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Old 11-15-2007, 08:56 AM   #15
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"officially" announced at RVIA in Louisville.
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Does anyone know if the RVIA in Lousiville (Trade Show) is open to the public, or is it just for dealers?
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Old 11-15-2007, 09:51 AM   #16
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I am reasonably sure that it is a trade only show. BTW, registration is closed.
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Old 11-15-2007, 10:05 AM   #17
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I just checked the RIVA show is November 27-29 Im reasonabily sure its a closed show.
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Old 11-15-2007, 10:51 AM   #18
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Yes, the RIVA Show is open only those individuals registered with the RIVA and in membership standing.

RVIA’s Sold-Out 45th National RV Trade Show Draws Thousands to Louisville

(Reston, Va. September, 2007) The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) sold-out 45th Annual National RV Trade Show will bring 2008’s new product lines and industry officials to the recently expanded Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC) in Louisville, Nov. 27-29, 2007.
More than 14,000 RV dealers, warehouse distributors, accessory store owners, campground operators and exhibitors are expected to attend this year’s event, which will showcase innovative products and services across more than 920,000 square feet of exhibit space.
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Old 11-15-2007, 12:07 PM   #19
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It all sounds very interesting and I'll be looking forward to seeing the new ideas Airstream will be offering. I doubt however, that as long as the corrosion issue exists on a growing number of new and newer units, that I'd be willing to shell out the big bucks for one of these new offerings, let alone the current offering until there are some indications that the factory has found a root cause and either significantly improved the issue described in the link below or solved it altogether.
Eric, to me the root of the problem is in presuming they can have a clearcoat over bare aluminum. I agree with you fully that we could wish for having been treated better. Even without dings & scratches I can't conceive how they could assure 100% integrity. And any micro hole in the clearcoat will lead to undermining (filiform corrosion). Does presenting an all metal exterior to the world take the next step back to Alclad & polishing? Just thinking out loud...

Paint is a durable option. Ever seen a Lazy Daze moho? I've seen one in person and the finish will wow ya! I'm with you -- I suspect Airstream is looking at a bonded shell with an outer aluminum skin. We're not happy sitting in the $30K to $80K range. There's less joy to share when attempting to sell clearcoated aluminum above $200K. Maybe my Argosy just went up in value!
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Bob, I suppose it's an engineering problem. I have ideas, but don't feel I am very qualified to suggest what they can do. I am fairly certain though, that Airstream isn't the only company in the world to work with aluminum. Craftsman, I'm talking about all that you mentioned and more specifically, the body. The cast tails and rims can be worked on...the body however is a somewhat different story.

I don't want to hijack the thread talking about the corrosion issues here, I was simply sharing that I love to see the new models and offerings, and also sharing my concern that if they can't get their existing fleet to at least minimize the issue, then I can only imagine how the person that spends well into the hundred thousand mark might feel watching their body corrode all over the place, as I have and several others on this forum alone.

If anyone wants to talk more about corrosion, I'd invite you to move it over to the corrosion thread and we can talk more about it there.
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Old 11-15-2007, 01:14 PM   #21
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If you look on the VAP notes though it lists a 27' toy hauler. I haven't had a listen yet.

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Old 11-15-2007, 01:18 PM   #22
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I was at a Airstream dealer a couple of weeks ago and overheard part of a phone conversation the manager was having with a perspective customer. He told the customer that Airstream was planning a luxury trailer that would be priced in 6 figures.
According to the top of Airstream management, there are "NO" thoughts, plans, ideas, or discussions, of any fashion or kind, about "ANY" 6 figure Airstream trailer.

They are way too busy with their present, very successful, game plan, to even talk about such a project, not even kidding around about it.

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Old 11-15-2007, 02:04 PM   #23
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According to the top of Airstream management, there are "NO" thoughts, plans, ideas, or discussions, of any fashion or kind, about "ANY" 6 figure Airstream trailer.
the 34 slide TRAILER with 'basic options' (solar, gen prep, tanks, a/v, flag box, inverter, ultraleather and so on)...

is already OVER 6 figures, msrp....

so i guess top management is clueless to their CURRENT pricing...

or 'no thoughts, plans, ideas, or discussions' are part of the current management kidding around stuff....

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Old 11-15-2007, 02:41 PM   #24
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According to the top of Airstream management, there are "NO" thoughts, plans, ideas, or discussions, of any fashion or kind, about "ANY" 6 figure Airstream trailer.

They are way too busy with their present, very successful, game plan, to even talk about such a project, not even kidding around about it.

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I would bet dollars to dounuts that there is a six figure Airstream in the works and it's not the 34' Classic Limited Slide Out which is already over 6 figures if you add an extra fantastic fan.... maybe even before. . It may not be $250,000.00 but I'll bet it'll surprise a lot of people. Andy, they must be keeping you out of the loop.
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I would bet dollars to dounuts that there is a six figure Airstream in the works and it's not the 34' Classic Limited Slide Out which is already over 6 figures if you add an extra fantastic fan.... maybe even before. . It may not be $250,000.00 but I'll bet it'll surprise a lot of people. Andy, they must be keeping you out of the loop.
Nope, I am in the loop, about 110 percent.

I should have said, instead of the six figures, that the quarter million dollar version, at this point, is nothing more than a tale, and a tall one at that.

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I'd say some good things will be coming out of Airstream in the next couple of years. I think they are listening to their customers and although there were quality issues in the past couple of years, it seems to me given the new popularity of Airstream and the increase in production they seem to be doing their best to address most every issue that comes up. The few small issues with my 2007 25' Classic ( and I emphasize ," few and small") weren't even worth a trip to the dealer, I fixed them myself and I'm super picky.. Just kidding Andy, I know you're in the loop.
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