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  1. bebelee
    05-16-2012 01:23 PM
    Hi Bart, I also am planning to put new tires on my 2007 19' Bambi and it sounds like the Michelin LTX M/S2 (235-75 R 15) would be a good bet. Would you happen to know if this tire being slightly wider and higher than my old Marathons (225-75 R 15) will fit into the wheel space. The Marathons were a tight squeeze getting on between the trailer side and the wheel drum?
  2. MaggieMarty
    Hi there,
    greetings from a"neighbor" in San Jose and soon-to-be fellow Tradewind owner. Picking up my new toy next week from Sebastopol. It's a 1974 and I can't wait to get her home... Saw your recommendation on the Michelin LTX M/S2 Michelin tires, so I will probably get them as well. I will repack the bearings before towing - do you have a recommendation where to get the proper seals here locally? Best regards, Martina
  3. Argyll
    03-25-2012 11:53 PM
    Hey Bart - Cest moi, Fez Monkey. Busy reading the tin pickle blog. Best regards, Jake '=l)
  4. Trex
    07-26-2011 11:31 AM
    Hey Barts.... I just posted a wiring question under the electrical section on the forum. I'm hoping you could take a look at my issue. Thanks, Rex
  5. Trex
    01-23-2011 07:27 PM
    Thanks Barts....
  6. Trex
    01-18-2011 10:29 PM
    Bart.... it there a thread on Burning Man? The Bunny and I would like to go next year. Trex "Airstream Nomad" Non-member #00001

About Me

  • About barts
    Menlo Park
    Trailer #1
    1971 25' Tradewind
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    steamboating, machining, Burning Man
    Software engineer
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    Bart Smaalders
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    1971 Airstream Tradewind
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Posted 01-02-2012 at 07:45 PM by barts Comments 2
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and is now here:

- Bart

Posted 03-23-2010 at 12:27 AM by barts Comments 0
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Well, more work has gotten done. Between the two of us, we've managed to do the following since our last post:

  • Removed the front gaucho to make way for a dinette.
  • Riveted up the battery box to hold the two group 27 batteries. Essentially air tight and has a 11/2" vent fitting for exterior ventilation & Delrin feed-throughs for power. Still needs hold-downs.
  • Removed the broken and dangerous N-22 furnace.
  • Removed the broken original Bowen water heater.

Posted 02-01-2010 at 01:08 AM by barts Comments 0
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Well, we've been busy working on the Tin Pickle... since we picked it earlier this month up my wife and I managed to do the following:

  • Removed the ghastly bumper mounted taillights the PO had added, along with all the wiring he added along the belly pan. I did some troubleshooting and drilled out the rivets holding the non-working taillight assembly in place. I managed to free the corrosion so that the socket worked properly again; the principle problem was that it had been

Posted 01-08-2010 at 10:14 PM by barts Comments 2
My wife and I picked up a 1971 Tradewind in Delhi, California this week, and she posted in the forums about it here.

I'll do some write-ups on our efforts to get our Tin Pickle into shape; this should be a fun project for the two of us.

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