Originally Posted by Blu_Hwy_Lady
Too bad Airstream doesn't sell "kit" trailers that can be customized on the inside. Buy the beautiful, distinctive Airstream shell and put the inside together the way you want. It would eliminate the quality issues that seem to be plaguing Airstream and give people the opportunity to create something that works for them and doesn't look like every other interior.
Airstream many years ago had a very serious problem when they sold "shell only" trailers.
What someone may create is an open door for huge liability against Airstream.
Since they had "no" control over someones creation, they could not assure themselves of a reasonable design that handled correctly when towed.
Understandably then, if you want just a shell, the answer was and is "NO."
CNN recently found that out. CNN also found out that the Airstream factory, is no longer interested in creating a "custom" coach, not even for them.
CNN then understood why the factory sent them to us, for those changes. Having visited our facility, CNN quickly observed that your either in the customizing business, or your not. They recognized us as a company that could get "the job done" to their satisfaction.
That 34 foot Airstream trailer, traveled the country prior to Novembers elections.
They have other plans in the mill for similair uses for that trailer in the future.
Customizing work is far removed from standard production and changes in production efforts, at least for Airstream.
Altering the weight and balance, is not a guessing game. Unfortunately, at least in the past, far to much individual effort has been placed on the appearance of their design, and almost total neglect of the weight and balance requirements.
"EXTREME" caution must be exercised when designing the interior,for that matter, of any travel trailer.
A loss of control accident can be very deadly.