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Old 01-16-2006, 08:16 PM   #1
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Classic 34 Owners in SoCal??

We are former Airstreamers considering a late model Airstream Classic 34 for fulltiming. We had a Sovereign 31 many years back and haven't seen a 34 for almost as long.

We would like to view a C34 within a reasonable distance from our present base in Hemet CA. We want to be sure that the C34 is all we expect it to be before driving hundreds of miles to see those currrently advertised on the web or asking the volunteer inspectors to check out coaches for us.

We called all 3 SoCal dealers today and all say they do not stock C34s because most parks in SoCal have small sites. and the price of the new C34's is too high to warrant carrying one in stock!

We would appreciate it if any owners of post '95 (widebody) C34s in SoCal would be willing to show us their coach.

Please send a PM if you can help.


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Old 01-16-2006, 08:29 PM   #2
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Check the classifieds too..

There are 3 websites you might want to check for 34' trailers you could look at in Southern Calif. other than at Airstream Dealers...

1. The classifieds here (new and getting better fast..)
2, (search for travel trailer, manufacturer Airstream, in descending price order...)
3. Vintage Airstream Club Website ( classifieds. Despite name, they list newer trailers and have some 34's listed...

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Old 01-17-2006, 12:04 AM   #3
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seeing is believing!

hi geejay

love the 34.

while not the same as being in one, roadkingmoe here, has in his picture poster a full set of photos from his 2001 when it was new. it's a pretty good representation of the wide body non slide 34s...

i've posted lots of pictures too but they aren't all in one place...

'most parks in so cal have small sites'......what sort of crap is that....look at all of the big 40ft class a pushers and bus conversions in so cal....

dealers DO have to buy the units so a 34 is a big cost on the lot....when bambis and ccds and se are so popular right now....

welcome and i hope someone volunteers a tour......

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Old 01-18-2006, 11:51 AM   #4
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'most parks in so cal have small sites'......what sort of crap is that....look at all of the big 40ft class a pushers and bus conversions in so cal....
Well....the park we're in right now has our hitch about 3 feet from the street and we're only 28 ft overall! The 5th across the road is actually hanging over the street. Fortunately it is wide enough for a patio and parking space beside the trailer.

We were in Redlands for a month and they have a forklift to park and remove the trailers from the sites because they are so short and narrow. We couldn't put our awning out because it hung over the hedge that partitioned the site from the next and had to park the truck sideways across the front of the site to get it off the road.

These are the only parks in SoCal we have stayed in so far. So maybe there is something to that assertion?
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didn't mean to suggest that there are not parks with narrow sites and short sites....but when was the last time ANY dealer made their inventory decisions based on the local rv parks? that was my point.

all dealers of all brands stock what is popular, what is moving and what they think people want. and so cal is chockoblock full of 40' luxo buses.

what is true is that the 34s are costly for a dealer to buy and keep on the lot given they may not sell the one they buy for a long time....and with the same money they can buy 2-3 bambi's/ccds which will move quicker too.

i ordered mine and got a great price but the dealers i visited each tried hard to get me into the one they had on the lot.

used 34s can likely be had for nearly the same price as used 30/31s with the same you just need to look some as suggested by john mcg.

however, an important question you might want to consider.......if you REALLY do tend toward small parks/old parks and camping locations where short is you really want a 34?

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