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Old 05-23-2014, 08:14 PM   #29
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Our Classic, and the ones we've had prior, had a type of carpet on the walls.
That carpet-like stuff is what is called "mouse fur" by many. Not that it is a very nice term, but it is the name often used for the Ozite wall covering in many Airstreams. There are variations in it, but a pretty good illustration of one of those is here: Hytex - Ozite Rib .

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Old 05-23-2014, 09:45 PM   #30
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At the dealer show of new models, the folks of Colonial, Patrick in particular, posted a short video of the interior of the new design Classic based loosely on the model 30 of 2014 for the floor plan. The dark cherry cabinets are surrounded by bare aluminum on walls and ceiling like the International Serenity models. There is a nondescript floor linoleum instead of the fake wood board stuff of prior years. We chose the flooring from the International Serenity for our Classic.

Instead of the 2014 Classic line having three model floor plans (27FB, 30 and 31) with a no charge choice of twin beds or a queen bed, there is only one floor plan for 2015 and no mention was made of a twin bed option. With the panorama windows now in the bedroom, there is much less apparent storage than before with just two small night stands.

The base price increased nearly 27% over the model 30, base price to $121,750 before options and delivery, so fully loaded will crowd low to mid $130,000s.
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I don't necessarily object to the mouse fur, but it should be on the ceiling and the vinyl should be on the walls.
My primary objection is that it is white. The couch is light. The bedding is light. The curtains are white. I understand that the reason is to make it light and airy inside, but we travel with a black cat.
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Old 05-24-2014, 11:34 AM   #32
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Please don't leave us hanging like that....what are they going to use to cover the walls, ceiling, and cheesy plywood walls?

The 2015 has aluminum instead of mouse fur and padded vinyl.
It has cherry wood (I'm really not a fan) instead of the cheesy wallpaper coated plywood.
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Old 05-24-2014, 11:44 AM   #33
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I don't necessarily object to the mouse fur, but it should be on the ceiling and the vinyl should be on the walls.
My primary objection is that it is white. The couch is light. The bedding is light. The curtains are white. I understand that the reason is to make it light and airy inside, but we travel with a black cat.
We travel with a white dog......much better deal.
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Our 1989 MH came with the mouse fur. DW could never find a good way to clean the aluminum dust. So she pulled it off and put some textured wallpaper up. Look here for some photos.

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Old 05-24-2014, 10:38 PM   #36
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Thanks much, y'all have been very helpful!! Initially I thought the ozite (not mouse fur) was something I didn't want, but I think it would be fine. This forum is sooooo helpful!
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When we were at the 2013 Ballon Festival in Albuquerque last October, the temperatures dropped into the 40s at night and our furnace would run. My arm would often get along side the bare aluminum wall and that cold would awaken me. I think the Ozite will prevent that awakening cold experience in our Classic. Sure hope so.

I will get to test that theory this October. Our first trip starts tomorrow, Memorial day, and the temperatures will be for the low 60s at night to the mid 70s in the day in Long Beacg, CA.
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Old 05-25-2014, 09:00 AM   #38
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Our '04 has the furry walls. We appreciate them. Personally I would find it difficult to sleep with twin beds against a cold aluminum wall.
Bingo. I did not like it when I first saw it in a 2010 Classic model the dealer showed me. Ironically I bought a used Safari that has it! Now I appreciate it for insulation and for the reason above. It is the material used on some office cubicle walls and I have also seen it on choir risers with pad inserts over it. Industrial stuff.
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