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Old 11-21-2006, 07:29 PM   #1
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Any one else have a 1980?

Hello all,

This forum needs to be kick started now that I bought a 1980 excella II!

I am starting some repairs on this unit and was wondering about exterior number replacement and rear panels. Where do you guys find these? Any info I should know about this particular unit? Etc.etc. Thanks

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Old 11-21-2006, 07:33 PM   #2
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you mean the Airstream Club numbers? ( WBCCI) you can get them by joining the club, they will send you the same number if its not in use.
What rear panels? The curved sections are quite expensive, but if you search the Forums for "segments" you will find more info.
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Old 11-23-2006, 08:44 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info, the panels that are damaged are the center top, and the streetside top rear. The po used 2 large screws to pull some of the denting out and these remain! I have a friend who is setting up his metal shop soon, he is really good being a metal sculpter and steel worker. We might make the panels or pull and roll the existing ones.

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Old 11-24-2006, 05:10 AM   #4
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You won't pull and/or roll anything no matter how good your friend is. If they are creased much at all, you'll need new panels to replace them. Very expensive.
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Old 11-24-2006, 07:58 PM   #5
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I guess we make new ones then if they are that expensive!
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Old 11-25-2006, 05:39 PM   #6
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Good luck with your project.

I had a dent on the rear street side upper corner, it came out quickly with a bathroom plunger with only close inspection marks. A dent on the curb side upper corner will be more of a challenge. I will use suction cups first, but, at best, I know it will still show the mark of the striking object. I will most likely just do the best I can and move on... I am not looking for a "vintage show trailer," just one that looks pretty darn good and is dependably safe for exploring scenic treasures.
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Old 12-22-2006, 05:40 PM   #7
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Well, Christmas is here, so I thought that it would be a good time to get new tires... now, we are ready for winter opportunities and spring adventures....

Merry Christmas and safe travels to all...!!
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Old 12-22-2006, 06:16 PM   #8
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I have an 1980 Excella II mine is a 31' and is in gawd awful shape, the interior is 2/3's gutted, bad axles, rotten floor in the back...but the price was pretty good

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Old 12-23-2006, 03:07 AM   #9
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What I have from '80

All I have that I could offer you from 1980 is High School Graduation Ring. Obviously I didn't see the import that the final year offers, or I would have been far more involved. Sorry guys. Can't help on this one

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Old 12-23-2006, 05:39 PM   #10
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Excella II

Cool, an Excella II. I was watching an ebay auction for the same year and size trailer as yours a couple years ago. It had mid twins and rear bath. The buyer paid over $10K at the time but the unit had been gone through by the factory. I contacted the buyer several months after the sale and they said they were really pleased with their purchase. I had a '77 Excella 500 31' at the time and wanted to go shorter. I found a really nice '86 Sovereign 25' side bath/rear corner bed and have been extremely pleased with it. While panel replacement can be expensive, I feel that it would be well worth it. Good luck.
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Old 05-09-2007, 10:00 PM   #11
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Hi we have 1980 Excella II, Need info on Steps

What is the part number for replacement steps for our excella?

If you know would be greatly appreciated.

By the way, we are in Stonewall, Mississippi, where are you from?
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What is the part number for replacement steps for our excella?

If you know would be greatly appreciated.

By the way, we are in Stonewall, Mississippi, where are you from?
Here is a link to "My" Dealer's site. They list the steps and they carry most if not all of the repair parts. They will ship. You will have to go to the Parts section and look under Airstream steps.

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Old 05-10-2007, 06:17 AM   #13
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Hello all,

This forum needs to be kick started now that I bought a 1980 excella II!

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Hello,

In 1980, Airstream produced fewer than 100 Airstream trailers, due to the economy, fuel and the THOR purchasing Airstream from Beatrice Foods. 1980 was a very short production year for Airstream, most dealers had way too many 1979's on the lot and were not ordering the 1980 models this is why you will not see too many 1980's out there.


Just for comparison, in 1976 they produced roughly 6,000 trailers.

2006 2,200 trailers.
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I've got a 1981 Excella II 22'. I wonder how many of these were manufactured?
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In 1980, Airstream produced fewer than 100 Airstream trailers, due to the economy, fuel and the THOR purchasing Airstream from Beatrice Foods. 1980 was a very short production year for Airstream, most dealers had way too many 1979's on the lot and were not ordering the 1980 models this is why you will not see too many 1980's out there.


Just for comparison, in 1976 they produced roughly 6,000 trailers.

2006 2,200 trailers.
Does anyone have a link to the yearly production numbers?
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1980 Excella II -Beatrice?

Hi ,I see this thread is oldddd---well I bought a 1980 31 Excella II about 6/1/09. Have been fixing floor front and back---some frame rust, will coat this year and really repair next or latter.
So is a 1980 a Beatrice Food year or is this a Thor Ind model---was 1980 kindy of a off year for quality of manufacture and design....my Excella cabinets seem pretty cheesy -also floor plywood is 1/2 inch---frame is 5 inch but is it as beefy as older or newer models? Hope to use it for the first time and end of Aug 09' ---Fairwinds-----
thanks-Bud & Nan--Lake Orion Mi.
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:05 AM   #18
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Hello all,

This forum needs to be kick started now that I bought a 1980 excella II!

I am starting some repairs on this unit and was wondering about exterior number replacement and rear panels. Where do you guys find these? Any info I should know about this particular unit? Etc.etc. Thanks

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Have recently purchased a 1980 24 Excella II TB. Am relatively new to this forum, although have camped for years.Until I discovered this thread I wondered why there were not more of the 1980's around. Ours seems to be in quite good condition with everything original and working. Is missing the TV antenna and will need some work to clean up the outside. Have not used it yet as just got it in time to store it for the winter. Good to know there are a few 180's owners at the Forum
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:37 PM   #19
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We have a 1980 Excella II, this is good information to see!!! We bought ours 4 years ago, at an EXTREMELY good price. I dont think the former owner knew what he had. We have not been able to use is much yet, hoping to get some stuff checked and get it on the road this summer!!!
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:54 AM   #20
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We are currently in Florida panhandle. Looks like we passed by your location off I-75 a few days ago. We too are looking forward to using our 1980 Excella II this year. Fortunately we have the Shacksman and Wasaga Chris nearby who can do most repairs. They are both in Air Forums. Will be having the axles and brakes checked out in early April. Good luck getting your AS camping this summer.

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