Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-27-2004, 11:52 PM   #1
Confused & Wandering
 
Theo's Avatar
 
1993 34' Excella
Right here, , where ever I wake up
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 205
Images: 23
Send a message via AIM to Theo
Got me an another Airstream

Today I closed the deal on a 1993 Excella 1000 34 ft Airstream.. It is in perfect condition, no blemishes, and looking gooooood..

I bought it from Jim Rogers, a man I now regard as a friend. He is disposing of the somewhat problematic Safari I had before. Thank you Jim.

This one is a slight compromise - It is not the brand new 34 foot that would have been so nice to have, but it is as good to me - and much easier to buy. I am going to upload some pictures of it to the photo page, so you can look later.

Theo
__________________

__________________
'05 Cargo hauler gooseneck, carrying an '05 Jeep TJ, all hauled by an '05 C4500 Kodiak Truck
Theo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2004, 12:26 AM   #2
Confused & Wandering
 
Theo's Avatar
 
1993 34' Excella
Right here, , where ever I wake up
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 205
Images: 23
Send a message via AIM to Theo
I have uploaded some photos now, and changed my avatar.. This is so exciting - I get to go fulltime, in two weeks..

First stop, New Mexico, then on to Death Valley, then up to Oregon for a while. It will be a couple of months before I can afford the satellite internet connection.

Theo
__________________

__________________
'05 Cargo hauler gooseneck, carrying an '05 Jeep TJ, all hauled by an '05 C4500 Kodiak Truck
Theo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2004, 08:14 AM   #3
Moderator
 
jcanavera's Avatar

 
2004 30' Classic Slideout
Fenton , Missouri
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 9,002
Images: 143
Send a message via AIM to jcanavera Send a message via Skype™ to jcanavera
Looks good Theo. Its nice to see a used unit that has had TLC. Enjoy! Maybe you can bring it up to the Midwest Rally in June? Not too far from west Tn.

Regards,

Jack
__________________
Jack Canavera
STL Mo.
AIR #56
'04 Classic 30' S.O.,'03 GMC Savana 2500,'14 Honda CTX 700
jcanavera is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2004, 08:17 AM   #4
Moderator
Commercial Member
 
eubank's Avatar
 
1967 30' Sovereign
Bosque Farms , New Mexico
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,428
Quote:
Originally posted by Theo
First stop, New Mexico, then on to Death Valley, then up to Oregon for a while. It will be a couple of months before I can afford the satellite internet connection.
Theo
Hey, when you head out, let us know! There turn out to be plenty of AS folks here in the Land of Enchantment!

Lynn
__________________
WBCCI 21043
eubank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2004, 08:43 AM   #5
Cartoon Character
 
Porky Pig's Avatar
 
2004 34' Classic
On The Road , U.S.A.
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 885
Images: 10
Thumbs up Very very nice, Theo!

If I could have found a 34 in that nice of shape ... and at the right price ... I wouldn't have bought a new one.

You have a gem.
__________________
Porky

TrailerGypsies.com
WBCCI #3405 Escapees #80360

I live the life I love and I love the life I live.
-- Willie Dixon
Porky Pig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2004, 11:51 AM   #6
Just an old timer...
 
85MH325's Avatar

 
Tipton , Iowa
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 4,031
Images: 37
Thumbs up Wow!

Very nice tri-axle, Theo! Well done! Welcome to the world of the Behemoths! I'm impressed with all of the options that your Excella came equipped with. The P.O. obviously took care of it for you! Just remember to give yourself a little extra space on right turns! Otherwise, they tow just like any other Airstream. You're gonna love it!

I second Jack's motion as well... We'd love to see it in person in June! You're not THAT far away!

Roger
__________________
AIR 2053 Current: 2006 Born Free 32 RQ Kodiak Chassis, & 1995 Coachmen B-van
Former Airstreams: 1953 Flying Cloud, 1957 Overlander, 1961 Bambi, 1970 Safari Special, 1978 Argosy Minuet, 1985 325 Moho, 1994 Limited 34' Two-door, 1994 B190 "B-Van"
85MH325 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2004, 07:24 PM   #7
Confused & Wandering
 
Theo's Avatar
 
1993 34' Excella
Right here, , where ever I wake up
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 205
Images: 23
Send a message via AIM to Theo
The condition really is very good. I am a little concerned about the towing experience.. I have a CDL used to hauling 53 foot trailers but they were semi trailers... I am not really used to LARGE bumper tow critters.. It will be a learning experience that hopefully I master prior to an emergency. I am undecided as what to use as a hitch.. A standard weight distributing, or a Hensley.. I need to try both, and the only way to do that is to buy both...

Who knows the difference between the two - is the Hensley a real advantage. I don't know.

I would like to attend rallies, but it is unlikely that I can, this year, as I have to be out west for most of the year. Perhaps next year.

Theo
__________________
'05 Cargo hauler gooseneck, carrying an '05 Jeep TJ, all hauled by an '05 C4500 Kodiak Truck
Theo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2004, 08:04 PM   #8
Just an old timer...
 
85MH325's Avatar

 
Tipton , Iowa
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 4,031
Images: 37
Quote:
Originally posted by Theo
I am not really used to LARGE bumper tow critters.. It will be a learning experience that hopefully I master prior to an emergency. I am undecided as what to use as a hitch.. A standard weight distributing, or a Hensley.. I need to try both, and the only way to do that is to buy both...

Who knows the difference between the two - is the Hensley a real advantage. I don't know.

Theo
I don't think you'll have any problems towing your 34' at all. It's a little ungainly at first, but after you get a few miles behind you, you'll find that it's really not a big deal.

I have never had a Hensley, so I can't give you any opinion about it at all. Those folks who have Hensleys swear by them. I use a Reese Dual-Cam, and once I figured out what tire pressure I needed, it tows behind my Excursion like they're on rails together. It took me a while to figure out, but I've found that most of my sway issues over the years have been directly related to the tow vehicle's tires. Sidewall flex has a lot to do with sway.

Roger
__________________
AIR 2053 Current: 2006 Born Free 32 RQ Kodiak Chassis, & 1995 Coachmen B-van
Former Airstreams: 1953 Flying Cloud, 1957 Overlander, 1961 Bambi, 1970 Safari Special, 1978 Argosy Minuet, 1985 325 Moho, 1994 Limited 34' Two-door, 1994 B190 "B-Van"
85MH325 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2004, 01:52 PM   #9
3 Rivet Member
 
DreamStream's Avatar
 
2005 19' Safari
West Palm Beach , Florida
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 181
Nice looking trailer Theo!

The Hensley Arrow is a great hitch for towing. I have had mine for six years and it virtually eliminates sway. It can be problematic (frustrating(expletive causing)) when hitching and/or unhitching, especially when there is uneven ground or you need to unhitch/hitch at an unusual angle to clear obstructions. I'm in the beginning stages of an experiment to compare the Hensley with an Equal-i-zer brand hitch. (Just ordered the hitch today.) I will be posting my findings comparing the two as soon as I have some info. I'm hopiing to be able to sell the Hensley if all goes well.
__________________
Stephen & Miriam
2005 Bambi Safari 19 LS with Sofa
2006 Harley-Davidson Road King Custom
2005 Dodge Ram 3500 CTD QuadCab SRW Long Bed
Sir Wooferman Wellington, Cock-a-poo Watch Pup
DreamStream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2004, 06:35 PM   #10
Just an old timer...
 
85MH325's Avatar

 
Tipton , Iowa
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 4,031
Images: 37
extra window...

Theo, in looking at your photos again, you have a window in the bath that we don't have in ours! How is your bath laid out?

Roger
__________________
AIR 2053 Current: 2006 Born Free 32 RQ Kodiak Chassis, & 1995 Coachmen B-van
Former Airstreams: 1953 Flying Cloud, 1957 Overlander, 1961 Bambi, 1970 Safari Special, 1978 Argosy Minuet, 1985 325 Moho, 1994 Limited 34' Two-door, 1994 B190 "B-Van"
85MH325 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2004, 09:00 AM   #11
Confused & Wandering
 
Theo's Avatar
 
1993 34' Excella
Right here, , where ever I wake up
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 205
Images: 23
Send a message via AIM to Theo
The toilet is next to the door, the sink next to that, the shower forward of the door.. I will hunt for a picture.. and put it up there. I am not online in the trailer so am not anywhere near it now..

Look to the album again and there should be one there soon. If not I will try to get one up there before I leave..

Theo

Added on edit:

I uploaded two.. not too good but they show the bathroom. It is way bigger that it seemed when I first saw it, is comfortable to use, and roomy enough for me to struggle with my holster in..

Theo
__________________
'05 Cargo hauler gooseneck, carrying an '05 Jeep TJ, all hauled by an '05 C4500 Kodiak Truck
Theo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2004, 01:51 PM   #12
Rivet Master
 
RoadKingMoe's Avatar
 
2001 34' Limited
The State of , Ohio
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 1,605
Images: 23
How 'bout loadin' up with frangibles (Glaser, MagSafe, etc) if you're gonna be campin' next to me?
__________________
Maurice
RoadKingMoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2004, 02:17 PM   #13
Just an old timer...
 
85MH325's Avatar

 
Tipton , Iowa
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 4,031
Images: 37
Quote:
Originally posted by Theo
The toilet is next to the door, the sink next to that, the shower forward of the door.. I will hunt for a picture.. and put it up there. I am not online in the trailer so am not anywhere near it now..

Look to the album again and there should be one there soon. If not I will try to get one up there before I leave..

Theo

Added on edit:

I uploaded two.. not too good but they show the bathroom. It is way bigger that it seemed when I first saw it, is comfortable to use, and roomy enough for me to struggle with my holster in..

Theo
Theo... that just ain't right! You gettin' a window in the john and all! Our layout is similar, but the shower door opens into the hallway/dressing area, and we have a medicine cabinet in the bathroom where you have window. I think I'd rather have the window!

BTW, I copy stuggling with the holster, aye...

reminds me of a story... I was in this public bathroom in a bar once...

Roger
__________________
AIR 2053 Current: 2006 Born Free 32 RQ Kodiak Chassis, & 1995 Coachmen B-van
Former Airstreams: 1953 Flying Cloud, 1957 Overlander, 1961 Bambi, 1970 Safari Special, 1978 Argosy Minuet, 1985 325 Moho, 1994 Limited 34' Two-door, 1994 B190 "B-Van"
85MH325 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2004, 06:51 PM   #14
Confused & Wandering
 
Theo's Avatar
 
1993 34' Excella
Right here, , where ever I wake up
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 205
Images: 23
Send a message via AIM to Theo
Yeah, Roger, but you get TWO doors... how cool can that be.. The window in the bathroom is a nice touch, as long nobody is looking in.. Having the light on in the dark makes it kind of visible through the slats of the blind..

Stories about public bathrooms, bars, and holsters make good friends, or make people think you are truly weird. But I can relate that too. Off duty conceal holsters usually do not have retention clips, or even a snap, so NEVER try going to the bathroom with one of them on.. having your weapon slide into the next occupied stall, is not good for the image. It has never happened to me, as I carry always in a retention holster, but did once, to the guy next to me..... I demanded his ID, and permit before I would return the weapon.. he was not amused.

Such is life.. without humor, wouldn't it be boring.

Theo
__________________

__________________
'05 Cargo hauler gooseneck, carrying an '05 Jeep TJ, all hauled by an '05 C4500 Kodiak Truck
Theo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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 01:33 PM.


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.