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Old 11-14-2002, 04:27 PM   #1
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New vs. Older

As I get accustomed to our new trailer (been all the way: tent, tt, 5er, MH) and am getting a little more into Airstreams....I am beginning to realize that I did not get, what some of you have, for my money....

No streamliner upper windows, no blue Excella stripe (or Soverign or whatever) , no upper clearance (marker lights) and no feelings of somebody-has-had-this-problem-before feelings.

So guess your Airstreams in good condition are worth a lot of $.

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Old 11-14-2002, 04:39 PM   #2
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Yeah, you also didn't get a rotten floor, a furnace that only clicks and a refrigerator that smells like amonia. What a bummer.
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Old 11-14-2002, 04:43 PM   #3
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So far, we don't know yet Sir.

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Old 11-14-2002, 04:43 PM   #4
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unfortunate

Kistler,

It's understandable how you feel about the windows, steps, marker's & stripe, but you did get an excellent trailer for the money. I guess A/S had to reduce some of the options, ie black-water tank back-flush & cabinets to make it a more afforable trailer.
It will hold it's value as long as it's maintained and maybe down the road you'll find a late model excella and sell the safari.
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Old 11-14-2002, 04:46 PM   #5
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Is yours a safari or classic, because I thought a classic was the same as an excella? Maybe someone out there can explain!
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Old 11-14-2002, 04:50 PM   #6
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Hey, affirmation is kindly appreciated. I guess that if we didn't wish to stay in the 25', 22', perameters we could (money is always a consideration here) have gotten stripes and pizzaz.

I just think that there is nothing in TTs better than an Excella somewhere (when we couldn't afford it) in the 80's or maybe 90's that had EVERYTHING.

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Old 11-14-2002, 04:55 PM   #7
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I love the Excella too. I don't have the streamliner windows, but the just od the package is sweet. In bought mine last Jan. for $17K. Beautiful condition and have enjoyed every minute.
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Old 11-14-2002, 05:08 PM   #8
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Was in dealer's stock, Classic, yes BUT it is not the same Airstream of other years...don't know if it is an improvement...guess it weighs less...

I don't know if options were/are available. It has that septic clean-out stuff and the cabinetry is better BUT no Excella stripe (:

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PS -- We are happy with it. It just isn't the same trailer we once wanted ...when we were 30ish.

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Old 11-14-2002, 06:43 PM   #9
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Talking Buyers remorse ?

Well, Kistler ...
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Old 11-14-2002, 06:58 PM   #11
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Cal-la-la .... my guess is he's putting down "dissin" California...the (edited) is from TX...what can I say...


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