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Old 04-07-2016, 02:25 PM   #15
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I took a look at a RoadTrek 4x4 the other day. ....
For which model(s) is it offered? I didn't see that on their website.
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Old 04-07-2016, 08:03 PM   #16
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For which model(s) is it offered? I didn't see that on their website.

It's an option on their ordering process for all their Mercedes-based models.


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Old 04-07-2016, 11:01 PM   #17
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Hi, no we couldn't drive the unit since it was sold and awaiting pickup.

I am comfortable with the increased chassis height, and I like the CG argument Protagonist is floating above.

We don't have it yet though...

Since we're looking at a 2017 model, we've been told we'll want to time our order for an Oct delivery (17 chassis/17 body).

Our current 2016 unit only has only 7,300 miles on it and Bre will use it (9 passenger) for her Adventure_Ninja.com company. (Adventure Travel)




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Old 04-08-2016, 08:56 AM   #18
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...... Since we're looking at a 2017 model, we've been told we'll want to time our order for an Oct delivery (17 chassis/17 body).......

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You may end up with a 2016 Sprinter if you take delivery of a 2017 Interstate in October. When I bought my 2013 Interstate in October 2012 all the 2013 Interstates were built on 2012 Sprinters.


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Thanks Mike, good feedback and agreed.

We've been told the 4x4 (6) allotment/allocation is significantly smaller than the normal allocation for rwd's ...the chassis glut won't be an issue. But in the end, who really knows right? If we are faced with a 16/17, we have a clause to walk away and re-order at our discretion.




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Did you get a chance to drive your new Interstate 4x4? We live in Portland and are trying to decide between the air suspension option that we test drove and the 4x4 which was not available to drive. The air suspension had very impressive performance but Mt Hood passes had snow today so 4x4 sounds attractive.
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Old 06-15-2016, 07:16 AM   #21
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Yes - I also noticed those ripples. Must be another feature of Airstream quality. 😀


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This looks like Airstreams new high end choice of flooring, LWV by Infinity. ( Not too impressive in a 6+ figure people mover)

I'm actually installing some next week in our '34 Limited. Hopefully mine doesn't end up looking like that!
Likely, Airstream figured it could save $5 by only glueing the edges instead of the entire floor. (I've read that some are using only staples and no glue, that would certainly invite ripples into the mix)
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Timing is important. Ours was sheer dumb luck, I guess. We bought our 2013 AI in November. It turns out our chassis is also a 2013. I didn't realize that until our Mercedes service Dept ran the VIN. I also checked and sure enough it's a 2013......odd that I received 2012 manuals with it....


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sure enough it's a 2013......odd that I received 2012 manuals with it....
Not odd at all. The manuals for Airstream Interstates are not updated nearly as often as they should be, and I have yet to see an Interstate manual that didn't have some glaring errors. Which is why Rich Luhr's Kindle book about Airstream Interstates (https://www.amazon.com/Airstream-Lif...ords=rich+luhr) is such a good buy. He actually spent some time using a 2014 model and wrote up a manual based on actual experience.
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Not odd at all. The manuals for Airstream Interstates are not updated nearly as often as they should be, and I have yet to see an Interstate manual that didn't have some glaring errors. Which is why Rich Luhr's Kindle book about Airstream Interstates (https://www.amazon.com/Airstream-Lif...ords=rich+luhr) is such a good buy. He actually spent some time using a 2014 model and wrote up a manual based on actual experience.

+1 on Rich Luhr's book. I also noticed that the Airstream Owners manuals since 2015 are much better.


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We saw the all wheel drive version a week ago in Boise while passing through the area. We liked it and have ordered one. This will be our third ASI in three years, and we'll likely keep this unit for a bit longer than the rest.

The additional height of the vehicle was negligible to me, but the clearance underneath was a welcome addition. The real reason for the purchase was the extra winter traction for us - we'll benefit by expanding our winter travel options because of the all wheel drive.


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3 ASIs in 3 years caught my attention. Do u mind if I ask why ? And have you dealt with the incessant fixes or tinkering on that the ASIs are known for?
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This mentioned e-book is fine for the very beginners as this was myself in January, and it became useless after you learn what and where in our bus.

PS: that was funny about the floor )))
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Did you get a chance to drive your new Interstate 4x4? We live in Portland and are trying to decide between the air suspension option that we test drove and the 4x4 which was not available to drive. The air suspension had very impressive performance but Mt Hood passes had snow today so 4x4 sounds attractive.
I found the following info on the VB Air suspension site. Looks like the 4x4 Sprinter with rear dually wheels. Don't know if the chassis is actually the 3500. But seems like Airstream could/should offer this?
http://www.vbairsuspension.com/uploa...s/00001987.pdf
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Airstream cannot or will not install air suspension on their 4x4. They say they have a room issue with the space the 4x4 takes up. Probably they need to reconfigure things and it is not worth it for them. I believe Advanced RV does offer their 4x4 with air suspension. They have no generator or propane tank taking up room and that's why can they do it.
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