Wow, that is a great looking rig. And you are right, the Airstream community is chock full of folks who enjoy the hobby and enjoy helping others. I saw this in spades at the Rocky Mountain Vintage Airstream Rally in Ridgeway, Colorado, a couple of weeks ago.
Working in high heat is tough on a guy. I'm glad you got the bearings changed, brakes inspected and adjusted, and ready to tow. Did you have a driver, or rent one, to drive out the cup races in the drums? This can be the hardest job of a new bearing install.
Take it slow when you back into the driveway. Your trailer has "skids" welded under the frame rails in the back to help protect it. Yep, some 2x8s can work wonders to lift the wheels enough to gain clearance. My driveway is on a steep uphill angle and my 86 Limited 34' does scrap just a little bit.
Keep us posted on your initial adventures with your new Excella.
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