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Old 10-20-2005, 03:23 PM   #1
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1993 limited Vs. 1994 Excella Classic

What are the pro's and cons of each .Is the Limited worth $2000.00 more?
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Old 10-20-2005, 03:49 PM   #2
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Interior Trim.

It depends.. (Lawyers LOVE than answer... )

General differences are exterior trim coloring and interior trim fabrics, wood and decor.. Whether YOU would pay extra for the Limited trim depends on how you lke the way those were done.. They are the same structurally, same plumbing, tanks, etc, though Limited may have nicer counters and plumbing fixtures.. Resale pretty subjective also, so I personally wouldn't pay extra for investment value...

Assumes both are same floor plan and length.. Those are important determinants of value also, as bedroom configuration and lenght (tow-ability) play a role, with 34's often worth less than 31's or 28-29's, since they need a much tougher tow vehicle...

If you've looked at a bunch of trailers, you'll be able to tell by looking inside one imediately whether it is worth the extra money to you or not.. At 10+ years old, condition also is probably a bigger deal than the trim level..

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Old 10-20-2005, 04:12 PM   #3
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The 94 was the first year of the new roof profile. The roof is more square.
Not like a sob but it gives more headroom inside. In 95 they added 6 inches to the width making it a widebody. The 94 looks and feels much more roomy inside. I have a 94 Excella so I speak from experience.
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Old 10-20-2005, 04:15 PM   #4
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I would not go for a pre 94 trailer now that I have mine and also don't think I would upgrade to a widebody since it makes it tougher to park in some narrow sites and must add some wind resistance. I tow a lot.
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Old 10-20-2005, 04:35 PM   #5
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Yes. I'm a '94 Limited owner. Spend the money.

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Old 10-20-2005, 04:56 PM   #6
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Yes. I'm a '94 Limited owner. Spend the money.

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Old 10-20-2005, 05:05 PM   #7
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Excella Classic Vs. Limited

The Limited is a 93 .It has electric levelers -Not sure thats worth $2000 to me
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Old 10-20-2005, 05:21 PM   #8
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Electric levelers.... wroth the extra $?

Having a '92 Classic Limited with the electric levelers, I can say that I find them to be worth every cent - mine are faactory installed. BTW - should you want to add this feature later, they are about $2500 or more - plus install.

Now I should say, that I haven't had a TT without the electric levelers. I do however know, that when I was in 98 degree heat in Tulsa in July, I was happy to not have to move from the front of the trailer ( by the control panel) to get everthing set up. Just hit the levers, BAM, done.

All that being said, I still don't have an electric jack on the front of the trialer. This items is however a LOT easier to install, and cheaper too.

Just a thought.

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Old 10-20-2005, 06:17 PM   #9
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Like those above with mid-90's Limiteds, we love every detail about ours-pretty, roomy, comfortable, worth the buy to us. The deep red color trim is distinctive and very attractive. We didn't have to make a hard choice between different trailers with ours. She appeared in a local ad, and with the help of the forum, we made a good buy. Keep us posted with your decision.
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Old 10-20-2005, 09:00 PM   #10
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Since the majority seem to be leaning toward the '94 (and it does have it's advantages), I should point out one of the advantages of the '93. The '94 has frameless windows, that according to some I have talked with are more prone to breaking than the aluminum framed windows of the '93, especially when left open in a breeze. I have met some who wouldn't consider an airstream newer than '93 for this reason. I'm not sure I would use this as my only reason for selecting a trailer, but it is a strong consideration for some.
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Old 10-21-2005, 09:09 AM   #11
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To me, the electric stabilizer jacks are worth it. I did enough of that cranking mess when I had a pop-up. Plus, you can get replacement parts for them easily if needed from Ultra Fab.
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Old 10-21-2005, 02:45 PM   #12
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You guys are all going on about the electric levelers.
How about an 18 volt battery drill with a 3/4 inch socket to raise and lower your manual jacks and the screw jacks on your Hensley(if you have one)?
Then you also have a drill with you for all those other little jobs we all love to do.
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ps. I still like the extra head room that a 94 has.
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You guys are all going on about the electric levelers.
How about an 18 volt battery drill with a 3/4 inch socket to raise and lower your manual jacks and the screw jacks on your Hensley(if you have one)?
Then you also have a drill with you for all those other little jobs we all love to do.
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ps. I still like the extra head room that a 94 has.
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Yeah, but I'd rather do all that extra bending over at the ice chest, digging out a cold one!


I guess I could use the drill to more quickly facilitate beverage egress from the can vis-a-vis gravity.

I do carry an 18v drill along just as a matter of course.

OK here's one: Keyless entry. We love it, and use it when camping whenever we leave the camper, in case keys are lost, and we keep an extra set of truck and camper keys inside so's not to be stranded. and prompting this expression here --->
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Old 10-24-2005, 07:34 AM   #14
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Well, We bought the Excella Classic For various reasons -one being it was 1600 miles closer -Mark
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