Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-24-2004, 11:36 AM   #1
1 Rivet Member
1994 25' Excella
Wilmington , Delaware
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 14
Images: 9
Historians: Explain why later Excella/Classics are heavier

Shopping for my first Airstream. Trying to keep the horse before the cart, so to speak, in that I already have my tow vehicle and my Airstream choice cannot exceed my towing capacity.

Please educate this novice Airstreamer on why the dry weight specs. of the newer Airstreams (late 90's and up) are much heavier than earlier specs. for equivalent models of the same length made in the early 90's.

Is this solely due to the width change? (What year did that happen?)

Are the specifications more conservative now, or then?

Your input would be greatly appreciated.
Trailertroll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2004, 01:31 PM   #2
Retired Moderator
john hd's Avatar
1992 29' Excella
madison , Wisconsin
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 4,644
Images: 40
oak hickory etc...

one of the main reasons for the heavier weight is the use of soild woods vs. plywood in the cabinets.

you call them ferrets, i call them weasels.
john hd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2004, 02:38 PM   #3
Contributing Member
Pahaska's Avatar
2018 Interstate Grand Tour Ext
Austin (Hays County) , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 7,011
Images: 4
The width change had to be a major contributor to the increased weights. I think the width changed in 1995.
John W. Irwin
2018 Interstate GT, "Sabre-Dog V"
WBCCI #9632
Pahaska is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:06 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.