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Old 11-13-2015, 10:54 AM   #1
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Another reno/remodel thread wanted yes or no

Hi folks

Curious. I am closing in on finishing a 3 year reno/remodel of a 1973 Tradewind and I am curious if people are still interested in the process. The reason I ask is I don't see too many extensive reno/remodel threads these day.

Anyway if a few of you think it could be helpful I would be glad to make the effort.


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Old 11-13-2015, 11:02 AM   #2
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I think they are the most interesting threads here, but many (myself included) do not take the time to document and post the details of their projects.

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Old 11-13-2015, 11:41 AM   #3
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We love seeing what others have done. Lots of pictures if you can do that.

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Old 11-13-2015, 11:49 AM   #4
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I vote yes! These are often the most interesting threads and are very informative.
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Old 11-13-2015, 11:51 AM   #5
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It is always cool to see people breathing new life into old trailers!

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Old 11-13-2015, 01:50 PM   #6
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Yes- pics! I love looking at what new ideas people come up with and the labor of love that goes into their pride and joy!
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Old 11-13-2015, 03:50 PM   #7
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Yes please!
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Old 11-13-2015, 05:43 PM   #8
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Well thanks for the interest. I do have lots of pics and will be glad to share them. I have posted some of them in haphazard posts in the past. I will gather my thoughts about my experience "upgrading" my Tradewind and combine with photos and hope it helps people

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Old 11-13-2015, 05:56 PM   #9
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Yes please

Working on our 67 Caravel, love to see and read what others are doing and how they handle challenges.
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Old 11-13-2015, 06:04 PM   #10
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Like those before me, YES! There is no other more pertinent subject on the forum in my eyes as the owner of an aging aluminum tube.

At some point or another, we all are faced with choosing between a DIY or 'professional' repair/upgrade/remodel/rescue (take your pick). I believe seeing and reading what can be accomplished and what it takes to finish is of interest to a majority faced with "whom should do it?" Knowing another DIYer was successful is a terrific boost to the wary enthusiast in search of 'what to expect' and 'how to conquer the impediments' along with a summary of time and tools involved.
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Old 11-13-2015, 06:37 PM   #11
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JUST got my first-a 1975 Argosy 26' motorhome. The seller drove it down to Key West yesterday. It has 'good bones' and has already been gutted. Previous owner had started a renovation but I think we're going to start over from scratch.
Been searching for good design ideas. Anyone know of a particularly good site that's specific for this model, or am I dreaming?
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Old 11-13-2015, 09:36 PM   #12
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I have admired your work and am sure that many of us would like to see how you negotiated the inevitable problems and the culmination of your efforts.

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Old 11-13-2015, 11:14 PM   #13
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Thanks Sam

I will give due credit to you for your help getting me out of jamb or two.

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Old 11-14-2015, 05:09 AM   #14
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yes, please, from another '73 renovator.

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