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Old 03-02-2008, 08:18 PM   #1
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It's Killin' me!!!!

The wait is killing me! Finally after 2 years, the A/S is going on order. We finally decided on the 2008 28 ft Safari SE - Midnight Sun. We're putting some cool options on it too!

I'll finish up the financing this week and as soon as I get the check from my broker for the down payment, the trailer goes on order. Then it's a 4 to 6 week wait - counting it down - minute by minute!

We don't plan of being home that much this summer. No, actually we will be home - at home in our 2nd home, the new 'streamer!

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Old 03-02-2008, 08:20 PM   #2
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Congrats, Cant wait to see pictures of it!!!!!
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:15 PM   #3
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Good news! The Airstream is coming, and what a great choice ~G
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:21 PM   #4
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Good news! The Airstream is coming, and what a great choice ~G
Now all we need to do is get over the towing anexity!!!
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:22 PM   #5
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LOL, dont worry, its not that bad!!
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:26 PM   #6
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LOL, dont worry, its not that bad!!
Somewhere deep down in I know that's true!!!
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:48 PM   #7
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Love you choice of AS and your cat. I have three of those little critters.
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:54 PM   #8
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a couple of new order suggestions for ne1 going this route...

1. deposit

the deposit doesn't need to be a large dollar amount. mine was 1,000$ on a 34 classic with lots of extras.

and was handled with a credit card.

IF the dealer wants a lot of money, find another dealer.

but AT LEAST make SURE to read your purchase order carefully.

2. purchase order

this document MUST include wording that allows you, the buyer to NOT ACCEPT the unit and NOT LOSE ANY of the deposit.

don't buy into any nonsense about your losing money, special order rules, or not being able to walk away from the deal.

your deposit is a reflection of a strong desire to get the specific unit, with the specific accessories.

it is NOT a final purchase agreement or a first payment on the trailer.

3. delivery

a/s does NOT sell trailers directly to customers, no not even special orders.

and as for that matter EVERY trailer the dealer buys is ordered.

so technically and legally, the trailer is being ordered BY the dealer, just like everything else on the lot was...

and still belongs to the DEALER until the 'closing purchase documents' are signed...

this packet includes an inspection/dealer delivery form, an a/s CPC form, the invoice purchase form and so on...

4. inspection

many posts cover the process (or parts) of inspecting a new unit.

as the buyer you should CAREFULLY inspect the unit and try ALL of the systems, before SIGNING anything at delivery.

so folks even spend 1 night IN the unit on the lot, before signing/accepting the unit.

IF for ANY reason like...

crappy rivets, dents/scratches, poor door fit, squeaky/loose floors, sloppy window placement, corrosion and so on...

you, the buyer aren't satisfied with the trailer DON'T accept it, don't sign the paper work.

some dealers will pressure buyers to sign the documents first, while they promise to fix stuff later.

while they may try to fix things, once you sign the paper work it is YOUR TRAILER and the problems are YOURS.

for example IF the unit needs to go back to jackson center for any work the dealer cannot do correctly,

once you sign, YOU pay for transport back to the factory.

so my point is, as anxious and excited as we get about ordering 'our' units....

there is NO reason for big deposits or non-refundable deposits or accepting a trailer that isn't right.

there are dozens of threads here about folks who signed and accepted units that had should NEVER have left the factory.

and then spend the next several years trying to get the unit right, while investing personal time and money and emotion in the process.

i only know of a few folks who have rejected a unit at delivery,

but in EACH case, the defective trailer went back to j/c or was replaced with ANOTHER ordered unit.

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Old 03-02-2008, 09:58 PM   #9
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Very cool trailer!

I know what you will be going through while waiting for delivery. Don't fret, delivery day will be here before you know it. We placed our order on Jan 14, and will take delivery this week, 7 weeks after the order.

Enjoy!!
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Old 03-02-2008, 10:43 PM   #10
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Congratulations on your soon to be new Airstream, it is a great floorplan. Towing is not as bad as the anticipation of having to tow. Get a good brake controller and a good weight distribution hitch with sway control and I am sure you will be fine.

2air brings up some great points in his post.
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Old 03-03-2008, 08:07 AM   #11
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Very cool trailer!

I know what you will be going through while waiting for delivery. Don't fret, delivery day will be here before you know it. We placed our order on Jan 14, and will take delivery this week, 7 weeks after the order.

Enjoy!!
I noticed that you're from Edgewood - are you by chance getting your trailer from Dan at Holiday?
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Old 03-03-2008, 08:09 AM   #12
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Congratulations on your soon to be new Airstream, it is a great floorplan. Towing is not as bad as the anticipation of having to tow. Get a good brake controller and a good weight distribution hitch with sway control and I am sure you will be fine.

2air brings up some great points in his post.
Thanks for the info. 2air always makes some great points in his posts!
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Old 03-03-2008, 08:18 AM   #13
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Congratulations on the new AS! I will be looking for it when I pass through NM in May and Aug.
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Old 03-03-2008, 08:42 AM   #14
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Congratulations on the new AS! I will be looking for it when I pass through NM in May and Aug.
I checked out your photo page - nice photography. I was on your other website last week - it looks like it might be really nice when you get it all together.
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