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Old 06-07-2016, 10:39 PM   #1
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Airstream is going to offer a new motorhome

Just watched a video interview of Airstream President, Bob Wheeler, at the Airstream Dealer meeting in Ohio. He says they will be introducing a new motorhome shortly. Based on his comments it sounds like it will be a Class C. I'm betting it will be on the new Ford Transit Cab Chassis. You can check out video at this web page.
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What was the name of the company that AS bought?
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Just watched a video interview of Airstream President, Bob Wheeler, at the Airstream Dealer meeting in Ohio. He says they will be introducing a new motorhome shortly. Based on his comments it sounds like it will be a Class C. I'm betting it will be on the new Ford Transit Cab Chassis. You can check out video at this web page.
http://www.rvbusiness.com/2016/06/ca...rstream-lines/

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Will introduce a 5 Rivet system for dealers....hmmm, wonder where they got the idea of awarding 5 rivets ??
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Will introduce a 5 Rivet system for dealers....hmmm, wonder where they got the idea of awarding 5 rivets ??
I was wondering the same thing!

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...and for any dealers who don't make the cut...

will they get a "popped rivet" rating?
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I'm not sure why I'm curious about either a new MH or a Nest since we aren't going to sell our trailer until we can't use it anymore and have no interest in buying a new one, but all things Airstream seem to captivate us, even if I have to monitor parallel threads.

They've expanded the factory by 50%, so something has to go in the space. But will a MH be built somewhere else at Thor since they have assembly lines for MH's? Will it simply be a Thor MH (maybe a Ford Class C?) rebadged with some aluminum? They've been there before and the market wasn't there. There are a lot of Ford Class C MH's and they come pretty cheap compared to Airstreams, but they would quite possibly hike up the price for a Keystone or other Thor brand MH by $20-30K for the privilege of having an Airstream marque. Buy the Airstream chrome marque and replace the Keystone one and, presto, an Airstream!

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I could never figure out why AS would not simply badge one of Thor's MHs to meet the need for an AS MH by literally hundreds of airstreamers who are active in WBCCI and want the motor-home type vehicle. Adding a few AS touches would not cost much and that would fit the Definition of a MH manufactured by AS for the WBCCI membership
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I could never figure out why AS would not simply badge one of Thor's MHs to meet the need for an AS MH by literally hundreds of airstreamers who are active in WBCCI and want the motor-home type vehicle. Adding a few AS touches would not cost much and that would fit the Definition of a MH manufactured by AS for the WBCCI membership
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I think you are correct and Airstream has finally realized they were missing a large chuck of the market. The Class C RVs built on a cab chassis are the largest segment of the motorhome market.


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The "cab chassis" is, I assume, the MH with a pickup cab and frame attached to a long box. Sometimes there is a cab-over bed or storage, and sometimes the cab is obviously attached to the MH in a rather ugly way. Either way, it is hard for me to imagine how it will look like an Airstream.

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The "cab chassis" is, I assume, the MH with a pickup cab and frame attached to a long box. Sometimes there is a cab-over bed or storage, and sometimes the cab is obviously attached to the MH in a rather ugly way. Either way, it is hard for me to imagine how it will look like an Airstream.

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There is a whole thread with possibilities. .... Check it this item.
http://www.airforums.com/forums/1747600-post.html


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I could never figure out why AS would not simply badge one of Thor's MHs to meet the need for an AS MH by literally hundreds of airstreamers who are active in WBCCI and want the motor-home type vehicle. Adding a few AS touches would not cost much and that would fit the Definition of a MH manufactured by AS for the WBCCI membership
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Isn't that what they did with their last try at marketing an Airstream MOHO?
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A rebadged MOHO would not meet the WBCCI's definition of what is an Airstream.
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A rebadged MOHO would not meet the WBCCI's definition of what is an Airstream.

Why not? Isn't a Mercedes Sprinter an Airstream Interstate? They're welcome in the WBCCI.
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