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Old 08-12-2015, 07:02 PM   #15
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2007 was the model year for the changeover from Oak to Hickory. The point regarding 'eye of the beholder' is spot on. We like the warmth and uniformity of the Oak, HOWEVER it is a personal choice.
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Old 08-12-2015, 08:09 PM   #16
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I would be just as happy with oak-
Or cherry-
Or...


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Old 08-12-2015, 09:19 PM   #17
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As a professional wood carver I kind of like the hickory wood grain. If i wanted uniformity I could always paint my cabinets any color I wanted or settle on an International for the uniformity of the cabinetry. What I do like on my classic is the absence of all those cabinet mirrors that came with the oak. Different strokes for different people.

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Old 08-12-2015, 09:21 PM   #18
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I have the laminate because it's practical and durable for our needs. I have cherry cabinets in my home but they darken - a lot- with sunlight. While beautiful, it's like camping with fine furniture- looks beautiful but .... My next trailer will have the Euro-type laminate look or hickory. I have hickory wood in another area and I love the warm feel of the lighter natural tones and it seems more durable. Check out this Gorgeous remake from Timeless Trailers - fabulous!!! It Looks Like a Silver Bullet On the Outside, But Inside, It's a Luxurious Getaway - TechEBlog Just pick what you like and what kind of care you're willing to invest - it's an Airstream - it's beautiful!
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Old 08-12-2015, 09:28 PM   #19
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We have an '05 Limited that has the Hickory cabinets (that came with the limited package). The cabinets are one reason we went with this trailer. I love the Hickory. Also, as Carver 1 said above, it does not have all the mirrors, which I also like, solid wood panels.
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Old 08-12-2015, 09:47 PM   #20
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I specifically chose a '13 for the lack of mirrors and the lack of carpet.


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Old 08-12-2015, 11:11 PM   #21
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I have an 06 with mirrors on all the doors. Everywhere I look there's an old guy looking back at me.
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Old 08-13-2015, 01:01 AM   #22
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Funny about the differing tastes expressed here; we love the mirrors because they give the impression that the space inside the trailer is larger. Whatever floats your boat!! Comparing our 29' '93 (no mirrors) to either the 28' '00 or the 30' '05, the mirrors on them make the inside much more spacious.
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Can you imagine how oiled Chestnut cabinetry would look?
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Old 08-13-2015, 10:59 PM   #24
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'14 was the last year for Hickory in the Classics. Also the last year for the 27FB in Classic. Starting in '15 it was Cherry and 30 footers. After we finished haggling over the purchase price for our '14 27FB Classic (with two-tone Hickory), the salesman chuckled and said "I wasn't going to mention this until after we shook on the deal, but with the discontinuance of the 27FB Classic and the fact that it will now be well over $100k to get a new 30' Classic, you'll probably be able to sell yours for what you paid for it, or more, for the next 5 years!".

We have no wish or intention to sell it, but - nice to know!

PS - at first, I had the same reaction to the two-tone wood as you. But, honestly, it grows on you and now I enjoy the contrast in the woodgrain.
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Old 03-20-2016, 04:06 PM   #25
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Well that is good to know.. But i have to wonder why the elimination of the 27FB model. Slow sales, etc. I have to say in trying to find one to buy for the past year or so they are hard as ell to find and over priced.

sortas reminds me of Chevy in stopping the astro vans in 2005.. what a dumbass move.
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