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1968 Airstream Trade Wind
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Year 1968
Make Airstream
Model Trade Wind
Length 24
Options LY
1968 Airstream Trade Wind
Overview I purchased this Airstream in Michigan in August of 2005 after an internet search and help from forums members. It is unclear how many owners there have been although I suspect I am at least the fourth. At some point in its history it has had significant work done including a bumper extension which accommodated an ugly box storage area and a small homemade grey tank. Ultimately, this modification lead to rear end separation and extensive repairs.
1968 Airstream Trade Wind Interior

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1968 Airstream Trade Wind Systems and Running Gear
The major renovations to the Trade Wind began over the spring/winter of 2007. So far...
• Removal of copper plumbing and replacement with PEX
• Removal of carpet and replacement with pergo
• Removal and replacement of kitchen counter and sink
• Replacement of refrigerator
• Removal of awning and replacement with period correct rope and pole awning
• Removal of clear coat and polishing
• Removal of the ‘ugly box’
• Repair of rear end separation
• Replacement of axles and brakes
• New curtains (thanks mom)

Work underway
• Replacement of bumper mounted grey tank with new 25 gallon under the frame tank.
• Cut down of bumper to original length
• Update electrical connection point
• Replacement of old AC with Carrier low profile unit
• Replacement of damaged bumper
• Repair of bent step
• Replacement of front rock guard
• Installation of updated furnace

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Progress on the renovations has been slow. Given the choice between working on the camper or heading down some forest service road to use her, I always chose to use her. A shiny camper is nice, a well used one leaves better memories.
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