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Old 08-29-2005, 04:24 PM   #43
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John, accessing the pump and filter and the winterizing 2-way valve via the wardrobe floor entails emptying the wardrobe each time access is required. This is not a good way to spend time, and it involves covering the bed with mountains of clothes and shoes, so I'm planning to make an access door through the small fixed vertical panel below the front of the wardrobe. This will avoid emptying the wardrobe each time. A hatch that pulls forward, similar to the wood panel at the base of the furnace, will avoid a hinged door with its complications and possible obstruction of access. Just a thought. Nick.
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Old 08-29-2005, 04:28 PM   #44
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One thing I miss most on the newer trailers is that quaint wall-mounted LP lantern in the vintage units. I'm thinking that it could be mounted on the exterior as an option or addition to the electic porch light, sort of like a permanently mounted Coleman lantern but without the fuss of seperate fuel.
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Old 08-29-2005, 05:52 PM   #45
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Lots of great ideas already posted!

Well, they just put the 600 watt inverter in the '06's that makes it possible to run the TV on batteries.

Bring back the AC - Gas - or 12 volt refrigerators..

Offer the 30' Safari Bunkhouse floor plan on the International CCD line.

How about ducted AC? You can't close any privacy doors without shutting off the cool air.
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Old 08-29-2005, 06:25 PM   #46
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How about a factory-installed XM or Sirius satellite radio system? I have heard it may be going to be done, that was a while back, and I have heard no more about it.

A Sirius sattelite radio came installed in my 2005 Bambi. It plays through the CD/DVD sound system. I haven't activated it yet. Apparently it's already somewhat obsolete because I'm having a hard time finding a car kit for it so I can move it around. There have been some really great ideas here. I hope Airstream takes notice.
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Old 08-29-2005, 06:51 PM   #47
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There have been some really great ideas here. I hope Airstream takes notice.
Several Airstream employees are members/lurkers here. I am sure they read all our posts with interest.
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Old 08-29-2005, 06:52 PM   #48
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How about a flat screen TV for the bedroom vs that mirror/shelf thing.

TV viewing in the living room on the new 31 (dinette model) and 34 (non-slide model) seems a long way from the couch with a 15" flat screen. Anybody have one? Does it work or is a bigger TV needed to be mounded on the wall by the dinette?
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No exposed wires. ie. Outlet to flat screen TV.
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Old 08-29-2005, 07:41 PM   #50
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Rich, I agree. Maybe like a 15"flat screen on the bedroom wall replacing the shelf/mirror, and a 20"? on the credenza.
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go to Best Buy as they have all sorts of kits for your sat radio. They have one for your TV & they SAY you can tune it in from your AS, or vice versa & also a home kit for using it in the house. The receiver is portable from any source. Our 04 is listed as sat ready which only means we can connect a sat radio.
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AIRSTREAM???! Reads the posts!!Whaaaaahaha! With Interest, yet!!! Haaahaahaaahaaaaheee.....Stop it, you're killing me!
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I have to agree that the double door is too cool But the floor plans I have seen with the double door son't do much for me. Airstream is doing some very good things with the new floor plans that are coming out lately.

I would live to see a "Ultra lite" option. Kind of a striped down version of a given coach or two in the different lines.

The winterizing kit is way cool tto, plus a propane porch light.
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get someone with a little style to pick out the fabrics........ugly!!!!
they seem to have no taste in ohio.................
I have to agree with you about the choice of fabrics, although my wifeeeee liked the monkey with palm trees pattern that we got -- at least compared to the other choices at the time -- but I didn't go ape over it.

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A hatch that pulls forward, similar to the wood panel at the base of the furnace, will avoid a hinged door with its complications and possible obstruction of access. Just a thought. Nick.
I have a nice drawer under that wardrobe that I wouldn't want to lose. Below the drawer, there is a small panel that wouldn't provide much access to the pump.

We really don't keep enough in the wardrobe between trips to make a hinged floor impractical.
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How about a flat screen TV for the bedroom vs that mirror/shelf thing.
One of the first thing I did to the new trailer was to rip out the useless mirror/tv table. Wall is bare right now, but will have a nice fabric hanging over the screw holes when I get done.
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