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Old 09-03-2008, 11:53 PM   #1457
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is this a '68?

Saw it parked in a SOB dealer of new and used, looked awfully lonely.

I stepped it off to be a 31" (I think), and guessing by the colours inside, and the one digit that is legible in the plate,I think it's a '68.

One of the image carries the VIN. I can't find that post that gives the breakdown, anybody know the year from the VIN?



Those 30+" units shore air long!


Even still has a legible WBCCI number.
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Old 09-04-2008, 09:00 AM   #1458
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Aage,

That looks like a 70's unit to me.

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Old 09-04-2008, 10:20 AM   #1459
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Based upon the date of manufacture 12-9(?) my suspicion is that it is likely a 1980. I don't believe that the Excella II designation was used until sometime in the mid to late 1970s.

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Old 09-04-2008, 01:34 PM   #1460
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Rivet Not a '68

I agree about the '80s estimate. See the photos of my '83 Excella at http://www.airforums.com/photos/brow...d=17830&page=2. The small trailer in my avatar is a '68. It doesn't have the wrap around windows like my '83, so it's earlier. It looks like it is in great shape from the photos.

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Saw it parked in a SOB dealer of new and used, looked awfully lonely.

I stepped it off to be a 31" (I think), and guessing by the colours inside, and the one digit that is legible in the plate,I think it's a '68.

One of the image carries the VIN. I can't find that post that gives the breakdown, anybody know the year from the VIN?



Those 30+" units shore air long!


Even still has a legible WBCCI number.
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Old 09-04-2008, 03:04 PM   #1461
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1ST. Airstream Travel Trailer
D. Center Bath, Center Kitchen, Triple Slide
E. Excella
A. Semi-monocoque, 96 narrow body, continuous curved, shiny aluminum
Shell, contoured window glass, frames and doors.
R. 31 to less than 32
2. Double axle
B. 1981
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Old 09-04-2008, 08:22 PM   #1462
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I-87/I-287 East Bound near the Tappan Zee bridge. A 20' or so International being pulled by a white F-150. Had a Triumph Motorcycle in the bed of the truck. NICE to be able to have all your toys at one time.
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Old 09-04-2008, 09:18 PM   #1463
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My Sis in law saw a Bambi sitting at some apartments. We drove up and I ask the guy if he was interested in selling it. It is a 1962 Bambi. Looked in pretty good shape on the exterior. He said he would let us know!!
Also saw one heading East on I-40 Labor day weekend near the Harriman exit. Looked to be ~26 ft. Went by to fast to see the type. Appeared to be a Lady towing it.
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Old 09-05-2008, 11:58 AM   #1464
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Saw #2329 between Mahomet, IL and Farmer City on I-74 heading east. We winked at them, but they didn't wink back. Must not be airforum members
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Old 09-05-2008, 12:17 PM   #1465
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1ST. Airstream Travel Trailer
D. Center Bath, Center Kitchen, Triple Slide
E. Excella
A. Semi-monocoque, 96 narrow body, continuous curved, shiny aluminum

Shell, contoured window glass, frames and doors.
R. 31 to less than 32
2. Double axle
B. 1981
J. Jackson Center, Ohio

http://www.airstream.com/docs/vin.pdf
Thanks to you all, and especially Great Pumpkin for the link.

For an '81, it sure looks to have had a hard life, when you look at it up close. Lots of fine marks, and on the side I didn't show, it looks like someone keyed it.

I'm going to go back today and see if I can get inside, if the dealer is there...
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#6924 heading south on I-39, just after Oglesby, IL...a friendly 34-footer...it winked back. HI!
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Old 09-05-2008, 04:06 PM   #1467
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I'm going to go back today and see if I can get inside, if the dealer is there...
Hmmm(n).... Dealer no there! Not encouraging, but it is Friday...



The "look" in the attached picture goes on for half of the one side. Not good!
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today I saw a 19 / 22 footer with red #20071 parked in the yard of our DPS officers home on FM 1774 in Anderson TX. There was a light blue Chevy pickup parked beside it.

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Old 09-07-2008, 01:55 PM   #1469
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I know its not an A/S but thought some of you 'more experienced' owners would appreciate it. Saw it on US 231, South of Crawfordsville, IN.

I think it is an Edsel that has been chopped and converted to a camper. Couldn't stop laughing when I saw it.
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Hey Airstream66,

I was in Bethany yesterday on the way to Sullivan for our unit's deployment ceremony.

I saw a Classic Airstream MOHO 310 in Springfield, IL right by Camp Lincoln yesterday. Parked in the front yard, so they may have been rehabbing the home.

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