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Old 03-21-2018, 07:56 PM   #1
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New Atlas touring coach

I was wondering if anyone has purchased the new Atlas. We saw a model of it and really like it. If anyone has one could you please tell me your thoughts and experience with it.
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Old 03-21-2018, 10:55 PM   #2
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Here's another thread....

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f368...as-178406.html

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Old 03-24-2018, 09:31 PM   #3
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We just took delivery of an Atlas in late Feb. after cancelling an order for an AI. The correct decision for us and are very happy with the Atlas and the additional roominess it provides.
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Old 03-24-2018, 09:39 PM   #4
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Tell us more of your experiences with the Atlas. What do you like and no so much like about it (if anything)? I'm real curious about everyone's experiences with this motorhome.
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Old 03-25-2018, 08:58 AM   #5
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While the Atlas drives very similarly to the AI, it provides substantially more interior space. We particularly like the full bathroom and the pop out that allows for a full king Murphy bed that converts from a couch. One sacrifice for this is that the galley area in the Atlas is slightly smaller than the Interstate.Typical of Airstream, the fit and finish of both the interior and exterior is unsurpassed. Storage is good and the systems easy so assimilate. We have only taken a couple of short trips thus far but have an extended road trip planned for late May-June. As you can tell, so far we are very pleased with the decision to cancel the AI order and, in our opinion, upgrade to the Atlas.
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Old 03-25-2018, 05:13 PM   #6
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I am also curious about everyone's experience.
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Old 03-25-2018, 06:26 PM   #7
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I'm curious about some things that can only be determined from actually driving one, things that one couldn't tell from their RV show debut. Such as…

What is the road noise like when driving? One would think that the squared-off box living quarters and extra corners would add to the road noise.

How does it handle crosswinds, headwinds, and tailwinds? One would think that the boxy shape and larger surface area would tend to make it more difficult to handle in winds, especially if the electronic stability control features haven't been "tuned" for the van's new shape and weight distribution (side note, CAN those stability programs be tuned?)

Does the fiberglass van body flex while driving, especially when encountering potholes or bumps? More so than the steel body of the Interstate? One would think that more flex would tend to lead to early (or at least earlier) wearing/failure of fasteners holding the cabinetry in place, and/or more rapid development of those annoying squeaks and rattles.
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Old 03-28-2018, 02:04 PM   #8
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What he ^^ said.

We got our AI a few months ago (mid Dec 2017)... and new to the RV life (very little time for now until we retire)... but my wife is already eyeing the Atlas for the additional bathroom space (well, overall living space and ease of walking around inside of it)...
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Old 03-29-2018, 08:46 AM   #9
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I received my new atlas 1week ago downsized from a 45ft allegro bus its just to small selling it now anybody interested contact me thanks Jerry clear title $ 217,000
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I recently sold my business and am looking to buy an Airstream coach. I set foot in both Interstate models today for the first time, but the dealer didn't have an Atlas available. I noticed a few posts here by Atlas owners, and thought I could get some pointers.

First, I'm 6'3" which was an issue in the Interstate. It is my understanding the Atlas has 6'6" clearance throughout the main hallway and bathroom. Is this the case? Any idea if the shower has that much clearance?

Next, I'm a PPG (powered paraglider, aka paramotor) pilot. When not flying, the rear trunk area of the Interstate seems to be a great place to store the paramotor fully assembled, and standing. Does anyone have a reference for the dimensions of the baggage compartments under the Atlas? It seems, aside from a trailer, that would be my storage option.

Finally, a few quick ones:
-Can the TV be up/viewable while driving?
-Can the bed be closed while made, with pillows in place, or do the pillows need to be stored?
-Can the bed be opened without extending the slide-out, should "stealth" sleeping be required?

I know this thread is several weeks old, but seems most appropriate since multiple Atlas owners presented themselves. I'm eager to place my order and join the community, reading these forums as a lurker has been tremendously informative!

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-Can the bed be opened without extending the slide-out, should "stealth" sleeping be required?
I can only answer this one... Yes. Bed can be opened without extending the slide out.

There is also an Atlas section in Facebook... if you do FB...

https://www.facebook.com/Airstream-A...3526966069421/
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I can only answer this one... Yes. Bed can be opened without extending the slide out.

There is also an Atlas section in Facebook... if you do FB...

https://www.facebook.com/Airstream-A...3526966069421/
Thank you! I will browse that entirely to avoid asking repeats of existing available information.

Plus, the first person to ever reply to me is wachuko! Seems I have a bit of a wachuko list of questions.
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RJCInterior headroom is 6’6” throughout


Other answers...
1. Yes
2. Yes, but not with pillows
3 Yes

Finally, none of the storage compartments are large enough to stow a PPG.
We added a hitch mounted Thule storage box to ours which might do the trick.

Hope this helps
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Finally, none of the storage compartments are large enough to stow a PPG.
We added a hitch mounted Thule storage box to ours which might do the trick.

Hope this helps
Definitely helps, thank you very much for the responses. Seems I'm sacrificing either way. For now the GT might fit my lifestyle best if I can cope with not being able to stand up completely, unless I'm under the fan above the wardrobe. Seems that's what this comes down to...
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