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Old 10-05-2011, 07:42 PM   #1
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Avion on craigslist...what year is it?

Hi everyone, I know this is an Airstream forum, but I've seen a lot of people on here with Avions...can anyone tell me what year this trailer is?? thanks for the help! Avion Travel Trailer
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:56 PM   #2
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Somewhere in the 1980's
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:14 PM   #3
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Look at the hideous rack and extended back bumper. This is NOT a good idea.
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:31 PM   #4
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I would agree, 80's somewhere. I had a 34' 1983 which looked like that one, but mine was a 3 axle and of course longer. They are a very nice unit, well built, but quite heavy. Mine was a mouse magnet until I finally found the large hole drilled in the floor (for the tub drain). The mices used the drain pipe for a superhighway from the belly pan area into the interior of the rig. In that way they are similar to Airstreams: cut a big hole for a small pipe and don't seal it afterwards.

The photos look very nice. If I was in the market for that size trailer, and had a good TV, I sure would look at it for the price.

BTW Avion's are anodized metal, and cannot be polished, at least the ones of that vintage. The insulation between the inner and outer skins is solid foam which is part of the structure of the rig. They are somewhat harder to dent than an Airstream due to the solid foam behind the exterior metal.
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:02 PM   #5
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Went and looked today. Trailer is in great shape- it's an 85 for the record. The bumper is actually not permanently modified it can ( and will be) returned to original by removing 8 bolts and returning the bumper to the frame. I decided to purchase the trailer and will be posting pictures Monday or Tuesday- thanks for the input!!
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blackhawksid, also be sure and find the Yahoon Silver Avion group. Lots of good information there.

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looking like early 80's.....we have P30 1989, that we pick-up in san diego. we love our Avion.
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hey txiceman, thanks for the link-lots of good info!
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Look at the hideous rack and extended back bumper. This is NOT a good idea.
avion trailers have a 6in frame, not like airstream. bumper racks work just fine on avions.
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Old 10-16-2011, 06:28 PM   #10
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Btw...25footers have a 5 inch frame- and the PO installed this waaaaay overkill. 3 ft hanging out, 6 1/2 feet inside. Took forever to get out but it's off for now....
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