Never used 1982 Excella
Hi everyone! I just joined the forums yesterday, so this is my first post. My wife and I recently found a 1982 Excella that has never been used. It's a long story, but the owners husband fell ill and passed away shortly after they purchased this AS. Sad story, and the owner is in her mid 90's now. She is living with some friends now who are overseeing her and her property and they are wanting to sell the camper.
The Excella has been sitting virtually unmoved since 1982. The caretaker told me it was covered up (outside) until about 5 years ago. It was always parked over grass. The weeds are high around it, so I didn't get to dig around underneath it. I was told the tires were covered all the while it sat and they are showing signs of dry rot. Inside is immaculate! The toilet is still wrapped in plastic, carpet is like brand new, counter top and appliances are unused. They are asking $23,000 which I think is a bit steep, but they are willing to negotiate.
I know I have a lot more inspecting to do before I even consider this camper, but I was wondering if the experts here can fill me in on the pros and cons of buying an unused vintage camper, and what do you think of their asking price? My guess it they don't come up that often.