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Old 03-07-2015, 11:51 PM   #1
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Picked up my 2015 Gran Tour today.

Could not be more pleased with the fine folks at Airstream Northwest.

Really a well done delivery! Everything explained to both my wife's and my satisfaction. She was quite puzzled by the cooking functions, as she's not the one who cooks in our family. (She actually opened the stove burner cover and said "what are these?" I'm 80% sure she was kidding.

Worst part?
Getting home and spending literally two hours removing all the stupid lawyer stickers.

I'm glad to be part of this wonderful and somewhat obtuse community!

Slainte!

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Old 03-08-2015, 08:02 AM   #2
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Could not be more pleased with the fine folks at Airstream Northwest.

Really a well done delivery! Everything explained to both my wife's and my satisfaction. She was quite puzzled by the cooking functions, as she's not the one who cooks in our family. (She actually opened the stove burner cover and said "what are these?" I'm 80% sure she was kidding.

Worst part?
Getting home and spending literally two hours removing all the stupid lawyer stickers.

I'm glad to be part of this wonderful and somewhat obtuse community!

Slainte!

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Congrats! I haven't even managed to see a Grand Tour yet. When we stopped recently at a local dealer, they had three 2015's, but no Grand Tours.
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Old 03-08-2015, 12:54 PM   #3
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Congrats! I'm loving that screen door.
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Old 03-08-2015, 02:43 PM   #4
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Old 03-08-2015, 03:12 PM   #5
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Old 03-08-2015, 04:32 PM   #6
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Congratulations and welcome.

May you enjoy many happy miles.


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Thanks everyone!

Our first short trip today was to the top of Snoqualmie Pass, in the Cascade mountains of Washington state.

It's only 45 minutes from our house, but this is the kind of view that makes everything else worthwhile, right?


Nice little lunch by the side of Gold Creek, and Sophie helped navigate home.
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Old 03-08-2015, 09:22 PM   #9
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Rongoms: How do you like the screens? We bought our GT in October, but the screens were back-ordered and we are just now having them installed this week. Anxious to see them and how they work. And congrats on the GT..we are so thrilled with ours, we have been on the road for local weekend trips every other weekend since we bought it and are having the best time of our lives!
p.s. I think Northwest Airstream is affiliated with our dealer, Bay Area Airstream.
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Hiya Tim,

Our GT actually came from down there. We were going to fly down and drive it back, but that didn't work out.

The screens are cool. We were stopped in the parking lot today and asked about it by another Sprinter-based RV owner. She was all sad-face when we told her it was an Airstream OEM part.

A couple things we did notice though: the side-door curtain gets in the way of the screen when it's open and you can't open the screen from the inside when the side door is closed. Going to have to look at tucking the curtain a bit. our was a bit out of adjustment from delivery, but a few turns of the handy screwdriver leveled the screen door out just fine and now it's all happy. +1 for the ease of adjustment on this part.

The rear is neat but the panel on which it's installed takes up quite a bit of space. (no Ikea shelving units for us. at least not full-height ones). I reckon we lose about 4" of depth behind the rear seats to accommodate the screen frame.
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Looking mighty good, rongom, mighty good indeed.
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A couple things we did notice though: the side-door curtain gets in the way of the screen when it's open and you can't open the screen from the inside when the side door is closed. Going to have to look at tucking the curtain a bit.
I'm with you on those screens. I purchased one of the first GTs, so I've been with it since October. There are a few of those design glitches, and the side screen/curtain problem was one of the first things I noticed. There's no easy fix, except to do what I did. I attached the rear of the screen tightly with the Velcro, and then I just leave it like that. For extra light when the door is closed, I just tuck the loose curtain between the door and the vehicle, and that's that. For privacy, I snap the forward edge of the curtain to the door, and I'm done. Not perfect, but it works. By the way, the rear screen also interferes with the black cover that normally attaches to the sides of the storage area to hide your valuables. The screen frame is now directly in the way of the elastic straps, making them nearly unusable.
I'll give you one more (there are many others). Apparently, AS switched to a sliding-door microwave for the GT instead of the older swinging door. So, don't make any hard right turns, or you'll be stopping to close the sliding door after it slides open and hangs out in the aisle. I complained about that, and AS sent me a part that they designed to fix the problem (they hadn't seen it until I complained). It was a real kludge, just a huge chunk of black stamped steel and a fat screw to attach it to the fine cabinetry. Not in MY GT. For now, I just drive a little more slowly on right turns, and I'll come up with a much more elegant solution as soon as it's warm enough in my garage to work.
Other than that, and a few others, I love the GT, and I wish you good roads with yours.
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