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Old 12-11-2015, 03:36 PM   #29
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Thanks Maggie

No I have to go through and make all the modifications that I did my 2014

Cook ground in stereo so navigation and DVD work in Drive

Adjust wiring in step so that it will extend when door is open an engine running so when dripping 85 yr mother inlaw near entrance at the store. (Tricky since screens block the lower storage area I removed on 2014)

No need to adjust the stereo system great head unit good speakers and even a sub woofer on the curb side rear wheel well

Even the night shades for the front and side windows are decent much better than the cloth curtain, but side curtains not completely private.

All in all very happy a few QC issues as expected but as this is my second vehicle from Airstream I knew there were going to be some issues with double-sided tape and fit and finish.


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Old 12-11-2015, 08:17 PM   #30
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MJ Your navigation should work in drive.
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Old 12-11-2015, 08:44 PM   #31
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Navigation does, there's just those pesky 'you can't search for a gas station while moving' meanwhile I'm driving & wife is trying to look ahead for fuel or a wal-mart to park at for the night (LOL).
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Old 12-11-2015, 09:06 PM   #32
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My only thought is I would have gone with the VB Air Suspension option.

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I hope I don't regret it on the 16 hr drive to Illinois next week. It was $7,000 difference but I'm sure that would have passed through to resale value. Really would have been different if I had driven it and loved it. But we only ride in back once a year, to bring my kids (now 25-30yrs old) from NC to IL and back at Christmas.
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Regarding the resonator: Using a smart phone App I showed a 3 db reduction outside and a slightly bigger reduction inside. Even better than the inside db reduction was a reduction of the sharp rap to the noise. Well worth the $40, and easy to install. I didn't see a need for more clamps.

I did add a chrome sink drain at the end - looks real nice but am not sure how long it will last. Not out much if it doesn't last.
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How is it different than the street side second row overhead cabinet?
It is a little smaller and sticks out into the door area, you can smack your head while exiting the van if not careful.

Some other points he made.
1) I miss the under seat trays as well - they were PERFECT for the water bottles and dog food.

2) The rear camera is wired to a switched power - I've already decided I'll be finding that and figuring it out - that Right Side Camera is a PERFECT video camera down the right side of the door. (lots of curious people knock on my doors for some reason after I have all the shades pulled and windows covered. Will be nice to have a video camera looking out there rather than having to hold the .45 behind my back

3) The new 22" TV (or whatever size it is) in the front is nice, but I've hit my head on it twice today while crawling around in the cab working on connections - at least it has a break away (tips up) so when I smacked it really hard the whole TV popped up!

4) they put nice hanger hooks in the back of this one too! I actually had placed nice stainless drawer pulls to my ceiling and then attached a coat rod across it - nice to see they include that as standard now.

5) MOST USEFUL TODAY - as I was still reloading tools, cords, targets, etc after dark - were the two LED lamps mounted in the rear under the lounge - I can't count the number of times I went to the back to get something only to be wishing I was wearing Night Vision Goggles because it was so dark! Even bought a 12v dome light to put up just never got it installed.

I'll keep everyone up to date on what I find as I go along - and will report on the roll and roughness of the suspension compared to my upgraded Sprinter Store suspension on the 14


My #1 reason for upgrade was adaptive cruise and lane departure. Have it on my wife's Explorer and daughter's Cherokee and LOVE it.
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Regarding the resonator: Using a smart phone App I showed a 3 db reduction outside and a slightly bigger reduction inside. Even better than the inside db reduction was a reduction of the sharp rap to the noise. Well worth the $40, and easy to install. I didn't see a need for more clamps.

I did add a chrome sink drain at the end - looks real nice but am not sure how long it will last. Not out much if it doesn't last.
Can you provide link to the Resonator? won't use genny on this trip but will be nice to have in garage to install when I get back.
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Can you provide link to the Resonator? won't use genny on this trip but will be nice to have in garage to install when I get back.
I ordered mine from americanrvcompany.com. Part no is 155-2449 made by Onan.
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Navigation does, there's just those pesky 'you can't search for a gas station while moving' meanwhile I'm driving & wife is trying to look ahead for fuel or a wal-mart to park at for the night (LOL).

This is a good app we use it all the time to find out what's ahead of us.. Click image for larger version

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Old 12-12-2015, 10:31 AM   #38
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Insurance -

I had insurance on my 2014 through Geico and it was great (had a wind damage claim - paid it no problem, even let me do the repair so I didn't have to drive 6 hrs to dealer)

Unfortunately Geico doesn't offer insurance for this rig in NC so they flipped me to Foremost for coverage. I have great credit no claims (the wind doesn't go on record) my zip in Pinehurst, NC has no crime at all, and they gave me a rate of $837.00 for 12 months (I think its 12 months, that is when card they sent me expires).

Anyone else ever heard of FOREMOST? Any feedback on the rate I received?

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Old 12-12-2015, 11:32 AM   #39
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Any feedback on the rate I received?
I think it's a good rate. Here in the New Orleans suburbs I pay about 1% of the purchase price, per year, for my Agreed Value insurance policy with comprehensive coverage equal to the purchase price plus the contents value, with liability coverage equal to the value of everything I own— which in a litigious state like Louisiana is the only sane liability coverage limit to have.
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Old 12-12-2015, 12:29 PM   #40
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Here is the curb side cabinet. Lose my cubbyhole where I kept bug spray, sunscreen and solarcain (in case we didn't use sunscreen)

Also the bathroom light switch is moved to over the sink, next to water pump (more rational then where it was, but betting I still forget to turn it on when I go in, since I normally leave pump on when on the road.


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We have the black 2014 EXT (Airstream calls it a 2015 but its not) and it makes us feel like rock stars! (Till we get out people see us, that is). Love it.
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Old 12-12-2015, 04:57 PM   #42
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The Mercedes chassis is 2014 and airstream did the RV build in 2015.. So it's a 2015 airstream but it's probably registered as a 2014..
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