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Old 01-12-2005, 07:19 AM   #1
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I was browsing around a couple of dealer sites last night and came across two models that I have never heard of before:

Can-AM Rv in Ontario has a 25' AC/CD CCD on order. The tag line says the best of both worlds, half Safari half CCD.

Colony RV in NJ has a 25 FB on order, no further information.

How come Airstream.com doesn't keep up to date with these new models?
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Sometimes there are abbriviations for features, but as far as I can tell there are no other models other than what's on the Airstream site or in the the sales brochures. I looked at both sites mentioned and could not find the models. Could you post a link?
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Old 01-12-2005, 07:54 AM   #3
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Safari Special

We saw the "half CCD" Airstream you are talking about at the RV Industry Association show in Louisville KY last December.

It is called a "Safari Special" and it is basically a regular Safari with CCD aluminum interior walls. It's a nice cross between the very urbane, (some would say "cold") CCD interior and the more traditional Safari fabrics and cabinetry. It is very cool! I would buy one in a heartbeat if I were looking today.

I have also been told that George M Sutton RV has ordered some of these. See picture. Sorry it's so dark -- the walls really are aluminum although they don't look it in this picture.
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25fb

I believe the 25FB may be the new rear-door, front bedroom model. It's also very cool.
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I like the look! My only suggestions based on the photo's would be to put the classic/ccd windows up front and swap the door hinges to the other side (maybe). It looks like the door wouldn't open too far if the awning was lowered.
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That's pretty slick! I agree, having the warmer fabrics and dual sink is a huge plus in my book. Not to knock the CCDs in general, but Airstream may be onto something here....but I suspect that it will cost more than a standard Safari, but hopefully less than a standard CCD.

It'd be nice if Airstream simply dropped those lame Safari windows and gave them either the windows that the Classic has or the CCD since they are dimentionally very similar in size (but different framing from what I've been told), even if it were at additional cost. It'd be worth it IMHO.

Not sure how I feel yet about a rear entry door model. My thing has always been when you place your RV in a spot, the front faces the street and headlights, sound, etc with the bed up front I think would be more noticable. Still it is nice to see them thinking outside the box!
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My only suggestions based on the photo's would be to ....... swap the door hinges to the other side (maybe). It looks like the door wouldn't open too far if the awning was lowered.
They really put alot of thought into that door didn't they. This makes my point about those in charge not being customers themselves or they would know about the history of the door opening awning problem. It is pretty.

I am real curious about the safari special layout. Looks like a rear bath across the back.
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Yea, whats up with the door opening into the awning arm? There must be some kind of door stop so it won't open past 90 degrees. It looks pretty nice though. I wonder what else they have up their sleeves.
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Demo?? Mock up for public opinion?? Pre production sample??
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You know, looking more closely at the "FB", it does not look like the same coach. I mean in the pic with the rear door open, you can kind of see the fridge on the street side.

In the other pic, the fridge is on the curbside.

Either way, that Safari/CCD combo would be HOT if it had the same windows the CCD had.
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Twink, the two pictures of the 25FB are the same coach. (I took them) Keep in mind that the interior picture was taken from the mid-section looking rearward, which may be accounting for some confusion. The fridge is on the street side.

The Safari Special that was shown at the show was a one-of-a-kind at the time. In production it might vary a bit. It is identical to the SS layout.
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If this were to go into production, the wrap around window should be in the back. I wouldn't want the big window in my bedroom area.

Also, a few times last season, we stayed on a beautiful lake site. Guess where the lake was? Behind us. Having the dining area and big windows in the back would let you take in the view while having dinner, etc.

I can see where this design would have appeal. I still prefer our CCD interior, however.

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We've stayed at several sites where the best view of the river, lake, etc was out the back - thus enjoyed only from the bathroom! I think the rear dinette with wrap around windows is a great idea!

I also like the idea of wrap around windows over the bed, as it would be nice for relaxing with a book and lots of light on a rainy day, but it might be a little cold to have all that glass area above the bed. Current CCD owners would know better than me!

Neat idea to mix the aluminum walls with the Safari materials. I like it better than the black/white/bold color scemes of the CCDs.
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Getting there. I find this most encouraging, finally a move in the design to suit my mind set.
I agree the Safari windows have to go. Please!
I found the layout of the CCD 25 really great but, the decor a little too sterile.
This warming up of the interior is a great move. Come on Airstream almost there.
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