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Old 08-19-2010, 11:32 AM   #1
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Finally found my 1989 29ft excella

Well, we got there in the end, after a long search we finally have our 1989 29ft excella, it's in great origional condition and has been stored for the last 10 years. The brakes were completely rusted out and needed completely replacing along with a new set of tires. The structure looks great and almost everything works after getting the entire propane system checked out. The clearcoat has taken a bit of a hammering thou', and needs redoing. It tows great with my 2010 dodge ram with 5.7 hemi even here in Washington state with all our mountains and passes. Already been away on a few weekenders and we're really enjoying having it.
Really looking forward to spending some more time in it and hopefully making some airstream buddies.
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Old 08-19-2010, 05:55 PM   #2
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I bet you'll toss up some pictures:-)


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Old 08-19-2010, 06:12 PM   #3
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Pictures please

We had to go check our driveway. We too have a 1989 Excella 29 footer. Ours has a clearcoat problem too, but we are not letting that stop us from camping and having fun. You will enjoy it!
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Old 03-22-2011, 03:16 PM   #4
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Hello,
Just read your post about your Airstream and that you had the brakes replaced. I have an 1989 Excella and having a tough time locating a supplier for the brakes. Any recommendations on where I can find brake parts?

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Old 03-22-2011, 05:18 PM   #5
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Amazon turned up several when I searched. They were available both in 10" and 12". I would expect any local O'Brian/NAPA/Autozone to have them or be able to order them as well. Just tell them you are looking for electric trailer bakes. (Unless you have disc brakes installed)
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Congrats on your new trailer. Post some photos when you have time.
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:01 PM   #7
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Just read your post about your Airstream and that you had the brakes replaced. I have an 1989 Excella and having a tough time locating a supplier for the brakes. Any recommendations on where I can find brake parts?

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I ordered my brake backing plates from Inland RV for my 90 Excella. They shipped from Tampa FL and I had them in 2 days.
The plates just bolted on and hook up wires. You will need a 9/16 ratcheting wrench which will make removing the nuts a lot easier.
I took the drums to Sears on a Sunday and they turned the drums.
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Well, we got there in the end, after a long search we finally have our 1989 29ft excella, it's in great origional condition and has been stored for the last 10 years. The brakes were completely rusted out and needed completely replacing along with a new set of tires. The structure looks great and almost everything works after getting the entire propane system checked out. The clearcoat has taken a bit of a hammering thou', and needs redoing. It tows great with my 2010 dodge ram with 5.7 hemi even here in Washington state with all our mountains and passes. Already been away on a few weekenders and we're really enjoying having it.
Really looking forward to spending some more time in it and hopefully making some airstream buddies.
Great choice! We love ours. Just got back from a 5 day 1200 mile trip.
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Old 03-23-2011, 08:37 AM   #9
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Thanks for your quick response for it will help move the process along. I have learned that I specifically need the brake shoes and not the drums. My repair center is still having difficulty finding them. Perhaps it is because I am looking for electric brakes and not disc brakes? We will follow suggested leads for sure.
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Old 03-23-2011, 08:43 AM   #10
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Congrats from a fellow 29 foot 89 excella owner!
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:04 AM   #11
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We just bought an 89 excella 29, too! It has rear twins. We took the bedroom wall cabinets out this morning. We are reconfiguring the bedroom to have triple bunks on each side and then adding one more in the middle between the sets of bunks. If we add it on the floor we will have to lose the nightstand, but if we make it a platform using the night stand as one support we may get to keep the night stand. We have seven kids and have been looking for an airstream for a long time. We are in Georgia.
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