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Old 11-14-2014, 12:38 PM   #15
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What does that wax job include, has to be more than just wax.? Jim
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Old 11-14-2014, 12:52 PM   #16
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Sounds like the dealer is going to make all he can on each sale.th3 warranty will cover everything that goes wrong. We purchased a 31' when it was 6 mos old, no problems.. In 14000 miles...
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Old 11-14-2014, 01:07 PM   #17
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I have a 25' FB twin. I like the FB because I don't have to look at my truck during meals. The twin gives the illusion of a much bigger rig.

$3,800 wax job? I think you have a dealer who will take advantage of you every chance they get. I would find a different dealer and buy used as others have suggested. I live in MA and drove to NJ to get my second Airstream. It was well worth driving right by the local dealer. New Airstreams nearly always have issues to be ironed out. For my money it is best to buy a year or two old. Let someone else work the kinks out and take the hit of a new one.

$3,000 service plan: Again, buy used, put $3,000 and the difference between new and used in the bank and be your own insurance company. After all, Warren Buffett has 50 billion in the bank because he owns the insurance companies and others buy the policies.

Regardless of how you proceed, you are in for a great adventure. For me this has been the experience of a lifetime. You wont go wrong as long as you get a good one! Have fun.

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Old 11-14-2014, 01:07 PM   #18
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Prefer rear twin, would not even consider the other two
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Old 11-14-2014, 01:08 PM   #19
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Also getting ready to purchase a new 28 footer

1. My first thought was to go with the front bedroom because of the view. However my daughter pointed out that the rear bedroom model includes a very luxurious L shaped sofa which creates a Living room with a separate dinette. The wardrobes on either side of the queen bed make for less window space in the bedroom and also makes up for the smaller wardrobe in the hallway. With the sofa facing inward, the windows on both sides are very open, and when it is dark, there is no difference. If I am staying only one night, I many not unhitch, but if it is dark it won't matter. For an extended stay, I will probably unhitch and hopefully be able to position the forward living room towards the view. I get both sides of the issue, but the living room idea tipped the scale.

2. I am moderately handy with tools and willing to fix the small stuff, and being retired, maybe tackle some of the larger things as well.

3. With the clear coats on the new Airstreams, do you even need wax at all? Does anyone know how long the clear coat will hold up before it starts peeling off, and will wax extend its life?

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Old 11-14-2014, 01:32 PM   #20
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1. We would only have an Airstream with living room in the front because we will always have a decent view, it is more convenient, and is more private and quiet in the rear bedroom, and is quite nice to sleep with the curtains open, front and rear. No one can see into your living space during the day because of the rock guards (sun shades) in front.

But more importantly, if and only if you can afford it, spend the money and get the Airstream you want and can use for many, many years. The bench seats in 16' to 28' Airstreams can be very uncomfortable in long-term use, some can be converted and some can not.

2. I would take this as a great reason to find different, more honest dealer.

3. The appliances this covers are warranted for two years already, and if they make it that far will usually make it seven years. It probably doesn't cover anything else.
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Old 11-14-2014, 01:37 PM   #21
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Careful Geo John, that luxurious L shaped sofa is actually a flat bench seat with foam cushions.
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Old 11-14-2014, 01:56 PM   #22
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I just bought a new AS a week ago. I didn't opt for the extended warranty. Airstream's 2 year warranty only covers airstream products. Most of your appliances come with their own warranty. You have to fill out and send in the warranty cards within 10 days. They didn't offer a wax deal. I would have said no. One pro to the rear bed is at most campsites your bed is away from the road. That being said both coaches I've owned have been front beds. Earplugs.

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Old 11-14-2014, 02:39 PM   #23
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The dealer where I purchased my trailer didn't even try to sell any extended warranty.
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Old 11-14-2014, 02:39 PM   #24
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Well, I have read all the reviews too.
We have had 3 rear BR rigs and now a front BR w the rear view. We love the rear view!
It is great to open the shades in the morning and lookout on a lake, mtn. or woods. We almost always have a great view. There has never been a problem w outside noise or privacy with the front bedroom. This is also the smallest rig we have had and again we love it.
So that is our view.
Oh, I will be happy to wax your rig for $3800 and I will throw in a bottle of wine and a case of beer.
I have my own warranty work person, my husband.
Like some have said, the appliances all have their own warranties.
We have never purchased a new rig and we won't. Let the other guy get most of the warranty stuff fixed before you get the rig.
What you do need to know, whatever you get, no matter new or older, it does need to be maintained, little things will pop up and should be repaired or replaced regularly. That is with any rig you would buy.
Good luck to you.
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As 28

Just ordered the FC 28 Rear Bed with the Mica interior. Was torn between Rear Queen or Twins.
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Old 11-14-2014, 03:11 PM   #26
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Just ordered the FC 28 Rear Bed with the Mica interior. Was torn between Rear Queen or Twins.
Hi Ron:
So you were torn between the queen or twins - what did you end up doing?

I'm asking because we have the Queen and it fine. But if I had to do again and was ordering from the factory, I would head toward the twins.
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Did you get the queen or twins?
I got the queen and wish I had the twins.
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Old 11-14-2014, 03:36 PM   #28
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Ordered the Queen. Just glad to get an AS.


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