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Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 05-12-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,492
Posted By 65will
kooki-monster A/C

Hello, you don't seem to be getting a response, If you already have a A/C unit I would put it where you remove the old one. I know it has been some years, but airstream had the(vin) specific...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 09-10-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 446
Posted By 65will
installing a gray tank in my 69 Trade Wind

Hello, I want to use the existing drain pipes for my gray water. Where it comes through the floor to my dump hose fitting I want to cut and turn it 90 degrees and plumb to a pair of gray tanks over...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-07-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,457
Posted By 65will
Been There Done That!

I have a 69 Trade Wind that had the same issue. The water comes in from the piece of aluminum that runs from your bumper under the shell. I had to remove the entire bathroom and floor. Then I found...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-27-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,341
Posted By 65will
have towed with both

I had an 2011 Silverado with the 5.3, Ford dealer friend said I'm going to get you in a F150. I have a 2016 f150 xlt with 5.0 and 3:73 gears. It has more horsepower and torque and tows better then my...
Forum: 1969 - 1973 Safari 05-30-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,869
Posted By 65will
contact airstream

When I did my 69 Trade Wind I contacted Airstream from their tec section on there web site. They took my Vin # and told me where to cut. I drilled a hole on the inside and the wire was there. Also...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 03-18-2016, 06:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,574
Posted By 65will
Been there done this

Hello,
I installed a Penguin 2 on my 69 Trade Wind. I also had to cut the hole, I called Airstream and they gave me the location to cut the hole at, they also told me I would find the wires there....
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-22-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,629
Posted By 65will
yes to weight control and sway

I would say yes to both, I tow a 25 trade wind with a 13 f150 with a 5.o and tow package. your trailer has a 490lb tong weight with nothing in it. My f150 has a 500lb max tong weight without weight...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 01-21-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,273
Posted By 65will
we had the same issue

What we did was use the wheels top and bottom on the front window. my wife sewed elastic strip to the curtains with it looped through the ring on the wheels. this resulted in tension on the curtains,...
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-26-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,224
Posted By 65will
some more pictures

I looked at a parts breakdown for carter awnings online. Close but not quite. The problem I'm having is the 1/4 inch square rod with loop bent in it that hooks the awning to the bars was bent, I bent...
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-23-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,224
Posted By 65will
will give them a call

blkmagikca.
I will give them a call, There is a local shop who seems to think it is an old zip dee.
M.hony. The blue Chevy is a 65, and yes I use it for local trips, new truck for long runs.
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-21-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,224
Posted By 65will
looked at zip dee parts

I looked at the zip dee parts nothing matches. Thanks for the reply. also this awning has 2 springs you have to wind each side. and you have to flip the awning bars to put it up.
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-21-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,224
Posted By 65will
Help! Identify this awning

I Have a awning with no marking. I know it was sold by Art File Trailer awnings in Melbourne Fl. The receipt is dated 11-24-75. It refers to it as Pop open awning Acilan #1254 Green Fancy 15 x 9. I...
Forum: Title, VIN & Registration 08-18-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,999
Posted By 65will
NY trailer

I live in NY. I have a 69 airstream they do not title the older trailers, my registration has a spot on the back to transfer ownership. If the trailer came from the south, I think it would depend on...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 06-22-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,395
Posted By 65will
They sure are noisy!

I have the same unit, I installed it on my 69 Trade Wind. We just got back from a 2 week trip where we used it almost all the time. It is queit outside the trailer but very loud in. I have a little...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 05-19-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,280
Posted By 65will
had the same thing

I had the same trim on my 69 Trade Wind. I replaced it with screen spline from the hardware store. It was used to retain the screen mostly. Just trim your screens, and it should look fine. If you do...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 04-28-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,227
Posted By 65will
looks Great

Hello, This looks great. Is your water tank and pump under it? and do you have acess to them? Thought about this for my 69 Trade Wind. Thanks
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Overlander 04-10-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By 65will
look and enjoy

You need to look at as many as you can, There are good and bad trailers out there, compare, we have a 69 Trade Wind and love it! It was alot of work, but there were worst ones out there. Some may...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 12-23-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,492
Posted By 65will
is the vent hole the right place?

Hello Tentmaker.
The placement of your A/C is imporant for ballance, and proper weight distubuation. This will affect toung weight and weight over axle. You do need your inner skin on to do your...
Forum: Commercial Listings 12-10-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,251
Posted By 65will
Noisy or musical?

As I spend time in my Airstream on a rainy day, I am reminded of the Disney musical where the house roof is leaking into all the diffrent pots, and each has its own tone. My vent covers make one, the...
Forum: Member Introductions 11-18-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 711
Posted By 65will
you have to decide

Hello, You have to decide what you want to do with your trailer. Use it showing the age and patina? or make it perfect? The first thing you want to do is make it safe, see if you have any floor rot,...
Forum: Member Introductions 11-17-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 711
Posted By 65will
welcome

Hello, and welcome to the forum. It looks like you have a 27 foot overlander. you can go to the Airstream.com and look at document arcives to learn more. again welcome. and your journey is...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 11-10-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,492
Posted By 65will
update

I installed the A/C last weekend. I cut the hole on the inside first, found the wire and thermostat wire, right where Airstream said they would be. I opened the breaker box in the forward end cap,...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 11-06-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,492
Posted By 65will
Cutting the hole for AC

Hello All,
I have a new Dometic Penguin A/C for my 69 Trade Wind, contacted Airstream for the location, They give 103 inches from the center of station 1. ( first rib) to the center of the fan...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 10-31-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 12,545
Posted By 65will
you get what you pay for

I have the Honda. It took me 2 years of reserch to buy it because it was more money. I camp remote alot, I have seen and heard all kinds of generators, Lots of comparesons. Many times people have...
Forum: Steps 10-28-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,930
Posted By 65will
pictures of latch

Hello
I took a couple of pictures of the latch. hope this helps:wally:

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Forum: Steps 10-28-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,930
Posted By 65will
metal missing

;)Hello
On the my 69 there is a strip of metal ( spring Steel) above the step this has the catch in it. I am not home right now,or I would send you a picture. If you want to pm me I will get taht to...
Forum: Doors & Locks 10-15-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,347
Posted By 65will
to remove handle

Hello, I don't know if this handle is correct for your 63, I have that handle on my 69 Trade Wind. To remove the handle you need to pull the pin that shows in your picture. I removed mine with a pair...
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-08-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,436
Posted By 65will
would you run fridge on the road

Hello All,
I have a 69 Trade Wind with the original Fridge.It is a Dometic MB52C. The question I have is would you run this on propane while traveling? For vents it has the opening in the belly pan...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-18-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 785
Posted By 65will
featherbedder, thanks for the help. I just...

featherbedder, thanks for the help. I just measured them they are 1 1/4.I guess I will have to look for a lighter set up.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-18-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 785
Posted By 65will
help to Identify weight bars

Hello all.
I have a 69 Trade Wind which weighs 4340 dry, and has a weight of 490 at the tongue. the hitch set up I'm using came with the trailer. I need help determining the weight distributing bar...
Forum: General Interior Topics 05-30-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,969
Posted By 65will
insulation / vapor barrier

When I did my 69 Trade Wind I sprayed back in the spray foam That I removedfrom the floor. But since then I have built a metal building Quonsit hut style, and insulated it with Prodex Total from...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 04-29-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,214
Posted By 65will
I have both

Rick
Thanks for the reply. I have one of each. I took the one of my Trade wind last night and it had the screw. which was lose, also the lock pin was lose in the hole. I prick punched the pin and...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 04-29-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,214
Posted By 65will
another Bargman L100 question

Hello all.
I am trying to get the lock cylinder out of my bargman l100, to see if I can remove the slop. I know that there must be a pin that holds it in. I have tried the diffrent spots rotating...
Forum: Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 03-05-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,344
Posted By 65will
clean, paint, and polish

I have the same unit in my 69. If everything works clean, polish and paint. I used High temp paint on the surface under the burner tubes. Polished the cover. The cover is not perfect but after...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 12-06-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,186
Posted By 65will
POR 15 gets everywhere

I did my Trade Wind with a brush, I have used POR on alot of auto restorations also, Make sure you cover anything you don't want it on, including yourself. It tends to get everywhere you dont want...
Forum: General Interior Topics 11-19-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 758
Posted By 65will
reverse door

I have a 69 tradewiind, to remove the door look up in the track there should be screws, remove them and the track should come down seperate from the wooden part.
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-02-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,672
Posted By 65will
Location

I have a 69 tradewind. I called Airstream with the vin#, model. and they gave me the location.
Forum: Our Community 03-12-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 829
Views: 180,180
Posted By 65will
US Navy

MR1 USN Ret. 77-94
Sub Base New London
Uss H.J. Ellison DD864
Uss Callaghan DDG994
Uss Shenandoah AD44
Uss Orion AS18
SIMA Newport RI
Early Retirement.

Bless All Vets.
Forum: Airstream Registry Discussions 11-09-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,128
Posted By 65will
Jolene :: 1969 Airstream Trade Wind double delux

Jolene :: 1969 Airstream Trade Wind double (2012-11-09 09:31:55)
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