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Old 10-03-2023, 07:13 AM   #21
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Well, let the fun begin. Getting your vintage Tradewind road worthy and the way you want it will be a fun project. It looks to be quite nice. A good find so to speak.

I find photos get rotated by Airstream Forums software when the photos are taken with a phone. Some folks solve the problem by "cropping" the photos into a smaller size. I have had success taking phone photos with the phone held horizontally, or "landscape". I do resize my photos to about 200 kb size, and I think Airstream Forums also downsizes a 4 meg photo to about 200 kp automatically. That's maybe the reason uploading a photo takes quite a bit of time.

But I'm only guessing and sharing my experiences. I'm sure some others will chime in with a better solution.

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Old 10-04-2023, 09:36 AM   #22
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Looks nice! Tina would be happy you rescued it. Lots of
"can do spirit" goes into rescuing these forgotten trailers.

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Old 11-20-2023, 10:43 AM   #23
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I rescued a 1973 Trade Wind earlier this year, and our traveling stories are roughly the same. Our TW is almost identical. I didnít notice it at first, but if you can, look under the carpet around your couch and check your subfloor. We had water dripping down each side from the front roof vent, and also coming in from the dry rotted door seals. Needless to say, we thought we were going camping this year, but instead, weíre rebuilding. The smell was too much for my wife, so ours is currently gutted to the frame and getting brand new subfloors, insulation, wiring, etc, etc. My new axles are just a couple of weeks out, so itís getting closer!

I love a project, and so far this one has been fairly easy. Thereís plenty of info in the forums and YouTube.

I added a few pics of my current situation.

Good luck and enjoy the experience!

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