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Old 08-02-2006, 01:39 PM   #15
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Pretty good deal

For a CCD 28 purchased new , a 2004 model, on 10/24/03 we paid $43,403, about 19% off list. Yours at 19% off list looks about the same.

It had every option available (but no TV, Microwave).

Don't exactly recall the list, but it was over $53,000.

Nice to know that we could probably sell it today for what we paid for it.

PS Love the trailer.
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Old 08-02-2006, 02:03 PM   #16
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Get a bigger one - shop nationally

We searched nationally. Final 2004 model price was >26% off MSRP. Get on the phone.

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Old 08-02-2006, 02:37 PM   #17
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Thanks redeagle and timemachine. While the next dealer is much further away (from Seattle) perhaps it would be worth it to save 1300 (the extra 3%). If we go national -- we'd have to have it delivered and that would eat our saving up.

I bet the 19' would whet our appetite for a 22 or bigger, but we didn't want to have to get a new truck too. Our little Avalanche 1500 isn't big enough to handle the bigger AS's. One step at a time.
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Old 08-02-2006, 02:50 PM   #18
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We didn't care

We weren't going to search the country for the best deal. It was a flippant buy, we bought it right on the spot. Just fell in love with the trailer and Airstream had a good reputation. We expected to pay list.
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Old 08-02-2006, 04:25 PM   #19
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Nangoff, Thats about the same deal we got from Toscano in Ca. They are known for good discounts, plus the 28 CCD was a good seller so I'm sure slightly better deals could be made on other models. We did negotiate extras like hitch, controller,seven year thor ext. warranty and 5% interest.We haven't been sorry one day since purchase. Darrell
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Old 08-02-2006, 04:52 PM   #20
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We didn't care

Darrell,

A couple of things:

We replaced the single tank with two at the factory: $850.

We resanded the frosted sliding cabinet panels with 40 grit sandpaper and hand sander. Looks like new. Then reversed the panels so the frosted side is out.

PS Our trailer was part of a video shoot here in Nashville for a country and western singer by the name of Steve Holy. He's coming out with a new DVD with our trailer as a prop. I believe the Blue Beret will publish some of the pictures I sent in.
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Old 08-02-2006, 04:59 PM   #21
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Tanks

Nangoff, do you mean you went to a grey and black tank? Also do you have problems with the sliding doors opening while driving? I used heavy coated wire to loop through mine to solve problem. Darrell
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Old 08-02-2006, 05:04 PM   #22
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Nangoff, do you mean you went to a grey and black tank? Also do you have problems with the sliding doors opening while driving? I used heavy coated wire to loop through mine to solve problem. Darrell
We had sliding doors on the bathroom cabinet in our '01 Safari. I cut small dowel rods that fit in the track that would prevent the doors from sliding while traveling.

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Old 08-02-2006, 05:22 PM   #23
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Thanks I like that idea. Darrell
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Old 08-02-2006, 05:23 PM   #24
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We bought a new 2005 Safari LS 25' FB two months ago. We got 22 percent off list from Sanders Airstream in Alachua, Florida. Ours was a left over '05, so your 19 percent on an '07 sounds pretty good.
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Old 08-02-2006, 05:30 PM   #25
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Darrell and gentlemen. I went to Home Depot and bought a piece of the foam type insulation that they put around pipes and cut 2" pieces of it and stuck in in the sliding glass holes. Haven't lost a "door" since then and they are easy to take in and out.

Darrell, yes, replaced the combo tank with individual black and grey tanks for ~$850 at the factory.
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Gus's message proves the point...

A dealer staring at leftover 30' or longer is going to start crying eventually, and will sell below cost to make it vanish... Flooring companies (dealer inventory finance companies..) typically charge 1% per month for inventory they have to carry past "free" flooring period, which is often 60 to 120 days... That is one reason very few dealers will ever stock a 34' "Classic Limited" in 2007, and Airstream indicated at Salem they weren't discontinued, but would be special orders mostly..

With premium gas at $3.39 here and diesel at $3.20, driving a long way to get your trailer might be a bad deal also, if you didn't save a lot!

Fewer and fewer potential buyers will have a truck that can handle 30' trailers and larger... Airstream is putting development efforts into range from 19' to 25', figuring those have more potential tow vehicles around...

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Thanks redeagle and timemachine. While the next dealer is much further away (from Seattle) perhaps it would be worth it to save 1300 (the extra 3%). If we go national -- we'd have to have it delivered and that would eat our saving up.

I bet the 19' would whet our appetite for a 22 or bigger, but we didn't want to have to get a new truck too. Our little Avalanche 1500 isn't big enough to handle the bigger AS's. One step at a time.
Your Avalanche will handle a 22' Airstream, but will be getting marginal at a 25 footer.

Some really good points brought forth in this thread, like looking for a used one, lots of folks do buy small and move up fast. There may a great deal out there on a 19' or 22' slightly used trailer.
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