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Old 02-26-2007, 07:59 AM   #113
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Jim,

Great ideas...that has been addressed with the mothership so we will see what happens.

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Old 03-31-2007, 01:59 PM   #114
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I have already passed some of your ideas along to the mothership...2008's are already hitting our lot...they look really good with some nice options available...they are making the Signature Series available across the International line along with the Ocean Breeze...

Automatic powered antenna available and more...

Give me some ideas...June is just around the corner!

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Old 03-31-2007, 02:11 PM   #115
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Gene, since you asked...
The technology is available to equip the disc brake equipped trailers with antilock brakes, it would be nothing more than money to do this. With more and more tow vehicles equipped with ABS, it would be a major advance in safety. Also, with the MSRP of the higher-end units topping $100,000, the $1500 each or so it would take to do this would be a drop in the bucket, price-wise.
If they did this, they would then be the world's first travel trailer with ABS. Semi trailers have had ABS in one form or another since the 1970's.
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GREAT IDEA Terry! I agree...it would add so much to our units saftey!

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Old 03-31-2007, 07:13 PM   #117
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I have already passed some of your ideas along to the mothership...2008's are already hitting our lot...they look really good with some nice options available...they are making the Signature Series available across the International line along with the Ocean Breeze...

Automatic powered antenna available and more...

Give me some ideas...June is just around the corner!

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Gene,

I'll admit that this is NOT an original idea as I just saw it in an SOB trailer that I worked on, but I thought it was very effective and I'll probably add it to my 19CCD.

The layout of this SOB was very similar to the 19 and the new 23 with front dinette, curb side galley with refer opposite, bed and bath exactly as on the 19CCD. The BIG difference was the dinette table that SLID ON A TRACK to either side of the trailer. This allowed better access to the bankettes and left them useable as a couch also. It also dropped down to form a bed as ours also do.

Just thought it was a great idea for little $$$$$.
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The layout of this SOB was very similar to the 19 and the new 23 with front dinette, curb side galley with refer opposite, bed and bath exactly as on the 19CCD. The BIG difference was the dinette table that SLID ON A TRACK to either side of the trailer. This allowed better access to the bankettes and left them useable as a couch also. It also dropped down to form a bed as ours also do.

Just thought it was a great idea for little $$$$$.
I am trying to figure out how this would work? Where is the track? pj
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I am trying to figure out how this would work? Where is the track? pj
At the attachment of the table to the trailer....along the front. As this was a box trailer, the track ran right along the entire front of the trailer.

For the curved front of the A/S, the track could run along the straight section with a narrower attachment point on the table....allowing it to move in a wider travel than the length of the straight track. I'm going to prototype this in a few weeks when work starts to slow down.
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hi g

looks like several of us would like to see galvanized frames and rot resistant floors...

as used in the new euro models...

http://www.airforums.com/forum...tml#post363729

this might add a tiny fraction to material costs and labor but clearly we'd like frames/floors as durable as the shells and axles and suspensions...

could you ask about this issue? i'd wager most seasoned a/s buyers knows about this and would like the upgrade on future products...

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I will ask...

Lew,

That sounds like a great idea with the sliding dinette!
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Old 04-02-2007, 09:16 AM   #122
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Gene, after camping with some friends that have a smaller SOB, the one thing they had I really liked was more gray tank capacity. Theirs actually had 3 tanks, one black and two grays. On a two night trip we always fill ours and have to dump before the weekend is over. It would be a nice option.

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Gene, after camping with some friends that have a smaller SOB, the one thing they had I really liked was more gray tank capacity. Theirs actually had 3 tanks, one black and two grays. On a two night trip we always fill ours and have to dump before the weekend is over. It would be a nice option.

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Good call Greg, our 25FB has a bigger black tank(39) than gray(37), why? A 50 gallon gray tank should be minimum on 25 or bigger Airstreams, If space is the issue then decrease the black and increase the gray.

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Greg,

That would be a nice option...I have it noted!

Glad you guys are doing good.

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Old 04-02-2007, 11:03 AM   #125
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You bet John!

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Hi Gene...I admire your efforts. If you are able to sort through the many comments and suggestions and present a bullet point summary for discussion at AS you will be providing them a great service.

I remember in the early days of the Honda/Toyota quality mystery (vs the American brands)...I read a quote that Toyota engineers (I think Toyota) treated every warranty claim or customer service complaint as if it were a "gold mine" to be "mined" for all of the valuable information they could find inorder to IMPROVE their design and quality. It sure works. BTW...this type of approach to warranty issues and customer service can actually be a profit enhancer...by increasing sales and reducing FUTURE warranty claims.

You do not need to be defensive as you visit AS...they should welcome your "log" if ideas and issues...and AS should not be defensive either...but very appreciaitve for your efforts.

Thanks for your efforts and interest...I look forward to your update after your visit...Tom R in Two Harbors, Minnesota
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