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Old 06-05-2007, 10:37 PM   #71
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Janet fantastic pictures! They are just gorgeous!
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Old 06-05-2007, 10:39 PM   #72
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Wow

Janet,

Awesome pictures

Keep having fun...wish we could be there.

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Old 06-05-2007, 11:01 PM   #73
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This is actually a combo post for both the "07 Quality" and "On the Road" threads.

Beautiful Pictures~keep em coming, we're planning the OR/WA trip next year.

We've had our '07 for 4/5 months, nothing to complain about, just some little stuff the dealer fixed. (I think A/S counts on their dealers to really prep and QC the trailers.)

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Old 06-06-2007, 09:58 AM   #74
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Thanks! Terry's loving the Oregon photo-ops.
One thing we've noticed on the road is the need for another towel hook or rack. We've already added one to the side of the wardrobe cabinet in the bedroom, and an extra hook in the corner by the toilet in the bath, but I'd like the towel ring that I've seen in the new Ocean Breeze models. Was ours supposed to come with one? I'd love to get the placement measurements from someone who has one (hi Leslie) so we can install something ourselves.
We've also had a few relatively minor issues but nothing that's interfered with our traveling enjoyment or safety, thank goodness. We fixed/changed a few things ourselves, but we also have a list going for the dealer. Toscano RV in Los Banos did a very thorough prep, and it does seem that A/S relies heavily on its dealers to get things in order.
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Old 06-08-2007, 11:53 PM   #75
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Didn't intend to hijack the thread with so much "on the road" stuff!
About those minor issues:
I'd like to stress that the dealer is a real QC adjunct for Airstream. We had a tiny bit of metal debris to clean up when we got home, but very little else showed up right away.
However, once we started driving on rough roads and doing actual camping, issues did arise, as we had been advised they would by our beloved Forum mentors.
Some things we've noticed, and will put on our dealer list:
~A few rivets disappeared, including one from the interior skin above the door, and one on the trim of the outside forward hatch on the right.
~The cook top lid has very sharp edges that have gouged and scratched the wall the first time we used it. A couple of protective bumpers would have made a huge difference.
~The funky "European" hinges for both under bed cabinet on the L twin side came apart first trip.
~The handle on the cabinet under the dinette falls out of its slot.
~The flooring in that same cabinet is in a sorry state. Looks like they didn't have quite enough to make it to the corner. It buckles and doesn't cover the entire space.
~There is an inside corner of the lav next to the toilet where the wall material doesn't meet and leaves a gap.
~The entry door has to be slammed to close securely. It is an awkward fit that we remedied somewhat with some filing.
~A valve behind the toilet was tweaked and leaked but was fairly easy to replace.
~The right front stabilizer has a corroded foot, probably secondary to a reaction from water dripping off the copper tubing just above it.
But, again, these are not issues that have affected our use and enjoyment or the safety of the trailer, and we are confident they can be fixed under warranty by the dealer. We also realize the list will grow.
Not on the list are all those silly learner errors, including remembering to actually open vents before turning on fans, learning what to store where to avoid the bounce effect, using really good dissolving toilet paper, bringing enough wine, etc. etc.
That list also grows!
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Old 06-08-2007, 11:59 PM   #76
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Janet,
I was wondering when you got back from your trip. Looks like you enjoyed it. I hope to finish my trip up the coast next spring. It was beautiful. Can't wait!
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Old 06-09-2007, 12:07 AM   #77
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Michelle, spring is a great time to do the coast. Rhododendrons and azaleas in bloom everywhere and it's like driving through botanical gardens. And then theres that amazing ocean.
We noticed some fairly long rigs in most of the state park campsites, so I'm sure you could do most of them with a little planning.
In the meantime, be careful out--UP!--there!
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PS Finally got a "Flush King." Oh boy! In keeping with this thread, that built-in flusher just doesn't compare. It's very weak and takes forever.
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Old 06-09-2007, 11:12 AM   #78
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Ah the flush king. It is a marvolous thing. The built in flusher should be ditched. I turned right a FLorence, OR to hit Sutton in Eugene. I should have kept going. I want to continue up through Astoria into Washington State to Port Angeles. WIth a finish in the San Juans. Hopefully we will get enough done to the airplanes after the season that I can come back a couple of weks later.
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Old 06-13-2007, 06:09 PM   #79
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Approaching my first year of ownership in the next couple of weeks. Have not had the Airstream back to the dealership yet, but will have to by the end of the season. The main issues are the furnace does not work, lights once in 20 or 30 trys, only when the temperature is above 50 it seems. Also the gas won't light on the fridge. Not a big deal as I camp with full hookups, but would like it to work since I paid for it. The trim molding along the kitchen sink baptismal as some call it pealed about a foot and a half worth. Had to secure that myself or it would have broken. Very thin laminate. The privacy door (accordian) does not latch. I am sure the dealer will be able to address these problems. All and all we like the trailer.

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Old 06-13-2007, 07:11 PM   #80
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Rusty stone guard on 2 month old Safari

I recall others complaining about rusty stone guards on their 2007 Safari but I could not find the thread (darn search engine).

I emailed customer service at AS about the fine coating of rust all over the left front stone guard. It looks really bad up close but at least from a distance it just looks dirty

As far as I am concerned I got a MUCH less than satisfactory response :

"The wrap protectors are stainless steel and we use White Diamond stainless steel polish and cleaner. Any good stainless steel polish should protect the wrap protectors."

Strange how my stainless steel BBQ has NO rust after 4 years outside but my $50k AS has rust after 2 months. I find this really frustrating. Does anyone else have problems with the front stone guards?
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Old 06-13-2007, 09:17 PM   #81
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The other thread with rust on the stone guard was panel corrosion here, http://www.airforums.com/forums/f381...ion-33058.html
I don't have a rust problem or have ever seen any AS with that problem on the stone guards. Isn't stainless steel pretty tough? Anywho there are recommendations over in the other thread on removal. It's a mystery what caused it. Hope it cleans up for you otherwise I am sure they will replace it. Give it a try.
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Old 07-01-2007, 05:35 PM   #82
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2007 Quality Issues

Just returned from our 2nd trip and still very few problems. Kitchen sink sprayer leaks. I took it apart and put it back together and it stopped leaking for 1 or 2 uses, so it probably needs replaced. The flexible shower hose leaks at the base. I need several areas recaulked. It seems they were running short the day they caulked our unit! The cabinet door above the slide-out pantry opens during travel. And the most frustrating problem of all is that our dead bolt lock engages itself when the door is shut. OK when you're inside, but thank goodnees I had the key with me when it happened when I was outside! It's a gradual thing, it will move a little to the right and then it goes all the way. Our microwave wasn't working well either, but I think it was a power issue. The turn table moved slowly and it wouldn't even pop a bag of popcorn. We'll hook-up here at the house and check it out. Our unit was manufactured January 2007. Oh, one last thing, I think they could have not scrimped so much in making the curtains..they need to have about one more inch of fabric so I don't have to be so careful closing them. When I pull tight enough to secure the velcro in the middle, the velcro opens up at another place.
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Old 07-01-2007, 06:35 PM   #83
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2007 Quality Issues

We bought our 07 30' Classic in October and so far we have had the following problems:

1st Day Home
Refrigerator would not cool
Missing rear and left rear awning: Did realize this until I started looking at other pictures
Rear sliding door gouged by protruding nail
Missing towel hanger: Again didn't realize this until I started looking at pictures of other 07 classics
Sewer backwash water lines leak and just need to be tightened
Fresh water drains leak
Swivel leg under that supports the table by the couch stripped out after first use
Backets that hold the table were installed to high so the didn't hold the table securely
Hotwater heater would not light
The velco on the front two side window was mis-matched on side was male to male and the other female to female.

Recently
Our newest thing is that every time we use the generator plug to plug in the generator it blows the 30amp fuse in the inventer in the trailer, but doesn't seem to happen you plug in the shore power plug

The dealer has been excellent about fixing everything, though when airstream sent a sold blue awning for the back instead of the stripped one I didn't want to drive the 70 miles to have it addressed
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Going on our first trip next weekend. Will report back.
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