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Old 10-05-2005, 07:59 PM   #29
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Found this today for those interested in more pics of a 23 footer:

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Old 10-05-2005, 10:02 PM   #30
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Did all y'all notice that the propane cover was moved forward on the hitch frame. Looks like the battery would have to be behind it. I wonder why they did that? Is it only on this model or is it going to be this way on all '06's?

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Old 10-05-2005, 10:23 PM   #31
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they moved them forward so that it's easier to hookup weight distrubution saddles on the A frame? The propane cover might have gotten into the way before. It also looks llike it comes with two batteries - there might have not been room forward of the bottles for this...but I think the bottles are just as wide, so I vote for the w/d setup as the answer.
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Old 10-06-2005, 05:23 AM   #32
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Y'know... this is really pretty cool! My very first Airstream was a '70 Safari Special 23'... 3750lbs dry... with almost an identical floorplan! It wasn't short enough to be a "small" trailer, and wasn't long enough to be practical... but it suited our traveling needs well for a bunch of years... AND I bought it for $2k in 1987!
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Old 10-06-2005, 06:46 AM   #33
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Looking closer at the photos, it seems that the propane tanks our 2004 Safari SS are in the same location as it is on this unit.

....and good luck paying $2k for this unit....even ten years from now....though I'll be honest, dealers today having dealt with 3 aren't wheeling and dealing like they were for the 2004 we bought. I would have thought differently given the gas issues and such....thought they'd snap at a sure sale, but alas, looks for now, we're gonna stick with our 25' as is, unless the deals get better....none of the dealers are offering ANY amount off retail with a trade on a special order unit and are quoting me NADA values when clearly you see the dealers advertising used units well above the numbers that are listed in the NADA guides. In 2004 I got what we paid for our 2003 Bambi and Sherry RV offered approx 10-12% off retail on our special order unit.....not this time around under similar circumstances and a better decked out coach to trade.
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Old 10-11-2005, 10:22 AM   #34
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The Dinette Floor Plan 23' 2006 Safari has just arrived at Colonial Airstream if anyone is interested in seeing what one looks like, compared to the L-Lougne and Sofa Models seen earlier.

http://www.colonialairstream.com/newinventory/7883.html
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Old 10-11-2005, 10:28 AM   #35
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Did all y'all notice that the propane cover was moved forward on the hitch frame. Looks like the battery would have to be behind it. I wonder why they did that? Is it only on this model or is it going to be this way on all '06's?

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From the pictures it looks like its in the same place as before. Both my 2001 Safari and my 2004 Classic have the gas bottles in the same exact location. In the 2001 Safari there was a battery box behind the tanks. In the 2004 Classic its an empty storage box although on the new Classics that box seems to contain the components for the disc brake system.

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I have seen the Bottle Cover Relocated on the 06 22' CCD’s and other 23' Safari’s. I think it makes turning off LP tanks a lot easier with the Lift up Hinged Lid found on the other Airstream trailers. It also appears NOT to interfere with the weight distribution kit or sway control that will have to be installed. In the past one would have to cut or modify the (22’ Safari & CCD) bottle cover to install the proper hitch work.

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Old 10-11-2005, 06:26 PM   #37
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FYI, Speaking of bottle covers...

While I was doing a cursory inspection of my Bambi yesterday, I removed the aluminum bottle cover in order to follow the path of the trailer wiring, and found that there were marks on the inside that indicated the tanks had been rubbing up against it in several palces. I believe if I left it as it was, it would have eventually abraded through the cover. I readjusted the tanks, which were apparently installed off-center by Airstream, covered the contact points with some soft velcro pads, and then repositioned the cover so it was as far away from the tanks as possible. I think I may have averted some future problems.
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Old 03-03-2006, 07:20 PM   #38
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"L" Sofa

Does the "L" Sofa in the Safari 23' make up into a bed like the older gauchos that look similar?
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Old 03-03-2006, 08:08 PM   #39
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I see some changes on the other models too. Doorbell on the Classic and decorative vinyl entrance and bath mat on the 25' Safari.
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