For Sale a 1984 Airstream Excella 31 foot, updated and renovated. New interior flooring, new front sofa/beds, new rear twin XL mattresses with under storage, updated fridge, updated water heater, updated AC, remote control electric leveling jacks, new battery inverter/tender, new toilet, new interior roller blinds, new aluminum wheels and tires, new bearings sets, all original paperwork, and more. All awnings are in excellent condition. Unit stored under cover for at least the past 10 years.
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