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Old 11-11-2005, 04:47 PM   #15
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We've seen oodles of Avions in southern New Mexico in the last few weeks. We parked next to one a couple of days ago. The owner came over and eyed my Equal-I-Zer hitch pretty closely, then took off without saying a word.

As for mechanicals, it appears that they have a more typical spring and shock suspension than the elegant Airstream Henschen (spelling?) axle system.
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Old 11-14-2005, 04:03 PM   #16
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Can those things shine up like an Airstream?

I have only seen dull finishes on Avions.

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First trip out in my scuzzy '64 Safari, I was parked right behind a nice big shiny Avion. I got to talking with the owner and remarked how nice his unit looked. He said "You've got the good one, this POS has been back to the factory 3 times and it still leaks!" I still have mine 12 years later and it still does a good job for me every Summer!
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Can those things shine up like an Airstream?

I have only seen dull finishes on Avions.

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No. They have a kind of anodized finish that precludes being polished. At least that is how we can tell the difference between a clean Avion, and a dirty Airstream...
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Old 11-14-2005, 05:10 PM   #19
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The early Avions can be polished. The 1957-1962 Aluminium Avions were polishable. The anodized aluminium ones started in 1962.
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