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Old 08-15-2008, 10:11 AM   #1
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I'm new- can I live in this one?

Is anyone living, parked semi-permanent in one of these?

eBay Motors: 1983 AIRSTREAM EXCELLA 34' EXCELLENT CONDITION IN PORT! (item 250282974099 end time Aug-24-08 19:38:29 PDT)
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Old 08-15-2008, 11:23 AM   #2
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It's even a 1983. Different Living Room layout, pics at http://airforums.com/photos/browseim...d=17830&page=2.

I will finish installing a new refrigerator this weekend. Following that, I will replace the carpet with cork. The sofa is already out. It is in good condition, so it will go back unchanged. I have new (still in plastic from the factory) dinette seats that will dress up the interior considerably.

I think it makes a great place to live, but I was in a 24' Trade Wind before.

It is a good looking trailer. The AC only is a negative, but the Carrier AirV airconditioner is not original, and that is a good thing. I put one on mine last spring.
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Old 08-15-2008, 11:49 AM   #3
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Wow! Yours is really beautiful!
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Old 08-15-2008, 01:22 PM   #4
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Wow! Yours is really beautiful!
The new flooring and dinette will really make it look good. I will be posting photos as I make progress.
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It is a good looking trailer. The AC only is a negative, but the Carrier AirV airconditioner is not original, and that is a good thing. I put one on mine last spring.
Oops, that should have said "AC only refrigerator". I'm sure it was much cheaper than a RV unit. I will have a thread up about my replacement very soon.

As you can see, I have the same radio and cassette deck. Both worked until quite recently when the power switch for the radio failed. I'm sure I could rig a new switch, but repacement with an up-to-date unit is in the works.
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shipping around 5500 Euro ?????
That's 8800 usd.
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Old 08-15-2008, 02:38 PM   #6
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Hummm, funny, I've been to Blount Island which is just outside Jacksonville, Fl and an industrial zone. Nothing there but shipping containers and a Military Sealift Command port facility. Top it off, they are a first time seller on eBay. May only be me but I would be careful with this one and have someone lay eyes on the trailer first and meet the seller.
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I'm not shipping it, so its no issue to me. My brother will pick it up. I'm using it in the USA- not out. Maybe Mexico.
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Hummm, funny, I've been to Blount Island which is just outside Jacksonville, Fl and an industrial zone. Nothing there but shipping containers and a Military Sealift Command port facility. Top it off, they are a first time seller on eBay. May only be me but I would be careful with this one and have someone lay eyes on the trailer first and meet the seller.
They did say it was in a shipping port, and I looked it up, its a port in Jacksonville. I agree that I need someone to look at it, but the communication, so far, was excellent. Thanks for the help!
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I saw the Ebay member's photo in their "about me" area. It looks like a person the forums had some trouble with a while back. I'd be careful of them, especially as either a new user, or one that just changed user id's on Ebay.
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Old 08-15-2008, 04:04 PM   #10
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This guy may have changed his ebay account so he can have two. He exports out of the Jacksonville port to the UK. He's advertising this AS on UK eBay. Doing all this gives him quite a high profile so I'm sure it's not a scam. Nevertheless, I would want to physically secure a trailer so you can perform a proper exchange of cash and goods.

1983 AIRSTREAM EXCELLA 34 (10M) SLEEPS 6/8 COOL STATIC! on eBay, also Mobile Touring Caravans, Caravans, Campers, Caravans Motorhomes, Cars, Parts Vehicles (end time 13-Aug-08 15:45:23 BST)

Can you live in one of these? Notwithstanding that things can go wrong on Airstreams(see my thread), if you look after them, they will do the job very nicely.

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We (two of us and a dog) are living in a 31' Airstream with no issues to speak of.
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Livin' Large in a '34

I'm living in a '92 and I even have an office set up in the front of the trailer since my company (the one with the Big Blue logo ) lets me telecommute to work. It's home and work for me and I like it just fine.

Rancho Deluxe
I wish the interior still looked like that.
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Has anyone noticed just how many other Airstreams are parked around this AS. I count at least 5.
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Let's see... Ford, IBM, AT&T, Airstream, GM...
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