I'm new here and hope to be a proud (read Happy) owner the the subject line above. We've been in the trailer market for some time now, originally looking at SOB's (many) but never satisfied with quality.
Happened upon this AS, convinced my wife we needed to at least set up an appointment and take a look inside. So we did. Wow! I've always known of AS's quality, but never really had the opportunity to enter one.
This Excella is literally immaculate. No smells, no wear not even any traffic wear on carpet. Basically looks new. Now that we've been impressed, I'm asking how to keep my feet on firm footing. Price is just over 20k.
What should I be concerned with besides the normal issues for all appliances and motors etc.....?
Any particulars for Excellas in general?
I noted the gas lines are exposed on the underside, normal?
The shocked suspension surprised me. Are the shocks durable? Expensive?
The tanks (near axles) seem low to me. I think I'm being critical after looking at so many SOB's that ride very high on axles. Am concerned about clearance on rough roads....dragging along so to speak
Some discoloration on top exterior, not too extensive though (I thinK).
Ultimately, we are concerned with ease of resell should that become necessary. My opinion is AS's are a niche market with dedicated followers, but don't necessarily appeal to the (toss away crowd)
All in all, I think Airstream is the only way I'll go at this point. I really like quality and my motto is "buy right, buy once". I just need some education on what to watch out for.
Will tow with Ford diesel 6-speed, so not real concerned with weight.
Thanks for reading my long post of concerns..........and any feedback you may have.