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Old 08-08-2002, 01:19 PM   #21
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I did visit the site - but it sounds to me that on the late 70's models the only real option is to break out the inner pane of glass on the window, which I'm very reluctant to do.

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Old 08-08-2002, 01:47 PM   #22
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I know what you mean. I have decided to just live with mine and enjoy the light it offers the interior.


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Old 09-03-2002, 12:25 PM   #23
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Cheryl - Good luck with your trailer, I am poking around for something in that size also. Regarding the tow vehicle you ar looking for, I tow with a Dodge 2500 V-10 gas engine, which is as powerful or more so than many diesels 310 HP/ 450 ftlbs of torque, rated to tow 13000 lbs, but a whole lot less expensive up front. Also, with the V-10 Dodge includes the heavy duty suspension, electrical and cooling packages for the engine and tranny as standard equipment, so if you find one without a hitch, don't be afraid to get it. The gas mileage isn't as good as a diesel, but it uses regular and you can buy a lot of gas with the money yousave up front. You should be able to find a 97 or 98 in the $15000 to 16000 price range. - Guy
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Old 12-31-2002, 08:40 AM   #24
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I spent many months researching the Airstream market in the USA before buying a 1978 Excella 500 special edition ( rear bedroom model ). I am trying to amass as much information about this particular model as I can.
Currently the Excella is almost at the end of its voyage from Baltimore USA to Southampton UK via Zeebrugge, arriving here on Friday the 3rd of January. In particular I need to find an accurate ( Airstream original preferably ) floor plan complete with measurements of height, width and length so that Customs Dept in the UK can levy the right amount of import duty - so can any of you out there help me out on this one ?

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