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Old 02-06-2012, 07:14 PM   #15
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Lots of advice! I ordered my 2012 28' Intl CCD with the Ultraleather, inverter (essential,I think if you want to watch TV when boon docking, computer, etc), also the two extra awnings and the 2d TV in the BR. I passed on the solar as you can do much better having this installed later -- less money, larger unit. I've also added 16" wheels and LT tires AFTER I bought it. I have the convection/microwave as well, and granted you are on the floor to use it. Since I've bought two of the Honda 2000's for A/C in the summer, I can always have power if I absolutely need it. There really aren't all that many options, and think that a lot of these choices are personal. You're gonna love the interior....all that gorgeous aluminum just sparkles....even on a cloudy/dark day. Congrats to you!
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:14 PM   #16
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I drove to the dealer and brought their 30' FC home and pulled it into the drive to make sure we wouldn't have any ground clearance issues (sloped driveway). Big problem: it fits perfectly and no clearance issues. Now we have no excuses.

I'm making a list:
1. Inverter option
2. Convection microwave
3. 26" TV in the bedroom instead of the 22". The 22" looks way too small!
4. Full mirror in the bathroom, instead of the round 12" mirror

Keep 'em coming!
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:26 PM   #17
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Heat Pump

Can anyone tell me what the difference is between having the heat pump that is now in the newer models vs. the standard furnace from prior years?
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Old 02-07-2012, 05:37 AM   #18
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You still get a furnace which is really what you need in cold weather. The heat pump is also the air conditioner and can be used instead of the gas furnace but, like the ac, is noisey and we opt instead for an electric heater since you need electric service to run it anyway. If it were an option, I wouldn't order it but I think it is standard equipment on many models.
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:31 PM   #19
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Thanks Kosm1o... I was able to pull up the information on it, and Dometic has a PDF that I was able to download. You are correct, it is standard now as part of the air conditioning unit.
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:43 PM   #20
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We live in Michigan and are planning an AS purchase next month. Wondering if you would identify your dealer and your impressions so far.
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:30 PM   #21
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If I were ordering a new Airstream, I would definitely leave off the sky light/sun roof. Ours has been blocked since new. I wish it wasn't there.

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Agreed - they only serve to let HEAT in in the summer and they LEAK after a few years. If we are ever fortunate enough to buy another new AS, we will DEFINITELY leave out the skylights.
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Old 02-08-2012, 02:23 PM   #22
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I have to comment on the skylight.

It's a cloudy day right now and it's kind of dark and dreary inside the trailer. I just stood up and opened the skylight shade and the kitchen/living area become instantly bright and cheery. We would not be without this wonderful source of light.

And it's free not optional, I think you have to pay extra to live without it.

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Old 02-08-2012, 02:42 PM   #23
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Yes, I think the "change" order costs $500.00. Also, at some point within the last couple of years they apparently figured out how to install them (on the production line) without drilling the #%&@ out of the perimeter, which, as some of us experienced, caused leaks after approximately 2 years....and one week.......

I, too, enjoy them.
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:29 PM   #24
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Lougeorge,

The dealer is Woodland Travel Center on the north side of Grand Rapids. They are an exceptional dealer, and I would definitely recommend them. They are a multi-generational family business and are the oldest Airstream dealer in the country. Their website is:

Welcome | Woodland Travel Center | Airstream's Oldest Dealer

They are owned by the Carlson family, and Craig Carlson is the one that I have spent the most time with.
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Hi Lougeorge, I can also recommend Woodland Travel Center...won't bore you with the details, but just want to say that when I had a problem when in their area last year (during the peak camping season), they worked me in within a couple of days, had it fixed within an hour, and in general, treated me like I was a regular customer.
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:23 PM   #26
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Alright, I'm calling tomorrow to confirm and place the order. Delivery is scheduled for April 1 (the dealer already has one on the production line).

I feel like I'm walking down the aisle and no one is saying "STOP! You can still get out of this!". You must all be convinced that this is the right thing to do...

Any last words?
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You've received some good feedback here. Just as a couple others have mentioned, I'd strongly consider the 2nd a/c with a 30'er and the awning pkg IF you plan to "enjoy" a lot of camping in 85+ degree weather. Especially if you keep the skylights. IMO, the bedroom television upgrade cost is a bit ridiculous considering one can buy the tv they want for less $ along with a $70 swingout/tilt mount and have the dealer install during delivery.

Last words: Enjoy it!

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Old 02-09-2012, 10:55 PM   #28
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We have recommended a lot of options. Remember if these are installed at the factory, there is a list price for them. And like the list price for the trailer, it is absolutely negotiable. That is, get the whole package list price and then do some hard bargaining. They should give you 10% and probably won't discuss more than 15%. The sweet spot is probably somewhere in between. That's my experience.

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