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Old 12-28-2008, 02:46 AM   #15
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As the others have stated Airstream no longer makes large motor homes only the class B.
I have a 2006 A37, one of the "buses" or "boxes" as they are referred to. My wife and I are very happy with it and would recommend them to others. I have put over 30,000 miles on it in the last two years without any problems. We will be taking it to Alaska next summer with no concerns about the coach.
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Old 12-30-2008, 07:28 PM   #16
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Still love the Airstream MH

Dean, you are right. Airstream built a nice coach, but didn't sell enough
and got out ahead of the rest. I think they felt a big obligation to produce a quality coach to carry the Airstream name.
Ours is the genration ahead of yours and we love it too. Even with it's fiberglass front and rear (instead of aluminum) it's really aerodynamic
and well built. We looked at other brands and passed them up when it came time to replace our old GMC, and styed with the sleek Airstream.
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Old 12-30-2008, 07:58 PM   #17
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Old 12-30-2008, 07:59 PM   #18
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We just returned from a Christmas visit with our "kids" in the West. I couldn't believe the numbers of "new" MH's, 5th wheelers, cars and pickups that I saw. I would not be surprised if the RV industry was the next supplicant to the bail-out process.
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Old 01-07-2009, 12:27 AM   #19
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Our 2005 is great

We are the second owners of a 30' s/o with about 16K miles, bought last May. No, it doesn't look like an aluminum tube, but it still has Airstream's thoughtful design and extra touches in it. The original owner took it to Banks Power (zoom) and added some suspension/steering parts, but that is still not the way I want it. A trip to Henderson's may come up this summer. However, its just a joy to live in, and when its parked in our driveway we go out, fire up the furnace if needed, & sit in it for a cocktail and a little tv in our rolling lounge. we looked a some new 30' on the market but are really glad we found this one. It took some time, though, so be patient, and just like buying a house, have a list of mandatory items that you can't live without. The dinghy trailer & Honda Insight tow beautifully; I have to keep checking the monitor to make sure it is there.
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Old 02-14-2009, 01:36 PM   #20
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I am not currently an Airstream owner but have always admired them. I have found an 06 NEW all electric A39 Land Yacht and trying to get all the info I can about it. I didn't know why they stopped building? Are they any good? What about service on something no longer made by the company? I know they don't look like an Airstream but I was going on the reputation and quality of the homes that they have been making for years. Anyone that has one I would appreciate you guideance. This home has a very attractive price on it for a new rig.
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Old 02-14-2009, 02:00 PM   #21
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I have a 1987 Air Stream 345. I bought it from a guy that let it sit for to long. I think I have most of the bugs worked out of it. I would not trade it for anything else.

I brought it to Florida for Christmas. On the way down it was running around 200 to 210 degrees. I think this is to hot. No idea of what the thermostat rating is in it. Any help on what the thermostat temp should be at?

Also Mike Leary I like what you said about the new AS. I like mine cause it looks like an
Air Stream. When you travel down the road everybody knows that this is an Air Stream coming at them.
James, you have 3 temp ratings to choose from when it comes to thermostats. Keeping it warm is great for the winter but I just changed out my stat for a 180 degree today. When it really gets hot in the summer months I go right to the 170 stat. Heat is the enemy. Don't let it get too hot or you'll cook the exhaust valves, and you're transfering heat back to the tranny as well.
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Old 02-15-2009, 02:20 AM   #22
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Jagtag,
The A-39 you mentioned is a two foot longer version of the A-37 that I have. They are very good coaches. I have not had any trouble getting parts or service. If you would like any detailed information let me know.
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Old 02-15-2009, 09:00 AM   #23
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Jagtag,
The A-39 you mentioned is a two foot longer version of the A-37 that I have. They are very good coaches. I have not had any trouble getting parts or service. If you would like any detailed information let me know.
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Thanks Dean, any info is greatly appreciated. I have never owned a motor home so this is a big jump for me. I plan to do something in the near future since I am reaching the golden age of retirement.
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Old 02-15-2009, 10:15 PM   #24
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The A-39 is a good coach. The all electric feature is not an issue. The differences as I see them are, no propane to deal with and the appliances are normal house types not special RV units. I am sure that there others but these are the ones that come to mind. The coach itself is well made and sits on a Freightliner chassis, a large company with many service locations. It has plenty of power for hills, 400 hp Cummins diesel. If you would like to review the owners manual it is available on line at the Airstream web site. Airstream, Inc :: Home You said this is your first motor home. The only potential issue is one addressed by GlenCoombe earlier is that of a unit sitting on a lot for a long time. This is something you may want to address with the seller. Perhaps GlenCoombe can give you some hints as to what to look for.
The coach will give you many years of enjoyment. My wife and I have had our A-37 for almost 3 years now and are taking it to Alaska this summer. If you have any more questions let me know.
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Our 2005 is great also. Bought it used, (very little) and still under warranty in August, 2007. Airstream was great about servicing the warranty. Never batted an eyelash about standing behind it. Also had a small problem with the fan belt that Workhorse took care of. We can't wait to get out this spring. Like TerraYacht, we have just sat in it in our driveway at cocktail hour. We get lots of nice comments from fellow campers. We tow a Wrangler behind it and hardly know it's there. Happy trails.
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