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Forum: Airstream Classifieds 05-11-2019, 07:31 PM
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1959 Airstream Tradewind 24 - Texas

Title: 1959 Airstream Tradewind 24 - Texas
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

Completely renovated 1959 Airstream Tradewind Travel Trailer

This is a great trailer for a...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-05-2017, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 642
Posted By steveirving
Nashville weekend overnights?

Hi,

I'm an active duty officer out of Fort Campbell looking for space to spend the night in my 1959 24' Airstream in Nashville. Just a 30A plug and a water hose is all I would need. I'm about to...
Forum: Boondocking 09-05-2017, 06:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 926
Posted By steveirving
Nashville weekend overnights?

Hi,

I'm an active duty officer out of Fort Campbell looking for space to spend the night in my 1959 24' Airstream in Nashville. Just a 30A plug and a water hose is all I would need. I'm about to...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 06-29-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 266
Posted By steveirving
Little Red Campfire

Title: Add New - Airstream Trailer Classifieds - Airstream Trailers For Sale
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

Little Red Campfire, Portable propane powered campfire. Very...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 06-25-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 519
Posted By steveirving
Original HEHR Roof Vent Assembly

Title:
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

Up for sale is an original Hehr Roof vent assembly which was taken off my 1959 Airstream Tradewind. Complete with cover, frame,...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 05-27-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,518
Posted By steveirving
I'm not aware of any product to protect the...

I'm not aware of any product to protect the vintage skin without clearcoat.
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 05-27-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,518
Posted By steveirving
To cover or not to cover?

Hello,

My family and I recently moved to the northeast US with our 1959 Airstream Tradewind. The last few springs we lived in southern Alabama re-polish was pretty easy I suspect because of the...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 05-15-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 291
Posted By steveirving
Tow Hitch Ball Mount w/ Sway Control

Title: Add New - Airstream Trailer Classifieds - Airstream Trailers For Sale
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

2" square tube trailer hitch ball mount. 6500lb max, 2.5" drop...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 05-09-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 264
Posted By steveirving
WTB Dometic Fridge Shelfs

Title:
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

Hi, I have a Dometic RM3804 that I need 19" door shelfs for.

Looking for the shelfs for the backside of the fridge and freezer...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 05-05-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,238
Posted By steveirving
I should have specified....my trailer is a 1959...

I should have specified....my trailer is a 1959 Tradewind. No clear coat. It was a mirror shine last season.

What is the best technique to remove these white spots?
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 05-05-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,238
Posted By steveirving
Filiform Corrosion?

Hi,

My trailer has developed a case of filiform corrosion this year (see pic) First year I've seen this.

I've tried the G6, F7, and C Nuvite with the wool bonnet. Also tried the Jestco...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 04-14-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,215
Posted By steveirving
Nuvite vs Jestco

Hi all,

I decided this year to try the Jestco polishing bars and buffing wheel as opposed to the Nuvite paste and Wool Bonnet that I used last year.

I gave it a go yesterday and was not...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 04-11-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 373
Posted By steveirving
WTB Door trays for Dometic Fridge RM 3804

Title:
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

Hi,

I'm looking for the three or four plastic shelfs that fit on the back of the door for a Dometic Fridge Model # 3804. Been...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 04-06-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By steveirving
Paste vs Bars?

Hi,

The last two years I've polished our 1959 Tradewind with Nuvite, buffing wheels and cotton pads.

I see some folks using the 8" buffing wheels and hard polish bars that come in green, red,...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-06-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 859
Posted By steveirving
AC Panel Grounding Strip

Hi Folks,

A few questions regarding the wiring of my trailers AC system...

Should the metal AC box be bolted directly onto the interior aluminum skin, or is it better to attach it to a wood...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-06-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 618
Views: 91,109
Posted By steveirving
24' Tradewind with Highlander

Hi,

We've been towing our 1959 24' Tradewind with our 2008 Toyota Highlander for years. Fully loaded the trailer weighs about 4200 and the SUV V6 engine allows me to tow it between 55-65 mph with...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-01-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,246
Posted By steveirving
Hi, What should I use in lieu of a wire nut...

Hi,

What should I use in lieu of a wire nut to join two wires? A crimp connector?

Steve
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-30-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,048
Posted By steveirving
30 Amp Power Adapter

Hi,

I'm looking for the following adapter for my 30 AMP power inlet:

30A Twist Lock Female to 30A Flat Blade Male

Basically the exact opposite of the pic I attached. Cant seem to find it.
...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-24-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,246
Posted By steveirving
Chris, Thank you for your constructive and...

Chris,

Thank you for your constructive and detailed guidance.

Ill get a new box and make those changes then bounce my progress past you if you don't mind.

Steve
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-24-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,246
Posted By steveirving
Safe Wiring

Hi folks,

Just looking for some advice regarding the wiring on my 1959 Tradewind.

Please confirm the following regarding the wiring of my breaker box which is a small box with a 20A and 30A...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-23-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,222
Posted By steveirving
Making progress

Ok. I'm making some progress now.

I removed some excess and unneeded wiring form the fuse box area and here is what I'm left with. (see pic)

I located a copper ground wire which was connected...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-23-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,222
Posted By steveirving
Hot Ground?

Hi everybody, Thanks for all the input on this issue. I admit this is approaching the limit of my electrical troubleshooting skills so I'd like to be sure I understand the problem and solutions.
...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-22-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,222
Posted By steveirving
I forgot to mention....it also pops the GFCI...

I forgot to mention....it also pops the GFCI outlet in the garage which is 15A.

Still not a concern?
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-22-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,222
Posted By steveirving
Bleed Current?

Question for you electrical experts our there.....

I plugged my 1959 Trade wind into the outlet in the garage to let it charge.

I then took my multimeter, set it to ACV, stuck the black probe...
Forum: Axles 11-19-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By steveirving
Im in a grad program now and renting. No space or...

Im in a grad program now and renting. No space or time :( do you have a contact number?
Forum: Axles 11-19-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By steveirving
New axle

Hello,

Im planning on ordering a new hub and axle assembly from colin hyde for my 1959 trade-wind and having it installed locally.

Can anyone in the washington dc or Fredericksburg area...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 07-21-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 951
Posted By steveirving
Hi all, Roadtested the trailer on the...

Hi all,

Roadtested the trailer on the highway today for about 5 miles. Pulled over and took temp readings:
Left side: tire: 114, hub: 118, drum: 125
Right side: tire 113, hub: 150, drum...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 07-21-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 951
Posted By steveirving
Hi guys, since all your tips i took the hub...

Hi guys, since all your tips i took the hub apart and inspected everything. Plenty of grease still, no bluing or any sign of wear on bearings or races. All looked perfect. Lots of brake dust. Lots....
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 07-19-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,338
Posted By steveirving
Water heater goes out occasionally...

Hi folks,

we have an Atwood G6-A7 water heater in our '59 Tradewind. Pilot lights fine, heats great, but occasionally the pilot will just go out leaving no hot water. I've got the temp adjust...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 07-17-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 852
Posted By steveirving
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 07-17-2013, 01:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 852
Posted By steveirving
Brake magnets?

How do i know if the brake magnet on my '59 tradewind needs to be replaced? It seems to be gripping ok when power is applied. My concern is the face of the magnet looks rather worn and ground down. ...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-15-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By steveirving
Yes. We also have added about 800lbs to the...

Yes. We also have added about 800lbs to the original 1959 empty weight. My concern is the metal fatigue in the spindles and it is near impossible to find new bearing seals and hub parts. I wNt to...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-14-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By steveirving
New Axle for a '59 Tradewind

Hi,

I'm looking to replace the axle, hubs, and drums on my '59 Tradewind. I'm in the Quantico, VA (DC area). Can anyone recommend how to go about getting an axle assembly and having it installed...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 07-14-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 895
Posted By steveirving
What is the sanding for?

What is the sanding for?
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 07-14-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 895
Posted By steveirving
Red face Brake adjustment

What is the proper method of adjusting drum brake pads. I've been jacking the wheel up until free, tightening the star wheel until full brakes and the wheel will not move, then loosening it 3-4...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 07-14-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 951
Posted By steveirving
Unhappy Hub Temps

Hi,

Finished a 200 miles stretch today with our '59 Tradewind. Got out and smelled burning. Shot the hubs and tires with my digital temp gun. got 114 and 116 on the left tire and hub. Then 116...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 07-08-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,100
Posted By steveirving
Can you recommend a good website for bulbs and...

Can you recommend a good website for bulbs and fixtures?
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 07-07-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,100
Posted By steveirving
Do led light come in ac and dc versions?

Do led light come in ac and dc versions?
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 07-07-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 45,383
Posted By steveirving
Drove on I-70 today towing our tradewind with...

Drove on I-70 today towing our tradewind with toyota highlander v6, fully loaded, 65 mph in very windy conditions across ohio. Andersen no sway could not have performed better. Awesome product.
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 07-07-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,100
Posted By steveirving
Led lighting for vintage?

We have a '59 tradewind currently set up with the original ac and dc interior lighting. We would like to convert the interior light fixtures to a led ac and dc. Does anyone have any leads on led...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 07-07-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,054
Posted By steveirving
What is everyones thoughts on an agm battery vs a...

What is everyones thoughts on an agm battery vs a marine deep cycle?
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 07-06-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,054
Posted By steveirving
Some folks here at our campground are pointing me...

Some folks here at our campground are pointing me toward a group 27 agm battery? My battery compartment can fit a 12x16" battery. Any recommendations?
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 07-06-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,054
Posted By steveirving
Battery

Hi all, we currently have an old marine starting battery in our 59 trade-wind that is beginning to hold its charge less and less. Items that constantly draw our 12v power are the fridge circuit...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 07-05-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 808
Posted By steveirving
Magnets?

I have a 59 tradewind with the original axle and drums. Could anybody point me where to find replacement brake magnets for this model?
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 07-05-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 854
Posted By steveirving
That does make sense now that i think about it. ...

That does make sense now that i think about it. The castle nut pulls the rwo bearing tight onto the spindle, so putting the seal just flush with the drum lip will create a seal and should provide a...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 07-05-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 854
Posted By steveirving
Bearing seal

Hi all, im servicing the bearing on my 59 tradewind and when i popped the bearing and seals off i noticed the seal body had a circular scuffing pattern on it. It appears that the inside edge of the...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 07-03-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,267
Posted By steveirving
Thanks for the detailed answer. We are also on...

Thanks for the detailed answer. We are also on the road. Ill measure them on e we stop for a few days
Forum: Our Community 07-02-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7,400
Views: 1,156,447
Posted By steveirving
We were in branson last week. 24' tradewind 1959...

We were in branson last week. 24' tradewind 1959 wbcci 7482. Did you spotbus?
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 07-02-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,267
Posted By steveirving
Wheel bearing seals

Hi all,

the seals on our wheel bears seal (on our '59 Tradewind) are leaking a little grease into the brake drum.

Part number looks to be 291148 made in the USA.

Looking for help in...
Forum: Community Polls 06-22-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,456
Posted By steveirving
Where is everyone?

Hi, my family and i are the proud owners of our renovated 1959 24' trade wind. We've been on the road traveling in it for the last three weeks taking it through panama city, biloxi, mobile, new...
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