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Old 07-13-2006, 08:59 AM   #1
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Does this Airstream have 23K or 123K miles on it?

Does this Airstream have 23K or 123K miles on it?

It's a 1977 Airstream Excella 240. The odometer shows 23,600+ miles.













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Old 07-13-2006, 09:04 AM   #2
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Looks like 23K, but the monocrhomatic underside with lots of rust, might it have been sitting in 3 feet of water at some time? The new carpet is hiding something.
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Old 07-13-2006, 09:10 AM   #3
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The tires are a tell-tale sign as well.
Your pictures make the inside tires of the rear axle look as though they have quite a bit of wear.
I am sure the original tires would not be good, no matter how much tread is on them.
Were the tires replaced with used tires? I know those tires are rather expensive.
I also agree with the rust thing. Although, you can park something like that over grass/dirt and wind up with the rust similar to that.
The driver's seat does not show much wear.
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Old 07-13-2006, 09:13 AM   #4
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I am leaning to 123K. Check the date code on the tires that may give you a clue. The pedal cover wear sure could be 23K.

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Old 07-13-2006, 09:31 AM   #5
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Does it have any WBCCI #s on it ? or any other way of contacting the PO , owners manual or receipts any where in the coach,
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Old 07-13-2006, 09:33 AM   #6
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My fathers coach looked just like that one , it was parked around a low spot that collected water, it 40,000 miles on it .
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Old 07-13-2006, 09:34 AM   #7
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I vote 123K....based on the tires and pedal cover. I think those seats have new covers - originals would give it away.

I've seen similar rust on south western units....almost a spotty rust. Mine was an east coast unit an had a more a consistant "patina" of rust on suspension parts etc.
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I would agree with Steve, 123 seems more likely. Even 23 though if the thing was not used much, still could be the cause of many problems..sitting stored improperly is worse often than driving, and using.
If the price is right then mileage either way should not be too much concern. What about everything else? Interior , systems, floor, and so on.
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This is a picture of the brake pedal on my M-class with 123,000 miles.

Hmmmm.......

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This is a picture of the brake pedal on my M-class with 123,000 miles.

Hmmmm.......

Orginal or replacement cover? I dose not say Disc Brakes ?

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That shot is of my 1998 Mercedes ML-320 brake pedal, not the motorhome. It also has 123,000 miles. It is the original cover. I just posted it for comparison.
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That shot is of my 1998 Mercedes ML-320 brake pedal, not the motorhome. It also has 123,000 miles. It is the original cover. I just posted it for comparison.
I will look at my F150 pedal covers when I leave from work. I bet the Mercedes cover wears better.

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It's an American made Mercedes. IMHO, I think my Fords have held up better.
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Old 07-13-2006, 03:07 PM   #14
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Better to have 123k on this MH for its age than 23k. It says "used" but not "overused". Being 30 years old with 23k is not a good combination, IMO

They put in new carpet apparently when they put in the new seats, too.
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