Welcome! This is an ongoing blog about our journey as owners of a vintage coach camping trailer.
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Our journey first started back in 2016 with a 1973 Avion, 28 foot LaGrande model.
But in April 2020 we purchased a 1987 Avion 32S model which features a front kitchen, mid coach salon, side bath and rear bedroom with two twin beds. This is THE ultimate floor plan and size of Avion in our opinion- since we plan to live full time on our 32S beginning no later than 2023. We will be traveling the USA and become “snowbirds” and “chase 70 degrees “since we have children and grandchildren in AZ and VT.
SO OUR SECOND AVION CHAPTER BEGINS….
Below is a photo slideshow of our 1987 32S. We are the fourth owners (again!). This coach has been very well taken care of and the previous owner to us did a lot of the upgrades we would have planned to do! The coach was originally sold and used in Florida until 8 years ago. These are quite rare because this floor plan strangely enough was only manufactured for a limited number of years (3 we believe) by the Avion Corporation.
Some key features in the ’87 32S models are the large “picture window” in the salon, the panoramic window wall in the rear bedroom and the front U-shaped kitchen in the nose of the trailer. This floorplan allows for a real feel of a separation of meal prep, relaxing and sleeping space all in 217 square feet of rolling bliss!
OUR FIRST CHAPTER-Archive about our previous 1973…..(below)
We purchased a 1973 Avion LaGrande model “luxury travel coach ” in September 2016 and sold it Summer of 2020. We were the fourth owners of this vintage trailer. The rig was 28′ total feet long including the awesome vintage bumper, tongue and hitch. Our actual living space was 7’6″‘ wide by approx. 24 feet long!
This blog will continue to chronicle our story, our personal touches, trailer upgrades and required maintenance to ensure another four decades of camping heritage…as well as of course, our travel journeys with The Pewter Palace herself. We have included separate categories of pages for various projects to be easier to find topics and for us to keep things somewhat organized by chronological date. Hope you enjoy our blog. Please let us know! You can also show your support on our Grateful Growler page
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Kevin & Luisa Sherman