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Old 11-10-2011, 10:04 AM   #29
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An aero aluminum 5'er

I knew there was something in the back of my mind which bridged the gap between "reality" and "ideal" as my long post yanked things around:

- low price
- amenable to changes
- aerodynamic
- lower weight
- independent suspension
- all aluminum
- high build quality

For Sale: 1989 Avion 5'er, Fairview, AL, $8,900




This is from Dr. Gradeless AVION site, the 1990 sales brochure:

AVION 5'er

That site contains a great many links, as well as tons of info.

GVWR is 14k.

There is also a Yahoo Avion site with an active, helpful membership to make inquiries of. Several AVION owners around here who may have insight to this two-year production trailer.

You can take it for granted that, barring the unusual, that an AVION, STREAMLINE or SILVER STREAK brand trailer was better built than a comparable Airstream. The number, type and expense of any repairs is far lower. Better, as they are not so well-known, the comparable purchase price is lower today. Plenty of bang for the buck unless I am mistaken.

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Old 11-11-2011, 10:24 PM   #30
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And, yet another. Don't see these very often.

1989 AVION 5'er, Rocky Point, NC $6k


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Old 07-17-2014, 01:16 PM   #31
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I think it is a great idea
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:55 PM   #32
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I think it is a great idea
Good work replying to a 3 year old thread.

I do wonder what ever they decided to do.
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Old 07-22-2014, 01:32 PM   #33
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Don't be too hard on Figwort.

It happens all the time.

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Old 07-22-2014, 03:34 PM   #34
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Those Avion 5ers are butt ugly though. Woof. Airstream made a similar one for a year or so too.

Interesting thread, and even more applicable now. Fuel cost & affordable places to stay + frequency of moves can really jack the equation in a big hurry.

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Old 07-23-2014, 05:10 AM   #35
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Hello all, old thread.. But figured you might want to know what happened to us? we decided to give up on the airstream mostly because of the weight and lack of slide. Also we wanted a bunkhouse and I believe these were only made for a few years. We decided on a Kodiak rv, The 240bhsl. We love it! We are presently traveling across America visiting family, friends and seeing the sites.

Thank you for all of your advice.

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Old 07-23-2014, 10:42 AM   #36
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Sorry I was not looking at the date ! Thanks D&M
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Old 07-23-2014, 12:08 PM   #37
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Hey, you actually revived an old thread and got a response from the OP - I don't think that has ever happened! Good job

Bill, congrats, even if you didn't end up with an AS, sounds like you are living the dream. Safe travels to you and your family!
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