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Old 05-07-2008, 06:19 PM   #71
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I'll bet you aren't sleeping
LOL - not as much as I'd like to!

It's supposed to start it's westward trek tomorrow.
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Old 05-07-2008, 06:25 PM   #72
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Old 05-14-2008, 08:09 PM   #73
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Well... it's here! It's still at the dealer's lot. I'll do a systems walk-through tomorrow and on Friday Rod and I will have our hitching and towing lesson and take it home. It's been two years since we decided that we were going with Airstream and now the dream has come true!!! Life is good!
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Old 05-14-2008, 11:27 PM   #74
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I'm sure that you are going to love it. We took delivery a couple of months ago and have 'camped out' beside the house just about every weekend. Work and family pressures derailed the spring break adventure, so we haven't had the opportunity to go anywhere yet. That will change this summer, as we have a couple of great trips planned.

Our walkthrough went fine, with only a couple minor things requiring attention, which I've already forgotten. The one big item, however, is that the factory forgot to connect the wires from the factory installed solar panels to the trailer electrical interface. In bright sunshine there were no charge amps showing on the solar charge controller. The tech checked it out, and made the connection on the day of the walkthrough. So, if you've opted for the solar charge package on your AS, make sure to have the dealer verify that it is operating.

The folks down at Holiday are outstanding, and really explained the operating procedures for all systems with great detail.

Good luck!!
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Old 05-16-2008, 07:45 AM   #75
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.....The folks down at Holiday are outstanding, and really explained the operating procedures for all systems with great detail.

Good luck!!
Yes Mark, they sure are! They all have been great to work with.

We did the walk through yesterday and there were only a couple of minor things. We're going back down there this morning and Andrew will take us trough the towing. Then, we'll bring it home.

We also have some good trips planned for this summer. We may head up to the Jemez for a couple of days but the first "big" trip is City of Rocks SP in June.

We're looking forward to many years of fun experiences with it.
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Old 05-16-2008, 06:45 PM   #77
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SO, did you forget to take the camera?

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No... I remembered to bring it. We just haven't posted any yet. Soon!
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Old 05-16-2008, 06:50 PM   #78
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No... I remembered to bring it. We just haven't posted any yet. Soon!
Well?.... (tapping foot impatiently)
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Old 05-16-2008, 09:42 PM   #79
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Well?.... (tapping foot impatiently)
Soon... real soon!
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Old 05-16-2008, 10:57 PM   #80
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I started an earlier thread about anxiously waiting and getting ready to order. Well, the check came in from my broker (selling off some stock while it's still worth something) and the financing has been approved. So... I signed the purchase order and gave the dealer a deposit and as of this afternoon our new 28 ft Safari SE is FINALLY & OFFICIALLY ON ORDER!!!!

Now the wait is REALLY gonna be killin' me!!! The next 4 to 6 weeks are going to be painful! Will I get any sleep tonight?? Probably not!

To recap:
28 ft Safari SE
Midnight sun
15K BTU HVAC upgrade
2nd ceiling exhaust fan
Solar inverter
23" TV with audio upgrade (and Sirius radio)
Outside speaker
+ a couple of other things that I can't remember right now.

Anyhow... we're ready!
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Congradulations on your new AS. Lots of adventures in the 4 Corners area are waiting for you. Enjoy every minute.

I noticed you ordered the optional wireless speaker. Do you have to plug into the external jack for wireless operation? I have this option also and was informed by AS to unplug the inline connection coming off the transmitter and plug it into the speaker external jack for wireless speaker operation. I'm skeptical and don't like that configuration as you can't close the overhead door with the jack plugged in.
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Old 05-16-2008, 10:57 PM   #81
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Hey Jim & Rod...

We have been waiting all day to hear about your new Airstream and share in your excitment and anti----cipation...hope the trip home went well and you are spending the afternoon/evening/night/weekend playing with your new toy...I'm sure it's glorious!...

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Old 05-16-2008, 11:13 PM   #82
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Congradulations on your new AS. Lots of adventures in the 4 Corners area are waiting for you. Enjoy every minute.

I noticed you ordered the optional wireless speaker. Do you have to plug into the external jack for wireless operation? I have this option also and was informed by AS to unplug the inline connection coming off the transmitter and plug it into the speaker external jack for wireless speaker operation. I'm skeptical and don't like that configuration as you can't close the overhead door with the jack plugged in.
We haven't tried the speaker yet. We didn't pay anything for it - the dealer threw it in. I'm sure we'll try it this weekend sometime.

One thing we discovered is that the sub-woofer is somehow wired into the ceiling lights - you have to turn on the ceiling lights to get the sub-woofer on. Totally unacceptable!

Yes - we joined the 4CU - looking forward to a lot of fun times.

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Old 05-16-2008, 11:19 PM   #83
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Hey Jim & Rod...

We have been waiting all day to hear about your new Airstream and share in your excitment and anti----cipation...hope the trip home went well and you are spending the afternoon/evening/night/weekend playing with your new toy...I'm sure it's glorious!...

Pictures!
Hey TB & G!

All went well! It's 10:15 and we're just finishing dinner. We've been busy all day "moving in" It's sitting in the driveway looking pretty!

I have the pictures resized and ready to post. I'll be doing it soon.

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We haven't tried the speaker yet. We didn't pay anything for it - the dealer threw it in. I'm sure we'll try it this weekend sometime.

One thing we discovered is that the sub-woofer is somehow wired into the ceiling lights - you have to turn on the ceiling lights to get the sub-woofer on. Totally unacceptable!
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Let me know your set up and how your wireless works. We picked up ours in Dec and have the Advent wireless speaker. The kicker is; it's already discontinued!!!

After R&R of my Sony w/Sirius and seeing the wiring mess behind the radio, I can understand how one would get wires crossed, like on your sub-woofer.
Although I like my AS, what bothers me is the lack of quality control and/or ignoring it. These problems should have been checked and resolved prior to shipment. My view/assumption is manufactures today knowingly let issues go (cost savings gained by not correcting their mistakes) and count on a signficant percentage of consumers not bringing their warranty issues in to correct. This aids the manufacture with lower warranty expense. In our case it's easier to correct minor discrepancies ourselves rather than the time and expense of a long trip to a dealer. Your fortunate being only 30-40 minutes from Holiday. Anyway, in the end all good things come to pass. Keep me posted and enjoy your new AS, Larry

Footnote; I installed a HAHA and am very pleased with the handling. Noticable difference from towing w/o HAHA on our 25'.
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