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Old 08-04-2015, 07:32 AM   #57
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SteveSueMac,

Great idea about RV drivers course. Never heard of it. We've towed our Harley, kayak, and whitewater raft trailers for years. So we have some basics, but never towed anything of weight.


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Old 08-04-2015, 10:17 AM   #58
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Regret or least liked ...???
Trusting the local dealer and getting "hosed" on the purchase price and hitch ... we did, however, love the FC20!
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Old 08-04-2015, 12:32 PM   #59
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Old 08-11-2015, 09:41 AM   #60
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Buying my first one and it needed a complete redo. So I sold it and just bought one I can go camping in it.


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Old 08-11-2015, 12:41 PM   #61
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ABSOLUTELY NOTHING

Bought a broken IN Interstate after previous owners fixed anything needing fixing, and experienced the initial monetary loss when driving it off the lot. 35000 miles later it only gets better and better. Love well designed and cared for diesels and the HIGH QUALITY of my Airstream Sprinter Interstate.
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Old 08-11-2015, 01:41 PM   #62
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My only regret is buying an AS in the first place. I have had nightmare after nightmare. Since Thor took over, customer service is just a title on their website. They couldn't care less what issues you have once you drive off the lot.
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Old 08-11-2015, 01:51 PM   #63
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What do you regret about your first Airstream purchase?


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Old 08-11-2015, 02:59 PM   #64
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We bought the most trailer we could afford at the time and ordered at the show, both of us still like the twin beds (longest stretching possible) in our 25 foot Safari on the road but sleep in a king at home and even though we discarded the stock killer couch we retained the stock fold away table which works with our comfortable club chairs. If you plan on summer vacations or hot locations, upgrade the BTU's on the AC. The kids may enjoy a trip now and then but remember it may be mom and dad mostly. The 25 is a nice towable size for two but crowded with four and a dog so with that you'll want more space and storage. From experience with other tow vehicles, I wouldn't go with less than a diesel truck (F250 or equivalent) and if you have the choice and opportunity make it a 4x2. You'll find the power wonderful in the mountains and otherwise when not. Use load range E tires and fill them according to whether you are towing or not towing for a nice ride. I've regretted nothing about the purchase of our coach.
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Old 08-11-2015, 07:19 PM   #65
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Like others, our biggest regret was not doing it sooner. We moved from motorhomes to the AS.
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Old 08-11-2015, 11:06 PM   #66
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We have a 2014 27 EB w/ dual air conditioners, solar pkg and full awning.... No regrets camping this hot very hot summer.
We would have regretted getting a camper with only a single AC.
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Old 08-11-2015, 11:16 PM   #67
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I've heard that enough times to listen. Deuce AC's it will be. We are in NC and one of the many reasons we decided to get an Airstream was to extend our camping season. The older I get, the less attractive being sticky in a tent is. We avoid camping 3-4 months each summer as is.

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Old 08-11-2015, 11:18 PM   #68
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We bought the most trailer we could afford at the time and ordered at the show, both of us still like the twin beds (longest stretching possible) in our 25 foot Safari on the road but sleep in a king at home and even though we discarded the stock killer couch we retained the stock fold away table which works with our comfortable club chairs. If you plan on summer vacations or hot locations, upgrade the BTU's on the AC. The kids may enjoy a trip now and then but remember it may be mom and dad mostly. The 25 is a nice towable size for two but crowded with four and a dog so with that you'll want more space and storage. From experience with other tow vehicles, I wouldn't go with less than a diesel truck (F250 or equivalent) and if you have the choice and opportunity make it a 4x2. You'll find the power wonderful in the mountains and otherwise when not. Use load range E tires and fill them according to whether you are towing or not towing for a nice ride. I've regretted nothing about the purchase of our coach.

Thank you. We are buying tow vehicle first, researching that now. Appreciate the insights.


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