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Old 05-08-2013, 02:44 PM   #1
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1971 Tradewind

Hello everyone, I am the new (and second) owner of a 1971 tradewind. It's 25' double. It needs a bit of work, but it has all the original parts. My wife and kids fell in love and we decided to take the plunge. I would like to thank everyone here for posting their projects and advice, it has been truly helpful. I will post some pics when it gets back from the spa.

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Old 05-08-2013, 04:24 PM   #2
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HI! Welcome! I think Tradewinds are the best. But I'm partial!
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:36 PM   #3
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Congratulations and welcome! Like eljay, I too am partial to the Tradewinds model. Best of luck with yours!
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:58 PM   #4
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Another Tradewind fan here! I especially like 25 footers from 1971.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:40 PM   #5
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:26 PM   #6
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Todd: Your name was passed to me as a new member of The Florida Unit of WBCCI. I like to meet and Greet new members especially new "Vintage" people to our unit. Suzie and I have a 66' Overlander. Look for my email in your "spam" folder. Brodjeaw
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:04 PM   #7
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Diagrams

Todd,

Do you have a copy of the floor plan and electrical/plumbing diagrams. I've got a '71 Tradewind Twin and need those plans.

Thanks.
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Old 06-02-2014, 02:01 PM   #8
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Black Water and Grey Water Tanks

Does your '71 have black water or grey water tanks? I've read on here that grey water tanks weren't installed as standard until '74 or '75 but I assumed mine would have a black water tank somewhere. Where would it be located if I had one?

I've got the 1971 25' Trade Wind Twin with the rear wet bath.
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Old 06-03-2014, 07:35 AM   #9
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The black water tank is above the floor, in the platform the toilet sits on. There is no gray water tank unless a previous owner installed one.
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Old 06-04-2014, 06:13 AM   #10
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I've since gathered as much but thanks for the confirmation. Obviously I am new to AS ownership and since my TW was partially gutted (the kitchen) I am knee deep in the learning curve.

If there is no grey water tank, do the two sinks drain to the black water tank? That's what it looks like to me. Should I be concerned?
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The sinks drain out the drain and onto the ground. The drain is located at the back of the trailer on the side where the toilet is. We use a 5 gallon home depot bucket as our grey water "tank" and carry it to the nearest toilet for disposal. Other people have bought blue boys, which are larger, have wheels and a handle and generally get dumped at the dump station. We find that the bucket is compact, easy to use and easy to store.

I don't know anything about how the black tank dumps. We took ours out and put in a Nature's Head composting toilet.
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Old 07-22-2014, 05:45 AM   #12
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Hi,

I found a 1971 Tradewind for sale nearby (almost unheard of!); can you tell me why you like them so well? We are considering purchasing it, but are very new to the Airstream world.
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Old 07-22-2014, 06:33 AM   #13
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For us it had a lot to do with length and layout. We needed the twin layout, which we have converted to bunks, because we have 4 little kids.

We wanted double axle for stability on the road.

25' was the perfect length because we have a small space on our property to store it. We probably could have done a 27' with a full bath but we couldn't find one of those.


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Old 07-23-2014, 04:30 AM   #14
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I would love to see pictures of the twin beds you converted to bunks. We thought of that idea (for one bed... We only have 3 kids) and I am glad to know it is doable.
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