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Old 11-14-2007, 08:07 PM   #1
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I've heard rumor that Airstream plan to incorporate the work done on the new motor home that never got built into a trailer. A really "up scale trailer". Also a 30' FB sometime this Winter or early Spring and something "different" for the 34' although I don't know exactly what, although I was told that it did inspire one of those "ahhh" " we've asked for that" responses when it was revealed. Anyone else able to add to this very limited and sketchy information?
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Old 11-14-2007, 08:29 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 11-14-2007, 08:33 PM   #3
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Old 11-14-2007, 08:36 PM   #4
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A dealer over on the Yahoo AirstreamList has posted these comments.

"A/S has announced the 2008 30Ft FB Classic. It has a kingsize bed up front
(10" clearance on each side) and the bedroom is deeper to accomodate the 80"
long bed. The closet is a bit larger, but NOT hugely so. "

"The new 30FB Classic is being "officially" announced at RVIA in Louisville.
Dealers got notification several weeks ago and the unit became orderable at
that time, but none have shipped yet. There is also a new 23 Safari with
the rear bath design from the Safari Sports, but on a 8"6" shell. It has
the same sideways bed from the 25FB at the front. A/S will also debut the
new Interstate based on the wider, longer Sprinter chassis. Totally
different interior layout. Lastly, there will be another "VERY" interesting
A/S shown at Louisville. It is not yet approved for production (it is a
concept) but it is VERY, VERY interesting. Given that it will be pretty big
surprise, I will let the RVIA show be the official coming out party for the
concept (NO IT IS NOT A MOTORHOME)."

"The new 30FB should have no problems with either hitch weight or access to
the area under the bed. The added length is ALL forward of the axles, so
the rig will have MORE hitch weight than a comparable 30ft Classic. The
layout aft of the axles is identical to the current 27ft Classic. The
majority of the added footage is in the bedroom with some in the closet and
bathroom which is opposite the closet. The area under the bed will be
accessable from a full width front door, just like all the current FB models
and although I have not seen one to verify, I can't imagine A/S eliminating
the hydraulic strut assisted lift up bed (although it will take more than 2
struts to lift and hold the bed)"
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Old 11-14-2007, 09:08 PM   #5
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I just listened to the latest VAP episode and Rickey Rockett (sp?) talked about A/S supposedly coming out with a toy hauler.
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Old 11-14-2007, 10:24 PM   #6
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I thought I already owned an upscale trailer. well under $100,000.
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Old 11-15-2007, 02:47 AM   #7
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Heck my upscale trailor (didn't have anything before) has only cost me about 4,000 dollars so far, I said so far.
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Old 11-15-2007, 04:53 AM   #8
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I was hoping to keep it a secret, but I guess they let it out. It's me. I'm having a custom Airstream built. The first thing you'd notice about it is the indoor agility ring I'm having installed for Luke. The factory told me it might be a little wider than my current Safari, but I'm planning on getting some good mirrors.
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Old 11-15-2007, 05:12 AM   #9
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I just listened to the latest VAP episode and Rickey Rockett (sp?) talked about A/S supposedly coming out with a toy hauler.
Rikki Rocket and he was talking about his Basecamp.
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Old 11-15-2007, 06:46 AM   #10
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Sounds like an interesting design? Essentially a 27FB with bigger closet, bath AND a king size bed! Do you think this is a full size king bed?

Wonder if it will have the split bath of the 27B...or a one room bath. Wife and I think it would be good to have a split bath...able to do "two things at one".

Bad part is that there will not be any used ones for a long time,

Thanks...Tom R
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Old 11-15-2007, 07:04 AM   #11
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I was hoping to keep it a secret, but I guess they let it out. It's me. I'm having a custom Airstream built. The first thing you'd notice about it is the indoor agility ring I'm having installed for Luke. The factory told me it might be a little wider than my current Safari, but I'm planning on getting some good mirrors.
Good one.... I have to confess, I too am having a custom luxury trailer built just for me. It will be based closely to an original Wally Byum design from 1962, but will include some very modern features. Some of the features will be dynatorque axles, electric trailer brakes. It will have all the modern conveniences, like gas hot water, gas only refrigerator, gas lighting. The boys in Jackson Center even threw in some 12v lighting to round it out.... for a big splurge, we went with a roof top AC unit. It will be 5th Avenue on wheels...
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Old 11-15-2007, 07:41 AM   #12
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Good one.... I have to confess, I too am having a custom luxury trailer built just for me. It will be based closely to an original Wally Byam design from 1962, but will include some very modern features. Some of the features will be duratorque axles, electric trailer brakes. It will have all the modern conveniences, like gas hot water, gas only refrigerator, gas lighting. The boys in Jackson Center even threw in some 12v lighting to round it out.... for a big splurge, we went with a roof top AC unit. It will be 5th Avenue on wheels...
I've heard that they are working on this one at their super secret Catonsville, Maryland prototype development center.
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Old 11-15-2007, 07:43 AM   #13
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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.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f142...ams-31743.html
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Old 11-15-2007, 08:34 AM   #14
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That's a very good point. All the amenities in the world won't compensate for a poor or just adequate foundation. The frame is hidden but really is the most important part of the construction.The ideal would be galvanizing but hot dip galvanizing by it's very nature could cause warping to a long ladder frame. I bought a galvanized frame or chassis for my Land Rover from Marsland Chassis , so it can be done and it would add a few hundred at the most to the cost. Another alternative would be wax oil. I know you're probably talking about the corrosion on the wheels, tail light bezels etc. but I would feel a lot better know that the frame is not rusting out from under me.
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