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Old 09-13-2012, 01:01 PM   #1
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Airstream Class A Diesel Pushers Available

This will be a thread to inform those, who may be interested in purchasing an Airstream Class A Diesel Pusher fiberglass unit, of availability on locations other that eBay.

These quality diesel pushers were manufactured in various lengths from 32' to 39' from the early 90's up to the date of discontinue in late 2007.

If properly maintained these units should last many years, but as usual, you the buyer, will be responsible for all due diligence before purchase.

These adds will go dead over time, but will be of help for those looking.

This one below is available now in Ontario, Canada.

Used 2001 Airstream XC 360 LAND YACHT RV For Sale In ORILLIA ON - autoTRADER.ca

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Old 09-13-2012, 01:23 PM   #2
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That one sure has a luxurious interior!

Is $59,000 a pretty typical price for that vehicle?
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:32 PM   #3
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I would say this is a very fair price for this unit if it is in as good condition as it looks. Stored inside? Glass "Silver Leaf VMS" control module on it.
http://www.silverleafelectronics.com/

Very similar to the "Clipper" but on a straight rail frame I believe so lighter chassis.

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Old 09-13-2012, 06:35 PM   #4
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Super hi-tech! You can operate your RV without being in it? Wowsa...
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:32 AM   #5
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Here is a 39' "A" that is about as good as you will get. (inspection required to confirm condition)

Single slide, as in the unit posted above, simplifies it a bit but the extra length, and height, gives good living and storage.

This has the last version front clip used on the raised rail chassis.

Available now in Ohio.(300 miles from the factory) Priced at $85000. is less than 25% of the cost of what it would sell new for today.

Now if this unit still had the mid mount door located at the kitchen/lounge division, I'd even be interested.

With the aluminium framing above the floor, as long as they weren't leaker's, they should last forever.
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:22 AM   #6
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And an almost new 2007, with the desirable CUMMINS, hardly broken in at 25000 miles.

Also still has Propane which gives you 4 energy choices. (120V/12V/Propane/Diesel) which makes for a great off grid RV. Two slides is probably one more than I would want for travel. Again, if it only had that mid mount door.

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Old 09-15-2012, 11:19 PM   #7
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Here is an 2006 A37 located in Florida. Nicely equipped and a good starter motorhome.

This A37 is on the raised rail chassis which should give a bit more storage than the earlier straight rail XC series.




Three slides on this if you need the room.


Available now on SALE @ $140,000.00 ( must be a good one)
Used 2006 Airstream Airstream Class A Diesel Motorhomes For Sale In Dover, FL - TPAC2231 - Camping World

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Old 09-21-2012, 11:02 PM   #8
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Here is another CW Airstream 390XL located in Albuquerque with 45000 miles on it. Single slide. Looks to be well kept. They were asking $74500, buy this should sell for considerably less (for cash) as it is now beyond the 10 yr old rule for bank financing.

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Old 09-29-2012, 04:59 PM   #9
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1993 Airstream Legacy Diesel Pusher

This is not a flat front Class A but is a diesel pusher.

1993 Airstream Legacy - Diesel Pusher - Winnipeg RV For Sale - Kijiji Winnipeg Canada.

The Legacy was on the Spartan Chassis and powered with the 5.9 Cummins.
Air over hydraulic brakes.

Specs are here.

http://www.airstream.com/files/libra...1e3a36e806.pdf

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Very Interesting. Looks like you can get a 10+ year old MH that has been well cared for for about not much more than a new diesel truck TV.

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good info dave, we have listed our 98 cutter 35 on the site here for sale...77K, Cat, single slide
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This motorhome has NCC of 1384 lbs.


OK -- the trip of a lifetime.

So - - you and your wife are preparing for a trip with your Mother-in-law, and your Mother, to your Sister-in-law's wedding. (already you should see a problem?)


The first night out is going to be a WalMart stop as you have to travel over 500 miles to the ranch site of the wedding.


You top off with good water as the ranch water has a bit of a sulphur taste. (74 gals x 8.345 lbs/gal) = 600lbs


You top off with Propane as the nights are cool and you expect the furnace will be used. add 110 lbs.


You are a tall hunk (thats why she picked you?) of solid muscle and weigh in at 245lbs.

Your beautiful lifetime partner is perfect at 128 lbs.

Her Mother is also slim but tall and comes in at 162 lbs.

Your Mother is tall and a bit more on the solid side and tops out at 179 lbs.

Both Mothers bring 2 suitcases each + carry-ons and winter jackets and boots. add 136lbs.

Your wife likes to show off her youthful figure, and has the majority of the wardrobe filled with HER stuff. add 92 lbs.

You realize you have to travel a bit lighter so a complete wedding suit is all your bring other than a three day rotation of casual wear. 32lbs.

We need some groceries as ,with all these women, there is no need to eat out at a restaurant right? Groceries, wet and dry, add 80lbs.


You need a 12pack of beer and nuts to relax that first night out.(believe me you are going to need it ) add 25 lbs.


Your wife now asks you to store the wedding present! WHAAAAT? add 54lbs.


The ladies point out that they won't be driving so they might have some fancies to relax. Hard stuff and mix. add 34lbs.


You remember that everytime you guys go anywhere in the motorhome you always need tools to repair something. Tools add 37lbs.


Everyone has their own electronics and you just installed the sat. dish. add 50lbs.

This unit only has 1384lbs of carrying capacity. Are we there yet?


We have also supplied the bath room with necessary supplies. add 17lbs.

Bedding for everyone. add 22 lbs.


WOW 2003lbs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


619 lbs over the max capacity of the unit. Did you blow up those tires?


Your Mother-in-law suggests you empty the water tank and just use bottled water.
(two beer gone down fast )


Now, hard decisions need to be made! Who's going to fly to the destination?


Two Mothers = 341 lbs


They will only take the one small case each and carry-on and leave the heavy cases and other stuff for you to take. 71lbs


You can't take the groceries or the liquor back so the only thing left is to also send the gorgeous wife on the plane with her overnight bag. 155lbs.


Enough?

Only totals 567 lbs.

Need another 52lbs to be legal.

Dump the satellite dish and box and leave the tools. approx 52lbs.


PHEWWWW Now we are legal to go.


Drop the ladies at the airport. Now that you are finally on the way you can relax. Running about 4 hours behind your planned departure so you will have to push it a bit but now its dark.


It was a long day so maybe a short power nap will help? A lot of noise at the rest area so a beer or two will drown that and ease the tightness from all the challenges.


7 hours later and you wake to the bright sun with a start. Holy Cow, you have to get moving. The wedding is this evening at 5PM and you have 480 miles to go on mostly state and secondary roads.


This is getting to be a real challenge. Grab a couple bananas and a loaf of bread to take to the cockpit. Nothing but Redbull to drink.

Go - go - go.

Why is this engine overheating now? Ease off on the throttle. You have to stop to see what is wrong. (and make a pit stop) All seems OK, just asking too much from the engine.


Pull into the wedding site at 4:50 PM. "Where to HE## were you? We've been waiting for you all day!"


Grab a beer to relax a bit. You have the shakes from the Redbull. While your wife is changing ,your Mother-in-Law offers you a drink that will fix you up. You don't have time to eat as everyone wants to look at your Airstream Motorhome. Another drink.


I could go on, but you get the picture.


You should have spent a bit more in the beginning to buy the proper sized motorhome that will do the job you might expect it to do.


A quality diesel pusher on a HD chassis that will not be overloaded before you leave home.


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Old 10-25-2012, 02:48 PM   #14
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Skydeck

Here is a Skydeck that looks to be in good shape and reasonably priced.

The Airstream Skydeck was a bold move into the highend market of show motorhomes.

It was designed to be the entertainment center for the family or crew at large events, whether NASCAR, equestrian, or just the local family reunion.



I have never been able to see one of these live, but I am impressed with the attempt Airstream made to make this idea work for the limited market it appeals too.

One thing I think Airstream missed the mark on with this model was the fact they seemed stuck on the 39' length. This restricted the interior layout choices. (they even made a few of these in gasoline powered models?)

This unit came with one slide. ( that is acceptable as numerous slides are not what I would want)

But I think in hind-site, that if Airstream had expanded this line to a 42' to 45' 3 axle model, that the extra carrying capacity, extra storage (wet and dry), extra stability that extended wheel bases give, and the increased option on the main floor that this would have allowed, would have delivered a winning combination for that luxury show motorhome that this market demands.

The few units that become available now are past their desirability for those that originally purchased this type of motorhome. And they are attractive to only a small number of RVr's that are buying older used motorhomes. The maintenace, I would think, would require constant attention to detail, but if you think you have the time and abilty, then these units are generally available at a very affordable price.

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