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Old 11-17-2008, 08:30 AM   #1
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Model explanations

Excuse my naive question here but I am a real newbee to Airstreams.

Would someone clarify the differences between the Excella, Classic, and Classic Limited models. I am primarily looking at the 30 footers.

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Old 11-17-2008, 09:04 AM   #2
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Welcome to the Forum.

On the Forum you will obtain about all the information there is availabe about Airstreams. I believe the primary difference is that of options that are available on the units.
The Excella has primarily been the unit with higher options than the Classic. The Limited was always a step higher than the Excella. The Classic would be considered the plain jane but it is still a nice unit. The Excella has always had different paint features on the outsite of the coach. I believe the new units are all primarily aluminum with no paint features. The markings will be different identifying them as Classic, Excella, Limited, etc. Price wise I would say the Classic is less but like i said earlier the more options you get the higher in price they would be. I would suggest you go in the Airstream website and they will have floor plans and options.

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Old 11-17-2008, 12:20 PM   #3
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The Limited models made their debut in 1982 and ran through 2002. They were the top of the line in terms of standard features and options available. After 2002, the Classics became Classic Limited with the two models combined into a single model. The Classic series came into being in the early 90s around 1992 and replaced the Excella model which had been the gold standard exceeded only by the Limited model from the early 70s through the early 90s. During this same time period the slightly cheaper models were marketed as the Sovereign model where as until this year the base models were known as the Safari line. There is a list of models produced over the years on this site, but I can't seem to locate it at the present time. If I find it, I will post it later.
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