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Old 01-14-2007, 04:02 PM   #1
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End of 34'?

I heard comment that Airstream was going to put an end to the 34'. Any insight?

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Old 01-14-2007, 04:22 PM   #2
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Well, fuel prices & decreasing tow vehicle sizes might seem to be pressuring designs toward the smaller range of RVs. I'm not sure how far Airstream will move unless the remainder of the RV industry leads in that direction. The 34' is suited only to some public campground slots (too long for old-style state & nat'l parks) and there is an excess of RV-park'ed used long units. My truck could handle a 34' but that couldn't be said for 80% of members here. Does what you say make sense? It most certainly does...

Anybody else heard about this?


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Old 01-14-2007, 04:45 PM   #3
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Yes. For now, they will be special-orders-only, and will likely be discontinued soon. So if you always wanted a 34' Classic, better get your order in pronto!
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Old 01-14-2007, 04:51 PM   #4
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No say it's not true! I bought the 25Classic to travel for a few years until we could really go on the road and the it was to be a 34'. Well maybe when the time comes I'll be able to find a nice gently used unit from 2007.
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who/what is the source for the comment?

a ge'em sales rep made that comment at the international....

'because the suburban wasn't offering a big engine'...the 34 would die,

he quietly told wbcci members on hand...

and the ge'em display promptly vanished the next day too? hmmmm....

the big boys denied the comment flatly...

while noting that design efforts were for lighter mid sized units and...

a double axle base camp! i've seen the design drawings too!

'special order'? they are ALL special order already...

any dealer can order one and have it on the lot...

any customer can order one too...

basically that IS how they all are processed,

while some models like the q/s or 75th are planned in batches...

and as for rumors...
I was told by the president of a/s that a wynick styled 34 was in the works...
with a sea fairing name like yankee clipper or uss missouri some such thing...

this reminds me of the thread here about the new classic moho 'just about' to roll off the line....
when the production building wasn't even started yet....

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Old 01-14-2007, 05:02 PM   #6
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Special orders make sense but I don't think Airstream would do away with them altogether. We would like to up grade to a 34’ in a few years. That extra 3’ compared to our 31’ makes a big difference. Also Airstream could justify jacking up their prices just because it is a ‘Special Order Item’.
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Old 01-14-2007, 06:36 PM   #7
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The 34 (actually 34' 10") is gorgeous. If I were going south and staying in one spot for the winter it would be ideal, having the extra living room space. As is, we hope to go to Alaska and other places for several (?) years after sweetie retires in 2 years. Our 31 Classic is better for that. Suppose a 27' would be even better, but hey..

There are quite a few 34's out there now, and I would think tht there is still a fair deman for them. Can't be much difference in the cost to tow one, compared to a 31'.

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Old 01-14-2007, 07:02 PM   #8
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If true, a sad closing to the behemoth travel trailer and I'm sure SOBs will follow suit for the same reasons. Major bummer but they're not doing it for any other reason than the obvious ability to sell them. Hey, they might be wrong and if enough of you (Us, I might want another) special order, the assembly line would go back into full production.

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