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Old 10-09-2013, 03:11 PM   #15
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I just like the idea of opening and closing an awning from a switch on the inside.
I do like the improments they've made on the tank monitors.

I wish Steve Jobs had lived long enough to get into the RV business.

I bet they'd look a lot like an Airstream.
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:20 PM   #16
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First: they can fix the problem of any leak potentially damaging/ruining the floor. Get rid of the damn plywood floors.

Second: they can work on the leak issue altogether. Also the corrosion issues.

Third: they can get rid of the mouse holes between the inside and outside of the trailer, especially the 3" holes for the 2" pipes with no sealing of the gap.

Forth: they can improve the converter/charger to a 3 stage unit.

Fifth: They can put a taller battery box on the front tongue and use a pair of 6 volt golf cart batteries, rather than the wimpy size 24's which are standard issue.

Sixth: They can make the TV/Radio/DVD electronics package an option. It is a standard feature which many of us do not use, and adds substantially to the price of at least all the higher end units, like the FC's.

And Seventh: Give us the option of clear glass windows please. My new FC is dark and gloomy inside, when it is anything but a clear sunny day outside, and you are not parked in the shade. I said an option, some want it and need it, I hate it.

That is my list of non cutting edge improvements that AS can and should make to their line of trailers.
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:38 PM   #17
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Personally I'd rather they pay more attention to basic quality control and long-term durability with an expanded and well respected dealer network......

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Ditch the new "what's in vogue gizmo."
Bring back good old fashioned pride in what your building.

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Old 10-09-2013, 07:29 PM   #18
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Heh heh love it
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:33 PM   #19
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Idroba, great ideas and true words thanks
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:45 PM   #20
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I am a firm believer in "If It's Not There, It Can't Break".
I have never had a failure of my power stabilizers, power awning, or integrated 42 function audio-visual system in my Airstream. Of coure, I was a very late adoptee of power windows in my truck, as well...That didn't really happen until a very few years ago, and then the salesman had an uphill battle getting me to buy it...
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:53 PM   #21
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A little tune here:

We have a 2000 Ford truck. So far, few failures. Knock on wood, but the truck doesn't have many miles on it (55K or so).

And we have a 1996 Honda. The airbags no longer work and can't be fixed because the computer components are no longer available. (Opps, forgot: And the right rear window won't open or close because, again, parts no longer available.) Can't wait to see what other electronic component fails permanently.

And we have a 1978 MGB. Everything works and, so far, all parts available in spite of the fact that MG has been out of business since 1980.

And we have a 1948 Ford 8N. Everything works and everything available. You can even buy yourself a brand new, fully refurbished 8N if you want one (from an outfit called N-Complete).




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Old 10-09-2013, 08:08 PM   #22
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Our expensive cutting edge electronics are usually broke or obsolete in 2 - 4 years. Then they are not only worthless, but cost money to get rid of.

We need less cutting edge, not more.
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:18 PM   #23
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Bob, qualified with my first car 1950 Ford. Sweet running little engine. I could set the points with a matchbook cover, timing by ear, and the spark plugs were really, really easy to get to.
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:16 PM   #24
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I am a firm believer in "If It's Not There, It Can't Break".
I have never had a failure of my power stabilizers, power awning, or integrated 42 function audio-visual system in my Airstream. Of coure, I was a very late adoptee of power windows in my truck, as well...That didn't really happen until a very few years ago, and then the salesman had an uphill battle getting me to buy it...
Dodge seems to have solved the problem by making power windows and door locks standard even on the low end trucks. ( along with a lot of other potential trouble making features) I would not have either if I could have avoided them on the 2013.
I feel the same about power jacks, awnings, automatic satellite dishes , slide outs and electric dump valves.
Seems most of these cause more service problems than they are worth.
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Bob, qualified with my first car 1950 Ford. Sweet running little engine. I could set the points with a matchbook cover, timing by ear, and the spark plugs were really, really easy to get to.
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I'm pretty simple too....


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It is heartening to see the number of "NO!" votes on the idea of outside speakers, when I first read the original post I began getting worried...
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OK,
I would like to redefine simple...notice I made no claims regarding reliability?
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:45 PM   #28
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I hear no need for external speakers! I like the "Sounds of Silence". When the birds chirp, the owls hoot and the crickets make their temperature related sounds, I want to be able to hear them without Johnny and the Screamers noise drowning my thought process.

Guess I am old fashioned, the stuff called music today is played ever so loud to hide the lack of talent or singing ability.
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