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Old 09-10-2017, 11:53 AM   #15
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Maybe that's the thing; you regularly use it and probably maintain it. Let it sit for while and will it work then?

Just saying; many slideouts out there that work......but when one doesn't, and you have to be out of your site on a Sunday; miles away from a qualified RV dealer whose backlogged with work for the next three months.......

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I have yet to encounter the "it doesn't work" issue, personally. However, the design provides a simple manual method for retraction which I have tested as a 'be prepared" task. It works easily and would not take more than a few minutes extra when departing. The only way I can see an issue is if the mechanism or shell got damaged pretty heavily (tree fell on it?). The rails are massive and overbuilt by design; not aluminum or other light gauge metal. The electronic controller can fail but it does not impair the manual process. That is no different than the crank method as backup on electric tongue jacks. I have listened to many trailer slide doubters over the years and it is always a story about a SOB model. The doubting minds found here on the forum are rarely open to another opinion but it doesn't hurt to report facts related to my experience with the Airstream product installed on the trailers. Without inspection, I haven't a clue if they brought their A game to the van or just used a system from a SOB supplier like their appliances.

Sorry for varying too far from the post topic regarding the new van.
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Old 09-10-2017, 12:08 PM   #16
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Slideout(s)

Now there will be concerns - how many slideouts does it have? So un-AS!!
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Old 09-10-2017, 01:47 PM   #17
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Maybe that's the thing; you regularly use it and probably maintain it. Let it sit for while and will it work then?

Just saying; many slideouts out there that work......but when one doesn't, and you have to be out of your site on a Sunday; miles away from a qualified RV dealer whose backlogged with work for the next three months.......

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I originally had a Winnebago class A with slide outs and got trapped twice when the slide out wouldn't retract. After jiggling it up and down half a dozen times with the auto levelers, it finally came back in. Had it to the service people several times and they could never have it fail to retract.
Because of that agony, I traded the Winnie for an AS Flying Cloud 28 which I just traded for a 2018 Tommy Bahama Interstate. I loved the room in the trailer but the convenience and maneuverability of the Interstate make it the hands down winner for me even with my 105 pound Husky and 95 pound Flat Coated Retriever.
I'll never have another RV with slide outs.

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Old 09-11-2017, 08:01 AM   #18
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A Class C motor home on a Sprinter chassis with a slide and a Murphy bed already exists: The Leisure Vans Unity.
Still not big enough.
Still too much flipping/converting.transforming the space to serve one purpose or another.
It should be a Jayco or some other brand that Thor owns.
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Old 09-11-2017, 11:22 AM   #19
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avionstream is just trolling for reaction from us Classic guys. He just lives in "nowhere, somewhere"; doesn't sign his name to his posts and throws darts whilst dreaming of maybe one day owning an Airstream Classic motorhome.
Be nice to avionstream. How many people here on the Forums have over 6,000 posts to their name, as he does? I'll tell you. Just 37. Out of 113,104 registered AirForums users. He's been on the AirForums for a little over 12 years so far. Not the kind of record one would attribute to a troll, is it?

avionstream may be opinionated and too set in his ways to compromise on anything that's not life-threatening— or even on a few things that are— but those are traits he has in common with a whole bunch of us.

Most of us don't sign our real names to our posts. This is a publicly accessible forum, and being cautious about giving out personal information— such as not giving out one's real name and real hometown— is only being security-conscious. In fact, now that I think of it, I'm going to edit my own profile and remove my real hometown, too.
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Old 09-11-2017, 11:50 AM   #20
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Slide-outs may be generally reliable, but they only quit on Sunday morning when it is time to go home for work Monday morning.
How do I know? Albeit this was on an sob trailer.
Still I think the year model 2002-2011 Airstream trailers with slide-outs had reliable slide-outs because I know never hear of one not working.
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Old 09-11-2017, 02:44 PM   #21
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Great looking van.

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A Class C motor home on a Sprinter chassis with a slide and a Murphy bed already exists: The Leisure Vans Unity.
Still not big enough.
Still too much flipping/converting.transforming the space to serve one purpose or another.
It should be a Jayco or some other brand that Thor owns.
I have never heard of that company. I agree that all of those vans are too tights, too many uses overlapping.

However, that van looks fantastic and for the price way ahead of the AS version.
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Google Leisure Travel Vans Unity.
Possibly you have already looked at it online?
It looks nicer than this one.
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I agree that all of those vans are too tights, too many uses overlapping.
All the comforts of home. Except that you have to put away one comfort of home to use another!

At least that's how I describe my Airstream Interstate when anybody asks. Either that, or: comfortable for one, cozy for two, cramped for three.
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Anyone have any experience with the MB 3.0 L V6 and an 11,000 lb RV? With 188 hp and 325 lbs ft, I'm sure it'll do fine rolling down the interstate but not so sure about going up a hill. And a 5 sp transmission? I know there's a flat torque curve but a couple more gears would be welcomed.
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Mike, it's okay buddy. avionstream is just trolling for reaction from us Classic guys. He just lives in "nowhere, somewhere"; doesn't sign his name to his posts and throws darts whilst dreaming of maybe one day owning an Airstream Classic motorhome.

I like you avionstream but ususally your trolling is more subtle and sophisticated. Did my climate change response to your post tick you off?

Anyway, didn't I see a post that you were signing off for good?

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Anyone have any experience with the MB 3.0 L V6 and an 11,000 lb RV? With 188 hp and 325 lbs ft
That's what my Interstate had, before I got a RennTech ECU tune. https://www.renntechmercedes.com/ind...ducts/sprinter

The stock engine performed adequately, even when towing a 3500# Honda toad. But acceleration was slower than I'd prefer, especially when merging onto the highway in heavy traffic. With the ECU tune, there is a gain of 80hp and 97lb-ft of torque. The van accelerates with authority and has no trouble negotiating steep high-rise bridges or 7% highway grades, with little to no downshifting required on the up-slope to maintain speed. At speeds of 60mph or less, there's even a small increase in fuel economy, though at speeds over 60mph fuel economy is worse. The engine also runs about 10F hotter than before due to a leaner fuel mixture, but has never overheated in 4 years since I got the RennTech ECU tune.

Best of all, RennTech is an authorized Mercedes Benz upfitter, so if you get the RennTech tune, just make sure the dealer has that info in their computer, and they won't reset the ECU tune back to factory original during Schedule A or Schedule B maintenance.
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