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Old 09-18-2007, 01:45 PM   #1
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Hi everyone. My name is Tim and I am from the Great White North. I live in Edmonton, Alberta with my wife and two small children. I have convinced my wife that it is time to get a trailer and start exploring not only our own country but our neighbours to the south. When we started looking at trailers, we thought we had found the perfect unit in a tent trailer. Then we started looking at hybrids and then standard trailers. During this time I could not stop thinking about vintage trailers I had started to look at a couple of years ago on the web. Both my wife and I are now convinced to go with an airstream or an argosy due to the fact it's timeless, customizable and will hopefully be in our family for many years to come. I have only recently started looking here for trailers and I'm very excited on what I see. I'm sure I will have lots of questions as time goes on and I'm relieved about there being such a forum to get those questions answered. Thanks for having me.
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Welcome Tim! Good luck with your search for the perfect Airstream. Get to know the search feature here - lots of answers exist for questions you haven't even asked yet.
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Old 09-18-2007, 01:58 PM   #3
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Talking Hi Tim,

Welcome to the forum. There are a lot of trailers for sale on this forum.
Where exacly do you live in the far north? I do a lot of traveling your way when going to Alaska to visit our kids.
Regards from Russell in sunny and warm Tucson Az.
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Old 09-18-2007, 03:27 PM   #4
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Welcome to the Airforums Tim...glad you could join the fun here...and good luck as you search for your Airstream...the right one will find you! Lots of info here, as you know, so take advantage of it and enjoy the quest...

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Old 09-18-2007, 03:35 PM   #5
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Old 09-18-2007, 07:37 PM   #6
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Welcome from North Vancouver, Tim! Is it snowing in Edmonton yet?

Be sure to check craigslist and the Buy&Sell for used trailers. They come up in BC quite frequently, so it may be worth extending your search to this province.
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Old 09-18-2007, 09:48 PM   #7
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Welcome to the forums! You will be embarking on a wonderful journey! Looking for that perfect Airstream for your family is a great deal of fun! Time to do your homework and learn all you can so you can determine the correct size, what you want inside, and how it can "grow" with your changing family! Oodles of information here! It took us several years to find ours, but I am one happy lady! Good luck!

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Old 09-19-2007, 07:51 PM   #8
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Old 09-19-2007, 08:10 PM   #9
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Old 09-19-2007, 08:15 PM   #10
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Welcome to the forum. Good luck in your search. Persistance pays off. Look forward to seeing you in the south.
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Old 09-19-2007, 09:28 PM   #11
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Snowing?

Cameron, what are you talking about? It's beautiful here. 11 C (54 degrees) and only 20 mph winds . I know it's coming soon but we are trying to hold onto what's left of summer. Take care and thanks for the welcome from everyone. I'm looking forward to picking everyones brains over the next couple decades.
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Old 09-19-2007, 09:37 PM   #12
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Well, apparently Calgary got snow today
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Old 09-19-2007, 10:17 PM   #13
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That just means we can start skiing/snowboarding sooner.
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Old 09-20-2007, 01:53 PM   #14
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That just means we can start skiing/snowboarding sooner.
STOP IT YOU GUY'S, YER KILL'N ME!!!

TOO SOON WHITE IN BUFFALO
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Old 10-02-2007, 02:05 PM   #15
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Question Question regarding lengths

Please don't laugh at me but, when an ad reads 1971 25' Tradewind, what is the 25' referring to? Is the overall length or living space length. I couldn't seem to find this info so far. I am asking is a transport company is asking about the length for shipping purposes. Thanks in advance.

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Old 10-02-2007, 02:18 PM   #16
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Sounds like you found something

AhHa! Looking at a vintage Tradewind, are ya! Good choice, nice size, easy to tow, can you tell I love mine?

Airstream's stated length includes the tongue. Therefore, your living space is about 4 foot less than the overall length. A 25 foot Tradewind would be about 21 feet of living space or so. So for your shipping company the total length including the tongue should be 25 feet.
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Old 10-02-2007, 02:23 PM   #17
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Thanks Sugar. It's one more thing I've learned since joining. Take care.

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Old 10-02-2007, 09:42 PM   #18
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I agree. The Tradewind is a great trailer! But I may be a little biased.
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