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Old 02-15-2004, 12:11 PM   #15
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When we toured the Airstream Plant back in December, they showed us an area that is set aside for customizing the trailers. I'm surprised that a Dealer would tell you that they don't offer this option.
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Old 02-15-2004, 12:24 PM   #16
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1) Is that power switch what I think it is? A switch to cut-off any curent from the battery so you don't have to disconnect battery cables when storing?

Uhhhhh....never mind, power HITCH.

BTW is there a cut-off for the battery on these trailers?


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There is a battery cut off behind the sofa on my Safari.
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I'm looking at the 30' Classic Ltd. Haven't decided yet on the slide or not, but am leaning toward getting the one without the slide. I believe this model also has the vinyl floor from the door thru to the end of the bath.

We're also undecided on whether to get the twin beds or the queen. Since my wife wants the twins, we'll probably decide to go that route.

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Floor Materials

The Airstream handout floor plan sheets for all Classic and Safari models show vinyl usually from the door or kitchen area on back and carpet at the front sofa living area. The CCDs are all vinyl except the sheet says linoleum (which it definitely is not). All four of the Airstream models at the Minneapolis RV show, I think, had fake wood vinyl flooring. At first I wondered if maybe it wasn't something like Pergo.
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Old 02-15-2004, 01:42 PM   #20
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The 2004 30' SO and the 2 34' SO models have carpet at the door entry. The vinyl doesn't start until you're in the kitchen area. I'm guessing that resulted from the design of the kitchen counters in these models. Personally, the carpeted entry isn't something I'd opt for.

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Jack.

BTW is there a cut-off for the battery on these trailers?

Curious.

Jonathan
Yep and be sure you use it. I didn't at first and found a dead battery on the Safari after about 6 weeks in the storage lot. Note that even with the master disconnect switch off, the propane detector continues to draw power.

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The 2004 30' SO and the 2 34' SO models have carpet at the door entry. The vinyl doesn't start until you're in the kitchen area. I'm guessing that resulted from the design of the kitchen counters in these models. Personally, the carpeted entry isn't something I'd opt for.

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John, I asked the question from a factory person and the reason is because of the slide out. There are stainless steel rollers on the slide and they will cause problems if they roll over vinyl. I asked for the vinyl like the non slide out units and was turned down for that reason.

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On further exam of the plans

You're right. All the slide out units do have carpet where there is a slideout and thus carpet at the door. The only non-slide out plan showning carpet at the door is the Safari 28' W.
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John,

I think the 30' Classic is an awesome floorplan (well, I am a little biased). I wanted a SO but decide to go with out.

SO cons
1) The huge hitch weight
2) weight unbalance issues
3) possibe future mechanical problems
4) has carpet in front of door
5) no cabinets over dinette
6) no outside storage door under dinette

SO pros
1) More room
2) more room
3) more room

Have fun choosing your model. It is awefully fun!!! I take delivery on Wednesday!
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Other SO pluses when comparing to 31' w/o SO.

4. More counter top space.
5. More space under counter top.
6. Two large & deep slide out drawers under dinette seats. I think these are the outside compartments in the non-SO unit.

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4) but the counter space is BEHIND the sink and less between stove and sink. I think it is more usable space if it is next to sink.

5) Yes, much more space under sink.

6) The no-slide has the deep drawers under dinette AND the outside door.
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4) but the counter space is BEHIND the sink and less between stove and sink. I think it is more usable space if it is next to sink.

5) Yes, much more space under sink.

6) The no-slide has the deep drawers under dinette AND the outside door.
Ah yes I understand what you are saying on #4 but I'll take any space I can get. #6. Do the drawers slide both ways or are there two sets on the non-slide unit (sort of a half depth drawer for the inside)? We found that one of the inside under dining seat drawers is great for pots and pans.

We think the other one will be used for soda, water, and other tall foodstuffs. We used to keep that in the drawers under the couch in the Safari. The Classic has less under couch storage space.

Quite honestly we really did appreciate the storage space in the 27' rear twin Safari. It will take us a while to get used to the Classic storage.

I'm going to miss the two rear side compartments that were on the Safari. Even though the rear compartment above the bumper on the Classic is much larger, I liked the Safari's side ones.

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The drawer under the front dinette seat goes half the length of the dinette seat. The other half of storage space under seat is accessed from outside door, no drawer.

I, too, am going to put the pots and pans under seat. That's a perfect spot.

Do you have a DVD player and if so where did you put it? Inside the credenza looks too small.
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