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Old 04-17-2016, 10:16 PM   #1
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I am new to Airstream and am traveling to the Phoenix area to look at a 1996 Excella 28' with an asking price of 23,000.00 I have seen videos and pictures and everything looks in good shape. I am looking for advice as to what I should pay the most attention to during my inspection. I have read I should pay attention to the axels but what do I look for. What else should I look for other than the obvious leaks, soft spots etc. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-17-2016, 10:26 PM   #2
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Water damage to the wooden subfloor and rusting of the frame, to me are the biggest concern, especially if the trailer has spent some of it's life in a moist environment.

There is a inspection check list here on the forum that might help. http://www.airforums.com/forums/f138...ist-43294.html

Also read the part about volunteer inspectors. There are forum members in the Phoenix area that might be willing to help you take a look.
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thank you. The check list will help keep me on track
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Best of luck with your inspection. Hope she's a gem. Get ladder and check the roof out thoroughly. If you get up on it then only put weight where the rivets/beams are. Also look at caulking above the windows and door. Start and run all systems and appliances.
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