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Old 05-14-2003, 03:26 PM   #1
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Question Ever hear of a '79 Excella MH 24 footer?

I'm about to go see one this weekend, and the owner insists it's 24' with the Excella name on the outside of the motorhome. He said that it's got 140,000 miles yet the engine is very strong, and they want $14,000.00 for it.

Fred's site doesn't list a '79 24 footer ever being made, so it's probably a 28 footer unless someone out there has other info.
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Just because it's not on my site doesn't mean it doesn't exist!

Airstream was clearly experimenting with the Argosy units and getting a feel for the MH thing in 1979. Anything is possible. There are some painted Argosy's out there that look like Airstreams. Take a magnet with with and see if the end caps are galvanized steel. It could be a painted Argosy. It could be a 24' Airstream Excella MH!

Just make sure it's not a front wheel drive unit. There was a custon trailer/MH conversion running around out there. I'd stay clear of that unit.

Snap some digital photos for us and my site.
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The 1979 24' has a similar layout to the 1984 27'
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If thats still too long, you could settle for this 1977? 20'
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Hi guys,

I guess there is a 79' Excella 24' that exists afterall!...I'm such a newbie. The seller of hers was a bit touchy about the price and my lack of knowledge. She says it's a bargain for this "rare" length, and now that I'm questioning things about maintenance and such, she's just going to put a sign on the window and take her time selling it. She said she only talks to experts and not newcomers who get their info from some forum. Whoa!

Guess I'll buy that '89 345 LE front end diesel puller in Texas!!!

Thanks for all your great help, guys. I feel comfortable saying stuff here even if I'm wrong about it (OK Fred?) LOL

See ya'll later.

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P.S. I wish I knew how to attach an email folder to include here. You could read her very words.
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You made me laugh!!! What's the '77 20' going for? Are you serious?
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You made me laugh!!! What's the '77 20' going for? Are you serious?
I saw it for sale a few years ago, don't remember the asking price.
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Mercedes 20' MH

I was just offered an old, beatup 1970 Mercedes 20' ex-motorhome for FREE! They should pay me to take it away. Nothin works, and it's trashed, trust me. Owner has it in an RV storage facilty, paying $50. a month! It would be very expensive to fix up.
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P.S. I wish I knew how to attach an email folder to include here. You could read her very words.
Just cut and paste the text from the email into the "Your Reply" text box.

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Just cut and paste the text from the email into the "Your Reply" text box.

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Re: "She says it's a bargain for this "rare" length, and now that I'm questioning things about maintenance and such, she's just going to put a sign on the window and take her time selling it. "

Oh. I was informed by the seller of the 1992 250 that he has dropped his price to under $30,000 since no one bit at $35,000. $14,000 is too high unless in terrific shape.

Re: "She said she only talks to experts and not newcomers who get their info from some forum. Whoa! "

Oh. What a grouch. She's not worth the trouble. She's no expert anyways! An expert would be able to justify the price by selling you on the condition of the unit and comparable sales. She's looking for a fool to part with their money! Besides, the folks on this Forum are the best educated around!
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..... Besides, the folks on this Forum are the best educated around!
I question that statement. I think we are all a bunch of paranoid schizoids. Someone screams 'Master Cylinder' and everyone else has nightmares.
You guys have cost me a lot of money...
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What do you mean?'' Must be a motorhome thing?

What do you expect, we are for the most part all followers of the all time greatest paranoid schizo, Inland Andy!

BTW, when are you gonna polish yours?

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