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Old 01-22-2013, 03:47 PM   #29
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I looked at an Earthbound on a dealer's lot and wasn't very excited about it. I liked the idea of it, but the layout wasn't to my liking- a HUGE bathroom and no sofa in a 25' model. The model had loose hinges on cabinets and a thought the lighting fixtures were ugly. IIRC, the A-frame seemed awfully light weight and the ground clearance didn't look good. And the windows were double pane, but a cheesy plastic. Again, IIRC.
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They seem to have had a problem with ethics. I would hate to think what kind of customer service they would of had if they had not folded.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:51 PM   #31
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They seem to have had a problem with ethics. I would hate to think what kind of customer service they would of had if they had not folded.
Now that you mention it, I wonder if their customer service has improved since they closed.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:40 AM   #32
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Laughed at the outrageousness of the Airstream comparison in their video. What they did is dangerous - insult the intelligence of the consumer.

Earthbound: hmmmmm.....sometimes the irony will bite you in the azz....or make it very hot. (See .56 in the YTube clip below).

So, take this, Earthbound....
very funny Video Clips Of Early Flight Attempts - YouTube
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:56 PM   #33
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Under the Earth Bound seems more appropriate. A fitting end.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:27 PM   #34
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Under the Earth Bound seems more appropriate. A fitting end.
Boy, you sure buried 'em with that remark. That video was dirty play - no doubt about it.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:49 PM   #35
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When we went to the AS dealer to choose a trailer, we began to have second thoughts based on "sticker shock." So there in the lot was the Earthbound trailer. Frankly, on the outside, it looked great. It had a contemporary techy look that appealed to me. And the price was half of the AS. "Ok," sez I, "before we sign for the Airstream, let's at least take a look at this thing here."

But from the opening of the door - and just one peek - I knew it wasn't anything that would satisfy my years of dreams about traveling space ships. I do realize everyone has different tastes, but I could only call this boring and uninspiring. Felt like my first walk through a 1976 double wide. We did step in, and sniff around a bit, but the color was gone from my wife's face, and we exited curbside as quickly as politely possible.

On the technical side, is 700 pounds really a big deal in a 25 or 27 foot trailer? I dunno, maybe. As far as a manufacturer's claim about being green, I put this claims up there with food company claims such as "all natural." But it was like two entirely different teams had designed it. George Jetson was in charge of the outside, while Harriet Nelson took over inside. I just didn't get it as a revolution.

Needless to say, we drive away the next morning in the Flying Cloud Dream Machine. Not a single regret. The trailer is becoming a central figure in our life. It's more important than our ranch house.

Like others, I hate to hear of the small people losing jobs. That's sad.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:07 PM   #36
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In retrospect, the "greenest" thing about EB was competitor jealousy.

I also looked at EB and took this picture. Is there anything here that sets it apart from the standard SOB appearance wise? I couldn't see it. As to the material components, I liked the idea of a composite floor, but the over-all unit was still unproven.

I love innovation, the spirit of free enterprise, and good-old-fashioned competition, but Joe/Jane Consumer is sick of corporate dirty tricks. What respect I had for EB dissolved after viewing that video.

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In retrospect, the "greenest" thing about EB was competitor jealousy.

I also looked at EB and took this picture. Is there anything here that sets it apart from the standard SOB appearance wise? I couldn't see it. As to the material components, I liked the idea of a composite floor, but the over-all unit was still unproven.

I love innovation, the spirit of free enterprise, and good-old-fashioned competition, but Joe/Jane Consumer is sick of corporate dirty tricks. What respect I had for EB dissolved after viewing that video.

Hi, the two things that come to my mind are the shiney cabinets and the straight up back rests in all of the seating places. When I first saw one of these at the RV dealer, that was what turned me off on these.
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My wife and I wanted to look at one of these when they were first introduced but couldn't find one on the lot within a reasonable driving distance. Like others here, I was most interested in the idea of no wood. I could care less about the other green aspects.....just would like something that isn 't going to rot. I'm happy now that we never had the chance to look at one. I would probably have purchased it.
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