1988 Airstream Excella 29′

Several months ago we looked at a 29′ 1988 Excella in excellent condition. We were not able to come to an agreement on the selling price with the seller so we left our number and drove home. Last week I got a call from the seller saying they were ready to sell for my price so we now own a new Airstream.

This trailer is in incredible condition! The only things wrong are that it needs new axles, A/C, the running lights blow a fuse on my tow vehicle (short on this trailer somewhere), some of the pin striping is peeling, and of course some clear coat is also peeling. Considering the age of this trailer that list is minor! The axles that I ordered for the ’77 finally arrive tomorrow and they are actually the exact axles that the ’88 needs. We are going to install those axles and the new Carrier A/C heat pump that we have sitting on my workbench in this new trailer this week.

We spent several hours on Saturday cleaning up the trailer and went ahead and replaced the carpet in the hallway and rear bedroom. The kitchen and living room have wood floors that are in excellent condition. The first picture is of the carpet as of the time we bought the trailer.

Here are the finished pictures of the new carpet, minus the trim that I still need to install around the floor. You will also see that I have removed the couch and bed mattresses as we are in the process of airing everything out and my wife has ordered new upholstery fabricĀ  to recover the couch. The curtains will be coming out as well as the upholstered panels, but we haven’t decided if any of the upholstered panels will be going back (except for the one behind the couch).

Later this summer, we plan on selling this trailer. Please let me know if you are interested!


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5 Responses to 1988 Airstream Excella 29′

  1. Scott says:


  2. Wayne says:

    Do you still have the Excella or has it been sold?

  3. Jim says:

    A quick question… since this is the same model/year as our Excella perhaps you have a simple clue… how does the upper front “control panel” attach, and remove for access? No visible screws, latches, clips, etc. around, under, outside.

    I’m thinking it might have a set of pop-buttons/clips similar to the cabinet door ‘latches’?

    Thanks in advance for any advice.

  4. Stacy Lee says:

    If you happen to have to be original curtains I am interested in purchasing them if you would like to sell them. I have a 1995 Excella and I need curtains! I love the pink:)

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