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Old 11-08-2007, 08:25 AM   #15
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A different point of view. We have a Classic 24ft Argosy that we dearly love; however, it certainly got cramped with two little hairy friends and the two of us. Also the beds were neither one large enough for us. We just got a vintage, 1976, 31ft Sovereign that has so much room we are giddy. These vintage trailers are much lighter than anything today, and towing it with the 5.4L Ford with towing package was very easy. I know anyone who has owned a new Airstream probably would not go back in time, but this is a grand old boy. I guess the only expertise I can offer to you is "you will love the extra room", no doubt about it. Also the rear bedroom is sooooo nice. It has twins now, but we are planning on making the biggest bed we can fit in back there and getting a custom mattress to fit it.
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Old 11-08-2007, 12:34 PM   #16
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In the process of refurbing the coach right now. Will post so pics when I get finished and will include photo of doggy door. After 11 years and everything from a german shepard to multiple corgis it was time. I have no regrets about my decision to go fulltime in the Airstream. I woke up one morning and decided I was an fool to keep making house payments when the trailer was paid for and I was divorced and living alone I sure didn't need a large house and all the related expense that goes with it. It allows you to keep life simple and things uncluttered.

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Old 11-08-2007, 10:57 PM   #17
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Clothes washing....

Has anyone EVER tried putting one of the one piece washer/dryers into an AS??? I really wish I could wash out the towels & sheets w/o having to find the laundry with an opening! Any ideas?
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Old 11-09-2007, 12:33 AM   #18
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Here's a couple who put one in their 30' Airstream. It's about 7 minutes into the video YouTube - 2005 Airstream Custom Travel Trailer - Part 1
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Old 11-18-2007, 09:35 PM   #19
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I think I give up on a W/D!! The video showed a great location for one... but it was in an AS that was stationary. I even emailed the AS folks and they just said they have never even tried putting one in a trailer. sigh Guess it isn't too much of a problem going to the laundry. Come to think about it, we met a couple there who became our great friends!

Guess we can only expect so much w/o going to a huge SOB....

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Old 11-18-2007, 11:27 PM   #20
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I even emailed the AS folks and they just said they have never even tried putting one in a trailer.
The AS folk must have a short memory

We have a 34' wide body front kitchen. All of the 90's front kitchen models are pre-wired/plumbed/vented for a washer/dryer combo. We have the Splendide vented W/D combo & just love it! It helps cut back on the quantity of clothes we carry & we don't have to search for clean laundry facilities.
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:07 AM   #21
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Interesting!!!!!!

Well...now isn't that just several colors of interesting????

Here's the message we received....

[From: "Airstream Tech" <tech@airstream.com> Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert
To: "'Edee Lund'" <philedee@yahoo.com>
Subject: RE: washer/dryer (contact us from airstream.com)
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2007 15:33:49 -0500

Edee Lund,
We have never installed a washer/dryer in our travel trailer.

Dick Deardurff
Customer Relations]

What's up with the tech department??? Way to busy???

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Old 11-19-2007, 11:27 AM   #22
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I think I give up on a W/D!! The video showed a great location for one... but it was in an AS that was stationary. I even emailed the AS folks and they just said they have never even tried putting one in a trailer. sigh Guess it isn't too much of a problem going to the laundry. Come to think about it, we met a couple there who became our great friends!

Guess we can only expect so much w/o going to a huge SOB....

Phil & Edee
Whoever you spoke to at Airstream obviously doesn't know the history of the product line. They did put a washer/dryer in the 34' Front Kitchen although it was only made for a year or so.
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34 front kitchen

Talk about product knowledge (or lack thereof!!)

The 34 front kitchen was produced from model years 1995 through 1999.

We personally have seen a 1995, 1996, 1997, & a 1999. There was even a 30' front kitchen around 94-95

If you look at the AS weight specs, you will see them referenced.

As this was special order trailer, not many were made - however, there's lots of room in these models & the kitchen is not part of the hallway.

When we installed the Washer/dryer, we found that the factory had even set up an outboard air vent, complete with dryer hose! The AS manual even references the extra water hookups, plumbing drain and electrical connection.

Maybe we should send them a copy!!
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Whitelight, you've just added a lot to the forum knowledge base, Thanks
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Old 11-19-2007, 04:41 PM   #25
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Wow!

So ... research librarian that I am.... I immediately set to work getting a lead on a 34' front kitchen to buy. Found ONE New Jersey and it was already sold... Wonder if you can still special order one with those specs???? That would be shortly after we win the lottery, of course

Thanks for all the help!

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somebody say front kitchen?

i don't think it is currently an order option, at any price.

here are pics of how they look, post 4...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f368...ons-24691.html

or how about a fireplace up front...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/204077-post3.html

the stacked washer/dryer option, or single machine washer/dryer...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f238...ers-21125.html

did reduce closet space about 1/2...

i'm sure to have pics of this somewhere....

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