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Old 11-13-2006, 08:22 PM   #29
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Agree with Robert

We looked at one of the 75th anniversary editions but ended up with the Safari version. For us and our needs, it works better. More storage, better layout, agree with Robert on the sinks, etc. And, the model we saw - at $60K +) had the same kinds of fit and finish issues that are bugging me about mine.

The design is innovative and creative but I think it would be something I would get tired of. Kinda like a "theme" room on Trading Spaces!
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Old 11-19-2006, 10:20 AM   #30
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We have the 16' CCD and absolutely love it! Easy to tow with the Ford Expedition and very easy to park. We've been able to find campsites when the campground was nearly full and a larger unit would have been turned away. One disclaimer: there are only the two of us (plus two English Bulldogs). We've found that it's easiest to share the rear bed (I'm 6' and my wife is 5-10) with one of the dogs while the other dog sleeps under the bed in front of the cabinets.
My wife loves to cook (but hates to wash dishes); I don't mind doing the dishes, so we apportion the duties. The 16' will NOT accomodate two people cooking at once, so I'm either outside or at the dinette while meals are prepared (the dogs, of course, are underfoot).
We live in a rainy climate, so "camping" means being in the trailer more than some of you might experience in other areas. A good book helps...that, and wrap-around windows front and back. The wrap-arounds were really worth the extra price since they give greater light and a feeling of airiness (sp?). That's probably the only feature of the 75 I don't like - the sacrifice of light for style. Otherwise, I am just awestruck by the beauty of the 75's interior and exterior.
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Old 11-21-2006, 09:54 PM   #31
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The design is innovative and creative but I think it would be something I would get tired of. Kinda like a "theme" room on Trading Spaces!
Guess we all see the same thing differently. We found the 75th to be a more classic design compared to the CCD. The only 'theme' item in the 75th, one could say, would be the two lamp shades by the dinette. Otherwise it's a timeless classic design thats been around for eons. Pretty neutral as well for any 'decorating'.

Like you jglabrown we were initially disappointed that the 75th didn't have the front wraparound window. But actually you don't sacrific light as David put in the bigger galley window and added 3 vista view windows. This brings in a lot of light, especially since they are at a higher angle.
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Old 12-01-2006, 12:41 PM   #32
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Currently out of the 75 built, there are 39 units on dealers lots, and one on ebay. So basically about 1/2 the units are now owned by campers, the other 1/2 will likely be sold over the winter and summer of 2007.
Dave ... It would be interesting to me to know where the 37 that have been sold are located. I will have #18 in New Mexico and you have #68. Know where any of the others are?

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Old 12-02-2006, 08:24 AM   #33
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Dave ... It would be interesting to me to know where the 37 that have been sold are located. I will have #18 in New Mexico and you have #68. Know where any of the others are?

Steve
Nope. Would be a fun project, but chances of finding all the owners would be slim I think.

Did you buy from Holiday Travel Sales? I had them down as the only dealer in NM with 75th's.

When do you take delivery? Did you get the solar option on yours? Seems to be only two configurations sold.

Congrats again... great choice! Post some photos once you get it out on the road.

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Old 12-02-2006, 10:16 PM   #34
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Yes, bought it at Holiday Travel Trailers. I saw in you list of dealers that they has two 75ths but as far as I know I bought the only one they had. Maybe they had already sold the other one?

They agreed to store it for us until we purchase a tow vehicle. So delivery date is not set yet.

Did not get the solar option.

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Old 12-21-2006, 07:10 PM   #35
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Ok, I'm in the process of locating, purchasing, and transporting a 75th. No places in my state currently have them. They are trying to get one. There is one in Oregon but they won't budge from MSRP. I located one in far away state that will give it to me for $55,500. Of course there is the whole sales tax issue that I have to deal with. Once I register it in my state I have to pay the sales tax (8.8%), so obviously I don't (and am not) going to pay tax twice.

So the legal deal is that the dealer has to transport the trailer to the state line, complete the transaction and then I can avoid the local sales tax. They charge $750 for this.

Of course before this, I have to be at the dealership for prep and paperwork. So I either fly down and do this separately ($200) or drive down, and follow the transport to the state line, hook up and continue back home.

Oh, and another thing is that I wanted to get this done before the end of the year for federal tax purposes but that's not gonna happen b/c my bank is't going to be able to fund me for at least a week or two. So that's off the table.

The logistics are becoming a pain in the butt.

Thoughts?
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Old 12-21-2006, 08:06 PM   #36
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Buy in No Tax State?

If dealer in Eugene area inflexible on price (hypothetically...) you might try finding another dealer in a state without sales tax (like Montana or ??) to see if transaction would be simpler and do-able with single trip, and no hired transporter...

You might also find dealer can arrange financing that you could then pay off when your bank gets its act together, and still count it as purchase in tax year 2006.. You would have to take "possession" of it somehow to make that work.

Not easy, but it could be done with busy week next week...
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hi asherkobin and welcome to the forums...

2 thoughts...

-hastily made decisions are bigger pains in the butt...longer.

-sales tax is usually/only paid in the state you live in/register the trailer...doesn't matter if they deliver it or you pull it home. often the dealer will have a form the buyer signs regarding sales tax for out of state buyers...

your description of the sales-tax-two-step is very very odd...

one last thought...

enjoy the trailer!

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Old 12-21-2006, 10:18 PM   #38
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Dave ... It would be interesting to me to know where the 37 that have been sold are located. I will have #18 in New Mexico and you have #68. Know where any of the others are?

Steve

There a a couple in New Jersey at an Airstream dealer and one or two on the northwest coast at another dealer.
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Old 12-21-2006, 10:34 PM   #39
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Upgrade To Larger Model?

On average, how long would you say it takes the average AS-er to upgrade to a larger unit?

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Old 12-21-2006, 11:25 PM   #40
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Of course there is the whole sales tax issue that I have to deal with. Once I register it in my state I have to pay the sales tax (8.8%), so obviously I don't (and am not) going to pay tax twice.
Many states have reciprocal agreements on sales tax - you should check it out with your local Department of Motor Vehicles (and/or their website) before you go crazy trying to avoid double paying.

I had the same situation this year - I live in New York and the nearest 16' Quiksilver was in Florida. I bought it from the photos and payed them to tow it up here. When I went into the DMV to register the trailer they deducted the Florida sales tax I had payed from the tax I owed NY.
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Old 12-21-2006, 11:34 PM   #41
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I live in Michigan and bought our Airstream in Oregon, paid no sales tax there, I was told "legally" one should stop in every motor vehicle in each state home for a temporary license. They and I thought it would be unlikely I would be stopped and I would have my new sales contract along. The thought of getting lost in each and every state driving through looking for the motor vehicles division and matching the open hours and days, just made the risk a whole lot less alarming. How's your fast talking? Paid my tax in Michigan when registering it, and not the difference but on the value of the AS. UGH!

Why not have the dealer responsibile for all tax and get an out the door price?

Try Woodland Travel Center near Grand Rapids, Michigan. I bet they will deal. Last I looked they had one.

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Ok, I'm in the process of locating, purchasing, and transporting a 75th. No places in my state currently have them. They are trying to get one. There is one in Oregon but they won't budge from MSRP. I located one in far away state that will give it to me for $55,500. Of course there is the whole sales tax issue that I have to deal with. Once I register it in my state I have to pay the sales tax (8.8%), so obviously I don't (and am not) going to pay tax twice.

So the legal deal is that the dealer has to transport the trailer to the state line, complete the transaction and then I can avoid the local sales tax. They charge $750 for this.

Of course before this, I have to be at the dealership for prep and paperwork. So I either fly down and do this separately ($200) or drive down, and follow the transport to the state line, hook up and continue back home.

Oh, and another thing is that I wanted to get this done before the end of the year for federal tax purposes but that's not gonna happen b/c my bank is't going to be able to fund me for at least a week or two. So that's off the table.

The logistics are becoming a pain in the butt.

Thoughts?
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Old 12-22-2006, 12:00 AM   #42
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Hi, I bought my Airstream in Oregon and paid no sales tax at all; California had a 91 day rule. If a vehicle was purchased out of state and stayed out of state for 91 days or more, California would not charge sales tax. [even though they still tried to] Shortly after we bought our trailer California changed that rule from 91 days to 1 year.
Other than that, dealers are supposed to charge tax and license at the rate of your home address.
jglabrown, I don't think any of the Airstream kitchens have room for two, mine doesn't.

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