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Old 06-25-2007, 06:30 PM   #1
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Safari vs International CCD in 25 FT SS

Can anyone, local salesmen cannot, tell me when buying a 07 model what the upsides are to paying more for the International CCD?

I purchased, paid more for a International and now am second guessing myself. I bought as Archie Bunker used to say: "On the sperm of the moment"

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Old 06-25-2007, 08:24 PM   #2
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If I remember correctly and depending upon which length the CCD includes equipmment and amenities that are extra in the Safari, electric jack at the hitch, wrap around windows, Fantastic fan, higher BTU air conditioner, microwave oven, LED tail lights, ceiling and front upper sky lights and that neat art-deco interior styling. Yeah we have one and are biased!. Some of the equipment and accessories are available in the Safari SE but it is higher priced than the standard Safari model. If I date myself its the difference between a Ford Custom and a Galaxie.

The 25' is our second CCD and we wouldn't second gues our pick against the Safari or the Classic.

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Old 06-25-2007, 08:38 PM   #3
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The difference is the "high design" interiors and ultramodern amenities. Designer Chris Deam designs the Internationals along with satellite pre-wire and solar package. Aluminum interiors and color schemes.

Bottom line is that your paying for this guy to match the colors and create that ambiance of international intrigue.

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Old 06-25-2007, 09:15 PM   #4
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It really comes down to price. You can get almost all of the CCD standard stuff as options on a Safari SE. Which model does the dealer want to give you the best deal on?

You're committed. Stop second guessing yourself and go out and adventure.
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Old 06-25-2007, 09:22 PM   #5
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Hi, without getting into great detail, I would say it's in your preference. We bought a basic Safari with only the options we wanted; No more no less. Our trailer was within our budget. Our options were: electric tongue jack, fantastic vent, spare tire and wheel, belt line molding, and cast aluminum LED tail lights. We also took into consideration the 6300 lb GVWR. We like the vinyl and material covered interior and the small windows.
Other people like the bright colors, wrap around windows, and the aluminum interior. I think they are all nice; It just depends on your taste and budget. Our first thoughts on the CCDs were that they were designed for the younger people, but we could be wrong about that.
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Old 06-25-2007, 11:15 PM   #6
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In a word.....

WINDOWS!! Yep the windows alone are worth the extra $$. The interior is a like it or hate it deal, but the cost to recover the minimal amount of cushions makes that a small deal.

The better windows that are found in the Intl, vent better, look better, dont leak air as bad and did I say they look better.

My guess is the Intl will hold its value a little better as it has a little more wizz bang.
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Old 06-26-2007, 06:55 AM   #7
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Don't second guess yourself. You bought the Airstream of your dreams. Get out there and use it! Hit one of the the Forums Rallys and show it off. Hope to seee you on the road.
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Old 06-26-2007, 01:55 PM   #8
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Thanks to everyone for their input. We'll soon get this gal on the road. Just for the record I have never logged onto a website as expensive as this one. I just signed up and already have bought or have on order: 2-2000 Watt honda w/30 AM hook up kit, roto wheel chocks, hubometer, water filter kit, etc, etc. I have got to quit signing on here and get out on the road. or I'll be broke. Thanks to you all for you information.
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Old 06-26-2007, 03:36 PM   #9
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Mostly the inner skin, windows and front panaoramic window.

You can get most of the stuff like tank flush, fantastic vents, etc through the LS package.

If it were me doing it all over again, I'd go with the Safari LE LS. This gives you all the fun stuff of the CCD, but with out the Euro interior.
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Old 06-30-2007, 10:24 AM   #10
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My wife and I recently purchased the 20' Safari Special Edition. We were stuck betwixt the CCD and Safari. For us it came down to the Galley in the safari and the fact that 10 years from now are we gonna want the cool interior.. It's great now, but we wanted some more classic interior that will stand the test of time and trends. We got all that we wanted... 20" flat screen, wicked sound system, aluminium interior, solar, sat prewire, fantastic fan, tank flush etc... In all honesty, you can't go wrong... unless you decide to save 30k and buy one of those cr@ppy cookie cutter fiberglass things with a wolf/tribal/claws decal on the side that holds your ATV next to you gasoline smelling bed...(Sorry, I hate those things)
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Old 06-30-2007, 11:30 AM   #11
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Gosh, fatmike...why don't you tell us how you REALLY feel ! Don't hold anything back.

DW always tells me to "take the high road"...

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