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Old 06-27-2014, 03:48 PM   #15
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Thanks for the tips. That OSB point is exactly what I am looking for. Looks like the early 2000's may have had them but likely not in 2008 up.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f44/...ard-80946.html
We owned a 2000 30 Excella, and currently own a 2001 30' Excella. I redid the interior on both of them, replace the carpet with laminate in the 2000, and with vinyl in the 2001.
Both of them had plywood floors, and no signs of leaks...

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Old 06-27-2014, 03:55 PM   #16
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Scott, Mikey:

Re-read the points made by Poppy and Ann Arbour Bob here, then read the fine print in my link, below.
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Old 06-27-2014, 04:45 PM   #17
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Scott, Mikey:

Re-read the points made by Poppy and Ann Arbour Bob here, then read the fine print in my link, below.
Sergei,

Thanks.

And your trailer is gorgeous. Have been looking at it for the last few days. Would love to see some additional pics. Is there a bed in there?

Heck, maybe I'll buy it!
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Old 06-27-2014, 05:42 PM   #18
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Scott, there are two beds, one across the front and one midship, between the galley at the front and the rear bath.

Both units are sofas during the day, pulling out into 76" by 48" beds at bedtime.

I can't find many photos for you but here is Ching Mei cooking lobster at Digby, Nova Scotia a couple of summers ago:

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The dark grey front sofa is seen there, below the panorama windows.

Here are a couple of shots of that front unit under construction:

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The area across the aisle from the midships sofa bed is a combination wardrobe and desk. The desk top slides out toward the sofa, which you can use as a seat.

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Old 06-27-2014, 06:38 PM   #19
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My '06 Safari has a plywood floor, at least what part of it I have seen. I tore the carpet out and replaced it (for now) in the back bedroom and I tore the carpet out of the trunk- all plywood. I have heard that the Safari line had OSB but mine proves otherwise. I can say that aside from the plainer non designer faucets, light fixtures and window type, I do not find that much difference between Safari and Flying Cloud. The appliances are RV general so that is something not that important.

In shopping later model used non-vintage, 2008 was the transitional year for interior styling. I will say that even prior to that, there were models that look very similar. The Safari SE models are the pre-FCs. I would not hesitate to buy one of those at a good price. My model floor plan was used for 23 years. I really like it. Midnight Sun interior looks very similar to current style. The Long Honeymoon couple has the same plan in a Classic. I would also highly recommend the twin model- more storage, more floor space and a changing/second room. You also can more easily get to the bedroom roof lockers. The twins offer the most length and are near half king size beds.

On to length. The 25,27,28 are amazingly similar. This is really seen in the twin models of each size. The extra two feet the 27 and 28 offer (one 2' the other 2'1") is seen in adding a foot to the bedroom. The other foot is either countertop or closet space depending on floor plan. The bathrooms are the same. (comparing new units).

Those gaucho sliding beds that Smokeless Joe has are really nice multi-purpose items.
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Old 08-02-2014, 08:58 PM   #20
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Circling back on this, we made a decision. A very gently used 2014 25' Flying Cloud Rear Twin. Picked her up today.

Very excited to start some new adventures!

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Old 08-02-2014, 09:14 PM   #21
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Congratulations Scott - great choice! Adventure awaits.

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Old 08-02-2014, 11:16 PM   #22
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Congratulations on a nice Airstream. We have the same model with queen bed and a recliner seating conversion. Just a great model Airstream, very adaptable to how and where we use it. We've spent 20 months traveling and living in it already in complete comfort.
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Old 08-02-2014, 11:35 PM   #23
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Nice.. Hope it all goes smoothly!
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:00 AM   #24
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[QUOTE=SCOTTinNJ;1490816]Circling back on this, we made a decision. A very gently used 2014 25' Flying Cloud Rear Twin. Picked her up today.

Very excited to start some new adventures!

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Congratulations! We have the 2014 FC front twin...we love the extra room with the twin...if we ever go full time, likely will get the 28 twin....but for now, were pretty happy!
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:50 PM   #25
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Lookin good! Now the main thing is to use it and enjoy it! 😊
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:14 PM   #26
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Congrats Gypsydad! I'm new to the forum and so am not sure if it's bad form to ask but I was wondering if you would let me know a ballpark figure in regards to your purchase price.
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Old 08-07-2014, 08:31 AM   #27
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Congrats Gypsydad! I'm new to the forum and so am not sure if it's bad form to ask but I was wondering if you would let me know a ballpark figure in regards to your purchase price.
There are several threads on this subject on the forum. From what I read if you work with the right dealer and he has inventory, you can get 20%-22% off list, that seems to be pretty good. A few mention 23-25%...we got ~23%.
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