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Old 11-14-2014, 03:46 PM   #29
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Wax OFF. Don't buy it. We like the FB for the view. When we went to pay and pick up ours, the dealer person started with all the expense/horror stories of why we needed this service/extra warranty plan. I just tuned it out, but my wife told them, "What the hell. Maybe we don't even want buy this thing if all this stuff is going to fail so soon?" They began to walk that back really quickly. We have had ours 15 months and have towed it over 8K miles, with no failures. Use your 2 year warranty if needed and take good care of it. It will take care of you.
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Old 11-14-2014, 04:06 PM   #30
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Ordered the Queen. Just glad to get an AS.


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Well congrats Ron - I'm sure you will more than happy with it. We looked high and low before we committed to the 28' we have and could not be happier.
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Old 11-14-2014, 04:10 PM   #31
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Articfox, what TV and WD Hitch are you using? I just bought a 2015 Chevy 2500HD, Duramax diesel, 4 X 4 with Exhaust braking. Now need to decide on right WD Hitch brand.


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Old 11-14-2014, 04:54 PM   #32
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Hi Ron:

We are using an F150 loaded up for towing. You will be more than fine with the Duramax, they are a very good truck.
We spent the extra $$ and bought the Propride. Because we travel long distances all the time, for my the propride has been worth every penny.

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Old 11-14-2014, 05:06 PM   #33
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We tow with an F150 EcoBoost. Never a problem in the mountains out west. We use an Equalizer hitch and I never feel a wiggle, even when the big rigs blow by me on the interstate as I roll along at 60.
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Old 11-14-2014, 05:26 PM   #34
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If you want years of trouble free enjoyment and a fantastic resale value don't buy an Airstream made with the conventional plywood subfloor. Order your trailer with Coosa and save yourself headaches in the future. It's not a matter of if your trailer will leak but when, and how long it will leak BEFORE you find the damage.

Coosa is lighter than the plywood and will not rot, mildew, support fungus or degenerate in anyway.

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Old 11-14-2014, 05:34 PM   #35
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The "wax" job you refer to is probably the special sealer they push. We did that for our FC-19, but it was $1,000 ... not $3,800! I can't even imagine that much. You might call the Airstream factory and get the scoop on what they think. I was told that they do provide a "clear-coat." But, it might be good to get the information directly, yourself. We found them to be very informative and very willing to help.
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Old 11-14-2014, 06:20 PM   #36
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And how does one 'order' a Coosa floor from the factory?
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Old 11-14-2014, 06:26 PM   #37
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Yes. I just ordered y unit a few weeks ago. Coos a was not an option. More info please?


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Old 11-14-2014, 06:29 PM   #38
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And how does one 'order' a Coosa floor from the factory?
Have Coosa LLC ship required number of sheets to Airstream direct with your name and W/O number on it and ask AS to use them instead of plywood. Or you could order through a distributor

http://www.totalplastics.com/about_us/contact

Yes AS won't give you any money back from the plywood they save from your trailer but having a rot free floor will more than make up for the extra effort. Coosa is machined using the exact same tools and technics as plywood. If anything the workers will love tossing 30lb sheets around versus 50+ lb sheets.

I wouldn't buy a new Airstream or any trailer for that matter without Coosa. I personally don't know, considering how much these trailers cost, why Airstream doesn't use Coosa in the first place.

I used Bluewater 20 for my renovation.

Yes these sheets are pricey but ripping apart the interior and then the shell off the frame is a bit pricey too. As my mechanic says...."You can pay me a little now....or a lot later". Seriously you would recoup your initial outlay of money easily with resale value.


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Old 11-14-2014, 07:03 PM   #39
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I shouldn't have said "ask AS to use the Coosa"....demand they use them, it's your money and your trailer. It's not like you're asking them to substitute an inferior product.

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Old 11-14-2014, 07:06 PM   #40
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I realize money is not generally an issue in Calif. but seeing that you appear to be new to RVing I would not suggest buying New. It is almost a given that you will not be completely satisfied with your first choice. Consider a used trailer close to what you think you want and test camping out for a season. It is not the front or rear bedroom that will change you mind it is where do I put my stuff and why did I really need that.

Oh yes and what they charge for a wall mounted TV is insane.
I think he should buy new, and sell it to me when he changes his mind!

I only live 45 minutes away..

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Old 11-15-2014, 09:10 AM   #41
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Buying a used RV is similar to standing on a bridge and throwing $20 bills into the river every few minutes. Unless you are absolutely and thoroughly knowledgeable about the product or really, really lucky.
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We have had two 25FB's, a 2005 and a 2015. The '05 was a queen and the '15 is a twin. We spent 1,400 nights in the '05 and I liked the queen bed. When we bought Old Lucy new, it was the first year of the FB's and there was not yet a twin option.

When we bought New Lucy, we opted for the twin beds primarily to get the three separate outside storage compartments. This feature is significant and makes our camping life easier. We have also found that the twin has a nice dressing area between the beds. It is also much easier to make the beds in the morning.

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