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Old 11-19-2009, 07:16 AM   #15
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Thanks for all of your comments! I took a deep breath last night at a happy hour and feel much better. My main concern with a 28' AS is that it may just be too big. I don't need the extra room (or the extra expense), I'm going to forage on. I'm really stuck on the Full Bed option, since I don't want the head next to my bed and I want a larger bed. I looked at the twin option and I could see myself rolling off of the bed in the middle of the night. I haven't slept on a twin for many moons.

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Old 11-19-2009, 07:31 AM   #16
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If you think that a 28' is too big, don't get a 27FB as it is actually longer than a 27FB. You may need to look a little more closely at the specs. A 27FB is 28' long, and a 28 is 27'11". Go figure.


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Old 11-19-2009, 07:45 AM   #17
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We had been looking at a 25 FB sitting on the local lot. After about a year and a half, the price started to drop as the newer units started arriving. It got right down to what we could afford and after a little more discussion, it had been sold.

We then went to the used market and watched for over a year longer until we found the trailer we wanted. Because we spent a very large sum of money (by our standards anyway) we didn't want to rush in or be pressured to purchase something we really didn't want.

While frustrating, I think waiting until something "just for you" comes around is the way to go. Folks here have given some excellent advice. I would move on to another dealer too. Good luck, it will happen.
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:01 AM   #18
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I know you are right, but it is hard to wait

I want a 25' not a 27'...I was offered a 28', but that is just too big...The Ocean Breeze is part of the International line. I was told by the dealership that they stopped making them. They made a few in 2010, but as of today no longer are making that model. I'm surprised since I can't believe black laminates (which is what the regular International has) would be more popular. Maybe for the Osbournes, but I'm in Florida :-)
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:41 AM   #19
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do not know how far you want to travel but the AS dealer in western PA. still had 06. 07. and 08 leftovers a few months ago
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Old 11-20-2009, 01:48 AM   #20
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we went with the 27 fb for two of us I like the walk around bed and the room. 27 is a great unit! we love to spend time in it
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Old 11-20-2009, 05:52 AM   #21
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If that dealer is upselling and has bad intent, stay away from them. If they are screw-ups, stay away from them. It's hard to be patient once you've made the decision to buy.

You're going to live with what you buy for a long time, so be picky. It's your money and some effort is required. There's another dealer in Fla. (don't know anything about it either), dealers all over the country, some beloved and some hated.

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Old 11-20-2009, 06:22 AM   #22
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If it's upselling - get someone you know to call the same dealership and start "shopping" for an AS trailer about 25' in length and see what they are pointed towards. If it's a 2007 Ocean Breeze at first, have them give you the phone right away - because you might have something to say!

It would be good if you could tape the converation. End of the day you might get what you want WAY cheaper than what you first negotiated.
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Old 11-20-2009, 08:17 AM   #23
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Dealership in Alabama

There is a new Airstream dealer in Alabama. It's Dandy RV in Oxford Alabama. We have used their service department and were treated well. You may want to check with them and see what's available there.
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:41 AM   #24
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We decided that 26' was the perfect length for the two of us. Finding our Overlander locally was simply a matter of good luck and help from an Airforums member. Gene is right. once the buying decision is made, it's hard to be patient. (I know that one from hard-earned experience). With the economy right now, it's a buyer's market. Take your time, do your homework and good luck.
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Old 12-01-2009, 05:18 PM   #25
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Smile We have a 30' Classic Limited FB for sale here in TExas!

I am sorry about your hassles. We know how that goes.
We have a Classic Limited 30'FB with King Bed. It is listed under classified here on Airstream.
We would make you a great deal.
We want to buy a house, and don't want any debt when we buy.
Please check out our ad,
and I know the right trailer will come along for you.
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Okay, after a huge amount of research I settled on a 2007 25' Ocean Breeze, negotiated a fair price and then the made the offer. They called me back and told me it had sold and upsold me to the 2009. The next day I called back and told the dealer I would take it. They JUST called and told me that they had sold this one as well. Evidently, they have stopped making the Ocean Breeze, which is what we had settled on...(note my username )

Anyhow, I'm unbelievably frustrated at this point...They do have a 28' Ocean Breeze, but to be honest, I think that is way more trailer than I'll ever need. Not to mention that this now changes my pricing significantly. There are just two of us who will primarily use the unit, and we will mostly be taking it out on long weekends.

I just had to share this with a group that I know will feel my sorrow ... I'm adrift now as I return back to square 1.

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