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Old 10-17-2007, 08:33 AM   #1
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considering a 78 excella 500

Hey Folks

considering the purchase of a 78 excella 500.
seems like it is in good structural condition with a bit of a soft spot near the door and the washroom.

the big concern is the windows ; all are thermally broken and the gaskets shot.

any experience with cost and difficulty would greatly help with my decision

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Old 10-17-2007, 08:37 AM   #2
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Hello and Welcome.... These windows can be dealt with if you are handy.. if not the cost will be considerable... for an estimate contact CANAM in London ... Depends what your budget is and your time and expertise...
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Old 10-17-2007, 12:31 PM   #3
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The two biggest secret areas I would look at would be the axes and check for rear end seperation. Use the forums search function and edit the comments for moderation. You will see posts that cover the spectrum but they will educate you on the potential issues. I didn't know either were possible problems areas when I bought mine and just got lucky.

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Old 10-18-2007, 05:20 AM   #4
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thanks for the replies

will keep you posted
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