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Old 02-19-2014, 12:12 PM   #29
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Aaah....so it was YOU who was locked inside the FC in Saturday afternoon! I was at the show too & saw you & your wife inside penning your deal :-) I did get to peak in the other trailers (just for fun for me!). It was, of course, the highlight of the show for me. Congratulations to you both!
It was us locked in the airstream, somewhat conspicuously. thanks for the congrats, we are looking forward to starting our adventures.
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Old 02-19-2014, 01:41 PM   #30
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That's a really nice Airstream model, congratulations. Airstreams tow beautifully so you can waste a lot of purchase, maintenance, and fuel costs on too much truck. It's also good to have a tow vehicle that is useful for something besides towing.

Do some research on tow vehicles matched to your Airstream and lifestyle.
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:01 PM   #31
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I bought my 28' Intl CCD new a couple of years ago and have towed extensively. I just changed my TV (had an Infinity QX56 -- awesome, but needed more storage space), and bought a '14 Ram 2500 Laramie 4x4 with Cummins diesel. After two trips with the new truck, I can tell you that it does a great job. I really like the floor plan of the 28 -- and I have basically the same options you ordered...though I just installed 400 watts of solar panels and changed out the batteries with Lifeline AGM's. The most major change was removal of the L seat sofa. If you read enough on AF you are going to hear from many of us who have been VERY unhappy with the comfort level of this set up. The height/width of the "sofa" along with the inadequate cushioning make this a very unsatisfactory place to sit. It LOOKS great and would seem to be practical since you can make it into an (almost) queen size bed. Truth be told, though, I found it intolerable. Some folks have replaced the cushions -- which would help, but you can't get over the fact that it probably makes a better place to sleep than to sit. AND the design of the trailer makes this the only place to sit, watch TV, and enjoy what you bought your trailer for! As several other owners have already done, I converted my trailer by removing the awful sofa. I did this myself and finished the project on Tuesday. Other than that, the 28 really works well! Good luck with your new trailer and hope to see you on the road!
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Old 02-28-2014, 03:50 AM   #32
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Thanks for sharing Babs
Love the look of that modification. We are going to try and stay with L in order to keep an extra bed for two grand kids. We are thinking of putting solar in when the airstream arrives to dealers in April.
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Old 03-01-2014, 11:32 AM   #33
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Love the interior! Quick question, what are "Lifetime AGMs"? Thanks.
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Old 03-01-2014, 12:32 PM   #34
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Love the interior! Quick question, what are "Lifetime AGMs"? Thanks.
"Lifeline" is a brand of AGM batteries. Very good ones I might add. We have (2) 6 volt Lifeline AGM 265 Amp hr. that last me about 3 days in the field. I plan on adding 400watts of solar this year to avoid getting a generator. We have a 27FB. I love the dual lounge chairs. When the kids are all gone we'll be making changes like this. "Til then we are stuck with the rear convertible Dinette. Thanks for posting.
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Thanks. I also did a little looking up, and found out what AGM stands for. http://www.trailerlife.com/rv-traile...t-performance/
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Old 03-01-2014, 04:26 PM   #36
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Hello schuhouse

We purchased our first trailer last year cold turkey. My wife never camped, I love it. We purchased a 27fb classic as our first over a 25fb flying cloud because of the bed configuration and the extra couple of feet. We decided not to go the pickup route instead kept our ML320 diesel as our T.V. with modifications to the hitch and Hensley on the trailer. Excellent vehicle for both towing and daily driver. As for golfing not sure you are wanting to store clubs in the trailer as you drive, unless well secured.
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Old 05-05-2014, 06:22 AM   #37
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It's arrived at dealership...
We pick it up on the 26th...
Based on all we have bought I wish I had stock at camping world.com
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Old 05-05-2014, 09:04 AM   #38
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It's arrived at dealership...
We pick it up on the 26th...
Based on all we have bought I wish I had stock at camping world.com
I come from a land down-under....
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That's funny Mike - Well done!
Wonder if water runs uphill on these down under trailers....
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That's funny Mike - Well done!
Wonder if water runs uphill on these down under trailers....
Water leaks out, not in!
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Sorry about picture...posted from ipad which didn't let me change it.

Gives new meaning to "flying cloud"
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Sorry about picture...posted from ipad which didn't let me change it.

Gives new meaning to "flying cloud"


Yes, I like it!
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