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Old 08-11-2015, 10:42 PM   #1
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What Year Did Classic Cabinets Change?

We're still searching for the "perfect" Airstream, and one of the questions we have is, "What year did Airstream go to the two toned wood cabinets in the Classic?".

We prefer the warmer look of the uniform wood, but prefer solid over laminate.


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Old 08-11-2015, 11:17 PM   #2
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I dunno... My 1995 has solid oak.
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Old 08-11-2015, 11:20 PM   #3
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I could be wrong but I believe the Classic went from oak to hickory on the 2007 model. My 2006 still had the oak.
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Ok, thanks very much.


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Old 08-12-2015, 07:14 AM   #5
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Yes, 2007 is Hickory.
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It's my understanding that the Hickory wood species is harder and more durable than the Oak it replaced. The non-uniform appearance (normal) is an "in the eye of the beholder" type of thing.


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Old 08-12-2015, 08:42 AM   #7
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I have a catalogue from 1991. Offered the hickory as an option that far back!
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I have a catalogue from 1991. Offered the hickory as an option that far back!

My 1989 catalog makes no mention of the option (as reference to quote).
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From a stylistic viewpoint, what is the consensus view on the Hickory? The non-uniform color just offends my Teutonic sense of order and symmetry.
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I know my dealer told me the story of a customer with an Airstream motorhome that had the hickory cabinets. We knew the owners and she did not like the two tone shades of the hickory. They asked for a warranty replacement of the cabinet doors to one's that had a more even tone. Apparently the warranty repair was approved by Airstream and they sent new hickory cabinet door that were more evenly matched in color. There was still some variation but the new set were much more even.

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I like the 2-tone hickory. It makes it like a log cabin or something. I wonder how the appearance of the 2-tone hickory will change over the years. I really like the cherry in the new Classics.
I reckon since I am poor and broke I will have a 2-tone hickory Classic until I die-
I also like the solid oak of the older trailers.
I really like the birch in the really, really old trailers.
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Me, too! The problem is that we like the floor plan of the Classic 31, as it is the identical layout of our Bluebird. We just haven't fallen in love with te cabinets on the newer Classics.


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You had a Bluebird Wanderlodge?
I'm jealous!
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Yes, we had a 1989 Bluebird SP36. Got a blazing 4.5 mpg, but could take a direct hit from an RPG.


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