Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-13-2008, 10:05 PM   #1
Rivet Master
 
Foiled Again's Avatar
 
2012 25' FB Eddie Bauer
Vintage Kin Owner
Virginia Beach , Virginia
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 6,790
Talk me down!

I'm frustrated. I just did my spring wardrobe purge, and cussit I still don't have room in my closet. I've even put up an auxiliary rod in the bedroom under the overhead cabinet to hold five or six garments. I've got the 25 FB SE with a very small wardrobe. The one in my 22 CCD was actually about twice the size.

I have admired the 27 FB for quite a while. I spotted a NEW 2007 CCD model at quite a savings, and could trade in both of my existing ones.

OK, first take me out of doing this. Second tell me what the differences are between a 2007, 2008 and 2009 27 FB CCD models. If I do this again I sure want this to be the last time for a long time.

Paula
__________________

__________________
Today is a gift, that's why they call it the present.
Foiled Again is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2008, 10:29 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
ROBERTSUNRUS's Avatar

 
2005 25' Safari
Salem , Oregon
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 7,822
Images: 18
Blog Entries: 55
Take no offense!

Hi, I think I need to answer your question's with questions.

(1.) How many brand new Airstream trailers have you bought so far?

(2.) How much stuff do you want to have in your trailer?

(3.) Are you full timing and/or living in your trailer?

(4.) Are you independently wealthy or digging yourself deeper each time?

(5.) Is the grass always greener on the other side? Like at the Jones's

Now I will answer these questions as if it were me.

(1.) I only have one Airstream trailer and don't plan on changing, ever.

(2.) I like the fact that I can't carry too much junk/stuff, I have a house for that.

(3.) I only camp and travel with my trailer; I live in a house.

(4.) I'm far from rich; This trailer was a retirement gift to my wife and I, from my wife and I.

(5.) Sometimes the grass looks greener, but I'm OK with that.
__________________

__________________
Bob

2005 Safari 25-B
"Le Petit Chateau Argent"
[ Small Silver Castle ]
2000 Navigator / 2014 F-150 Eco-Boost / Equal-i-zer / P-3
YAMAHA 2400 / AIR #12144
ROBERTSUNRUS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2008, 11:16 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
myboyburt's Avatar
 
1993 25' Excella
Full Time , Anywhere USA
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 2,708
Images: 12
Blog Entries: 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Foiled Again
I'm frustrated. I just did my spring wardrobe purge, and cussit I still don't have room in my closet. I've even put up an auxiliary rod in the bedroom under the overhead cabinet to hold five or six garments. I've got the 25 FB SE with a very small wardrobe. The one in my 22 CCD was actually about twice the size.

I have admired the 27 FB for quite a while. I spotted a NEW 2007 CCD model at quite a savings, and could trade in both of my existing ones.

OK, first take me out of doing this. Second tell me what the differences are between a 2007, 2008 and 2009 27 FB CCD models. If I do this again I sure want this to be the last time for a long time.

Paula
If I were you I'd trade in the two you've got and upgrade to the 27 FB. You only live once and since you full time it's good to have some addtional closet space.
__________________
Michelle & Leon
New England Unit

myboyburt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2008, 12:26 AM   #4
Rivet Master
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
Suburbia , Sunny So Cal
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 3,768
You could probably save some dough by going directly to a 34 footer.
__________________
I'd rather be boon docking in the desert.

WBCCI 6731 FCU
AIR# 13896
CA 4
Goin camping is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2008, 05:13 AM   #5
Restorations done right
Commercial Member
 
Frank's Trailer Works's Avatar
 
1962 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Vintage Kin Owner
Currently Looking...
Baltimore , Maryland
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 5,545
Images: 2
Why not just gut it and turn it into one large rolling closet. A rod street side and a rod curb side from front to back. Lots of storage that way.

I know the Grass is definitly greener in California
Frank's Trailer Works is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2008, 01:33 PM   #6
Rivet Master
 
richinny's Avatar
 
2011 34' Classic
Westchester Cty.NY , / Miami FL
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 3,122
"OK, first take me out of doing this."

you don't want to do this as it will leave you with only one trailer.

"Second tell me what the differences are between a 2007, 2008 and 2009 27 FB CCD models."

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

"If I do this again I sure want this to be the last time for a long time."

define "long time".

1) buy less new clothes
2) buy thinner clothes
3) wear the same clothes every day
4) become a nudist ;-)
__________________
Ricky
2012 F150 Super Crew 5-1/2' bed Ecoboost 4x4 3.73 elec. lock diff. Propride hitch
give life. kidney & pancreas transplant 9/9/06
Ingrid-my unofficial '"World's Oldest Streamer" 1909-2008 R.I.P.
richinny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2008, 08:34 PM   #7
Rivet Master
 
wheel interested's Avatar
 
2007 23' International CCD
Lapeer , Michigan
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 7,046
Hi Paula,

First to talk you out of it. Two Airstreams hold more clothes than one, and you already own them. Is that a convenience or a burden? Your 25' is so nice and the 22' model is cute as a button. Smaller units fit into smaller spaces.


But...you have been tempted by the 27' for quite a while now. I can't see any drawbacks with that BIG shiny new red beauty of a workhorse you just bought. As a fulltimer the extra room is bound to come in handy, besides the larger closet you will have easier access to underbed storage with a centered bed rather than crossway, I am assuming you are considering the queen size bed again.

If you have found a new CCD at a great price I think you should consider grabbing it. They will not be making the older CCDs or Safaris I think are changes, but the Signature and Ocean Breeze trim line and new those are priced so much higher. If you wait you may get a better deal on a used one but then again you may not.

I know you like the sleek aluminum walls. The new 2009 Flying cloud is listed high and you may prefer the white molded overheads to the safari cabinetry or not???

Is there a new vent thermo bedroom comfort package in 2009? I don't even know what that is yet.
__________________
Caroljb



photography
wheel interested is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2008, 09:00 PM   #8
Rivet Master
 
wheel interested's Avatar
 
2007 23' International CCD
Lapeer , Michigan
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 7,046
If you wait someday a used 30'FB may show up and perhaps in the aluminum interior. Until then tell your "boss" to supply you with a uniform, that will cut down on closet space taken up. (I know, you ARE the boss, lol)

And the monitor may need a tv tuner box or replacing on the 2007 when it goes digital next year.
__________________
Caroljb



photography
wheel interested is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2008, 09:04 PM   #9
4 Rivet Member
 
elolson's Avatar
 
2000 34' Excella
Tucson , Arizona
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 375
I agree with the 34' comment. There are some deals on them right now as nobody wants to pay to tow them and they definitely do not go every where a smaller unit does. If you get the 27 you will still not be happy. Go big or stay home.
elolson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2008, 11:23 AM   #10
Ready-to-Travel
 
pmclemore's Avatar

 
2012 30' International
Walkerton , Virginia
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 2,722
I gotta say that the 31 has an embarrassment of plentiful closet space - cedar-lined, to boot. So much so that when we went out on a combined work/fun month-long trip this Spring, I didn't use anywhere near the capacity. Surprisingly, neither did Page.

S'nice.

But that isn't "talking you down" though, is it? Sorry...

Pat
pmclemore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2008, 11:27 AM   #11
Restorations done right
Commercial Member
 
Frank's Trailer Works's Avatar
 
1962 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Vintage Kin Owner
Currently Looking...
Baltimore , Maryland
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 5,545
Images: 2
if you became a nudist you wouldn't need all that closet space.
Frank's Trailer Works is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2008, 02:48 PM   #12
Rivet Master
 
Foiled Again's Avatar
 
2012 25' FB Eddie Bauer
Vintage Kin Owner
Virginia Beach , Virginia
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 6,790
NOT Likely

Quote:
Originally Posted by 62overlander
if you became a nudist you wouldn't need all that closet space.
Too old, too fat, too smart, too KIND.

Paula
__________________
Today is a gift, that's why they call it the present.
Foiled Again is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2008, 09:35 PM   #13
Rivet Master
 
SteSpot's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
1982 24' Airstream 240
Ventura , California
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,643
Images: 17
Have you considered?

Have you thought about redoing the inside of one of your current trailers to suit your needs? Just a thought. paula
__________________
Paula & Ed
WBCCI # 8252 Air#13593
1982 24'Motorhome (82Ste P)
SteSpot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2008, 05:07 AM   #14
Restorations done right
Commercial Member
 
Frank's Trailer Works's Avatar
 
1962 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Vintage Kin Owner
Currently Looking...
Baltimore , Maryland
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 5,545
Images: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Foiled Again
Too old, too fat, too smart, too KIND.

Paula
Paula, Didn't we camp together at the WDCU Installation Rally in New Port News last year? If so, you didn't come across as too old or fat to me. I go for the older ladies though, that is why I have a 47 year old trailer. You were too smart and you were too kind though...
Frank's Trailer Works is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2008, 07:40 AM   #15
Rivet Master
 
utee94's Avatar
 
1963 26' Overlander
Austin , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 2,640
I think I have your solution.

Mount a hitch ball to the back of one of your trailers. Gut the other one, polish all of the interior panels to a mirror finish, and turn it into a rolling, walk-in closet. Then you can tow your "closet trailer" behind your "living trailer."

No need to thank me for this brilliant idea.

utee94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2008, 11:31 PM   #16
Rivet Master
 
ROBERTSUNRUS's Avatar

 
2005 25' Safari
Salem , Oregon
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 7,822
Images: 18
Blog Entries: 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by utee94
I think I have your solution.

Mount a hitch ball to the back of one of your trailers. Gut the other one, polish all of the interior panels to a mirror finish, and turn it into a rolling, walk-in closet. Then you can tow your "closet trailer" behind your "living trailer."

No need to thank me for this brilliant idea.

Hi, was that a Brilliant idea, or bright idea? "Polish all of the interior panels to a mirror finish." Now you have the elusion of having double the wardrobe and double the wardrobe space, for half the cost.
__________________
Bob

2005 Safari 25-B
"Le Petit Chateau Argent"
[ Small Silver Castle ]
2000 Navigator / 2014 F-150 Eco-Boost / Equal-i-zer / P-3
YAMAHA 2400 / AIR #12144
ROBERTSUNRUS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2008, 08:13 AM   #17
Rivet Master
 
sd90mac's Avatar
 
1974 31' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 740
Paula

Or you can do what I did. I put some of my clothes in a tote and put it in the back of the truck and change them out when I want something new or different.

Marie
__________________
When people lie to you, and refuse to honor their word, don't regret trying to follow a dream, new adventures and friends await you.
sd90mac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2008, 08:21 AM   #18
Rivet Master
 
wheel interested's Avatar
 
2007 23' International CCD
Lapeer , Michigan
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 7,046
Good storage ideas. I like the walk-in (sleep-in) mirrored closet idea though.

What about those space bags that you suck all the air out of and flatten for your seasonal or seldom used clothes?

Can you turn your bed front to back and put in a smaller double bed against one wall of the AS and install a closet and dresser on the other like they used to do in the older 25' Classics as an optional floorplan?
__________________
Caroljb



photography
wheel interested is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2008, 09:16 AM   #19
Rivet Master
 
cosmotini's Avatar

 
1963 24' Tradewind
Saint Louis , Missouri
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,059
Images: 83
Quote:
Originally Posted by Foiled Again
OK, first take me out of doing this. Second tell me what the differences are between a 2007, 2008 and 2009 27 FB CCD models. If I do this again I sure want this to be the last time for a long time.

Paula
I know one of the differences is the emergency window in the bedroom between the 2007 and 2008 models. They removed the portal window below the emergency window and (i think) installed a larger emergency window in the 2008 model.

We looked closely at a 2007 and that's the only difference I can find.

Don't let the extra space around the bed, larger closet and pantry with microwave option tempt you.
__________________
Dennis

Air #4056

"Oooh - They have the Internet on computers now!" - Homer Simpson
cosmotini is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2008, 07:29 PM   #20
Rivet Master
 
Foiled Again's Avatar
 
2012 25' FB Eddie Bauer
Vintage Kin Owner
Virginia Beach , Virginia
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 6,790
Satan's been tempting me...

Quote:
Originally Posted by cosmotini
Don't let the extra space around the bed, larger closet and pantry with microwave option tempt you.
Or maybe I've been tempting myself.

So, I was browsing on rvtraderonline.com today and saw a 2009 FB CCD, it was a 25, but the ad didn't say that until I opened it up. There it was... new upholstery in sort of a robins egg or turquoise blue - against that deep brown interior. Sigh. Tempted, tempted, tempted.

Now at $30 per yard for good upholstery fabric 54 inches wide - plus long zippers for the couch cushions , plus heavy duty thread.... Yes, still a better deal to buy that one 2007 I saw for $54 and spend a week reupholstering the dinette and the couch, but oh my bleeding hands! Getting the cushion INTO the cover is a pain in the tookus as a one person job.

OK, OK, don't get all excited. I'm talking myself down. Easy, easy.

Paula
__________________

__________________
Today is a gift, that's why they call it the present.
Foiled Again is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Talk me off the ledge, please licketysplit Member Introductions 19 04-22-2008 11:05 AM
Someone please talk me down-- i don't want an SOB! bakerliz Off Topic Forum 19 04-01-2008 08:06 PM
Let's Talk Batteries IrishRover2 Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 58 04-02-2007 02:24 PM
All this talk about the weather lately! cameront120 Off Topic Forum 14 02-16-2007 08:58 AM
Talk to me! TonyBusto 1984 - 1989 Sovereign 4 10-06-2004 09:23 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.