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Old 02-17-2007, 09:53 PM   #71
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Aw heck.

Why not a LIFETIME warranty?
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Old 02-17-2007, 10:25 PM   #72
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Once again, 2Air expresses our sentiments exactly! Expecially after we've noted so many small nagging, avoidable glitches. Today it was de-laminating trim on the edge of the sink. Easily fixed by my contractor husband with tools and know-how, but that really shouldn't be an issue...He's already ground down some welding that was interfering with the entry door and screen,re-aligned a leaky toilet valve, replaced o-rings and screws on leaking running lights, shimmed some trim to close some gaps in the cabinetry, and fiddled with minor miscellany to make things "in general" a little more refined. Although we do feel that we have a well-made product and are very relieved that we haven't had to deal with so many of the issues we've read about, some of these fixes are becoming annoying.
Other than fixes, this is what we've done to "improve":
Hook and another towel rack in the bathroom.
Hook on (in) door in hall closet.
Installed an LCDTV w/built in DVD player.
And that's it! Otherwise, we're ecstatic with the design. Clean lines, no floral or busy wood grains, a nice low-pile carpet, and subtle colors are good choices for the current market...
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Layouts?

How 'bout the Safari 30 bunkhouse? What happened there? I thought that was a terrific family-friendly layout. Was it too long? Make it a 20something.

Ideas?

What ever became of those cool looking Classic Motorhomes everyone was drooling over? Too expensive? How does Prevost survive?
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Old 02-18-2007, 07:56 AM   #74
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Layouts?

How 'bout the Safari 30 bunkhouse? What happened there? I thought that was a terrific family-friendly layout. Was it too long? Make it a 20something.

Ideas?

What ever became of those cool looking Classic Motorhomes everyone was drooling over? Too expensive? How does Prevost survive?
Prevost RV shells......that is to say the running gear, motor and empy shell with all of the ribs exposed on the interior, costs the converters upwards of $650,000!!!!!!!!!!!!! Then it's a virtually unlimited high end market to outfit the bus shell with just about anything the potential owner desires......money really no object!!! They are rapidly approaching $2 Million + for the finished conversions.

They also make passenger busses, so the RV business is gravy for them. I guess if Airstream HAD that unlimited market, they could be making whatever they want .
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Old 02-18-2007, 08:30 AM   #75
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Thanks for asking this, G!

Quality control is still #1 in importance for us. What few boo-boos make it through to delivery should be completely taken care of by willing and able dealer service centers.

We also had a missing manual (air conditioner manual) and didn't realize it until about a month after we took delivery. After 9 months, we're still trying to get the manual. Our service guys have been great, fantastic even!, for everything else, but they haven't had any luck getting a replacement manual from Jackson Center for us.

At the sales point, I would like to see the dealers have more information on the interior options available, and not just a name and description. The dealer should have fabric swatches/cards that they can give or loan to customers who are thinking thru what they want to order.


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Old 02-18-2007, 08:46 AM   #76
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Thanks for asking this, G!

At the sales point, I would like to see the dealers have more information on the interior options available, and not just a name and description. The dealer should have fabric swatches/cards that they can give or loan to customers who are thinking thru what they want to order.


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There are samples available. My dealer had several boards which contained the samples of pillows, window valances, bedspreads, carpet and seat cushion combinations. I'm assuming that Airstream makes these available to dealers. We used this in picking our interior when placing our order. These weren't loanable but they were large enough to give us a good idea as to what we did and didn't want.

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Old 02-19-2007, 08:36 AM   #77
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Jack,

You are right...Airstream does provide us with interior boards...they are now just sending out pieces of material instead of the boards...

I'm also think 2air has a good point about the warranty...

the 30' Safari bunk just did not go over well and I really can't figure out why...weight maybe...limited market...I'm just not sure...I have 5 kids so I really loved it for a family...we finally sold ours after 2 years to a couple in Las Vegas...

Keep it going...and yes 2air...I am taking notes!!!!!

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Old 02-19-2007, 11:19 AM   #78
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Why not???

I know that A/S now includes a rear wire for a camera set-up, but why not make it easier and just include one as an installed option or a pre-installed rear camera bracket complete with upfront wiring, for those of us who disire a rear view camera. Better yet look into a quality wireless unit.
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I do!
I do too...see post #27
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One more

I know it would be to much to ask for A/S to put small access openings in the trailers bottom cover, for access to the Black water flush and the tank sensors, but why could they not at least put a marking (like the jack point) on the botttom cover where they are located. One could at least cut they're own opening without removing the whole section.
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Old 02-19-2007, 09:40 PM   #81
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TV Mount

How about a TV mount that doesn't DROOOOOOP!!!!!

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Old 02-20-2007, 04:31 PM   #82
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Bogfrog and Mr.Turbo,

I know that 2air has had a door of somekind made for access to his tanks...he gave me a very funny account of working on it himself..

The back-up camera option is coming if my info is correct...that is a great feature...as well as the new slide out storage drawers in the back storage compartment on the Classics...another answer to one of our suggestions.

Thanks guys and gals for all your input...I really do think WE can make a difference!!

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Oh ...and I think they can retro fit the new drawers for the Classic's with the same storage doors...also how about the new POWER ANTENNA OPTION!!!

Let me know what you think about that!

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OK...how 'bout some options that you would like to see made available!

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