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Forum: On The Road... 03-23-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 505
Posted By maggieevans
Vintage Trailer insurance for Mexico

Hi All!

We are about to head to Baja for the first time in our 1966 Tradewind. I am having difficulty finding a company that will insure us for full coverage due to the age of the trailer. ...
Forum: The Pet Forum 12-21-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,597
Posted By maggieevans
I second the Van option

I was in a similar position when I bought my airstream. 120 lb dog and a large grumpy cat. I went with a Ford Cargo Van 350, with a tow mode. It was well priced ( a lease return) well maintained...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 05-31-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 577
Posted By maggieevans
Looking for Vintage 1966 AS repair in SO CAL or AZ

Hi All - Any recommendations out there for a pro to install AC, do some polishing and plumbing and maybe some electrical work? Im in Palm Springs area!

Thanks!
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-31-2016, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 475
Posted By maggieevans
Looking for Vintage 1966 AS repair in SO CAL or AZ

Hi All I am looking for a vintage trailer repair company close to Palm Springs. I need some exterior work, plumbing, and AC installed.

Any recommendations???

Cheers!
Forum: Awnings 03-20-2016, 11:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,351
Posted By maggieevans
Fayston ! You are a rockstar! Nice picture...

Fayston ! You are a rockstar! Nice picture posting!!! Thanks for your help with this! This will be a game changer for my solo trips. Raising a cold glass of beer to you.
Forum: Awnings 03-17-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,351
Posted By maggieevans
North Fayston - your solution is brilliant for...

North Fayston - your solution is brilliant for putting up a Rope and Tarp Awning by yourself!

I also have a a vintage awning from Marti's and love it! But I do often travel alone and it's almost...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 03-17-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 492
Posted By maggieevans
crosspost - 1966 Tradewinds AC questions

Hi All! I'm a virgin when it comes to AC - coming from the Pacific Northwest, we don't have much need of it. However, I'm spending a lot of time in Southern California these days, and boy it gets...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 03-17-2016, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 907
Posted By maggieevans
bumping - help please!

bumping - help please!
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 03-17-2016, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,000
Posted By maggieevans
Update- M&M Polishing in AZ. Current Phone number!

Hi All -

I have read many recommendations here for a Truck Polishing Company in Eloy Arizona, M&M, that has lots of experience with polishing Airstreams for a very reasonable price. The last...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 02-27-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 907
Posted By maggieevans
First Time AC roof install on 66 Tradewinds - questions

Hi All! I'm a virgin when it comes to AC - coming from the Pacific Northwest, we don't have much need of it. However, I'm spending a lot of time in Southern California these days, and boy it gets...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 05-01-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,556
Posted By maggieevans
For years, the "go-to" product was "Removall". ...

For years, the "go-to" product was "Removall". No longer made. Now the best product is apparently Eldorado PR-5044. It is sold by Vintage Trailer Supply. And yes, it is the product that you apply...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 04-29-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,258
Posted By maggieevans
Smile Welding near my propane lines! How do we stay safe?

Hi all!

I'm have a welder coming tomorrow to do repairs to my external stairs, which are horribly bent!

To make sure the area near the door is safe I have removed the propane tanks from...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-31-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,006
Posted By maggieevans
Chevy Considering a 2007 Express 2500 6.0L Van - Good Tow Vehicle?

Seems to be a few people out there using these cargo type vans to pull their TT.

I am seriously considering going this route. The added space for my large pets and gear, as well as the added...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-31-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,277
Posted By maggieevans
My husband and I were in the same boat last year....

My husband and I were in the same boat last year. We were picking up our new to us Airstream in SD, 1600 miles away. There is no way our toyota forerunner was gonna cut it through those mountain...
Forum: Commercial Listings 10-02-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 19,071
Posted By maggieevans
I am interested in purchasing a continental kit; ...

I am interested in purchasing a continental kit;
1. Shelly Bower aka Reinergirl
2. lauren aka njtoNC (sign me up for 2)
3. Dick Deam aka Colonel
4. Kevin aka Kevin245
5. Maggie Evans aka...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 10-01-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 40,779
Posted By maggieevans
I just read somewhere on the forums that they...

I just read somewhere on the forums that they were actually an option, not standard, surprising that some one had enough for a new airstream but not an exterior light, lol. Although I do have an...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 10-01-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 40,779
Posted By maggieevans
perfect. thanks Dan. No more stumbling about in...

perfect. thanks Dan. No more stumbling about in the dark!
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 10-01-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,151
Posted By maggieevans
. Thanks for that info Barry. of course...

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Thanks for that info Barry. of course it makes sense. And may be part of the issue I have been having.
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 10-01-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 40,779
Posted By maggieevans
Thanks David. that location does make sense as I...

Thanks David. that location does make sense as I have an electrical outlet on the interior very close to that!! I checked EBay and I can get a similar type of light for $9.00
Forum: Commercial Listings 10-01-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 19,071
Posted By maggieevans
Love them!!!

Don't give up brad! I'll take one too!
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 10-01-2013, 03:09 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 40,779
Posted By maggieevans
exterior light

Hi Dan! I was looking over some of your earlier posts and notice that you installed an exterior LED bulb in your outside light. Strangely my 66 trade winds doesn't have an exterior light! Do you...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 09-25-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,151
Posted By maggieevans
Plugged Shower and sink!

Hi Everyone!

I am the newbie owner of a 1966 Tradewinds. This trailer has had a significant amount of restoration work done to it prior to my buying it. It had an all new plumbing system with...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 09-24-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,491
Posted By maggieevans
Hi All! As of today, I have heat AND hot water...

Hi All! As of today, I have heat AND hot water in my trailer! So very happy, and could not have figured it out without everyone's suggestions and tips!

Cheers!
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 09-24-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,018
Posted By maggieevans
Yippee! Thank you Everyone! Your tips and advice...

Yippee! Thank you Everyone! Your tips and advice were a tremendous help! I successfully located the thermo-coupler, bled the lines AND found the pilot light!

I now have lovely hot water flowing!...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 09-23-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,018
Posted By maggieevans
Wow - Am I ever blushing right now!!! I was...

Wow - Am I ever blushing right now!!!

I was trying to light it to the lower left in that little square hole!

I will take another look!
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 09-23-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,018
Posted By maggieevans
Hi Steve - Thanks for your note, No I don't think...

Hi Steve - Thanks for your note, No I don't think it does have one. So this is something I need to install?

Does it need to be permanently installed on my gas lines or are there any portable ways...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 09-22-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,018
Posted By maggieevans
How to test gas pressure and bleed gas lines?

hi all! newbie here with a 66 trade winds. Having issues lighting my water heater. Nuthin! the heater has probably not been started I over a year, but is fairly new. It is a suburban SW6pE. do not...
Forum: Roof 09-20-2013, 12:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,685
Posted By maggieevans
Hey Everyone - Thanks for all your tips! ...

Hey Everyone -

Thanks for all your tips! Great stuff! The work is coming along and Im getting better with my technique! The syringe and tape help ALOT!

Now if you could just come over and...
Forum: Roof 09-18-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,685
Posted By maggieevans
Smile Cleaning and Sealing! Any Tips?

Hi All! I recently purchased a beautiful 66 Tradewinds that I am digging into! One of my first projects is to get this old girl sealed up before our Pacific Northwest Monsoons strike!

Right now...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 09-07-2013, 04:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,491
Posted By maggieevans
Well Isn't THIS embarassing?

We have recently purchased a 1966 Tradewinds with Updated appliances. It's a long story but we were unable to pick up the trailer from the PO anddid not get an extensive run through of operating...
Forum: Airstream Registry Discussions 07-23-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 14,308
Posted By maggieevans
lovely Girl! Hope mine is that shiny some day!

lovely Girl! Hope mine is that shiny some day!
Forum: Doors & Locks 07-23-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,188
Posted By maggieevans
Thanks jezibels! that is exactly what I am trying...

Thanks jezibels! that is exactly what I am trying to do. I went and spoke with a local locksmith today and he told me that I will never find a 7/8" latch . They no longer are made by anyone. I then...
Forum: Doors & Locks 07-22-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,188
Posted By maggieevans
Barry - I have emailed Vintage Campers. Crossing...

Barry - I have emailed Vintage Campers. Crossing my fingers... The Bargman set does work - but I live in a cough... high crime area. lol. Vancouver - land of the crackhead.

The trailer has been...
Forum: Doors & Locks 07-22-2013, 01:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,188
Posted By maggieevans
Hi Barry! I have the photo you sent but I was...

Hi Barry! I have the photo you sent but I was not aware that yours was original? I have checked with VTS but they do not sell a deadbolt that size. Seems no one does which is why I was going to...
Forum: Doors & Locks 07-21-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,188
Posted By maggieevans
Interior Door Photo

Complete with mystery hole....:lol:
Forum: Doors & Locks 07-21-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,188
Posted By maggieevans
Photo 2

Trailer door frame side
Forum: Doors & Locks 07-21-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,188
Posted By maggieevans
'66 Tradewinds Lock Set and Deadbolt Questions

Hi All! We have recently become the proud owners of our first Airstream, and are plunging in to the first of many projects in her restoration. First things first, making it secure!

The door has...
Forum: On The Road... 07-21-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,026
Posted By maggieevans
Hi Everyone! Thansk for contributing your...

Hi Everyone! Thansk for contributing your experience on this area. We did in fact make it home safe and sound thanks in large part to Joe and Lorrie! We did stick to I90 and had a very comfortable...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 07-17-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 40,779
Posted By maggieevans
Nice Install Dan - and great thread! I am also...

Nice Install Dan - and great thread! I am also considering a composting toilet so that I can be off grid as much as possible. I am following with great interest as I have also recently purchased a...
Forum: On The Road... 06-17-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,026
Posted By maggieevans
Although sightseeing would be nice - our primary...

Although sightseeing would be nice - our primary concern is choosing a route that is easiest on our transmission and brakes. The least amount of mountain passes.

Also considering the Calgary Banff...
Forum: On The Road... 06-17-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,026
Posted By maggieevans
Best Route South Dakota to Vancouver BC?

Hi All !

My husband and I are planning to pick up our new to us 1966 Tradewinds Trailer in Huron SD in 2 weeks at the WBCCI Rally!

A kind Air Forum member (Overlander66) is going to bring it...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 06-10-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,978
Posted By maggieevans
Looks Great!

Looks Great!
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-10-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,531
Posted By maggieevans
today's stupid question VIN# = serial #?

Are they the one and the same or should i be looking for two separate numbers? I have the following found on the side of the trailer -

S024S6010

S = factory location (California)
0=...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-07-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,443
Posted By maggieevans
Smile Many Thanks to everyone who responded to my...

Many Thanks to everyone who responded to my desperate plea for advice yesterday! Air Forum Members are sure a helpful bunch!

happy to say that asked on what I read here, my mind was put at...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-05-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,443
Posted By maggieevans
Holding Tanks & Clearance Issue!

Hi All-

I have been looking at a 66 Tradewinds for sale, and am THIS close to purchasing. It is some distance away from me though, and another Forum member kindly agreed to go inspect it for...
Forum: 1980 Excella II 05-29-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,463
Posted By maggieevans
wowsa!

That is some beautiful refit you did to your interior!!! :)

Any more pics of the bathroom area? I'm curious as to how that went - I assume you had to move it from the rear?

Did you need to...
Forum: Vintage Kin 05-17-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 730
Posted By maggieevans
Streamline Subfloor Question.

Hi All! I am very excited to be going to look at a 72 Duchess tomorrow that looks lovely from what I have seen so far.

I have a question about the subfloor of the Streamlines. As I assume its...
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-17-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 913
Posted By maggieevans
Thumbs up Vintage Trailer Academy

Hey All - Just wanted to express my thanks as well as pass on this info to people who might be considering attending next year. I recently attended the VTA workshop held May 6-9 in Albuquerque, NM....
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