Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-06-2012, 09:11 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
1976 31' Sovereign
Fuquay Varina , North Carolina
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 46
Model differences?

I have looked at many different models of late 1970's AS and wonder what the differences are in the Excella and the International Sovereign? Thanks

Thomas31 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 07:59 PM   #2
2 Rivet Member
1976 31' Sovereign
Fuquay Varina , North Carolina
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 46
Obviously nobody else knows the difference either.

Thomas31 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 08:15 PM   #3
Rivet Master
Gene's Avatar
2008 25' Safari FB SE
Grand Junction , Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 10,840
I looked it up. The Sovereign International was made until replaced by the Sovereign in 1977. The last Sovereign was in 1979. In 1980 there was an International and an Excella II.

There are lots of different models and names come and go. You can find out some things about models from the weight chart I am attaching.

Attached Files
File Type: pdf weights.pdf (100.7 KB, 32 views)
Gene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 08:19 PM   #4
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
sandlapper's Avatar
1993 34' Excella
York , South Carolina
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 2,429
Images: 7
Thomas I really don't know the particulars but I think the names refer to a certain trim level of the trailer. The International was designed for extended or full time travel. The Excella also had options that made it more comfortable for extended travels.

Hang in there, some AS guru will surely chime in with the specifics.

WBCCI #3892
Region 3 , 1st VP

Go often to the house of a friend, for weeds choke the unused path........Emerson

Never pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he will just kill you........a wise old man.
sandlapper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 08:39 PM   #5
Site Team
Aage's Avatar
1974 31' Sovereign
Ottawa , ON
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 11,204
Images: 25
Yes, it is trim. The Excella had options like built-in blender in the galley, generator, doorbell, and so on.

They got the "new" idea of the grey tank a year earlier than the Sovereign did, by the way.

The Excella quickly became more popular, judging by how many of them there are available as used, for the years when they were both available. Well, in my corner of the world, in any event.
“Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
...John Wayne...........................
Aage is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:01 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.