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1988 Avion 30 P Restored

I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

This is a 30 Foot 1988 Avion 30 P that has been completely Restored and upgraded from 30 AMP to 50 AMP electrical service. Campers of this age traditionally have only 30 AMP. Service and would not run an AC and Micro Wave or other electrical appliance at the same time without tripping a breaker. This does not happen with the new 50 AMP service.
It has a new Laminate floor, 4 new tires, there is also a spare tire in the trunk. 2 new 12 Volt batteries The wheel bearings have been cleaned and repacked. Brakes are excellent. AC blows very cold. A BRAND NEW Camper type Nor Cold brand Refrigerator Freezer that runs on Gas or Electric that cost over $1,300 has been installed this week. All appliances work well. The Twin beds each have a Sealy mattress and new bed covers and window treatments to match. The Rear bath is huge with a very large 3 door Cedar lined lighted closet and a large set down bathtub with shower. Avions have solid wood dove tailed cabinets throughout. The exterior has 4 good working awnings in great condition. It has an auto lighting gas water heater. Avions of this style were made by Fleetwood from 1981to 1990 and were discontinued because of there price being higher than Airstream. Many people believe Avions were superior to Airstream with a heavy FULL frame from front to back, 4 independent leaf spring suspension instead of the rubber torsion bar suspension of Airstreams that go bad with age. Most airstreams of this age need both axles replaced at $1000 each plus labor because of the rubber torsions getting hard and not working well. Avions also have full spray foam insulation throughout all 6 sides with a double insulated floor. Avions were made of heavy aircraft type anodized aluminum and can not be polished to a high shine. This camper has a 65 gallon fresh water holding tank and a 30 gallon gray water and 40 gallon Black water holding tanks. It weighs about 5,900 empty with a hitch weight of about 650 Lbs. It pulls like a dream without sway and very smooth. I once forgot a socket wrench on the roof of an Avion and pulled it 5,000 miles on a trip out west, came back home and found the wrench laying on the roof where I had left it. Most campers would have bumped it off in just a few miles.
Avions as well as Airstreams of this style have been holding their value and you should be able to use it for years with no loss of value if you treat it well.
Please call with any questions. Phone 252-303-0046
You can contact us by filling in the form on the right hand column of the ad listing:
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