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Old 02-14-2012, 08:43 PM   #1
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Question Difference between Excella and Sovereign?

I am wondering what the difference between an Airstream Exella and a Soverign are? I was looking at 2 different ones. Both were 25 ft. The Soverign I was looking at was a 1988 model. The Exella was a 1994. Honestly I preferd the 88 Soverign but it sold. Is one of them top of the line? Mabe someone here will have some input on this?

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Old 02-15-2012, 07:12 AM   #2
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Soverign is their standard model and Excella was the middle of the range and limited was the top of the line. Go here and check it out. I have not seen many limiteds.

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Excella in its day was the TOP of the line trim level. It was replaced by the Limited line once the Excella name was dropped from the line.
Excella, Excella 500, Excella 1000 and Excella II were are just name variations of the same trim level option.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:30 AM   #4
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My 81 Excella II has the same fake wood plastic covered laun that all the other trailers from the 70's and early 80's had. So what about Excella was supposed to be better than the base models?

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Old 02-15-2012, 10:57 AM   #5
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My 81 Excella II has the same fake wood plastic covered laun that all the other trailers from the 70's and early 80's had. So what about Excella was supposed to be better than the base models?

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Our '71 Tradewind walls have plastic covered masonite. They do not wear well. Maybe having some sort of real wood in the wall sandwich was the step up?
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:27 PM   #6
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A '78 model Excella: Food processor built into the kitchen counter. Original refrig still freezing alcohol drinks. Door bell. Disc brakes. "Gold" plated bathroom fixtures. Aluminum propane cans. Fiber optic wire in front that shows your rear brake and turn lights. Higher quality construction. There's rumors of built in safe deposit boxes. Do all models have these?
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:46 PM   #7
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The Excella actually replaced the Sov after a few years, there was not much difference between the 2 except for some minor amenities. The excella also came in the limited package and then the excella name was removed and just became the limited.
I have had the Sov, Excella, Excella Limited, Now the limited legend series, what I said above is what I was told by AS at Jackson center as I have all of them except for my current one the Legend.
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Our '84 Excella has a doorbell, Nutone blender/mixer built into countertop, original refrigerator working like a new one, central vac and probably some mechanical things that I know nothing about (that's hubby's dept.). I love it, but he want to downsize with a smaller truck due to gasoline prices and ease of parking.
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I have the fiber optic but I did not hook it back up when I rebuilt the back end of the trailer. There are a couple holes in the countertop where I guess there was a food processor. There was also some sort of water filter that has been disconnected. I don't have disk brakes. I have aluminum LP tanks. I don't have a safe. I don't have gold faucets. I do have a door bell and a dead bolt lock made into the grab handle. My fridge still works but needs some TLC.

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Old 02-16-2012, 10:53 AM   #10
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...alloy wheels, an Imperial "dishwasher" faucet, and a bathroom scale that fits into a cubby under the shower pan. Keep in mind the in model years here. My '73 had a microwave at a time when most homes did not. Now a microvewave would not seem to be lavish.
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:24 PM   #11
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Names and trim position varied almost year-to-year. Big changes from 1970's/early '80's to late '80's/early 90's and then post 1995 (wide-bodies..)

Our '88 Excella 25 has a lot of real wood, but no fancy built-in blenders or secret cubbies.. Much less masonite/contact paper than early 80's models.. Sovereign's very close, use to be large, and then name applied to smaller units, like 21' rear bedroom model, that evolved to look a lot like Safari 23 in early 2000's... Some of the Excella Classic or Excella 1000 names were used for larger trailers (28' to 31')...
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