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Old 02-19-2007, 01:40 PM   #1
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Rivet I'm now an owner!

Just purchased my Airstream this weekend. I bought a 1981 31' Excella Limited. Interior and exterior looks better than lots of '90's models I looked at. The aluminum skin is top notch to be 25 yrs old. It needs a fridge, and I knew that while I was negotiating. I already have one on order from Palomino
Parts (excellent prices and quick service). Found out about them from ASforums. My wife and kids love it. We're looking forward to our first of many enjoyable trips in our silver bullet!

Also, it tows like a dream with the weight distribution hitch on my Tundra.

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Old 02-19-2007, 01:45 PM   #2
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Awesome, and welcome to the "club"!! Post pictures if you can- we're hungry for "eye-candy"!

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Old 02-19-2007, 01:46 PM   #3
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Well welcome to the forums as a new member. Hope we see you in Hiawassee in April. How about some pictures of your new home away from home?
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Old 02-19-2007, 01:52 PM   #4
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I'll post some pics as soon as I replace my digital camera that I recently dropped and destroyed.

Also, forgot to say everything is original except the carpet ( Which I want to put in hardwood) and the A/C.
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Old 02-19-2007, 03:00 PM   #5
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WOOHoo!! Congrats, let the fun begin. Sounds like a nice rig, maybe borrow a dig camera?
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Old 02-19-2007, 05:21 PM   #6
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Welcome to the Excella side of life

Congratulations on the purchase of an AS. We love our Excella (1972). Let me also invite you to our get together in Hiawassee April 20-22.

Her is a link to the thread about the rally.

Borrow a camera and take a few shots, love to see your rig.
Nick & Holly
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Old 02-19-2007, 05:38 PM   #7
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Welcome aboard Matey!

31's rule!
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Old 02-19-2007, 06:52 PM   #8
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Welcome to this wonderful forum!! The folks here have a ton of knowledge and are willing to share. They were very helpful .... as I am now leaving on my very first rally....I hope to start sharing my knowledge and experiences here. Good luck and hope to see you down the road.
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Old 02-19-2007, 09:14 PM   #9
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Welcome to the forums! Do try to make it to the Georgia Springstream rally in April that Spartan mentioned. Lots of new friends, food, and fun. You won't be sorry.
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Old 02-19-2007, 09:18 PM   #10
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Congrats and Welcome! As a new owner myself I have one word of caution. Anything and everything Airstream is highly addictive!! You have been warned.

Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.

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