Hi all. I have been reading about Airstreams and looking at them at the local RV show for years. Having never owned or used a trailer it seemed to be a major gamble to think of jumping in with a new Airstream.
Anyway, the glamour seemed to be more the lore of the vintage Airstream. Newsweek had a small feature on Vintage Airstreams last month that got me checking ads and monitoring eBay mostly out of curiosity again. Just as I was gearing back up in my browsing activities an ad popped in the local newspaper advertising a vintage 1971 TradeWind. It must have been karma because the owner lived nearby in the same lake community as I. Saw the ad about 8:00 am Sunday morning and was writing a check at 11:00 am for it. All I had to hear was permission from my wife. I picked it up Tuesday night and towed it home.
I tend to move fast like that. Unfortunately the last time I made that fast of a move was when I took my 1999 Chevy Silverado z71 pickup truck in for an oil change and ended up 2-3/4 hours later trading it in and driving off with a new 2002 Chevy Trailblazer SUV. The Trailblazer managed to pull it OK but I was pining for that Silverado again.
Now I have it. So far I have photographed it, browsed around in it, and sat down and had a beer on the front couch. I'm very pleased with it but now have to figure out how to make time for it, our pontoon boat, our kayaks, and the hundreds of home projects on our list.