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Old 04-16-2004, 01:41 PM   #43
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Big Dee is right. The cabinets do look good and the fit and finish is as good if not better than anything out there (outside a custom shop). I don't think anyone buying the Classic is going to be disapointed with the quality in any way. I'm pretty hard to please when it comes to workmanship and I had nothing but warm feelings about what I saw. No smiley faces with the quick reply. :-) :-)

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I agree

I do hobby woodwork (all our den furniture, for instance) and I would be glad to claim that I did the woodwork in my 2003 Classic. I can't find any joint in the entire trailer that I could improve on.

I have found a couple of very small quality items not involving the woodwork, but nothing that has caused me to gripe to Airstream or the dealer. The worst item, so far, is in the bathroom where someone apparently started to cut out for an electrical outlet where none exists. There are two knife cuts partly through the wall under the medicine cabinet that can be seen only when sitting down. It gives me something to ponder while otherwise occupied.
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Old 04-16-2004, 02:37 PM   #45
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I do hobby woodwork (all our den furniture, for instance) and I would be glad to claim that I did the woodwork in my 2003 Classic. I can't find any joint in the entire trailer that I could improve on.
My A/S factory tech told me that they have a dedicated cabinet shop on-site. They do nothing but make A/S cabinets. From my coach, I would say they got some master cabinetmakers in that department these days that take pride in their work! They are as nice a cabinet as I could find at the RV show, even super high end luxury coach units.
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Old 04-16-2004, 03:33 PM   #46
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The dinette in the 34 is on the curb side and has one fixed and one opening window with the fixed oval below it. I called Airstream about having two opening widows with the ovals below them put in above the dinette. (which I think I would do). They said that the reason that they put the fixed window in to the right of the door is because in the fully opened position the door opens against this window. I like the look of two widows that open and look the same. Just have to make extra certain that it 's closed if the door is opened all the way.
The asymmetry of the two windows behind the door bothered me a little at first, but let there be no doubt - if that window behind the door opened, it wouldn't be a matter of if, but when, one of us would go out and let the door swing into the opened window shattering it.

I've gotten used to the look, and now really like it because it's MUCH easier to see what's going on under the awning than having the porthole right there.

There is an option to replace the non-opening window in FRONT of the door with an opening one, but I wouldn't want that for two reasons. One is that it would be easier for someone to break in by forcing that window open and easily reaching the door latches. Two, it's a lot easier to see who's at the door from sitting on the couch without the porthole.
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Great thread...

I don't know how I've managed to ignore this thread until tonight, but it has great info in it!

First... regarding the showers, there appear to be two options available for showers; the first is the standard plan in the open bath where the shower opening faces aft into the commode area. The opening is tight. The other is like ours, where the shower opens into the open hallway. The door is much wider and easier to get into and out of.

Second, our commode is placed at nearly a 30 degree angle into the hallway. It's very convenient, and well placed. I couldn't imagine why they'd mount it straight in the coach. It'd well be impossible to use!

Third, our cabinets show excellent craftsmanship, and have had no issues at all.

Last, for those of us who are a little taller than average, (I've mentioned this in another thread) one of the best things we've done is to remove the upholstered headboard and install a full 80" queen mattress. It makes all the difference in the world in comfort for sleeping!

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First... regarding the showers, there appear to be two options available for showers; the first is the standard plan in the open bath where the shower opening faces aft into the commode area. The opening is tight.
Not hardly. If I can easily get in and out of it, anyone can. I much prefer to have the option to use the bathroom without closing off the hallway.
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I much prefer to have the option to use the bathroom without closing off the hallway.
I like having two solid doors between the bedroom and other sleepers. And the roomieness of the pass through bathroom is great!
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