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Old 11-18-2013, 08:38 PM   #1
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Hello from St Louis MO

So I joined here to try to find some info on the new to us trailer my wife's grandparents gave me and my wife. Long story short I've been admiring this trailer for years and through conversation it came up and they decided they would like to pass it on in the family. Thanks for the mass amounts of info I have gathered from you guys already and I'm sure more questions will come up.

Anyway on to the fun stuff. The trailer is a 1990 25' Excella twin bed model. It needed some cleaning up since it hasn't been used for a few years and has been sitting at the farm but its coming along. Sorry for the bad quality pics, I snapped them with an IPhone. I need to get my camera out and take some.













Next up is the AC doesnt work and the furnace worked when parked a few years ago but isnt firing up now. I'm going to dive into it some more through the winter but for now I'm just happy to have the trailer I've been admiring for all this time

My 5 year old already had us camp in the driveway after we did the cleaning and I have to say I cant blame her because I wanted to also
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:51 PM   #2
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Howdy and welcome to Airforums.com! We're glad to have you, and hope you find your AS experience to be A number 1

Love the pictures! You have a beautiful coach, and I'm sure you'll love travelling in it.

As for your furnace, a common thing that happens to them is mud dauber nests.

It's a messy thing to clean up, but that might be all you need to do to the furnace.
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:58 PM   #3
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us. The pictures are great and so is your Airstream.
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:37 PM   #4
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Howdy and welcome to Airforums.com! We're glad to have you, and hope you find your AS experience to be A number 1

Love the pictures! You have a beautiful coach, and I'm sure you'll love travelling in it.

As for your furnace, a common thing that happens to them is mud dauber nests.

It's a messy thing to clean up, but that might be all you need to do to the furnace.
I do believe this to be the issue possibly as I found nests other places in the outside storage but haven't took the furnace apart to inspect. How hard is it to get to the fan portion of the unit in these?
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Old 11-19-2013, 10:47 AM   #5
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I'll wait for someone that has a furnace closer to yours in age.

On mine (1974 model), I would say apart from removing the lid (which was difficult because I didn't figure out the 'trick') it was not difficult.
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Old 11-19-2013, 11:49 AM   #6
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Unless the burner jet is corroded, a good cleaning should restore the heater to working order. FYI, that is the nicest "free" trailer I've ever seen. Hopefully, your camping days will begin quickly. Welcome aboard!
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Old 11-19-2013, 01:04 PM   #7
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hello from St Louis

St Louis: Congrats on the wonderful gift. We purchased a 98 Excella 31 ft last spring and experienced a few of the same issues you mentioned. AC being the one that was most frustrating, and easiest to fix. In our case it was the switch on the thermostat (on-off) that was worn out or broken. It did not have the crisp click when you switched positions. The previous owner told us about it so we were prepared to get it repaired or replaced. Found out that they were no longer available except on E-bay. We did that (ebay) and it was a Good experience. We also found out that while we were plugged into shore power at home I did not have it on an outlet that supplied enough Amps to kick all the surges or stages of the AC in. My neighbor suggested plugging into a kitchen outlet and voila everything worked. The kitchen outlet was 120 volts as compared to 105 volts in the garage. We also found that the cover of the AC on the roof was about to explode from wind the next time we pulled it down the road if we did not rebuild or substantially reinforce the fiberglass cover with rivoted metal into the inside corners of the fiberglass cover. Good luck Ron
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Very much like the 97 Sovereign we got from my favorite father-in-law. You're in for tons of fun!
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Old 11-20-2013, 12:44 PM   #10
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Unless the burner jet is corroded, a good cleaning should restore the heater to working order. FYI, that is the nicest "free" trailer I've ever seen. Hopefully, your camping days will begin quickly. Welcome aboard!
The cleaning and fixing some loose connections fixed it.

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Thanks everyone. Its definitely going to be fun!
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Old 11-20-2013, 12:58 PM   #11
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What a nice gift!
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Looks awesome and now fully functional battle stream okay too much star wars! Great looking airstream! Enjoy
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