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Old 05-02-2008, 08:04 AM   #1
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Why so many 25' for sale?

I am a new member and am still learning to navigate the site. I'm not sure what forum to post my question under, perhaps you can suggest another forum if this is not the best one. My question is - Ive noticed in viewing the classified ads there appear to be a disproportionate number of 25' trailers for sale. I've been thinking of selling my 34' Excella and replacing it with a 25' - 28' model and am wondering if there is some dissatisfaction with the smaller trailers or are there just more purchased and therefore more eventually sold.

I am very impressed with this site and am looking forward to viewing it on a regular basis.
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:10 AM   #2
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When I was looking for my 25 foot trailer, I kept saying why are there so many 31 footers for sale.
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:20 AM   #3
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Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.

I guess that there's a lot of 25s out there because they have become so popular in recent years that they have made more of them.

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Old 05-02-2008, 08:21 AM   #4
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When I was looking for my 25 foot trailer, I kept saying why are there so many 31 footers for sale.
Heh, completely agree. I'm looking for a 26'/27' Overlander, and I'm wondering why there are so many 30'/31' out there on the market!
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:24 AM   #5
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Mine is a 22 footer and just the right size. The weight difference from a larger one is desireable to me, especially with the gas prices the way they are. I give up the luxury of a bedroom, but it's easy enough to lay the gaucho down and go to bed.
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:30 AM   #6
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Hi:

I completely agree! And our Forums Classifieds here are a prime example. We are looking for a 28-30' and it seems there is an over-abundance of 25' models available, followed closely by 34', but very few in the length we are searching.
utee94 I'll be looking for you a 26-27' Overlander and a 25-28' for you McAirstream if you'll be watching for me a 28-30' late model Classic. I'll let you know if I find something.
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:43 AM   #7
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I completely agree! And our Forums Classifieds here are a prime example. We are looking for a 28-30' and it seems there is an over-abundance of 25' models available, followed closely by 34', but very few in the length we are searching.
utee94 I'll be looking for you a 26-27' Overlander and a 25-28' for you McAirstream if you'll be watching for me a 28-30' late model Classic. I'll let you know if I find something.
Sounds good Jimmy, those of us who are "Currently Looking" have to help each other out!

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Old 05-02-2008, 09:35 AM   #8
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I did a Phoenix craigslist search the other day and was stunned by the number of Airstreams that came up. It was probably just 6 to 8, but when I was looking for mine a little over a year ago there were almost none out there. This is a bit off topic as I wasn't paying too close attention to the lengths.
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Old 05-02-2008, 10:31 AM   #9
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When I found my 25' Excella, I had been looking for over a year with almost no luck even finding a listing for one! I think it is just the ebb and flow of the market!
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Old 05-02-2008, 10:34 AM   #10
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When I was looking for my 25 foot trailer, I kept saying why are there so many 31 footers for sale.
That was my experiencea well. Even now, there seems to be a good number of 31 footers coming up for sale up here.
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Old 05-02-2008, 01:17 PM   #11
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The 25s have aptly been described as the biggest little AS and the littlest big AS. As such, although I have no data, I would not be surprised if there were just more of them around.

It is my impression, again no data, that on a "vintage" coach you can get a better deal on bigger coaches because of the gas $ scare. I've informally researched this a bit and found there is not as much of a difference in mpg in pulling different length ASs as people might think. I think it is also true that vintage small ASs generally fetch higher $.
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Old 05-02-2008, 01:50 PM   #12
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I am a new member and am still learning to navigate the site. I'm not sure what forum to post my question under, perhaps you can suggest another forum if this is not the best one. My question is - Ive noticed in viewing the classified ads there appear to be a disproportionate number of 25' trailers for sale. I've been thinking of selling my 34' Excella and replacing it with a 25' - 28' model and am wondering if there is some dissatisfaction with the smaller trailers or are there just more purchased and therefore more eventually sold.

I am very impressed with this site and am looking forward to viewing it on a regular basis.
Probably because A/S makes so many of them. Try finding a 20 footer...
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Old 05-02-2008, 02:40 PM   #13
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The 25' foot is the start of the wide body units if they are newer.

By the numbers I think the 25ers are one of the most produced, if not the most produced size. The 34's I believe are the least produced.

The 19' is also a highly built unit.
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Old 05-02-2008, 04:51 PM   #14
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Mine is a 22 footer and just the right size. The weight difference from a larger one is desireable to me, especially with the gas prices the way they are. I give up the luxury of a bedroom, but it's easy enough to lay the gaucho down and go to bed.
i agree, its a great size.
Not too big, not too small.
tows nice, and more then enough room.
mine is a 24' and cant imagine changing sizes.
my parents sold there 28 footer after seeing mine saying they felt theres was just too big.
good luck in your search and make sure to post pics!
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