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Old 05-07-2014, 07:31 AM   #29
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maybe if they hear enough complaints they will enlarge the size of the opening on the rear window as well or give the Sport models the same wrap around window the Internationals get
...or "got" - they no longer put a wrap-around rear window in the 16' International. Too bad as I think it was one of the best features, especially in a 16' as the larger models have room for more windows. The additional light makes the tiny 16' feel less cramped on the inside.
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Old 05-07-2014, 08:25 AM   #30
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...or "got" - they no longer put a wrap-around rear window in the 16' International. Too bad as I think it was one of the best features, especially in a 16' as the larger models have room for more windows. The additional light makes the tiny 16' feel less cramped on the inside.


Actually, they no longer make the International 16'.
We purchased ours the day we found it after learning it was the last of the International 16's on the East coast. We love ours! I am with you on the windows being one of their best features. That was the compelling reason we decided to buy when we did.


If you look at the numbers of 16' Internationals built by Airstream you begin to understand why the model was discontinued. A total of 7 Serenity 16's were built. I don't know the number of 16' Sports built but the number is much higher I am told. The people have spoken and they said "price is more important than the window on a 16' Airstream...."


Anyway, the DWR 16 mentioned by the original poster has the wrap around windows too. He should be good to go.


Not sure if it has plywood floors though, that would be my biggest concern.


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Old 05-07-2014, 10:44 AM   #31
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BC -

Glad you are loving your new 16. We tow ours with a 2011 Toyota Tundra. I am using a smaller Equalizer WD/SC hitch ... the 400 lb bars. Lightens up the stiffness of having the heavier duty ones which can stress the AS frame (as I'm told). It works great for us. Anyway, it appears that towing on the ball is working fine for you. I wanted to do that but all the towing geniuses on this forum talked me out of it. And I guess if you did do a lighter propride setup, then you'd really have the cat's meow as I know that hitch is superior.

As you've probably figured out now, the small combo grey/black is manageable ... you just have to think and plan a little more.

Enjoy the 16!

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Old 05-07-2014, 10:14 PM   #32
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Anyway, the DWR 16 mentioned by the original poster has the wrap around windows too. He should be good to go.

Not sure if it has plywood floors though, that would be my biggest concern.

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BruceB - Yes we have the panoramic windows, love them. Ok what about the floors? How can I tell if they are plywood and what should I be on the lookout for? Assume rot?
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:17 PM   #33
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tank size working so far...

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As you've probably figured out now, the small combo grey/black is manageable ... you just have to think and plan a little more.

Enjoy the 16!

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Thanks Norcal! - In our first outing the gray/black combo seems fine so long a) no (inside) showers and b) don't do the dishes in the sink. Loving it so far!
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Old 05-08-2014, 08:17 AM   #34
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BruceB - Yes we have the panoramic windows, love them. Ok what about the floors? How can I tell if they are plywood and what should I be on the lookout for? Assume rot?


All I know is that some Airstream models used OSB flooring until around 2008. The models with osb are problematic when the floors get wet. You might want to search for posts on the subject. As far as whether you have the plywood floor or osb, I would call the factory and ask them???? In any case it is considered very bad form to let your floors get wet and stay that way.


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Oh I see. I want a plywood floor. We'll I'll check it out. I assume I should be able to see this under the streetside dinette where the water tank is.

And yes agree not to let the floor get wet. I already screwed this up and water got in over the weekend due to my lack of leveling the trailer. Anything special you recommend to dry it out?

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I use a synthetic chamois (Absorber brand???) for the wet bath and it is simply an awesome water magnet. As far as seeing the flooring material there is vinyl even under the dinette but there are plenty of holes through the bottom for wiring so you can probably figure out what is there...
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Old 09-14-2014, 02:26 AM   #37
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If you're worried about saving water space in the tank while dry camping you can try taking a navy shower. Turn on water, hose down, turnoff water, soap up, turn back on water, hose off soap, turn off water again, towel off, and exit shower, so you don't have continuous water running into the tank. Also, during the day, if the campground has passable toilets, you can use them. Might help stretch your time between dumping.
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Actually, they no longer make the International 16'.
We purchased ours the day we found it after learning it was the last of the International 16's on the East coast. We love ours! I am with you on the windows being one of their best features. That was the compelling reason we decided to buy when we did.


If you look at the numbers of 16' Internationals built by Airstream you begin to understand why the model was discontinued. A total of 7 Serenity 16's were built. I don't know the number of 16' Sports built but the number is much higher I am told. The people have spoken and they said "price is more important than the window on a 16' Airstream...."


Anyway, the DWR 16 mentioned by the original poster has the wrap around windows too. He should be good to go.


Not sure if it has plywood floors though, that would be my biggest concern.


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Too bad about the 16 ft Serenity. I noticed the Serenity the year after they stopped making them. That is when I decided an Airstream was in my future. The dealer told me he would call if one came up for sale. Fat chance of that happening, plus he probably would bone me for wanting such a hard to find used Airstream. So, looks like I missed the boat by one year. If only I had been looking a year or two earlier.
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Too bad about the 16 ft Serenity. I noticed the Serenity the year after they stopped making them. That is when I decided an Airstream was in my future. The dealer told me he would call if one came up for sale. Fat chance of that happening, plus he probably would bone me for wanting such a hard to find used Airstream. So, looks like I missed the boat by one year. If only I had been looking a year or two earlier.
I agree that it is too bad about the demise of the International series.

You should take a look at some of the used trailers here and on eBay. Although you might pay close to the same price as a new one (hopefully much less), you can definitely find the features you want in a trailer that has been hardly used.
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