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Old 11-20-2006, 11:40 AM   #1
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Well, we loved the 1999 34' Excella! We were able to go through it with the seller (original owner) as well as all their maintenance records - and we placed our down payment! We will pick it up this weekend! It is in immaculate condition inside and out. No "obvious" water leaks or damage and we looked for "hidden" areas and asked if they'd ever had any leaks, all appliances in proper working order, the seller was very up front about showing us everything that they had encountered (as far as repairs) and they were meticulus about it's upkeep and maintenance. They took it once a year to the Airstream factory in Ohio for a full "once over". They actually want to maintain contact with us after we take ownership! Very nice people and very willing to take the time to go through our questions and worries. Before we leave with it, they want to go over everything again just to make sure we are satisfied with our purchase! My husband crawled over, under and around the entire trailer to the delight of the seller! He said he'd never had anyone look it over to that extreme!
Of course, we had our checklists that were offered here and we thank everyone for taking the time to help make us "smarter"!
Boy, do we have a lot to learn, now! We have all of the original paperwork, pamphlets and brochures on this Airstream from it's original purchase in '99.
So much reading yet to do! But we are pleased and excited to start this new phase/adventure! Our older kids think we are crazy - our 14 year old wants to live in it full-time (I wonder if means live WITH us or by himself? )
Thanks for the information and I look forward to posting as an owner in future!
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Old 11-20-2006, 11:56 AM   #2
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Congratulations! Sounds like you encountered a thoughtful seller who gave you a good tour of your new baby. When are you going to post some pictures so we can all appreciate the new member of your family?
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Old 11-20-2006, 12:12 PM   #3
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Welcome and congratulations. Your childrens' opinion doesn't count for anything. You're going to love it. If one our 4 boys was stil 14, we wouild not let him anywhere near it. As a matter of fact, we wouldn't even tell him that we had it.
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ciquing, I think we'd all buy used if more of us could have an experience like yours. Sounds great!
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Old 11-20-2006, 12:56 PM   #5
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Kids! They act like they're the ones paying for this! Thanks Mel and Moosetags!
If I could figure out how to change the size pf the pictures, I would upload one from the seller! I'll just have to keep trying!
Moosetags - you crack me up!
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Most computers have some sort of photo editing software that can resize. 600x800 jpeg images work fine for these forums. A couple freeware sources are Picasa or Flickr (more of a photo sharing site, but size editing is possible).
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Old 11-20-2006, 03:32 PM   #7
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Hope I did this right

Thanks for the links to the photo sites! If I did it right, there should be a picture of our new "baby"!
And yes, we were very lucky to have such a considerate and easy-to-deal with Seller! Every owner we have spoken with has been wonderful! Talking price was a story in itself! I bought toy poodles and had more trouble with the breeder than we ever had with an Airstream seller! But, thanks to the suggestions here, we were able to go into the purchase with a good mind set - we didn't "have" to purchase and were willing to walk away.
Off to finish business -
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Looks nice!
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Old 11-20-2006, 04:29 PM   #9
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More Pics......

We think she's pretty on the inside, too! Sheesh - I feel like a new mom (after all these years!) showing baby pictures!
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