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Old 05-23-2016, 06:02 PM   #1
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2017 Airstream Walk Through & Model Year Improvements

Hey Airstreamers,

I hope you can enjoy the video I posted today with the 2017 Airstream Travel Trailer model year improvements and a quick walk through of the 2017 Airstream Flying Cloud 27FB Queen.




https://youtu.be/MdcK6BgZyQg
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Old 05-23-2016, 06:12 PM   #2
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Great preview. Thank you.
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Old 05-23-2016, 06:41 PM   #3
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Glad the city water fill is ABOVE the black tank flush now!

Nice upgrades for sure! Thanks for posting!
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Old 05-23-2016, 07:57 PM   #4
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The new 15inch wheels with sealed bearings for the 23 footers is a big improvement. Still have the Marathons, but at least one does not have to change the wheels. Colonial leaves all other dealers in the dust.
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Old 05-24-2016, 07:25 AM   #5
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Sorry made a mistake in mentioning the batteries on the Flying Cloud. They are Group 24 series.
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Old 05-24-2016, 07:36 AM   #6
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A couple of things I took away from the video. First, standard 2nd AC unit on 30'ers and second, pre-wired solar stuff.

Sounds like an $4,000 increase to me! Although I like the features, I'm not sure they needed to be standard. Retirement from Ohio is probably 12 years away for me. I rarely need 1 ac, much less 2!
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Good job on the video - very thorough.
I like the trailer, it looks like they are assembling a nice trailer that I would be proud to own.
Make a note to Airstream engineering to get rid of the Parallax converter and go with a Progressive Dynamics or other with multi-stage charging capability.
It is good to see two air conditioners standard on the 30' trailers. Its hard to live with the summer heat and humidity in Kentucky.
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Thank you so much for the preview, Patrick. I found it most informative. I even learned a thing or two.

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Glad the city water fill is ABOVE the black tank flush now!

Nice upgrades for sure! Thanks for posting!

My 2016 and my friends 2015 both have that, so I don't think it is new


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My 2016 and my friends 2015 both have that, so I don't think it is new


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Folding aluminum step upgrade -- Why? I understand from folks that have them, they aren't particularly durable and are costly and a pain to repair. Prefer my sturdy steel steps. May not be as attractive but are easy to maintain and fairly inexpensive to replace.

Just my two cents.
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I'm interested in the steps on the 20 foot. What are they? I didn't understand what they were made of.
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I love the classic steps and tried to get Airstream to budge and do a custom change on our 2013 28' International when it was built. They told me there was no way they could do the aluminum steps at that time. I'd gladly take the maintenance and added cost with the aluminum ones, the steel ones look look very cheap and SOB like.
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Also, thanks Patrick for posting the video. Any other news for the 2017's?
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Thank you for posting the walk through videos--great information! We always look forward to seeing them!
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Hi, I don't care for the black frame Etc. And the belt line molding does not prevent corrosion; It only delays it. Sounds like you are now recommending towing with the refrigerator off. I would only do that if it was empty, but mine is always full when traveling. I like the LED interior lights and the new tank monitoring system. I replaced all of my interior light bulbs [1141's] to LED's and my tank monitoring system is useless.
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Thanks Patrick, good of you to post the video.

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I'm interested in the steps on the 20 foot. What are they? I didn't understand what they were made of.
I forgot to mention that the 20C Flying Cloud also has the Bi-Fold Entry step.
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Hi, I don't care for the black frame Etc. And the belt line molding does not prevent corrosion; It only delays it. Sounds like you are now recommending towing with the refrigerator off. I would only do that if it was empty, but mine is always full when traveling. I like the LED interior lights and the new tank monitoring system. I replaced all of my interior light bulbs [1141's] to LED's and my tank monitoring system is useless.
One of the most requested items on owner surveys and from feedback at Airstream rallies and Alumapalooza was for an Airstream owner being able to walk into any hardware store and pick up a can of gloos black spraypaint to touch up their frame rathe than to purchase the exact pewter touch-up can from Airtstream dealers.
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I love the classic steps and tried to get Airstream to budge and do a custom change on our 2013 28' International when it was built. They told me there was no way they could do the aluminum steps at that time. I'd gladly take the maintenance and added cost with the aluminum ones, the steel ones look look very cheap and SOB like.
The under belly wrap and frame outriggers would have to be reconfigured on your model to allow installation of the aluminum bi-fold step. I believe total cost of installation and modifications would be approximately $1200.00
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