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Old 04-13-2013, 01:22 PM   #1
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Cousin Avion

We have been looking at Airstreams for years and waiting for the affordable moment. A friend had a 1973 28' Travelcader that I fell in love with. He called last week and asked if we wanted to trade for my '69 Dodge Dart. Oh heck yes!! So now she is parked outside my front window so I can gaze at her from my computer desk as I am spending hours reading forums and trying to figure out what we need to do first. Glad the Air Forums are here.

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Old 04-13-2013, 01:37 PM   #2
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The Avions are great trailers. We had one and liked it a lot. A little heavier than a comparable length Airstream in the day, not quite as rounded and so a slight bit harder to pull, but still a great trailer. I always thought they had much better cabinet work inside in those years than the Airstream, and I feel they have a stronger frame also.

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Old 04-13-2013, 03:35 PM   #3
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Congrats on the Avion! They are great trailers We have a twenty five foot 1973 Travelcader ourselves.

Post some photographs when you are able.

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Old 04-13-2013, 03:37 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forums. I have a 1984 Avion 30P that I bought in October. I haven't had time to really get in her to "make her mine", but I think they're great trailers too. The room in them is a lot more spacious than an AS (I've had several & still have a little one). I pulled mine from SE Ohio to NW Indiana and can honestly say I found no difference between it & the 31' Sovereign I have pulled for quite a few years. The first thing I did was check all the systems. I've learned through the years to get the interior up to snuff first & then work on what's needed on the exterior. You should also make sure the running gear (tires, brakes, brake away switch) is all in good operating condition before you take it out. This forum has a LOT to offer--I wish there was an Avion forum that is as user-friendly as this one!

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Old 04-14-2013, 07:06 AM   #5
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Welcome to the air forums and hope to see photos soon!
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