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Old 05-09-2013, 10:06 AM   #15
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:40 PM   #16
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For what it's worth, the onyx interior looks much cheaper to me due to reflections.
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I have the light camel interior.

The dealer had some with the onyx interior, but when I stepped inside, it felt like a cave. Especially the models that had the full-height wardrobe closet.
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You gave very good advice about hiring a flatbed transporter. Do you know of any? I haven't had much luck.
Afraid I can't help you there. I looked into towing requirements in case I can to call for roadside assistance, so I'd be able to ask for the kind of tow truck I needed. I have no idea who you'd contact about cross-country towing.

But here's a thought… If you're buying from a dealer, he's bound to know of someone, because someone had to tow it to the dealer in the first place, and I don't think Jackson Center owns a fleet of trucks to tow their own product. They hire it done.
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Afraid I can't help you there. I looked into towing requirements in case I can to call for roadside assistance, so I'd be able to ask for the kind of tow truck I needed. I have no idea who you'd contact about cross-country towing.

But here's a thought… If you're buying from a dealer, he's bound to know of someone, because someone had to tow it to the dealer in the first place, and I don't think Jackson Center owns a fleet of trucks to tow their own product. They hire it done.
No luck there. Buying for private party.
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Well, you both (73shark and Protagonist) have a point and I apologize for the very bland statement which I should have qualified...here's what I really meant: I had just sold a Flying Cloud 19' to move to the Interstate and was really disappointed to find the interior wasn't real wood (laminate?) like on all Flying Clouds. The shiny plastic laminate (both onyx and camel) shows all blemishes, finger marks and reflections.
Was that any better?
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Well, you both (73shark and Protagonist) have a point and I apologize for the very bland statement which I should have qualified...here's what I really meant: I had just sold a Flying Cloud 19' to move to the Interstate and was really disappointed to find the interior wasn't real wood (laminate?) like on all Flying Clouds. The shiny plastic laminate (both onyx and camel) shows all blemishes, finger marks and reflections.
Was that any better?
It's okay by me. I didn't have a problem with your previous post, either, only with the way I responded to it.

I don't mind the shiny laminate, much. At least under that Formica-type plastic is a solid wood laminate, and it's easy to keep clean. Though I'll admit it would be better if it was more matte than gloss, and it would be outstanding if it was a blond natural wood surface coated with a clear polyurethane varnish, which would be a lot more attractive and almost as easy to keep clean.

Could be worse, too. When I test-drove the Winnebago Era— or was it the Roadtrek Adventurous? I test-drove both the same day, and forget which was which— the cabinetry was made of particle board (I got splinters under my fingernails opening one cabinet… ouch!) with a sheet of wood-grained vinyl contact paper over it, not even a plastic laminate.
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My apologies. I try to avoid snarky comments but sometimes my brain goes into to neutral.

l agree that the onyx makes the interior seem darker but thought it seemed a little richer in appearance. But since I bought used, that may be just a rationalization.
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I have a 2012 with Onyx interior and love it because it is unique. I'd say it's a matter of personal taste. Look at both and pick the one you like best. The Onyx interior also gives you the lighter countertop.
How about some interior pictures of the Interstate coach. I have never seen the inside of one.
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How about some interior pictures of the Interstate coach. I have never seen the inside of one.
Here are a bunch of pictures of both the light color and darker interior. They both look good.

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How about some interior pictures of the Interstate coach. I have never seen the inside of one.
I get that a lot on the rallies I've attended; my Interstate is a must-see stop on the "'Stream Crawl" where we all give each other the a tour of our rigs, because most of the folks there haven't seen one and they're all curious. Well, that and the fact that an Interstate is so small the tour doesn't take long.

I don't mind showing rallyers my unit, even though I haven't really done much to customize mine so I don't have any bragging rights compared to some of the amazing rennovations and restorations I've seen at rallys.

It beats the campgrounds I visit when I'm not attending a rally, where the people in the SOBs say, "Wow! I didn't know Mercedes made motorhomes!" People that can't even tell it's an Airstream don't get the tour.
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:31 AM   #28
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interior color

I live in S. Louisiana. White exterior and camel interior on my 2013ext.
This combo HAS to be easier to keep cool in. Just my opinion. Was able to order new to get what I wanted. I did not want anything to do with dark colors for many of reasons mentioned on other posts.
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