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
- 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:
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.