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Old 02-23-2014, 09:58 AM   #15
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Looking over the 2013/14 Airstreams everyone of them has a dinette, we have owned classic 25s,and 28s and neither had a dinette which we loved.Even the Sports have a dinette ---I just don't get it --- what's with it ?
Exactly what we don't want. We like the eddie bauer for the ability to easily remove the dinette and fold up one side for large floor space for the kids/dog. We also like the 23 c for a smaller alternative with a lot of floor space after folding and storing the table..or not bringing it with us at all.

We never eat inside anyway unless it's a quick breakfast snack.

I would like to see more open floor plan models for us young family types who do not need storage for long trips. I won't be making a trip over 2 weeks long for decades and even a 2 week trip would be quite rare. 3 days to a week would be out norm and open floor plan is a bonus over storage.

I guess we are in the minority for buyers and everything I like will always get discontinued. ..
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Old 02-23-2014, 11:17 AM   #16
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Interstates are high and heavy for a 4 cyl gas. Jim
Its a Bi-Turbo Diesel Jim. A bit tuned down from the one in my Bluetec. Pleasureway and LTV both offer their versions of the 2014 Sprinters with it. Not sure about Roadtrek.
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Was not aware it was a diesel, still a bit small. Thanks for the info. Jim
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I like everything about the new Leisure Travel Vans Free Spirit models including the roof kit that hides the rood top mechanicals and makes the awning more aerodynamic. They are eating Airstream's lunch on innovations. I'd consider a 2.1L 4 cyl in the Interstate as well ( I have this engine in my 2014 E250 and its great!). For use here in the flatlands its perfectly acceptable.
I liked the roof kit initially but now think it makes the LTV look too tall.

As far as eating Airstreams lunch on innovations, I am not sure where you are getting that. Is it the screen door? Or maybe the fact that when you have the spare tire mounted on the rear on the LTV you can't open the back door. Clever
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Innovations? SS model that has a slideout, Dry Bath and ooodles of storage, TE model that has double side doors, etc. BTW the rear tire mount is on a hinged bracket that allows it to drop out of the way of the left rear door. And I do like the roof kit as it adds aerodynamics to the vehicle. To each their own. The biggest problem I have with the Interstate is the layout. Fridge and Microwave both down at a level that makes them difficult to use, and the open windows space is on the wrong side of the van for visibility. Hoping to see some improvements. Others are innovating as well with the RT E-Trek, and the Advanced-RV folks have all sort of good ideas with heaters and electrical generation.
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AS doing something right---it is the number one selling Class B, I believe. Jim
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