14-2007, 10:17 AM   #9
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Oh yea, both spots of rot are in the banana wrap.
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Old 12-14-2007, 10:51 AM   #10
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I can't tell what this is. It sits right behind the crank on the tongue. could this be a bubble level? Where can I get a replacement?
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Old 12-14-2007, 12:27 PM   #11
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Does any one know what goes in this spot and where I can find one?
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Old 12-14-2007, 12:33 PM   #12
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Does any one know what goes in this spot and where I can find one?
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Congrats on your new baby!

I think that thing behind the crank on the tongue, goes in that spot

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Old 12-14-2007, 12:35 PM   #13
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Yea, I kinda got that impression too.
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Old 12-14-2007, 02:22 PM   #14
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I can't tell what this is. It sits right behind the crank on the tongue. could this be a bubble level? Where can I get a replacement?
That is a Levelall, made and sold by Reese. I bought one 2 years ago, it cost $10.
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