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Old 02-29-2004, 11:06 AM   #1
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Any Other '59 Tradewind Owners?

Maybe its my sense of curiousity, maybe the fact that I can be anal, but I've started a list of '59 Trade Wind owners and their locations. So far I have 'markdoane,' 'cherring,' 'rschulz,' 'plowboy,' the infamous TT, a friend of mine here in town, a gentleman I met in Tucson and myself. Of these eight trailers, only two were made in Ohio. The lowest serial number is 114 and the highest number is 202 from CA. It would be interesting to know how many were made in that model year. I also know of one in Prescott with a mfgr. date of 8/59 and I believe this makes it a 1960 model so its not in the tally.

Any others out there? I'd love to add your info to my list.

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Old 08-29-2005, 05:33 PM   #2
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Early Trade Wind Registry

I've slightly broadened my early Trade Wind registry to include '60 models. I now have 29 and still counting. I am very interested in adding any '59 and '60 Trade Winds to my count. If you are in possession of one of these beauties, please send me a PM. Thanks.

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Old 08-29-2005, 08:04 PM   #3
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59 Traveller, here. maybe if i stretch it while it's off the frame?
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Old 08-29-2005, 08:09 PM   #4
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There is what they call a 59 on Ebay ending in 40 minutes...

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Old 08-29-2005, 09:41 PM   #5
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Hi Rob and/or Zoe -
Yeah, I've been in contact with the seller and have added it to the registry. I sent an email to the owner today to pass along my contact info to the new owner so we'll see what happens. Another pround new owner indeed!

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Old 12-13-2005, 06:25 PM   #6
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Misplaced TW #132

Hey Brad,

If your request is still open you could add me to the list.
1959 Tradewind 0132 - yup. mine is a double.

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Old 12-13-2005, 07:09 PM   #7
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Hi Steve -

Glad to see you're posting again. Yours has already been added to the registry from when yours arrived from Arkansas. What's the news on progress on your interior?

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Old 12-14-2005, 08:41 PM   #8
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Interior

Hey Brad,

Still no really constructive changes to the interior. I have been doing a lot of reading here on the Forum and am encouraged. There are no known soft spots in the floor. I did quite a lot of probing and hammering but it all seems solid.

Before I do the inside I need to fix the sky lite. The PO did a real number on it. Must be a pound of screws holding a makeshift frame in place. Now after who knows how many years the plexi sheet is cracked. The original crank up hardware is long gone and I don't think the asking price for those replacement units would be worth it. Gonna need to give this my full attention for a spell.

The door is good to go though. I replaced the latch/dead bolt and did some bend to fit work on the door itself. Still fits great and so far - no leaks.

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Old 12-14-2005, 11:16 PM   #9
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Hey Steve -

Sounds like you're progressing. If you recall, I made a skylight cover for mine out of two different sizes of aluminum angle and lexan. Here's a cross section. Works great and no leaks. I can send pictures if that will help. Have to take them this weekend, if need be. Let me know and I'll be happy to.

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Old 12-15-2005, 08:01 AM   #10
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I did not realize you used two sheets of lexan - very nice......I still have the old frame you gave me - have not decided to go that route or to spring for 150 for a new one - have a while before I get to that point though

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Old 12-16-2005, 11:20 AM   #11
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Hey Brad,

Yes, I am interested in more details of your sky light. I need to get roof area weather tight before I get too carried away with new floors and cabinets.

Here is what I have now.





Those cracks do leak too. Fortunately it does not rain much in Stephens County.

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Old 06-02-2006, 11:17 AM   #12
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add me!!!

i will try and get the serial number for you at my lunchtime today.
all i know right now, from what i remember and have read on here.

its a 59 tradewind, it was originally a doubebed model with couch in front.

airstream added a bunk and a wraparound dinette.
i will try and get the actual number for you.
i do know it was either norwalk, or santa fe springs were it was built.
built month was 12/58
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Old 05-25-2013, 10:50 PM   #13
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Wow[is my 24T0108]'59 Tradewind oldest on forum? ;-)

I dreamed of restoring my late grandfather's '59 Tradewind but cannot do this on my own. As a plan B, I hope to find someone who can give her new life. I have posted my ad today. She will have to be gutted out completely. I so far have not found someone with an older '59 Tradewind. For all those who read this, if you know of someone who could be interested in such a large restoration project, please let me know. Debby 661-343-7317.
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:59 PM   #14
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Hi Debbie. So good to hear from you. I'd left you a phone msg. some time ago to ask you about your TradeWind. As of now, yours is the oldest known CA built '59 TradeWind. I'd love to know more about your beauty. it looks just like mine with the exception of the dual mount antenna on the front. I'd love to know more about it and see some interior pictures.

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Old 05-29-2013, 08:56 PM   #15
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Hi Debbie. So good to hear from you. I'd left you a phone msg. some time ago to ask you about your TradeWind. As of now, yours is the oldest known CA built '59 TradeWind. I'd love to know more about your beauty. it looks just like mine with the exception of the dual mount antenna on the front. I'd love to know more about it and see some interior pictures.

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Hello. Yes, I do have pics of inside if you look at the part of this website that has the ADS for vintage ones. But I am embarrassed as to the look of the inside- I have a lot of cleaning to do. For a few years the trailer was lent to a homeless family who had absolutely no clue or respect for the trailer. They put the kitchen table and twin bed foundations outside and those things are now gone. The kids put stickers everywhere, When I finally got my trailer back- I screamed so loud I lost my voice. These people had no idea. I am still sad about it, but I cannot turn back time. I hope to find a real home for it, someone who will restore it. I can try to clean up as much as I can prior to any future sale. Since I cannot afford to fix it up on my own- plan B is to find the right person who will. If you have further advice- please call
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Hi Debbie. I looked through and thoroughly studied your pictures. Yours is the closest trailer I have found that most resembles mine, very few differences. Pix of mine can be found on RJ's archive website. Its serial number 114.
I wish I could help you out as I would love another one of these beauties. Mine was in about the same shape as yours but wasn't missing any of the interior cabinetry. It was certainly as messy. It will clean up. BTW - your wood is mahogany and will finish up just beautifully.
Keep me posted about your luck in finding a good home.

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24d0251California is your next on the list. I bought it last week and went to pick it up today but wouldn't fit on the trailer. Maybe next week.
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Sorry 5-59. What is the difference in a Tradewind and Flying Cloud. My trailer looks like a TW but has Flying Cloud markings.
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Hi ProChevelle ~

I don't have that number listed in my registry and am not sure what you mean by saying "is next on the list." Could you explain what that means>?

The difference between a Flying Cloud and a TradeWind is two feet in length with the the FC being 22' and the TW being 24'. I hope the above listed serial number starting with 24 is not on the trailer that has the Flying Cloud badging as this would be an anomaly and require more study.

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Hi ProChevelle ~

I don't have that number listed in my registry and am not sure what you mean by saying "is next on the list." Could you explain what that means>?

The difference between a Flying Cloud and a TradeWind is two feet in length with the the FC being 22' and the TW being 24'. I hope the above listed serial number starting with 24 is not on the trailer that has the Flying Cloud badging as this would be an anomaly and require more study.

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What I meant by that was it can be the next one on the registry. The tag next to the door and the vin on the frame both match. I believe it to be a 59 TW. It has an approximately 9" square plate that says Flying Cloud. It doesn't appear to have been added. Thanks
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