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Old 02-01-2007, 10:37 PM   #1
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Just getting started.

We just sold our 38' MH because of problems with the car, an SUV, we towed. Two burned out transmissions using a REMCO transmission pump. Still dealing with REMCO on that.

We decided that, if we couldn't tow we wouldn't go. We can't afford to trade in the car to buy another and still own the MH. So, we sold the coach and thought our adventuring days were over. And then, the light bulb went on. We could buy a slightly used TT and a new SUV that has the capability to tow the TT for about what we are getting for the MH. But which TT?

My wife chose Airstream 'cause it doesn't look like anything else. After walking thru a bunch of different brands, Airstream really stands out for fit and finish. So the search is on. We have picked out the floor plan, FB, and the size, 25', now all we have to do is find the right one at the right price. I'm a firm believer in buying slightly used based on boat buying and MH buying experience.

Updates to follow.

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Old 02-01-2007, 10:44 PM   #2
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We just sold our 38' MH because of problems with the car, an SUV, we towed. Two burned out transmissions using a REMCO transmission pump. Still dealing with REMCO on that.

We decided that, if we couldn't tow we wouldn't go. We can't afford to trade in the car to buy another and still own the MH. So, we sold the coach and thought our adventuring days were over. And then, the light bulb went on. We could buy a slightly used TT and a new SUV that has the capability to tow the TT for about what we are getting for the MH. But which TT?

My wife chose Airstream 'cause it doesn't look like anything else. After walking thru a bunch of different brands, Airstream really stands out for fit and finish. So the search is on. We have picked out the floor plan, FB, and the size, 25', now all we have to do is find the right one at the right price. I'm a firm believer in buying slightly used based on boat buying and MH buying experience.

Updates to follow.

John
Good Plan. A 25FB is a very nice unit. You might have trouble finding one, because who on earth would want to let go of it?
The 25FB requires a healthy tow vehicle. Smallish SUV's won't do.
I agree, slightly used is usually the best deal.
And - welcome to the forums!
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Old 02-01-2007, 10:54 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forums! I agree 25' is a good size. We had a 1998 25' Safari until a truck crashed into it last summer. So we went vintage instead.
Good luck on your search. As you'll see, there is a wealth of info here on most any subject.
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Old 02-01-2007, 10:56 PM   #4
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Welcome to the Forums. You'll find lots of good info here.

We have 2005 Safari 25' FB that we bought in June of '06. We have already spent 85 nights in it and pulled it 12,000 miles. We absolutely love it. The FB layout is ideal for two prople. We pull with a 3/4 ton Suburban and a 1/2 ton Tahoe. The suburban is much more capable; the Tahoe is just OK.
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Old 02-01-2007, 10:57 PM   #5
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I agree the 25 FB is a nice unit.

As for fit and finish, do a search for the 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 QC threads, and skim them over to get a sense of what to look for in terms of any issues. I think the 06 and 07 have most of the FB data....maybe late 05 too.
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Old 02-03-2007, 07:14 PM   #6
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Your dollar is worth a bit more in Canada right now and there are a few for sale in the Buy and Sell (on line) as well as other publications. Given your proximity to the border it might work out okay for you. There's even one set up, a bit older = I think 90's, that is a complete TV and trailer listed.

Good luck with your search and your wife is right, there's nothing like an Airstream, or the family of people who come with it like this Forum.

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Old 02-03-2007, 07:24 PM   #7
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Hi John!

The FB is a great floor plan. It is a relatively new layout for Airstream, so you will not find many used units for sale.

Be sure to spend a lot of time here, asking questions and using the search feature on the forum. Just about everything you want to know (and don't) is here!

Best of luck with your new adventure!

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Old 02-03-2007, 11:18 PM   #8
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Your wife is obviously a woman of discriminating taste. She chose you, and an Airstream. She's a keeper. Now get her that trailer! A 25 is always a winner.
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Old 02-03-2007, 11:22 PM   #9
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but pull w/ a real motor.

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excellent choice! welcome and good luck in finding your new traveling home. please keep us posted on what you find and, of course, pictures are always appreciated when you find one!
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