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Old 09-08-2012, 11:10 AM   #1
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Avion triple axle

Saw t on Gainesville, fl Craigslist, cheap. Jim
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Old 09-08-2012, 01:11 PM   #2
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Excellent Buy!

I believe that is a 34X-B, meaning it is a basement model. They were taller than the standard ones, and had a basement for storage, much like a 5er. They're not as sleek as the regular models, but for $5900, that is a steal!

The 34 denotes the box length (they are actually 35'-11" bumper to ball), the X means it's a center bath on both sides; i.e. a walk through bathroom in the middle of the coach (they have a huge tub....biggest I've seen in any RV...almost home sized), and a rear queen bedroom.

This coach could and should bring double what he's asking. If I didn't already have an '87 34X, I'd scarf this one up!

The only downside to the '89 (that is the last year for the Silver Avion) is that they used the rubber axles like Airstream. Being that she's 23 years old, you're looking at replacing three axles. But other than that, the thing looks nice.

Craigslist directs you here:

1989 Fleetwood Avion $5,900 - OPTIMUM RV Ocala Florida 34480
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Old 09-08-2012, 01:33 PM   #3
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I have the 1988 34' model and it tows great. It has the leaf spring axles that pivot from the center.
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Old 09-08-2012, 01:46 PM   #4
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We are sort of looking for a 34 Excella. Maybe this worth a look? Only about an hour from me..
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We are sort of looking for a 34 Excella. Maybe this worth a look? Only about an hour from me..
Definitely!
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nice!
if a member ending getting it can please let us know?
We have the rear compartment door on the curb side missing....may be that can be used for a mold?
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M2HB, My '87 has the same setup. Avion called it Adjust-a-Ryde and I think it's excellent; one of the best suspensions ever put on a travel trailer.

Mid year '88 I thought was when they went to the torsion type axles.

Torsion axles are actually much simpler, and they work great. They just, unfortunately, have about a 20 year shelf life.

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M2HB, My '87 has the same setup. Avion called it Adjust-a-Ryde and I think it's excellent; one of the best suspensions ever put on a travel trailer.

Mid year '88 I thought was when they went to the torsion type axles.

Torsion axles are actually much simpler, and they work great. They just, unfortunately, have about a 20 year shelf life.

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Yes, the torsion axles ride nice, but they don't have the equalizer that leaf springs have, that take up a lot of the bumps. The torsion axles are also limited by manufacturers for the ones that can go on triple axle systems. Some rubber torsion axles can't be used on triple axles because of the excess strain caused when turning.
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