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Old 12-16-2006, 08:29 AM   #1
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Any thoughts on the Classic Limited 34?

We are considering a move from our 28' CCD to the 34' Limited Classic with L lounge and solar. We are on the road at least eight months a year and are considering full time at some point. We need more space and like the comfort of the classic. Will be using a Hensley Arrow hitch. Does anyone have any thoughts or helpful hints about this?

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Old 12-16-2006, 09:07 AM   #2
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Pete---I would Love to have one , in fact I've been testing the waters, so to speak, to see how much it would cost to trade "one more time". We have a 30' Classic and quite frankly it fits us perfect. But theeeeeen I look at those "long shinny things" with 3 axles and dream of having one of those. We're going full time come spring so that adds to my excuses to trade. Interiors and floor plans are really a personal choice, we happen to like the conventional front couch lay out. As to solar, again this is personal, but I prefer using a generator what little we boondock. Unless you are in full sun all day I doubt the solar system offered from the factory would be adiquit when running the furnace during cold weather. Perhaps someone else can comment on that. We have a new Hensley and haven't used it with the exception of a 50 mile test drive. That little bit convences me I made the right choice. Will know for sure week after next when we head south. ----pieman
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Old 12-16-2006, 09:46 AM   #3
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Sure. Why not go to a 34' Classic...you've clearly met what I would consider some of the reasons why one would want/need to go to a 34' Classic IMHO.
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Old 12-16-2006, 10:05 AM   #4
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A 34 would round out your collection. So I must ask what does one do with FOUR Airstreams?
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Old 12-16-2006, 10:17 AM   #5
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We have the 28 now, the other trailers listed are our progression to it. We will be trading the 28 on the 34.

Does anyone have any comments about towing the 34?
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Old 12-16-2006, 10:20 AM   #6
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It's the only one I've ever owned, and if I buy another Airstream in the future, it will just be another 34' with a slide-out. Easy as pie to tow, and even easier to back up. Only real difference to me is you might need to plan your routes a bit more thoroughly due to the extra length, and the increased opportunity for tail drag. Diesel or something like an 8.1 gasser in a 3/4 to 1 ton TV is sort of a must, also.
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Old 12-16-2006, 11:10 AM   #7
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Too long and Costs too much?
Seriously. The extra space between the 31 and the 34 is between the dinette and the couch. I would have liked to seen a bigger bathroom or bedroom. Two more tires and an extra axle to care for.
Limited over the Standard Classic. Nicer looking Cabinets and some of the fixtures are nicer.
This is why I went with the Classic 31 over a 34. or a limited.
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Old 12-16-2006, 11:26 AM   #8
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any classic is a good thought although you are showing signs of aluminitis witch is GOOOOOOOOD-------
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Old 12-16-2006, 11:27 AM   #9
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hi pete...

i wanted the shortest trailer a/s made...

on 3 axles

i like how the triples ride, track, tow, back up, park and look...

check it out...

http://www.airforums.com/forum...13-post38.html

agree the floor plans could be more creative on 34s,

but the standard layout has been in production a long time...

all 07 classics are limiteds but the content of a limited has varied over the years...

there are many good threads here on length comparisons, towing virtues and so on...

and even pictures of several long long long trailers....

search a bit...

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2 late 2 edit my post pete...

hookedonclassic has a 34 with the L lounge...

here is a link to his thread. i think he likes it!

http://www.airforums.com/forum...ase-18675.html


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Old 12-16-2006, 12:14 PM   #11
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Thanks for the link 2. Enjoyed looking at the photos of the interior. Fabric choice is a challenge - since AS doesn't seem to think it is important enough to let you see close up photos of the fabrics before you purchase. I have never been in the 34, so will be making the purchase sight unseen - kind of exciting!
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Old 12-16-2006, 01:38 PM   #12
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Hi Pete,

Just a few of my thoughts. When we bought ours there was only a 31' on the lot to look at. When we took del. I was very happy I got the other 3 feet. It makes a tremendous amount of difference. Also, we had lived in a 25 ft. SOB for a coulpe of years. Trying to use the dinette to do paperwork etc was a problem and the big reason I did not go with the lounge plan. The small curbside table by the sofa is big enough for a laptop,but not much else. The roadside table with one leaf out is roomy enough for my laptop, papers, and mail.I haven't needed to unfold the 2nd leaf. If its time for lunch or dinner, I can just leave it out while we sit at the dinette. I don't have to pick everything up and move it all the time. Sometimes I work on my paperwork or projects a little at a time, so my stuff just sits there out of the way. Hope this helps. 'shaker
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A 34 would round out your collection. So I must ask what does one do with FOUR Airstreams?

Great problems to have!
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You Had Me...

You had me at AS and 34'.

We currently have a 19' (our first AS) and love it. It is just my wife and I and we do mostly weekend, long weekend trips. If we were to start doing caravans or ever go fulltime, I would seriously consider upgrading to one of the larger units. Like that 25' FB model. But then, if I can't keep it in the driveway why not go BIG!?!!
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