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Old 02-24-2013, 12:03 PM   #29
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Dave you are absolutely right, the mid entry coach is a much better layout. I just never gave that any thought. The passenger seating is exactly what my wife would want, her own space with plenty of visibility. The Monoco Beaver is really a beautiful coach.

I have looked for the AS 1996 clipper but there are none out there.
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:10 PM   #30
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Ask that your wishes are directed to the management. Explain exactly what you want and require, and ask to be updated as new products are being introduced.

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Old 02-25-2013, 10:56 AM   #31
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Class A mid entry

Here is another mid entry Premium 2003 Beaver Marquis with under 50000 miles.

This model year, Beaver used even a better side window for visibility in the cockpit. Great for taking pictures with no divider in the side glass, and narrow w/s post.

This one has been set up with an extra HD hitch that probably utilized some type of motorcycle lift?

Why AIRSTREAM management believes they are not capable of doing a similar, updated Class A is beyond me??????????????

2003 Beaver Marquis, Bend OR - 107221228 - RVTrader.com

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Old 02-25-2013, 01:46 PM   #32
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Dave what about millage on these big Diesel rigs. The Airstream listed on the forum classified is a 2005 and has 64K miles or about 8,000 per year. The picture of the engine compartment looks a little dirty but would that mean it has not been serviced properly.

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The Marquis at 10 years old has 50K miles which would be an average of 5,000 miles per year. The Monaco at about 9 years old has 34K or about 3,700 miles per year. Low millage sounds good but is there such a thing as to low for the age of these rigs. In other words does it harm the diesel engine to sit idle for what appears to be long periods of time. I know things wear our from heavy use but other things can still go bad with little or no use over time as well. The tires on these rigs look good from the pictures but with low miles there would be very little ware. How often should the tires be replaced.

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Old 02-25-2013, 02:11 PM   #33
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I would only consider the engine dirty if it is covered with oil and grease stains and the dirt caked to it. These Airstream pushers are rear engine with pusher fans. That means all the road dust is sucked up and through the engine bay for cooling. Not much you can do about that. The air has to move. Cleaning the light dirt is just a matter of a garden hose and some degreeser detergent sprayed on and off.

The Diesel's, CAT and Cummins, will have history of service with them. If not, I would want it checked at an authorized shop before purchase to make sure it is, and has been kept up to date. CAT and Cummins will have records for them if they have been maintained at a dealership shop. CarFax will also be a source for information.

Tires do rot, and do so quicker if parked for long periods. If you are buying a unit, this is part of the price discount you should be looking for if the tire age is approaching 4 years or more. (a good HD Bridgestone or Michelin tire will last many years as long as the steel cords are not exposed to moisture via sidewall cuts, puntures, etc.)

Purchase of a Class A is generally a big purchase. Do your homework, take your time, consult with the experts, check VERY closely for signs of water damage and repair, and only after you think its a good deal, get the wife involved for the final inspection. (a good saleman will sell you anything if he can play you against your spouse )

Class A's are still a buyers market, although the good ones are expensive.

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Old 02-27-2013, 06:08 PM   #34
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I did some more research on this 2003 Beaver, and it is very well equipped and tempting with just about everything I want. However, Country Coach in JC, Oregon is in the final stage of restarting production, so it will be interesting what they introduce. Airstream has missed an opportunity here go get back into a market that is about to rebound.

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Here is another mid entry Premium 2003 Beaver Marquis with under 50000 miles.
Why AIRSTREAM management believes they are not capable of doing a similar, updated Class A is beyond me??????????????
2003 Beaver Marquis, Bend OR - 107221228 - RVTrader.com
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:43 AM   #35
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Just wondering I have driven a lot of different type of vehicles from trucks, to tractors but never one of these big diesel pushers. with the drivers seat up front. What is the learning curve on getting the hang of this

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I was born and raised on the farm, and worked over the road for the majority of my working years, and any equipment operation is not a great challenge to me.

However, I can understand your anxiety if you have not operated a unit of this size before.

You will have to learn to use your mirrors ALL THE TIME.
Set them so you can just see the side of the unit and out from there.
Set them so that with minimal body movement, you can see your rear wheel position, especially on the right side.
Remember, your unit is high and if on a crowned street or road, stay out from the curb or you will rub the upper wall on the street signs.
Until you get some miles in, continue to check your mirrors to determine that you are positioned properly in your lane of traffic.
Never change lanes without double checking the blind spots below the front right and left window levels. Motorcycles and bikes disappear here.
Make your corners in the cities slow and square.
Watch for tail overhang swing when turning close to other cars, lamp standards, walls etc.
Leave 200' or more between you and the vehicle you are following.
Never follow a vehicle if you can not see what he is following.
Never drive in another trucks blind spot.

And, among other things, STAY ALERT! and let your navigator take the pictures, and confirm the route. (those signs are clustered together and are hard to read at high speed in heavy traffic)

You will have excellent view from the elevated position in a Class A.

Be aware that it is easy to get too comfortable in that leather seat. Take as many short breaks as necessary to maintain your interest in the demands of daily driving.

Happy Motoring

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Old 03-11-2013, 08:40 PM   #37
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Airstream XC 360, 2001

The original post on this thread highlighted, what appears to be, a very nice XC 360.


On my surfing, I see this unit is still for sale March 8th in Barrie, ON, Canada.
2001 Airstream Land Yacht XC 360 Diesel Pusher - Ontario RV For Sale - Kijiji Ontario Canada.

Not many of these go up for sale. See posts at beginning of this thread for more information on these units.

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Old 03-11-2013, 08:59 PM   #38
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This 2006 A37 appears to be still available in Florida. Cummins, and I believe this year the A37 is on a raised rail chassis????

2006 Airstream A-37 Triple Slide Diesel, Estate Sale!!!, Tampa FL - 108494589 - RVTrader.com

I discussed a similar unit in another thread a while back. I will see if I can find that post.

Some information that has been posted on this site.


http://www.airforums.com/forums/f313...tml#post692984


http://www.airforums.com/forums/f312...ml#post1212937

And I considered a similar unit that was offered a while back on ebay here.
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f313...ml#post1178318

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AirForums system of monitoring ebay does not give sufficient time to review the AIRSTREAM unit that might be listed.

Presently, there are three Class A pushers on ebay.

Ebay # 171003112845 - a 2000 35XC NO RESERVE-2000 AIRSTREAM-TURBO 300-DIESEL CAT PUSHER-35'- NEW COND--FLORIDA in RVs & Campers | eBay Motors

and a Cutter 1999 35'
1999 AIRSTREAM CUTTER 35 BUS DIESEL PUSHER USED RV CAT 330HP SLIDE EXTRA NICE!!! in RVs & Campers | eBay Motors

and a 2001 XC36
2001 Airstream Land Yacht Diesel Motorhome 360 XC with ONLY 25,037 Miles $harp!! in RVs & Campers | eBay Motors

If you are not able to view a unit in person, it might be worthwhile to pay someone to view it for you.

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On the above 99 Cutter, the video at '033' shows indication of possible delam on that rear right side just forward of the rear cap. I would want to check it close. It may just be the reflection on the shaded side of the unit but worth checking close up.

1999 Airstream 35 feet pusher - YouTube
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sold our cutter

Dave, Thanks for all the help in the past.
We loved our bus, but we got it about 5 years early....so, we found it a new home..
98 Cutter 35 DSL pusher, 78K, $27K Selling price.
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PS, it sold due to its ad right here on the forum, Thank you AS forum!
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