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Old 05-09-2013, 05:15 PM   #1
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Talking can't believe it still

wow.

I have been looking for an Airstream for years, and loved them even longer.
I looked at about 5 or so over the years.

One came up on our local listserve and I pounced!

1992 29' Excella Classic...$7k. it is the one with the twins

New fridge, new tires, new stereo, new batteries. The street side awning got tweaked in a move, there are a few items that need replacing, lightbulbs, light covers, etc, and the doorbell doesn't work.

criminey. a doorbell?

I have been pinching myself for a week now. It was also local, and a friend towed it to my house for me...THANKS, RAY!

I will be loitering around this site a great deal, I suspect!

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Old 05-09-2013, 05:17 PM   #2
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Nice find Mendo!
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:18 PM   #3
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Welcome! But you have just started on the road to addiction! Now you have many years ahead of you of enjoying the beast and getting to modify it slowly here and there to "make it your own." And making that pesky doorbell work properly, for heaven's sake.

Congratulations, and do enjoy it to the fullest. Looks like a terrific, nice machine. You are gonna' have SO much fun!
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:19 PM   #4
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Looks very clean! Still, check enthusiasm and probe floor perimeter and check details out. Has it been sealed annually?
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:28 PM   #5
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Looks very clean! Still, check enthusiasm and probe floor perimeter and check details out. Has it been sealed annually?
uh...I know nothing about these...it is why I am here.

the people I bought from had it from new, they lived in it, and took really good care of it. How do you tell if it was sealed?

there is no sign of any leakage whatsoever, and no smell, either

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Old 05-09-2013, 05:35 PM   #6
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Good..you already purchased!

Congrats!

I suggest you get an inspection done...that way a critical eye can overlook it. Since only lived in you may not have problems that a lot of towing and flex cause. Sealing being one of them.

Weathering still happens and can be slow to appear.

It sounds like you have a gem there!
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:41 PM   #7
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Good..you already purchased!

Congrats!

I suggest you get an inspection done...that way a critical eye can overlook it. Since only lived in you may not have problems that a lot of towing and flex cause. Sealing being one of them.

Weathering still happens and can be slow to appear.

It sounds like you have a gem there!
They had it at the RV place here locally, replacing the kitchen faucet, that is where I first went to see it. I asked them what they thought and they said all the issues were minor, it was a steal.

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Old 05-09-2013, 05:43 PM   #8
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:59 PM   #9
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Well, I dunno....that doorbell could have been a deal breaker....

NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Enjoy! It sounds quite a lot like the one I have!
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:07 PM   #10
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Nice. Well done. I'd love to have a trailer with twin beds - it's a great layout.
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:44 AM   #11
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wow.

I have been looking for an Airstream for years, and loved them even longer.
I looked at about 5 or so over the years.

One came up on our local listserve and I pounced!

1992 29' Excella Classic...$7k. it is the one with the twins

New fridge, new tires, new stereo, new batteries. The street side awning got tweaked in a move, there are a few items that need replacing, lightbulbs, light covers, etc, and the doorbell doesn't work.

criminey. a doorbell?

I have been pinching myself for a week now. It was also local, and a friend towed it to my house for me...THANKS, RAY!

I will be loitering around this site a great deal, I suspect!

Mendo
Very nice find, enjoy!
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:16 AM   #12
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newbie question

Hey everyone

thanks for the encouraging words!

I have a nasty hum when I plug in shore power, i hope to find the inverter and replace it with a new model, but i have a more pressing issue

the tires are new

I am trying to locate it near my hookups, i don't have a tow vehicle, so this may well be a permanent install, but the trailer jacks don't seem up to lifting the weight enough to take the load off the tires. should I just set it on a nice rock pad and use the trailer jacks to level it, or should I have the Airstream lifted off the tires completely, and go permanent?

I am more of a back woods guy, can't pull 29' where I go

my old 18' Kit Companion will lift pretty easily with the trailer jacks
but is a POS.

thanks, again. any tips on inverters would be appreciated, that hum is annoying. my property is silent, i like it like that. tall trees in the wind is what i like to hear

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Old 05-18-2013, 06:29 AM   #13
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Welcome and nice find!! We have a 89 29' and love it. Chances are you have floor rot so inspect closely everywhere. My converter was under the goucho in the front center. My doorbell is on the front curbside wall next to the battery box just FYI. One of the first things we did was replace the converter. We bought a 60amp remanufactered unit from progressive dynamics in MI. We got a better price and its basically new. Their number is 269-781-4241. These are much easier on your batteries and won't overcharge. The only difference in converters was I had to add an additional small power supply for the power indicator light on the information panel that was not built in like the original. (That's the little light on mine showing that I'm plugged into shore power)
Now on your "trailer jacks" if you are talking about the four stabilizer jacks you don't want to ever use those to level or hold the weight of the trailer. Level side to side by pulling or backing the trailer onto blocks or store bought "legos". Then use your hitch jack in front for front to back leveling. It's not necessary to lift the wheels off the ground unless its never going to move. UV light is the hardest thing on your tires. If you need to, only lift or jack under the frame.
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