Looking back, my most immediate upgrade would have been the ProPride (or Hensley) hitch because I wouldn't have spent $700 on the dealer's hitch/installation. It has also been the most significant improvement in towing comfort and safety, by far. Michelin 16" tires/Sendel wheels are next, for tire reliability and peace of mind.
The most significant improvement in living comfort has been the recliner seating conversion done at Jackson Center. Next has been a Hensley Hot heater, for even, quiet heating during our "snowbird" winters. Maxim vent covers are high on the list for ventilation during rain and while sleeping or towing.
For maintenance we have three standout products and procedures. An inexpensive Sonin Moisture Detection Meter used quarterly around the interior perimeter of the trailer, probing into the plywood subfloor assures any leaks will be found and fixed before wood rot can occur. CorrosionX applied to exterior shell rivets, cut panel edges, accessories, hinges/locks, and nicks/scratches and Boeshield T9 applied to underbody steel components has kept our new Airstream completely corrosion free since new 3 1/2 years.
We are very comfortable with our Flying Cloud 25 Rear Queen Bed and the improvements we have done. It came from the factory with solar/AGM batteries, full awnings, and convection/microwave plus gas oven. These would otherwise be very high on our improvement list. The least used factory accessory is the air conditioner, aftermarket accessory is the Honda 2000i generator.
Doug and Cheryl
2012 FC RB, Michelin 16, ProPride 1400
2016 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4X4 Ecodiesel 3.92 axles
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