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Old 07-08-2012, 11:25 PM   #15
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The original solid blue stripe used in the 70's was a textured vinyl sheet I believe. It can be removed. Mine was removed and the aluminum painted blue. The Excella 500 was the top of the line model in the 70's. They had all the bells and whistles to signify the height of luxury. Structurally, there is no difference from what I can tell. The interior skins and furnishings are the same, except the Excella 500 had a slightly different pattern of wallpaper used on laminated interior walls. Some of the things in my 77 that are unique are gold plated bathroom fixtures, glass bathroom light fixtures as opposed to plastic, safe deposit box, NuTone fixtures, chandelier in living area, Excella 500 wine glasses, doorbell, motorized TV antenna, built in vacuum cleaner, retractable power and water hose reels, and the blue stripe.I don't know how many of these items were optional on the other models? Vista view and stack windows, disc brakes and the mag wheels were optional on the other models and standard on the Excella. I can remember my dad being enamored with the brochure which showed the picture of the well to do couple dressed in formal attire in front of the tableclothed dining room table with the fine china and crystal table settings with candleabras and huge shrimp cocktails awaiting the dinner guests. In those days, the husband always looked about 10-20 years older than the wife....The more bells and whistles, the more things to repair.
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:55 PM   #16
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Wow, Dougsale! I love those glasses! We have a 1989 Excella 1000 29' and we have a lot of those options.
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:05 AM   #17
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Oh, just thought of something: the 1973 Excella had a grey waste tank, possibly the first regular production AS to have one.

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