I have been lurking here for a few months and recently acquired a new (to me)MH. I started in AS MHs with an Argosy 20' Doodle Bug, then a 24' Excella, then a 280 Isuzu, with trailers in between and all of them undergoing various degrees of repair or restoration.
I had been looking at an AS 300 MH, when a few weeks ago a 1984 310 showed up on eBay. I bid but it didn't reach reserve and the seller wouldn't respond to my emails. (I believe that to be the MH referred to on another thread of this board.)
So I went back to looking at the 300LE. Then, Bam! I don't know what happened. But it got ahold of me and before I knew what was happening, I did it again. For the third time I bought an Airstream over the internet.
Armed with Delta frequent flyer mileage I talked a friend into flying to California and helping me drive her to Texas. To avoid California sales taxes it had to be delivered out of state. The sale was consummated in the head cashiers booth at Boomtown Casino, Nevada, just a few miles west of Reno August 22.
We headed south on 395 and missed the turn before we got to Carson City. We needlessly climbed over 9,500 feet and saw Lake Tahoe from the other side before we got to Carson City the long way around.
But that wasn't all bad..... My new Texas Belle showed me what she was made of. The Banks system hunkered down and didn't complain once. I guess we bonded. And to do that early in the trip left me with a nice warm feeling the rest of the way home.
When we stopped Tuesday night in Benson, Arizona, I noticed the heavy Banks tale pipe hanging rather low. The rubber flex joints of the last two hanger straps had pulled through and the muffler, catalytic converter and very large tail pipe were all hanging from the header pipes a long way forward. One block away was Ace
hardware still open. Worm gear hose clamps and wire made it tight again and it was still tight when we arrived home in Galveston County, Texas.
That is all of the excitement we could muster up for one new-to-me Airstream, bought sight unseen over the internet, and driven over 2,000 miles to her new home far, far away.
You can check out my 94 excella for sale on a temp page here:
Thanks for listening.
Ebert and Marilyn Steele
La Marque, Texas
1994 30' Excella, looking for a new home.
2001 Dodge 2500, best little silver truck in Texas