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Old 03-11-2006, 06:48 PM   #113
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Really nice pic

Here is something I would think you all would like.As some of you already know,I just purchased this Airstream and I have been making upgrades on my own.
Well I was checking the running lights and low and behold look what I found!

You can actually see what looks to be like the level the water was at when it started to rust.I can say it was sealed all right.Sealed so good that it held the water in place for a while before it dried all up.
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Old 03-18-2006, 11:51 PM   #114
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We just received our 2006 28' LS Safari. It is very nice, Im still in the process of going around and writing down all of the sizes of everything to construct my tool bag. We are very new at the RVing game here, but we do have RVers in our family, member Hohne is actually my Step father, LOL, and 2 years older then me, LOL. Its a long story. Anyways, one of the changes was they moved the Temp gauge to the Bedroom, and I only got one fantasic fan when I asked more then 6 times for two. Oh well, the dealer wanted to charge me for the other one, but I didnt want to take a chance on the dealer making a "Leak" in our new AS, that we had been waiting for, for a long time.

I would like to get some advise on the installation of a Trans temp gauge, and a larger Trans oil pan, Also will my factory Trans cooler be fine?

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Old 03-19-2006, 12:11 AM   #115
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hey viper......

congrats on the new trailer.......
the 2nd fan is a big help.....and one of the easiest items to install without causing a leak....but there is plenty of time for upgrades....and it will be cool for a while right?

so you are towing a 28ft safari with a 2003 tahoe?.... 5.3 liter, 3.73 rear?

ya might want to post this question in one of the towing threads (i know twink will disagree) but there are lots of tahoe/suburban owners here to help....and they don't all read the 2006 trailer thread....

an aftermarket tranny temp guage is usually gonna be more accurate than the factory guage.... and a bigger cooler is always gonna help too....if planning any august trips......up...

regardless, you may have your hands full going uphill with that big beautiful trailer....

does r.i. have room for trailers that big?

lets see some pics!

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Old 03-19-2006, 12:24 AM   #116
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There are some of the pics !!!!

I have a trip planed for June and July going to Belfast ME for 2 days, then to Bass Harbor 6 days, then to Scarborough ME 2 days, then back home. I tried to keep all legs under the 200 mile mark to ensure less pain and strain on the Tahoe. I am also staying to the low country for these reasons as well.

Prior to this trip, I plan on at least 2 shake downs \, 1st being no more then 30 miles and the second being no more then 75 miles.

I have done some exgust work as well as some air intake work which has added some extra poines and tourque. I do understand the wheel bases is 114" vers the (I beleive the 131") of the big brother Sub.
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Old 03-19-2006, 12:41 AM   #117
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viper....

nice pics......that is the sharpest color scheme and decor group for that unit...imo....a real elegant combo....

well,extra air in and out is always good....i seen you've done the k&n box...

since i'm using a a turbo diesel....i'm not much help on the bigger tranny pan issue on the small block v8....

no doubt tomorrow you'll get lots of guidance here......

the short trips are just a pleasureable as the long ones.....

with a nice new trailer for shelter....

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Old 03-19-2006, 12:51 AM   #118
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Thanks alot,

It took a while to work up the courage, so to speak to jump in the deep end with this AS. We are planning on going to NY later this year, and that we be the only other long trip we will do. Except me flying to SD in the fall to get after the Mystical flight of the Ringnecks with my boys (German Shorthair Pointer) Duke & Earl, LOL.

Anyways, we are planning on upgradding next year to a GMC 3/4 Duramax. So as long as I stay vigalent, slow and takes lots of brakes, I think Ill be ok. Thats the biggest reason for keeping the legs of my trips short (200 miles or less a day)


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well viper......

we will save some of those birds for ya....we've got plenty....

not to get ya all hot n bothered for the new chevy/gmc......but here are the 2 interior color schemes.....a world better than the last version.....
and really taken almost bit for bit from audi interior design...from the 90s...and that's a compliment.....

the chevy/gms look great....and one even matches your airstream decor...

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Old 03-20-2006, 06:10 PM   #120
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2006 axels

I Just found this,

An update. A/S and Henschen did briefly part company and for most of the
2006 production run, Dexter axles have been used. Henschen now has new
owners; A/S and Henschen have reestablished their relationship and Henschen
is back in as the exclusive supplier for A/S axles (as they have been since
the early '60s).

Do most of you with 2006 units have Dexter or Henschen axles? Any major differences--they are both rubber torsion suspension right? Either will be at the higher +1000 # axle load for 2006?
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Carol -- I'd think you'd get a number of informed comments if you started this up as its own thread.

There is even a member, axleman, who used to deal ... you guessed it! Might be worth a PM to get him to chime in.

Good luck! I've not heard anything bad about either but then I'm the opposite of expert in this area. I've got Dexter. Sounds like a tough business with low margins.
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Old 03-20-2006, 07:42 PM   #122
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it has been interesting to read this thread. I've been quiet, and rather disappointed in several areas since taking delivery in oct.
I've wanted an AirStream since seeing a WB gathering at Bull Shoals Ark when i was a kid.

I took for granted that after 75 years AS had the quality control wired.
I was wrong.
When an object such as AirStream and in particular the CCD is constructed, it is about detail as well as the big picture.
The big picture is beautiful.
The detail is pretty bad.
I have outlets that are crooked, several.
My shower leaked bad. I had the dealer try to fix it twice. He messed up the bathroom with silicone, pulled things apart that won't fit back together so bad that I'm fearful to ever bring it in for anything.
Lights that didn't work,
Much of the edging around the counters and tables have come loose, impossible to reattach.
My front window will not open, at this point i am scared that i will break it.
The head pad over the door is not only crooked it is such a crooked eyesore that i hardly eat at the dinette that faces it. The dealer said it really can't be attached after removing.
It just amazes me that purchasing an American Icon such as AirStream has such poor quality control. If this was a car or even one of my motos, i would have taken it back and demanded my $. I have a Dodge Ram Cummins 98, going on 200k as a tow veh. and it has had 1/10th of the problems.
Before the AirStream i had a StarCraft camper, very few detail problems, the big picture was not as pretty though.
I like the AS, but what is it with quality????
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johnnie......

you should not accept this level of fit, finish, and function related trouble....

sure, your dealer may not have the skill or experience to fix the trailer properly....

that could be a whole thread......

if you have any warranty time left.......

take a trip to the factory, with a list, and a scheduled appt.....and get every thing as near perfect as possible ...

they do great work......and know know to solve almost all of the build quality issues...

but you have got to act on it, and take the trip, and spend a few days...

at least the camping is free.......and so is all the repair work.....while your warranty is in effect.....

by the way you have a 2005? or an 06?

there is another very long........thread on the 05s........this is the 06 thread...

find the 05 thread and read a bit.......

then make that factory appointment......i did and they saved the day....and my relationship with the trailer.....

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Old 03-20-2006, 08:22 PM   #124
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johnnie......

you should not accept this level of fit, finish, and function related trouble....

sure, your dealer may not have the skill or experience to fix the trailer properly....

that could be a whole thread......

if you have any warranty time left.......

take a trip to the factory, with a list, and a scheduled appt.....and get every thing as near perfect as possible ...

they do great work......and know know to solve almost all of the build quality issues...

but you have got to act on it, and take the trip, and spend a few days...

at least the camping is free.......and so is all the repair work.....while your warranty is in effect.....

by the way you have a 2005? or an 06?

there is another very long........thread on the 05s........this is the 06 thread...

find the 05 thread and read a bit.......

then make that factory appointment......i did and they saved the day....and my relationship with the trailer.....

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While I agree with part of your advice, 2air', that Johnnie should not accept these problems, and the factory does (reasonably) good service work, I don't agree that he should simply pack his bags and drive to the factory in Jackson Center, OH at his own expense. (What is it, 1000 miles or more one way for him?)

The guys at the factory have produced this crap for years on end (anybody ever heard about leaking showers before?), they've got more than a small handful of dealers who are either incapable or unwilling to provide adequate service, the warranty policy requires only that the trailer be returned to an authorized factory service center (i.e. dealer) for warranty repairs, and yet all of us (myself included) keep going to the factory at our own expense to get work done that should have been corrected before these trailers left the factory in the first place.

There is something seriously wrong with this picture.

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hi flyfisher....

i agree with your statements.....completely

-fit/finish/functional quality and some parts/trim/design are unacceptable....

-the service side of the dealer network is weak...except for a few....

i've had a couple of horror story experiences at dealers....that i have yet to share here......someday maybe.....really awful stuff..

-we should not have to bear all of the expense going to j.c.......to get it done correctly.......on our own time......

we've got to hold 'em accountable,
not accept delivery when new...and so on.....

but once you are in this mess, if ya let the warranty lapse without getting the work done.....well

i spent significant face time, with the customer service boss, over a 4 day visit, expressing this......i see no signs anything changed.....but i'm gonna go again this year, and express it again.....

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Old 03-20-2006, 09:16 PM   #126
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Johnnie---The things you describe are identical with the problems we had with an 04 16' CCD. I think maybe one of those guys that installs interior components has a short leg as everthing was crooked from the dinnette table to the tank monitor panel to the wall plugs, EVERYONE of them. Correct me if I'm wrong but it seems the majority of quality complaints I read of seem to be from the CCD models, the shorter ones in particular. Perhape Silvertwinki would like to start a survey of those particular models. We have since traded to an 05 25' Classic then to an 06 30' Classic. There is no comparison in the quality of the details. I'm wondering if the same people work both products, if more attention is given the more expensive models, or if it was just coinsidence. What about it twinkie------pieman
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