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Old 10-26-2011, 04:52 PM   #57
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Looks like a loaf of wonderbread...

Still would rather take and old AS and make it what I want..
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:31 AM   #58
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A rubber roof is never acceptable. A fiberglass roof extending over all edges would be.
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:59 AM   #59
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It is a mystery why people come on this forum and talk about other brands - Vantage, Earthbound, etc - that might be better. They may be better(but I doubt it).

Why substitute, they all got their problems. Just get the Airstream. You know what the quirks are and they are preventable or repairable. Eighty years of tradition and timeless styling are worth a lot.

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Old 10-27-2011, 11:00 AM   #60
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Thumbs down What the H.....?

I just ran across this thread.

My Airstream and I are both offended that anyone would think that dumpy cheap looking thing bears any resemblance to an Airstream.
It does however look like someone over inflated a Casita or perhaps heated a bigfoot to the point it started to sag and run.

The most amusing to me is that it looks like someone put a gob of bread dough on a trailer frame and it sagged over the edges. However, the black tank cover does a great job of complementing its lack of beauty.

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Old 10-29-2011, 02:15 PM   #61
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Thanks for posting the link!
I don't see any pricing info there and I'm dying to know what they think folks will pay for this "Daring-and-Innovative-Not-To-Mention-Gamechanging" entry into the market...
Does anybody know?

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Old 10-30-2011, 06:28 AM   #62
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Hi Francesca, just did a bit of an online search for the Vantage. Looking like, even though the trailer was introduced in September, it isn't on any dealer's lots yet, therefore no pricing information.
Can't imagine introducing a product, and even one month later, not having it available.
thanks, Derek
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:58 AM   #63
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The one I saw at the RV Show was approx $36k I believe.
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Old 10-30-2011, 12:11 PM   #64
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$36K? What size was it? Can't touch any new Airstream for that price. There is potential for the Vantage if it were to be sold as an empty shell and the buyer met with an interior designer and created something really unique.
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Old 10-30-2011, 01:24 PM   #65
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$36K? What size was it? Can't touch any new Airstream for that price.
Aren't the Sport models and the Bambis in that price range?

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Old 10-30-2011, 01:42 PM   #66
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Whenever I see those pull down stark-white Vantage window shades, I want to haul out the projector and have a slideshow.
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:13 AM   #67
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I believe it was 30-31ft. I gotta say I liked the feeling of the living room/dining/kitchen area. What I didnt like was the bedroom with the door to the outside..but as a female thats just a security thing for me. Theres more info on another thread but I dont know how to link the two. It was at the Pomona RV Show.
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:50 PM   #68
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The bedroom door may be for escape in case of fire rather than crawling through a window and falling onto the ground.

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Old 10-31-2011, 05:02 PM   #69
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The Vantage at the RVIA show in Pomona, CA was a 32' model (actual length was over 34') it was priced at around $42k. The first unit available to purchase was delivered to California's #1 RV Dealership - Mike Thompson RV | Mike Thompson RV, but is sold already and not list on that site now.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...how-83755.html
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Thanks for the info on the pricing, folks!

I'm still thinking that the Vantage isn't pointed at Airstream coveters like me, but at the molded fiberglass trailer crowd. Well, those among that group with Secret Desires for more room etc., not to mention money to burn...

I'm going to look at current pricing, but at 35-45 thousand, a real fanatic from that crowd could have amenities that can't be crammed aboard, say, a Casita, while still conveying the "look" of the fiberglass trailer.

Thanks again for the updates

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