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Old 09-09-2017, 12:42 PM   #1
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New Slideout on Airstream Motorhome

I toured the factory on Thursday and saw the newly designed Airstream motorhome with a slideout. The tour guides were not suppose to talk about it but did confirm the new slideout. This is a image of the very first production model.

Sorry about the upside down images. They assured me the actual motorhomes will arrive in the correct orientation.
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Old 09-09-2017, 01:27 PM   #2
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I just threw up a little bit��

I hope this is not a serious post....

Failure of epic proportions if that's the "new airstream"
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Old 09-09-2017, 01:30 PM   #3
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Sorry about the upside down images. They assured me the actual motorhomes will arrive in the correct orientation.
Whew! I mean, you pay a whole lot of dollars for the darn thing to find they put the wheels on the wrong end; that would be a deal breaker for me, for sure.

IMHO, as far as slideouts go, it had better be so well engineered that it will be a manual operation; I'd want to pull it out and push it back in, (no motors). I've seen enough campers with stuck sliders and the resulting looks of concern and anxiety to want anything motorized and the resulting money to fix them.

I'll keep my non slide out 310 turbo diesel for a while yet.

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Old 09-09-2017, 01:40 PM   #4
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Looks like it. Murphy bed slide out

Post 11 here.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f240...re-172480.html
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Old 09-09-2017, 01:45 PM   #5
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I just threw up a little bit��

I hope this is not a serious post....

Failure of epic proportions if that's the "new airstream"


I'm with you. I realize aesthetics are fairly subjective, but I think that is ugly. If Thor wants to build those they should stick it in one of their other brands.
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Hum Baby!

I think our 27 FB Ocean Breeze is the perfect trailer, but would love a new van if I could swing it, and this moves to the top of list. Please please please make it with a Land Yacht style interior.

Something for everyone, guess that's why there are so many models.
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As the owner of an Airstream Slide Out Trailer I can attest to the durability and problem-free operation of the slide mechanism over 14 years of regular use. There are at least 80 such units with happy owners here on the forum. However, like those posted before me, that artist creation sure could have used a professional designer dedicated to beauty not mobile blight.
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Whew! I mean, you pay a whole lot of dollars for the darn thing to find they put the wheels on the wrong end; that would be a deal breaker for me, for sure.

IMHO, as far as slideouts go, it had better be so well engineered that it will be a manual operation; I'd want to pull it out and push it back in, (no motors). I've seen enough campers with stuck sliders and the resulting looks of concern and anxiety to want anything motorized and the resulting money to fix them.

I'll keep my non slide out 310 turbo diesel for a while yet.

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So much more pleasing than the classic mh were. Looks more like a transportation device than the classics which looked like kitchen appliances. Never will be able to own one, but appreciate AS design.
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one third of the space in the back is dedicated to the huge bathroom, waste of space in my opinion. Also, the couch is set up to watch TV, dang I am CAMPING I want to view the outdoors!!!!!!
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So much more pleasing than the classic mh were. Looks more like a transportation device than the classics which looked like kitchen appliances. Never will be able to own one, but appreciate AS design.
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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As the owner of an Airstream Slide Out Trailer I can attest to the durability and problem-free operation of the slide mechanism over 14 years of regular use. There are at least 80 such units with happy owners here on the forum.
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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Not sure we needed a third thread about it though.......
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one third of the space in the back is dedicated to the huge bathroom, waste of space in my opinion. Also, the couch is set up to watch TV, dang I am CAMPING I want to view the outdoors!!!!!!
That's what I noticed. The whole thing seems built around the giant TV set. I think ya can lower the set, but then the couch just faces a wall. Seein as I removed the TV sets in my international, I wouldn't even consider an RV that was built mainly for watchin TV.
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