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Old 08-02-2014, 06:24 PM   #43
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Well we are down to looking at 3 this weekend.,,

Center bath/ rear twins - 29 ft
Center bath/ rear twins - 31 ft
Rear bath/center bunk- front L layout - 31 ft

Decisions/ decisions.,,,

1st was a 79
2nd was a 76
3rd was a 72

We brought the 76 home today.....
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Old 08-03-2014, 02:35 PM   #44
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yeah!

yeah! Congratulations!!
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Old 08-03-2014, 02:41 PM   #45
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She's shiney....

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Old 08-03-2014, 10:54 PM   #46
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Thx for sharing! Beaut!!!
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Old 08-04-2014, 09:05 PM   #47
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Thx for sharing! Beaut!!!

Thanks- we can't wait to start traveling...
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:15 PM   #48
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Very nice!! Have fun !!
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:36 PM   #49
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Very nice looking trailer! Time to update your profile from "Currently looking"...
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Very nice looking trailer! Time to update your profile from "Currently looking"...

Good point- ill do that today...
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:30 PM   #51
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Ok- so we have removed the horrible couch, and the twins in the back (so they can be rebuilt)- and basically started ripping out the old wallpaper and cleaning the hell out of her.... However- while I am fairly mechanically inclined (I have rebuilt several vehicles and have a working knowledge of autos) I have NO idea on things when it comes to AS.
I would like to find someone -in the North Texas area (I am
N of Dallas in the Denton area) with a LOT more experience then myself to come out and provide some expertise on a few items that are bugging me.... I'll be happy to pay in beer, lunch, gas money etc....
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:43 PM   #52
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Have you tried looking for an Airstream Inspector in your area on the Portal Page?
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:47 PM   #53
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Ok- so we have removed the horrible couch, and the twins in the back (so they can be rebuilt)- and basically started ripping out the old wallpaper and cleaning the hell out of her.... However- while I am fairly mechanically inclined (I have rebuilt several vehicles and have a working knowledge of autos) I have NO idea on things when it comes to AS.
I would like to find someone -in the North Texas area (I am
N of Dallas in the Denton area) with a LOT more experience then myself to come out and provide some expertise on a few items that are bugging me.... I'll be happy to pay in beer, lunch, gas money etc....

You need to get ahold of Melody Ranch. He is just north of you in Valley View. Go to the search box and search Melody Ranch and send him a PM

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Have you tried looking for an Airstream Inspector in your area on the Portal Page?

Ughhhh nope- cause I forgot about it....
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Goal15 - thank you - I will PM him....
Most of the items I have found in the wealth of information here- I love this site...
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Ok..... So weight full of fuel with passengers - 6625
Front axle - 3375....sticker is 3600
Rear axle - 3250.....sticker is 4200
GVWR of 7400 so good up to circa 700 hitch weight

for the hd towing - GCWR of 14,000
So good around 6500 pounds TW

Probably going to keep with a 27-29 footer just to be safe.....

Ok.... So for an update - we are done with the resto/mods on the 76 31' Excella 500....

Interesting on how the numbers changed.....
So pulled out the two rear bunks, and a full size couch in the front... Installed a u-shaped dinette and three bunks in the back....

Original towing numbers..(day we bought her) full of gas, unsure on LPG tanks or water in the tank
Front axle- 2980
Rear axle- 4020
Trailer axle- 5500
Total 12,500

Weighed today with updates and two full 30lb tanks LPG and circa 3/4 full fresh water tank(but only 3/4 tank of gas) and a few beers in the fridge...
Front axle- 2960
Rear axle- 3820
Trailer axle- 5920
Total 12,700
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