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Old 01-22-2016, 10:31 AM   #1
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6 months?

We ordered our Airstream in October. We have been anxiously awaiting Feb since that was the verbal projected date for our New International Signiture. Now we are being told that it won't be ready until the first part of April. I am feeling a little disappointed. Has it taken anyone elce this long to get there Airstream?

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Old 01-22-2016, 10:41 AM   #2
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Get the order number form the dealer and than call Jackson Center.

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Old 01-22-2016, 10:49 AM   #3
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either they were way off when they told you the projected date, or they sold your trailer to someone that "needed it right now".
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Old 01-22-2016, 12:19 PM   #4
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If six months is what it takes to make a quality product I have to be ok with that. I don't want to make any problems, or to be a "problem". I was just so geared up to have our Airstream in Feb.. It just feels like an excessively long time. My first thought was someone dropped the ball and didn't place the order I when they should have.
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Old 01-22-2016, 12:27 PM   #5
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Six months doesn't sound long to me.

We ordered our trailer in late June of 2014, we took delivery in November. That's 5 months but you also have your build taking place during all the holiday seasons. So 6 months sounds about right.

My guess is that your dealer misled you a little with the first estimate or they were being very optimistic.
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Old 01-22-2016, 12:38 PM   #6

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Absolutely......a quality build takes time.

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So when is this..."old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
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Old 01-22-2016, 01:45 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone for your post. It sure helped me I know it sounds silly, but I felt like an expectant mother who just had her due date extended. guess it will make the "delivery" that much more exciting!
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Old 01-22-2016, 02:01 PM   #8

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I ordered the International Signature Mid-September. Later, I added on a couple of options. Projected delivery never changed --- Mid-April. At the time I signed the Purchase Agreement, my dealer said it is a 6 month wait. He also said JC will be increasing throughput beginning early January.

I have a feeling your Dealer did not put your order in right away or like indicated above, he sold it to someone else for a higher price.

Good luck.
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Old 01-22-2016, 02:19 PM   #9
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Keep in mind when you ordered and projected delivery there were holidays involved, the dealer could have neglected to figure that in, even JC could have neglected when they projected. Plus there is in manufacturing usually a big push at years end to get as many orders as possible out the door and when a company does this, I did it every year, it more often than not screws up the "just in time" delivery schedules and so products are not available in the first part of the year to make all the products in the line.

Waiting just makes it a little better when it does arrive.



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Old 01-22-2016, 06:38 PM   #10
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6 months?

I guess it depends on what kind of a verbal projected date it was. If it was the dealer saying "about four months" based on "his experience," then I would take that with a grain of salt. If they actually called the factory and got a projected date based on known production schedules, then I would be disappointed too. Either way, don't worry about being a squeaky wheel; they're not going to sabotage your trailer. Obviously, more squeaky in the second case than in the first, but I would definitely make the dealer aware of it if you had plans to use the trailer before April. OTOH, if you didn't have any plans, just consider it free storage.
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Old 01-22-2016, 07:26 PM   #11
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Uh oh... we ordered ours on November 30th with a delivery date for "sometime in April". No production number yet. Guess it's time to follow up!

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Old 01-22-2016, 08:10 PM   #12
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You are not too far from JC. If there is any way you can get free a week, you might consider going to the factory to see your baby built. Pat
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Old 01-22-2016, 10:40 PM   #13
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We ordered our FC 25 at the very end of December of 2014 and took delivery May 2015. Five months is not unusual from all that I've read. Our trailer had only a few minor issues discovered after our first few trips that were all easily corrected. Anyway, ours was delayed from the original timeline of March but, like you, we adjusted and have enjoyed our trailer immensely! One thing you can do with the additional time is to scour this wonderful forum even deeper than you have to come up with more modifications and affordable items to purchase . Congratulations on your trailer. You are going to have such fun!
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Note that the last six digits of the VIN number are the build slot number. The preceding alphabet soup says it is an Airstream and the model details for licenseing and taxing authorities .

When we ordered our 2014 27FB Classic in May of 2013 for a January 2014 build time frame, we had the VIN by July. We changed our mind and switched to a 31' Classic model 30. The six digit build slot number/serial number stayed the same.

Many dealers have open orders with assigned six digit sequential numbers . That build slot can be modified to anything else up to about two months before production. If a dealer has a unit ordered just for inventory, he can beat all the other dealers delivery promises by changing the stock order to a sold customer's unit thus reducing the wait time and increasing customer service.

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