Last week Dave Makel called to tell me he is nearly ready to start work on Elvis. The Tradewind is ready to go but for the hitching. I’m heading up to Trailer Buff.
I’ll be near Nellysford this afternoon late. This will also be some much needed downtime after a long haul at work and I can’t wait to kick back. Airstreaming soothes the soul better than nearly anything else for me.
On a side note, this past Sunday I got to spend time with a 1961 Caravel and met a new friend. It’s funny how word gets out locally that one might know something about vintage Airstreams. Out of the blue a man calls, a local business that had done some Tradewind running gear work for me gave him my number. He wanted me to come see his new purchase and “educate” him.
As soon as I pulled into his drive I broke into a grin. What a sweet little number! According to RJ Dial’s website, only 32 were made through 1961. I love the layout, one of the few in a trailer this small that lends itself to a separate sleeping area. This coach also has a rear exterior storage area that looks to be a factory modification. The original owner must It is constructed from aluminum on an extended frame, riveted to the shell, and the stock rub rail runs around the base. Enjoy the slide show of this great all original.