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Old 10-27-2013, 08:32 AM   #15
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Sounds great. Doesn't it weigh a lot more than your 25' though? Those things are just amazingly long!
Yes, it has 3,400 lbs heaver GVRW. The 3/4 ton truck did not notice the difference. I'm going back to the 1/2 ton truck. I have a new 2014 Silverado with the Maximum Trailering Package on the way. It is rated to tow the 34' at GVRW with maximum payload in the truck.

I had my first experience backing down the driveway in the dark. The backup lights would enter the driveway so far ahead of the axles I could not see the wheels as they left the road and entered the driveway. Had to get my DW to shine a flashlight to keep me out of her plants. Larger brighter flashlight is on my list of things to get.
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:35 AM   #16
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Congrats Alan, we're glad you had a good trip home. You will enjoy the 34 for it's more than abundant storage and extra length to wander in.

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Yes we will enjoy the additional space. Last winter we were in the trailer for one stretch 60 nights straight. The 25' was a little small. The downside of the additional storage is, instead of my list of things needed to get, my DW has a separate list.
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:41 AM   #17
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http://www.airforums.com/forums/f441...sh-105641.html

We have new to us this past year '98 30 ft Excella that had the same clearcoat problems. My summer project was to strip and polish the top half of the trailer...the link follows my progress. Love the trailer and are just finnishing our last camping weekend of the season. Enjoy the Airstream! I know we have
Thanks for the link, I will be reading soon. We are cleaning the interior today! I'm off to the store for supplies! Someone, in another thread, suggested oven cleaner for the fiberglass shower. That will be my first item on the to do list (instructions from the boss)
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Old 10-27-2013, 10:31 AM   #18
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My search for a 34' is done. I bought this one!
1999 Airstream Excella 34 for sale in Sterling, Virginia


The interior is in better than average condition. It just needs a good cleaning and it will be ready to camp. But, the blue carpet has to go pretty soon. The appliances are working and look good, but are all the 15 year old originals.

We will clean the trailer up next week, and then head out for our honeymoon trip for a week or so. I anticipate a trouble free trip! We'll see how that goes!
Welcome to the '99 '34 Club!

As for appliances, the first thing I had to replace in mine was the convection/microwave. I've also replaced the motor in the furnace. And that's it! I've full timed in mine for over two years now, so everything gets used in it's season. If you plan on coming south, or SW, you might want to replace the FF with an Air Conditioner, see CWF's thread on that.

Happy Honeymooning Tripping!

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Old 10-27-2013, 07:29 PM   #19
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Welcome to the '99 '34 Club!

As for appliances, the first thing I had to replace in mine was the convection/microwave. I've also replaced the motor in the furnace. And that's it! I've full timed in mine for over two years now, so everything gets used in it's season. If you plan on coming south, or SW, you might want to replace the FF with an Air Conditioner, see CWF's thread on that.

Happy Honeymooning Tripping!

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Thanks for that information on the appliances! I have read through CWF's thread on the AC install, as it was being posted. I just replaced the water heater in my 2000 Safari this summer, and the WH in the Excella looks worse that the one I replaced.

We usually go south only during the winter, so the extra AC most likely will not be necessary for us. If I come out to your area it would be in the spring. And that far from home, most likely I'll be pulling the 25' Safari, not the 34'. I will also avoid the desert crossings in the summer if possible.
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