Originally Posted by NeatAirstream
The Bi-Fold Cover was Standard in 2004 but optional in 2005. It could have been stonen, borrowed or never installed by Airstream. The salesman probally was just basing his answer off of the 2005 Model Year.
Though the answer is correct, the issue isn't with the answer as I see it, it's with the conflicting info that is found. Personally, this has been one of my biggest issues with Airstream....not getting everyone on the same page from the sales folks selling the units, the website, down to the brochure and even the window stickers that are out of date with wrong info. Typically I can overlook the sales folks getting it wrong or getting mixed up, things change and sometimes it's hard to keep up....even the brochures state specs subject to change without notice....but when you buy a coach, and the window sticker still has options listed on it that the unit was suppose to come with and the left hand was never told or updated to what the right hand does, that's a problem and I applaud the dealer for taking care of the customer because IMHO, he's right. Could you imagine a car manufac getting away with this practice of selling a truck with items listed on the window sticker and not having the items in the vehicle?
Our 2003 Bambi had the same issue, though it was an issue that was an upgrade...the sticker said 8 gallon black tank and the coach had an 18 gallon black tank.
Here is another example:
Website says the 25' SS SE has a 39 gallon black tank......unless they modified the coach, the SS had a 18 gallon black tank with the rear bath units, yet they have the 25' SE black tank listed as 18 gallons. Also the gray tank for the SS was 39 gallons unless that too was changed. I sent them a PM months ago with this and either they did make a change to the coaches or just blew off the error.
Though the issues discussed are small things, my feeling is that if one takes the time to implement new changes, part of that process is to update the website and the window stickers at the very least (besides updating dealers with specification changes), but that's just my opinion FWIW.
BTW if we are updating our stove status,
I purchased the cover for $30 some odd bucks when I was at the factory and planned on taking it with me if I upgraded to the 25' SS SE (though it now appears we might not be able to come to a deal with that and keep our 2004).