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Old 11-06-2011, 03:55 PM   #1
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1949 Trailwind Restoration Completed

If you're interested please look at the 1950s Airstream Photos subforum for pictures of our 1949 fully restored 18 foot Trailwind which was completed last week. Original refurbished items include the Wally Byam oil burning heater, wardrobe and wood cabinet, the ice box/sink combo and overhead lockers with wood doors (both polished to a mirror finish). The end caps were also polished which gives the trailer a larger feel than its 16 feet interior. The Trailwind is fairly rare being one of only 60 made prior to 1950.

New items include a low-profile air-conditioner, horseshoe couch, fridge, all wiring, all plumbing, zolatone paint, sub-floor, hardwood flooring, bed, toilet, axle and rims. The exterior was polished to a mirror finish and a badly dented aluminum panel replaced. On top of everything else the trailer has been in our family for over 40 years (I lived in it during college), so it also has sentimental value.

The day after we got the Trailwind back we took it out last weekend for an Airstream rally in Kernville, California. The Trailwind didn't have to wait long for its maiden voyage and we had a great time although it was also our first time trailering. Let me know what you think if so inclined.


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Old 11-06-2011, 04:38 PM   #2
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This looks like a great job and an even better story that the trailer has such a long history with your family.

Please keep the thread going when you are able to take it out on the road again.


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Old 11-06-2011, 04:46 PM   #3
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What a great little trailer! Think your tow vehicle is big enough for it? Kidding of course!

Is there a bathroom in that closet?
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Old 11-06-2011, 05:16 PM   #4
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Thanks for looking and your nice comments. The closet is actually a good sized wardrobe. The toilet is located under the couch cushion next to the ice/box; no privacy but it's really more for emergency use at night.
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