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Old 05-04-2016, 02:28 PM   #15
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This is my 2008 Classic 25fb purchased in 2013. Big changes planned this month for our Classic.

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Old 05-04-2016, 07:45 PM   #16
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I love my 2012 25FB, and pull it just fine in the Colorado high country with a Tundra 1/2 ton 5.7L. Agree with a previous poster that you can get away with less truck. And do you really want to wait over a year for a 2017 trailer? A year wasted...
In the last 6 months I've upgraded the batteries, replace all the faucets and put in a ceramic bowl sink in the bath, replaced the power converter, added a portable satellite dish, upgraded to Maxfans, added LED strip outside lighting and a backup camera, and let the wife decorate with bedding and lots of pillows. For WAY less than a new one I've got exactly what I want, and it didn't take that much time. Only might want to upgrade the cushions from cloth to leather, but I can always get that done or just order a set from Airstream.

As many say, just get out there!

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Old 05-04-2016, 08:13 PM   #17
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When we purchased our 2015 Eddie Bauer 25' everyone tried to say that we should have gotten the 27' with the bigger bedroom due to the bed being centered in the room with two bedside tables, however ... we chose the 25' because many of the Federal and State Park camp grounds cap out at 25'.

A year later (almost) and we couldn't be happier. How do we know we didn't want a 27' - easy - we have avoided going into one!

The only thing that was a pain were the drop down reading lights under the most forward storage area. I located the OEM LED puck light maker and simply replaced the hang downs with pucks. Now I don't knock my head.

The 25' will serve you well, if you pack with purpose and don't take "everything" you own, (and we are a family of 4).

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Old 05-04-2016, 08:19 PM   #18
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Speaking of upgrading cushions, we have a complete set of Golden Ultra-Leather cushions in near-new condition with absolutely no damage, no pets, for sale. These are from our FRONT DINETTE 2012 FC 25 that we converted to recliners. We actually have the complete furniture, but it is way too much to ship. PM us if interested.
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Old 05-05-2016, 05:26 PM   #19
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At least I have been told that the 2017 trailers will begin to arrive in June. Depending on the availability of the 2017 Super Duty, as soon as either the truck or trailer is available, I plan to get the other, maybe a 2016. I will drive all the way across the country if needed to get one.
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Old 05-05-2016, 05:37 PM   #20
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Consider the twin bed option now available even in the International models.

The cross frame queen bed does not agree with everyone. I hit my head when sitting up in the bed on the overhead roof locker. There is actually no walk around space between the bed and the wall. I tried to do the crab walk thing for the nightly pee raid without waking the wife with poor results. The dealer installed 155 watt solar system was a very expensive mistake as it was too small for the loads imposed running the furnace on cold nights.

So we solved those and other issues with a 31' 2014 Classic with twin beds and a more appropriate 800 watt solar system on the roof plus lots of other modifications.
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Old 05-05-2016, 05:45 PM   #21
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I want the read bedroom, twin and think it will be available in the International.
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Old 05-22-2016, 05:54 PM   #22
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25 Ft.

My husband I and recently purchased a FC 25A. We debated between that and the 23U, and 27 FB. I recall after moving between units for literally hours at the dealership, finally settling back into the FC 25A and saying, "This is the perfect size for the two of us". It just felt right. We've been working the kinks out and getting small issues taken care of, but we are still tickled pink with it. We hope to one day full-time and I see no need to get a larger unit. The rear twin beds provide extra storage and give the trailer a lengthier look and feel inside. My husband says he hardly notices the unit behind him when towing, which says alot as this is our first travel trailer! We tow with a 2015 Ford F150 Ecoboost, with the aluminum body.
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Old 05-22-2016, 06:59 PM   #23
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I wonder if the 25' trailers inclusive of all their configurations and trim levels are the most popular seller? As many have mentioned, it is a great size for traveling.

I have a 1966 24' Trade Wind twin bed, rear bath. It too is a very convenient size for traveling and towing. And it is welcome in national and state parks. Even 50 years ago, the "mid sized" trailers were quite popular.

By the way, you Airstreamers with late model trailers need to plan what your trailer will be doing 50 years from now. With proper maintenance, they will last that long for sure.

Anyone know sales volumes by length? My guess the 25 footers are the top sellers.

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Old 05-22-2016, 07:05 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by dbj216 View Post

Anyone know sales volumes by length? My guess the 25 footers are the top sellers.

Don't have the numbers, but Colonial Airstream says the Flying Cloud comprises more than half of all AS TT sales volume, and the 25 footer is the most popular Flying Cloud.

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Old 05-22-2016, 07:12 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by Mrjkq View Post
We're rolling next week-end for a 3 months X country trip lasting 3 months. So far we love our 25ft, easy to tow & set up. We may do a modification regarding the front lounge after this trip but thought we'd give it a functional chance regarding comfort vs a lounge chair or two.
The new F250 most likely will not hit the streets until January as did the 2015 aluminum body F150. Ford will be offering big discounts on the 2016 F250 to move inventory before the new aluminum body F250 is available.
From what I am hearing they are ahead of schedule on these and should be at the dealerships in September. I placed my order on 4-20 and just heard Friday that it has been scheduled already.

The initial schedule is as follows:
04/13/2016 - 2017MY Order Bank Open Date
05/26/2016 - 2017MY Scheduling Begins (KTP)
06/23/2016 - 2017MY Scheduling Begins (OHAP)
07/11/2016 - 2017MY Job #1 Date (KTP)
08/15/2016 - 2017MY Job #1 Date (OHAP)

Should be a smoother transition than the F150's. I had one of the first of the 2015's out and it was actually built early October 2014 but not received until mid Jan 2016.

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Old 09-06-2016, 08:31 AM   #26
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I didn't know that state and national parks limited to 25'. We currently have a 25' Aerolite, made also by Thor Industries, and for us, it is the perfect length. Our dream trailer is an Airstream! I'm sure many here have been like us, having a few other brands before finally getting your Airstream! Some day.

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