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Old 03-04-2004, 09:28 AM   #15
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One thing I don't understand is why the factory installs the toilet so close to the cabinet in the split bath. I can't sit straight on the throne and leg always touches cabinet. Seems to me all they have to do is rotate the toilet a bit to the left and problem solved.
That's a puzzle to me too. The Classic S.O. that I looked at during the Bill Thomas rally last fall had the toilet pitched with almost no angle. We took the Airstream rep. and asked him to try to sit down. He acknowledged that it was not pitched correctly.

My Classic seems to be pitched ok, although just another half inch to an inch turn would have made it a little better.

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Old 03-04-2004, 09:49 AM   #16
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I certainly am seeing/learning what i had hoped this thread would generate.

Anyone here know how to contact an administrator to get "our" Classic forum up?

Dave S.
Dave we are aware of your request and the work to do this must be done by Andy who is the owner of the forums. We have to wait until Andy gets time to address this.

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Old 03-04-2004, 10:11 AM   #17
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Jack,

Thanks, didn't mean to be a "nag"....

We will look forward to being included.

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Talking I want some of the action

Wow am I glad I found you folks. Just bought a preowned Airstream, Classic, Limited Edition, 2001 and tickled silly. I am an 0-5 in the military and retiring in two years and decided my last two years I would spend it in a class act! So I decided to buy a preowned and instead of paying rent I'll pay the Airstream off in 30 months. I am so excited. Biggest problem is that my orders were cancelled so I am now living in my rented apartment with an Airstream in Arkansas waiting to go either E, W, N or S. Reading everyone's comments has really got me excited. Right now I am having it towed rather than worrying about moving it myself but evenually I'll probably buy a truck so moving can be simplier. Once I figure out how to do this profile I'll add a picture of the Airstream. So glad to talk with ya'll and read your comments. I too have been looking for more information on the Classics and also trying to straighten out the confusion between the Excella and Classic, think I have that one under the belt now.

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Old 03-04-2004, 08:04 PM   #19
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Wally,

Welcome to the world of Airstreaming and all your new friends on this forum.

Hope you enjoy your "new" unit. Sounds like a great financial plan!

Good to have you aboard.

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Old 03-04-2004, 10:14 PM   #20
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Welcome to the forums and congratulations on your 2001 70th Anniversary Limited. What length is it?
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Old 03-05-2004, 07:10 AM   #21
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Hurrah!

I tried about a month or so back to get something going for the late-model (2000 on) 30's but hardly received any response. I was wondering if it was my deodorant??? Additionally, I had brought up the problem with the incandescent lights being dim during sub-freezing weather and only one or two others acknowleged the problem. Perhaps everyone is beginning to get enthusiast about the coming of Spring? In any event, it's great to see others with late-model 30's actively addressing issues. Another question I had brought up was whether or not it was correct to call a 2000 30' Excella a "classic" - or is this a more recent applied nametag to a new model? If so, are there any significant differences between an Excella and a Classic?
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I think it's a mistake to make a forum for each model and year. The odds of having more than one or two people in most of these is pretty small.

The Excella name has been around for a long time. There were upscale versions of the 31 and 34 Excellas named Limiteds.

When the Excella name became Classic with the 2001s, separate Limited models continued through 2002, then in 2003, there were no more separate Limited models, and the Limited became an upgrade package.

I think we would be much better off if the "Limited" Area was named Classic/Limited, and there were two forums, Pre-WideBody and WideBody.

Just my thoughts...
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Old 03-05-2004, 09:38 AM   #23
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Cracker,
I've had the same experience on several different boards, that is posting a question and not getting any response. I take a bath on Saturday night whether I need one or not. (-; It's kind of childish but sometimes I just don't post anything for weeks at a time.
I too like seeing discussions on the later model stuff. Seems like I always have some small repair that needs doing or something that I would like to change.

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Old 03-05-2004, 09:46 AM   #24
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I copied this information from the Yahoo list. It was written by Charlie Burke who has occasionally has popped up here. He is a wealth of knowledge and although now retired, worked and repaired Airstreams and SOB's at an RV dealer. This is a wealth of history on the Excella, Limited, and Classic names.



Airstream started using the Excella label in 1973 with the Excella 500.
The 500 was the top of the heap. The Excella was a feature package
added to the Sovereign 31'. They stuck every imaginable
feature in that coach.
This continued until 1980 when they introduced the Excella II as a
model. It was a narrow body coach in 3 lengths.
In 1981 They introduced the Excella Limited in 27&31' lengths
In 1982 They introduced the Excella and the Limited as two separate
models. The Excella was available in 27-34' lengths and the Limited was
available in 31-34' lengths. This was the year the 34'
triple axle was introduced.
In 1984 the 27' Excella was dropped.
The Excella and Limited continued separately in 31 & 34' lengths until
1986 when the 31' was extended to 32'.
In 1987 the 31' Excella came back.
In 1988 the entire line from 23-34' became Excella models with the
Limited available only in 34'. Trim levels were defined by Exella 500 or
1000.
In 1989 the 23' length was dropped.
In 1992 the 21' Sovereign was introduced.
During the 1993-95 period the widebody was introduced starting at the
34' length. At some points different lengths were available in both
widths.
In 1994 the 32' was dropped and a 30' Limited was introduced.
In 1997 the Safari line was introduced with only a 25' length.
From that point it got even more confusing with Bambi's in two sizes at
different times, first 19' and then 16'. The Safari started changing
both longer and shorter. Eventually taking over the 19'
length from the Bambi label.
In 2001 the Excella label was replaced with Classic. The Limited
continued for several more years until it became a trim package add-on to the
Classic.
Information was provided from factory resources.
Does this help sort things out a little??

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Welcome Wally! Great to see your first post is on this thread. "an Airstream in Arkansas waiting to go either E, W, N or S" That's not a bad problem to have, trying to decide which direction to go. And when you decide to get a truck, this is the best place to get advice.

Jack, it is great to have that info. It clears up some confusion. I feel like I learn something everytime I click on the forum.
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Good Information

Great information Jack! That clears up a lot of the confusion about nametags. For me personally - I never knew what the "1000" stood for on my Excella.
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Well, I would be pleased to see just one heading for us guys!

Anyway, i suspect that over time the issue of more headings will resolve itself.

It is great to see the interaction over on this side of the age barrier (not us, the unit).

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Old 04-13-2004, 09:52 AM   #28
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Fulltiming in a 30'/34' Classic?

Hi everyone,
I'm somewhat new to the forum and have some questions concerning living in a 30'/34' Airstream fulltime. My wife and I have been downsizing for the past couple of years, just as a way to simplify our lives a bit. We've both always loved quality and the looks of the Airstreams, and thought that this may be the solution to a house and all the work and tools that go with owning one. Tomorrow we are driving to the Delaware Airstream dealer to look at a34" with dinette slide out. What I would like to know is; isthere anyone on this forum that is actually living in their Airstream and how it is working out? I spoke with my brother today , who has recently bought a 34' fifth wheeler and move to Florida. I ran the idea by him and his response was that no way could you live in even a 34' with out slide outs. He says for actually living in the trailer as apposed to just traveling once in awhile, it's just to small. Any feedback from forum members on this topic would be of great help.
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