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Old 09-16-2013, 09:16 AM   #1
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2001 Safari I'm Considering

I posted this on the Safari sub forum but havent recieved a lot of feedback. Trying againg in this sub thread.

Considering a 2001 27f
Hi,
The coach is on its 3rd owner.
Cursory look seems as its been well cared for.
Current owner seems pretty meticulous.
Removed the Tv/microwave cabinate. Installed a 32i LCD.
Removed, the sofa. Replaced with overstuffed recliners.sofa and cabin ate are not available anymore.
Removed the stove and inserted the microwave.
Replaced the countertop, cooktop.
Installed a patterned metalized backsplash that runs to the length to the sink window.
Added a 32i LCD bedroom.
While we like it. We're thinking that it now sleeps, (and seats), 2.
Albeit comfortably.
My wife wonders if it's feasible to do a reconfiguration that mirrors the 66" sofa,
42 by 76 Dinette that the current flying cloud can be configured...
Are thier guys that can do that? is it a DIY opportunity?Thoughts.

Also, when the current owner installed the backsplash he didn't re-instal the tank monitoring panel. He doesn't boon dock and said they didnt work but I think it still needs it. He says the wires are behind the back splash.... ugH.

Also, the two vents are bot powered. The current owner says that you can run power from the

I think it's competitively priced so I won't get into that.

I really appreciate any feedback.....
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:50 AM   #2
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Installation of recliners makes a 25' Airstream a trailer for two. Maybe that's what you need, otherwise it would be quite an effort to install a dinette, or expensive if someone else does it. You always have to be aware of weight and balance in a conversion, not to alter it.

We found the late model dinette/lounge you describe very uncomfortable for extended use, but then there is just the two of us traveling six months a year. So we are removing the dinette equipment and installing recliners. But we're saving the pieces so it can be converted back if ever needed.

There is a good chance a 2001 trailer has some leakage that damaged the subfloor, possibly severe damage needing a difficult and expensive repair. The plumbing, heating, and running gear need to be checked out. It would be good to have this inspected by someone who knows Airstreams and what to look for.

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Old 09-16-2013, 10:53 AM   #3
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Our 25FB has the convertible dinette and the 66" pull out sofa. We realized that configuration is okay for a few days, but an extended trip would become tiresome for us as we are short and the seat is deep. Turning the cushions to try and watch the television with your backs to the front and our legs were too short to be comfortable horizontal for very long and could not bend them for the feet to touch the floor and still have our backs supported.

The cross frame queen bed issues for us was another reason we are switching away from that design.
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