This may not be the right forum for this post but I couldn't figure out where to put it, so I put it where there were the most people looking
I have started looking around for a trailer, didn't have any particular vintages in mind, I just like rivets.
I have not the time nor the budget to take on a restoration/renovation project. I really like the look of the newer safaris, but I also don't have $20K to drop on a trailer at the moment...
I found a 1978 Tradewind in reportedly excellent shape not too far away from me and wondered if some of you kind folks would give me your opinion on it in. I guess the most specific questions I can think of as a newb are about the layout and interior finishes, so maybe I'm not so far off in posting here...
In any case, let me present the details:
"A beauty, vintage 25 foot Airstream in great condition. Working refrigerator, heaters, etc.... excellent awning.. ready for your next trip. Easy to pull, live in, or use for camping. New Airstream curtains, middle twin beds, double front bed, back bathroom. Ready to go to its new home. $7500 OBO own a classic. Easy to pull for cross country trips. Not many Airstreams in this good of shape. Clean, no mildew, non smoking. We are the third owner this trailer has not been used much and never lived in."
From an email:
"One thing the trailer does need is either a new carpet or wood floor... we had bought the materials but haven't done the work... but this is easy... the floor is solid the trailer has never had any leaks.... the curtains were custom made by Airstream still in the box cost $700 which seems like a rip off and at the time I thought so also... we had someone go through the trailer that knows Airstream and he said the trailer is in excellent condition for a 1978... it has the best refrigerator they put into trailers... get cold really fast... it also includes the sway bar in the front to stabilize towing... this is another expensive item..."
Do folks like the layout in this particular model? I know much depends on how the space is used, but I 'm thinking there may be some general consensus? Are there any threads that anyone knows about that discuss the various layouts? I know I have seen in an ad or two a claim about "best layout ever"...
Also I read that Beatrice Foods took over Airstream for the 70s - does this affect the trailers built under their watch?
Thanks for reading and thanks in advance for any helpful comments!