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Old 07-13-2003, 07:56 PM   #1
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Question Remote Generator Prep

I was on the phone with Airstream last week getting some pricing on the new 2004 models when I learned the following.

2004 Classic trailers (except Slide-Out models) will have an option for a "remote generator prep."

Question ... What is the advantage of having this?
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Old 07-14-2003, 02:52 PM   #2
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I would assume (that is such a bad word) that it would allow for genset start and shutdown from inside the coach. Those of us with Motorhomes have this already, and it is nice! I would assume (again!) that it will interface to certain brand of genset and that the genset would be a dealer option to sell.

Just my guesses!
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We just received our 2004 30' Classic, and "generator-ready" was not an option for us. Must be something for later 2004 Classics.

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Old 07-14-2003, 05:45 PM   #4
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We just received our 2004 30' Classic, and "generator-ready" was not an option for us. Must be something for later 2004 Classics.

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That's interesting. Did you order the unit?

If you did, did the dealer use the 2003 price sheet? AS claims the 2004 sheets are still not out as of last week. Although I heard that they might have had some for the International.

Do you recall what MSRP for your 30 was?
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We ordered our 2004 30' classic on 5/12/2003. Chuck at Airstream of San Antonio, was able to give us the options details, but did not have a 2004 price list.

We took delivery on Saturday. Love it.

2004 Classic C.B. DBL "W" w/ward Dinette config
Base MSRP $62,433
Opt:
Spare tire $185
Galley skylite $343
Bath skylite $170
Microwave-Convection upgrade $138
15000 A/C w/HPump $232
Total MSRP $63,601

Our contract price $47105
With Hensley Hitch, Prodigy brake controller, installation, taxes, title,... Contract $53777.63.

Will be clad to send you a copy of the actual sticker. Scanned as a PDF, it is too big to post.

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gklott,

I think I will take you up on your offer ... check your private mail.
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Does anyone have the MSRP for the Remote Generator Prep option for 2004 28' Classic (or other models, for that matter...)?
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I got the answer:

$232 (at least for 28' Classic).

Still don't know any deaitls of what it really is and does, however.
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I have a question on the remote generator interface option -- so, rather than start a new thread, I'll re-kindle this one.

I ordered this option on my 30' Classic. It consists of a plug on the front of the trailer just behind the LPG bottles so you can plug a generator into the trailer's 110-volt system. There is also a transfer switch to automatically switch to the generator power while the trailer is plugged into shorepower, to prevent a power overload.

I was wondering if anybody else actually got this option on their 2004 model.

My owner's manual says that a power cord is supplied with this option, but I didn't get any power cord with mine -- Did anyone get one?

(You guys have proven to be a more reliable source of information than several dealers I've consulted in the past; my trailer was missing other items that I know of so far so another missing item won't be a surprise.)

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I have a 2004 28' Classic, delivered 11/2003. It has generator prep feature, but no extra cord was supplied with it that I can find.
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Dave -

Thanks for the feedback. I guess I'll have to ask what the cable is supplied with this option in the manual means.

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When I took delivery back in January I noticed the "missing" cable. Called Jim in Customer Service ... he said the inclusion of the cable is a misprint.
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