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Old 10-13-2010, 05:39 PM   #1
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Complete Redo - 25' Tradewind

I purchased this airstream about 8 months ago and have been remodeling ever since. Now that I'm well underway, I thought that I might share the experience with you. A little background, I'm a 27 year old Architect in Santa Barbara, CA.

I've started a blog, you can see it here:

Here's a before and after Pic...





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Old 10-13-2010, 06:41 PM   #2
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WOW, Nice job on an updated interior. MPJ
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Old 10-13-2010, 07:18 PM   #3
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Great job!

We just bought a 1969 25' Tradewind two or three weeks ago and will be going through the renovation process too.

It looks as though you changed out the bathroom -- would you mind telling and/or sharing pics as to what and how you did? (I thought I saw a new cabinet with sink it the bathroom.) I'd love to have a small, oval or round stainless steel sink in the bathroom. We plan to redo the kitchen of ours as well.

It looks as though you took down the partition and some of the bedroom low storage (chest) to extend your kitchen. Do you mind if I ask what you are doing for the bedroom? Ours has a double gaucho in the bedroom, and I'd like to have a full-time double (or queen if there would be room) in there.

Thanks for sharing your pics.

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Old 10-14-2010, 01:17 PM   #4
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Looks great - would love to see more photos.
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Old 10-14-2010, 02:33 PM   #5
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My Blog Info.

I am just starting my BLOG. Here's the address:

An Architect's Airstream

No info yet, but will be updating it daily. Here's a few more photos (before and after of the bathroom):



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Old 10-14-2010, 04:06 PM   #6
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woah! sawwet! we want more pics!
is that a traditional tile & grout or did you use something flexible I don't know about?
wheres is the shower? whats on the other end of the trailer?
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Old 10-14-2010, 04:41 PM   #7
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More please. . . .

More information please. . .. I too want to know more about the products used. Cabinets, grout, etc.

Looks great!
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Gorgeous!! I love what you have done. Did what you add make a big difference in weight? How did you do grout on tile without having it split when it moves? Or are you just keeping it parked? Beautiful job on what you have done!
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Old 10-14-2010, 06:34 PM   #9
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It looks as though you changed out the bathroom -- would you mind telling and/or sharing pics as to what and how you did? (I thought I saw a new cabinet with sink it the bathroom.) I'd love to have a small, oval or round stainless steel sink in the bathroom. We plan to redo the kitchen of ours as well. Yes, a rather significant bathroom redo as well. The vanity sink is working quite well (as the countertop is lower than typical height - really bings up the surface to a comfortable working level)

It looks as though you took down the partition and some of the bedroom low storage (chest) to extend your kitchen. Do you mind if I ask what you are doing for the bedroom? Ours has a double gaucho in the bedroom, and I'd like to have a full-time double (or queen if there would be room) in there.
Yes, one of my goals was to open the space and combine uses to serve many differenct purposes. The bedroom has a custom built extendable gaucho (on slides so no need for supports to bang feet into while walking around at night. Probably couldn't fit a queen between the countertop.

Thanks for sharing your pics.

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Looks great - would love to see more photos.
Check out my blog. I'll be posting lots more pictures there.
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Gorgeous!! I love what you have done. Did what you add make a big difference in weight? How did you do grout on tile without having it split when it moves? Or are you just keeping it parked? Beautiful job on what you have done!
Yes, i did add some weight in the end, however, i used many techniques to keep the weight down. Example: replaced old 200+ lb fridge with a new 100 lb. Eliminated 130lb AC unit (live in a very temperate climate) - Used lighter weight materials for cabinetry, floor and countertop. Tile underlayment is composite foam product that bonds to flexible mortar (as opposed to super heavy hardyboard.) and extremely flexible grout. No cracks yet and a fair amount of towing. Kept the glass (yes glass) tile thin and small to minimize cracking. Many other methods i'll discuss in my blog. (follow me!
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woah! sawwet! we want more pics!
is that a traditional tile & grout or did you use something flexible I don't know about?
wheres is the shower? whats on the other end of the trailer?
Traditional, but very small glass tile. Shower is right next to sink (you can see the shower seat in the picture - though the shower head is on the wall out of the picture) Curtain yet to be installed.
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Maybe its me or my computer, but I cant see or find a link to your Blog...
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Looks great! Looking forward to seeing more photos.
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