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Old 11-14-2011, 06:34 PM   #15
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Great! Thanks! That makes a larger pool of possible candidates if that's the direction we go.

Now, when did the slide appear, and was it standard or an option?
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:14 AM   #16
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I don't think slides were options like the fancy radio or the cheap one. Some models had them and some didn't. The trailer has to be built differently for them, so they were different models within a trim line. They didn't sell that many and it wasn't cost effective to keep the parts around for slides, so they discontinued them a couple of years ago, though I saw a post a while back that you could special order one.

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Old 11-15-2011, 07:52 PM   #17
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Okay, so if I find one 2004 34' Classic Limited with a slide, then all 2004 34' Classic Limiteds will have slides? That makes it really easy.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:53 PM   #18
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in 2006 i believe the 28ft safari came in slide and non slide along with the 30ft model.
they go from like 2002 to 2010 for slide models.. mainly the 30 classic and 32's and a couple years the 28ft safari.
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:30 PM   #19
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I believe the models that had slides were also made without. They stopped making slides around the time the Great Recession hit and sales went way down. It appears they would make some on order, but none were made without orders. Presently the company website shows no slides (unless I missed it).

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As I re-read this post from the beginning, I remembered an old saying from my years of owning a motorcycle:

"Too much horsepower is just about enough."

I believe the same is true for TT interior space. I've never heard anyone complain that they had too much space.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:26 PM   #21
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"Too much horsepower is just about enough."
Sounds about right to me...
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:31 PM   #22
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Lots of good thoughts on this. Think it's very personal in terms of what you haul. After a year with my new trailer, I know I'm hauling some stuff I never used and probably don't need. My 28' seems to work great with two adults and two basset hounds.
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Okay, so if I find one 2004 34' Classic Limited with a slide, then all 2004 34' Classic Limiteds will have slides? That makes it really easy.
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Airstream offered slide outs on the Classic 30 and classic 34. You could also get the 30 and 34 without the slide. The slide and non slide were considered two different models with a slightly different floor plan.

One issue with the slide out models is that they have a heavier tongue weight.

The slide out models ran from the early 2000's to around 2008 if I memory serves me correct.
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:28 PM   #24
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As I re-read this post from the beginning, I remembered an old saying from my years of owning a motorcycle:

"Too much horsepower is just about enough."

I believe the same is true for TT interior space. I've never heard anyone complain that they had too much space.
I agree whole heartedly. It is only the two of us but our 34' ft seems to just fit the bill. We use it to work out of for weeks at a time and enjoy every minute of it. The extra dinette is used for a very handy desk. The extra room helps avoid the cramped feeling. Oh yes, that part of towing and backing easily is right on; I don't think that you could ask for a better set up. It is 34 all the way.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:07 PM   #25
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I have a 1961 26" overlander I reccomend the rear bed and get your water heater before you move in. I got mine with the intention of living in it but and at the time I thought the rear bath was the way to go I have remodle most of it and was working on the out side I figured I would put a new water heater and A/C on next spring and got called out of town with out a hot water heater its not to bad as my campsite is close to the shower house but my wife has not joined me yet because of the hot water and the bed is a little cramped for 2 after 16 years we no long sleep tied in a not like we used too LOL
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:41 PM   #26
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Well I have a 34' and I live in it by myself for now.I live in it full time at a fixed site. Plenty of storage, I actually have empty drawers and bins . A friend of mine pulled it to the camp site for me with a F350. I have a Silverado 1500... not a good tow vehicle for this size AS. I need a 2500 HD or F250/350 to pull this. I looked at many AS but the 34' was my choice, I like space. Like another reply stated...you can get 34's at good prices, I agree. Now to search for a tow vehicle.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:25 PM   #27
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:24 PM   #28
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I spent 5 1/2 months from Dec thru mid May in Florida last year. It was kinda scary of how little I needed. I needed access to a laundry facility, 10 tee shirts, 4 swim trunks, 7 pair of shorts, 3 pair of long pants, 4 hoodie sweatshirts, 1 jacket, 2 pair of sandals, snorkle and fins, sunglasses, 3 baseball caps, and small bag of tools with nylon ties and glue.

I have added a rain suit, hiking boots, walking shoes.

Since I plan to stay out of really cold weather I think I will be ok as I can be outside most of the time.

If you are going to spend time in cold weather that changes everything.

If trying to stay in warm weather 25' should do.

If in cold weather nothing is too big.
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