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Old 05-21-2011, 08:06 PM   #1
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Hi everyone, u guys got an awsome site for A S owners, I just bought a 1975 A S Excella 31' today. Its pretty much all there but is missing a few thing and will need some sprucing up to be road worthy. I did notice a small hole in the shower floor pan and the seat area anyone got any experience or suggestions here.
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Old 05-21-2011, 08:11 PM   #2
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Howdy and welcome to airforums.com, mormass! You came to the right place to ask questions about your trailer.

There are many users of your model on here, much advice and experience is available.

Why don't you post some photos of your unit? We love photos...

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Old 05-21-2011, 09:33 PM   #3
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Thanx for the wecome and the reply, don't have any pics to post yet couldn't get it home. Had a problem with ambiblical cord. Seems the AS is a 7 pin round plug and the one on my 04 f150 if a 7 pin blade type. I'm sure others have run across this can somone tell me the easiest fix, as I gotta go back and pic unit up.
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Old 05-21-2011, 09:40 PM   #4
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mormass,
You will need to update the umbilical cable. Not a big deal. As far as the plastice go, see my thread in my signature block. Welcome to the greatest forum ever!
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wiring diagram

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Thanx for the wecome and the reply, don't have any pics to post yet couldn't get it home. Had a problem with ambiblical cord. Seems the AS is a 7 pin round plug and the one on my 04 f150 if a 7 pin blade type. I'm sure others have run across this can somone tell me the easiest fix, as I gotta go back and pic unit up.
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Get a 7 way plug Trailer-End, a couple of screw drivers, a few extra fuses (just in case) and use these diagrams.

If your unit is wired like it was from the factory it will look like this.
http://www.airstream.com/docs/7wayplug1966-81.pdf



This is standard wiring for today.
The color coding can confuse. With this plug it is all about location. In other words, the car end at 9 o'clock is left turn.
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Old 05-22-2011, 11:15 AM   #6
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mormass,
Here is the post on the plastic repairs.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f36/...tml#post990510
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Greetings mormass!

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Hi everyone, u guys got an awsome site for A S owners, I just bought a 1975 A S Excella 31' today. Its pretty much all there but is missing a few thing and will need some sprucing up to be road worthy. I did notice a small hole in the shower floor pan and the seat area anyone got any experience or suggestions here.
Thanks,
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My suggestion would be to continue with the round-pin connector currently on your Airstream as it is far more corrossion resistant than the modern blade style connector and produces far fewer irritating conncection difficulties in the long-run. Initially, I too followed the logic that it was better to convert the Airstream to the modern blade-type connector only to discover that I had at least a once annual disassembly and cleaning job to keep the contacts in operation. Three years ago, I switched back to the heavy duty round-pin connectors on all trailers that I tow as well as each of my tow vehicles -- my problems have dropped to virtually none. The round-pin connectors are readily available through the following links:I realize that this conversion is counter to typical recommendation, but in my experience has been far less problematic in the long run.

Good luck with your coach!

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You can wire in the blade type connector on the tow vehicle end of your umbilical with the diagrams shown previously.
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Old 05-25-2011, 06:08 AM   #9
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I just bought this used Excella n was wondering if there is a tread for a check list of the things I need to check and/or address before actually takn it out on the road/camping. Check for leaks, reseal windows/doors, tanks, frig, wtr heatr, ect....u get the picture....
Also I'm be needing some supplies, caulk and sealers, ect....cause it's been sitting for about 5 yrs.
Where's a good place to order it from? Oh yeah and thanks everyone for the help with my ambiblical cord I'll be going Sat or Sun to pick it up.
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