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Old 07-07-2014, 09:49 AM   #1
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Major revision to 1981 Excella

So I went and bought this old Excella and now I need to fix it up. One of my biggest concerns right off the bat is that the screen door is missing. Where the heck might I find one? And all of the sliding windows need new felt and seals and the hardware is sketchy too. One of the windows over the stove needs to be replaced. I've never done this before and it's a bit daunting to start down this path. But then I know that old adage is true. The hardest part of any journey is the first step. Can anyone point me in any sort of possible direction?
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Old 07-07-2014, 10:21 AM   #2
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I am not positive, but I think the screen door of your Excella Motorhome is not the same size as the Airstream trailers, so you may have a hard time finding one. They still might be available from Jackson Center, but will be really costly.

The sliding windows and hardware are also somewhat special, but again, parts from Airstream may still be available. Search the motorhome section here for threads on windows, I bet someone else has had experience and may have posted it already. I never had the sliding windows out on my 310 or Argosy motorhomes when I owned them.

Reading/searching the motorhome threads here might be your best way to learn and get the courage for that first step. Best to you.
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:34 PM   #3
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You're best bet for the felt on the window channels is Andy, from Inland RV in California. I've dealt with his staff before, and they are GREAT! Andy might even be able to point you in the right direction for a screen door.

Also, try Colaw Salvage. Google them, they are a great source for motorhome parts.

Good Luck, Derek
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