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Old 04-27-2015, 09:07 PM   #1
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My grandparents nurtured my love of Airstreams

The first thing I remembered about camping with my grandparents was how toasty warm the inside of there trailer was. Wow, this beat the heck out of a tent. They both loved traveling and camping more than anyone I have ever known. From those early years I knew that someday I too would own an Airstream.

Their both gone now but I know that if there is any way possible, they are both still sitting around the campfire with us.

I'm attaching a few pictures taken at a rally in Harlengin, Texas Feb. 1975
Their trailer was the one sitting behind the blue Buick Electra.

Good Memories
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:19 PM   #2
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Awesome memories, Dave. Thanks for sharing with us.
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:25 PM   #3
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Great memories and pics. Love those old cars! Makes me wonder - 40 years from now, what will folks towing with their "flying nuclear powered cars" think of rallies full of those "quaint" big trucks so many were using in the 20-teens 😃
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Old 04-27-2015, 10:31 PM   #4
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Fun! Any idea where their trailer is, now?
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Old 04-27-2015, 11:09 PM   #5
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He ever used the trailer again after my grandmother died. He sold the trailer and I have no idea where it is.

I found a few pictures of their first trailer. Anyone have a guess as to what year and model this one is?
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Old 04-28-2015, 12:52 AM   #6
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He ever used the trailer again after my grandmother died. He sold the trailer and I have no idea where it is.

I found a few pictures of their first trailer. Anyone have a guess as to what year and model this one is?
First, I assume the photos are flipped and that this Airstream didn't have a street side door.

The photographs were taken at kind of a sharp angle, so I kept second-guessing myself as to whether it was a 22' or 24' trailer. I would guess it is a 1959-1961 TradeWind 24'. It looks remarkably like this particular example:

1960 TradeWind 24' - Vintage Airstream
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Old 04-28-2015, 12:27 PM   #7
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Great memories!
What sticks out to me in looking at these pictures..... especially with this forum inevitably having TV discussions full of agony as to which one might be slightly better than another....is how folks just pulled their campers with whatever they had on hand. And they had a great time....and got home safe.....and saved their money. Truly a great generation. We should learn from them. jon
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Great memories!
What sticks out to me in looking at these pictures..... especially with this forum inevitably having TV discussions full of agony as to which one might be slightly better than another....is how folks just pulled their campers with whatever they had on hand. And they had a great time....and got home safe.....and saved their money. Truly a great generation. We should learn from them. jon
Remember, though...... back then, "whatever they had on hand" was probably a big, stout-framed car or truck that had a giant V-8 in it.
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Those cars weren't as well designed nor even as heavy as a Chrysler 300 of today. I owned them and towed with them. Then as now it is all about the hitch rigging. Few ever get it right.

Back to topic. My grandparents used a big Dodge to pull their Streamline from the early mid 1960s. Makes me third generation in enjoying this trailer type.
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you're right, PaulnGina...they probably did. But my larger point was that it doesn't take all that much...and certainly not always the very latest and greatest...to have a great time on the road and off-road. I think that gets lost a lot of times. jon
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Great photos and I especially enjoyed the Buick...looks like a 1970 vintage like I learned to drive in: cast iron engine, 455 cubic inch, quad-carb, premium/leaded fuel only, 7 mpg! But man, what a soft/smooth ride. Bet the Airstream was only seen, not felt or heard ;-)
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This brings back such memories. My grandparents had an airstream beginning in the 60s? They lived in Washington state, but were from the valley in Texas. They pulled their airstream with a Lincoln town car with v8 everywhere including Alaska. They were in many many rallies and loved visiting us in south texas. My parents and My husband and I have airstreams as it was our dream. My sons are wanting the same. What great memories and more to come!!!!


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