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Old 04-12-2006, 08:13 AM   #29
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here cracker.......

i'll bump the thread by replying to your post......

just 2 be clear.....new tires mounted september 2005......

pressure not checked again till april 2006.....

with variable inflations measured....

and this is a factory issue how?

it's quite possible the service center inflated them correctly...

last september....

many tires loose pressure over time....

6 months qualifies as time...

suggest you check them more often....

even if parked.

i've got 6 and after sitting a few weeks the pressues can vary...

so i usually reinflate them to 65

when the trailer is stored...

as my quality control....

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I agree that I don't have a base to compare with - due to my own negligence - but the problem still remains that all of the tires (---except for the spare) were over-inflated with respect to the factory specified pressure for a 2000 30' Excella - which is 50 psi. Had the readings all been less than 50 psi, I would simply have assumed that it was winter air loss.
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Old 04-12-2006, 09:28 AM   #30
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As our dealer of choice is 500 miles from our home we have made it a point to stay a couple of nights in his rv park as part of our two AS purchases. The night we got our '05 CCD 19er it rained like mad revealing a few water leaks. That was the only problem we found and the dealer took care of it. Since then we've spent about 4 months living in the trailer. The problems along the way were a miss adjusted propane regulalator causing the furnace to missfire (which a dealer on the road fixed), a bad LP detector (which the factory replaced and I installed), and a few interior rivets (which I replaced). That's it, and far fewer ticket items than on our popular model import car. From what I read here, some readers would haved a lot better time on their trips if they were a little more self sufficient and took care of small problems themselves.
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Old 04-12-2006, 10:48 AM   #31
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We've owned two CCDs and found the Safari SE to be the best of both (we have a 28' SE being built now). Neither CCD has had anything other then annoying warranty work done. I think a lot of our problems are Arizona (stored uncovered in 100 F + weather for months at a time) related. The factory attaches the foam weather stripping in the windows with Ohio glue. We've re-glued all the windows with AZ spec glue that our dealer (Oasis in Tucson) got us. Actually they've re-glued most of them under warranty. We also just had a cracked sky light replaced under warranty (it started leaking). Some other roof leaks (around fans or vents?) and as already stated in this thread interior rivets go missing too. Our worst problem was a water heater electronic starter component that died on a trip. Easily fixed and we carry a spare now. That could happen on any RV. BTW is your avatar a Zappa reference? Bongo Fury!
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Old 04-12-2006, 10:54 AM   #32
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We have a 19ft Safari SE. The gestalt of the unit is quite pleasing and all our appliances work
I don't believe our trailer has a gestalt. Does anyone know what year Airstream started fitting them to new trailers? Can one be retro-fitted to a 1988 model Excella? Does Inland RV stock them? Information on good or bad experiences would be appreciated.
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Old 04-12-2006, 10:55 AM   #33
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Hey Silverback... you hit the rivet on the head. Here I'm iz, the Zomby Woof!

We are going to give the Safari another look. The 28 SE really does seem more comfortable than the CCD. Did you order it with any "special" options? What was the estimated build time they gave you? And if you don't mind me asking, what kind of discount did you negotiate? Colonial Airstream has two 28 Safari SEs on the way. Only problem is that my GF absolutely despises the Midnight Sun color scheme, which is how these 2 units are being built. And her first choice, Forest Sage, is supposedly discontinued.

I guess there are worse dilemmas than deciding on which AS to choose!
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Old 04-12-2006, 11:36 AM   #34
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I don't believe our trailer has a gestalt. Does anyone know what year Airstream started fitting them to new trailers?
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The pioneer Airstreams (pre-1967) all came fully loaded with gestalt. I don't know when they started adding it again.
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Old 04-12-2006, 11:37 AM   #35
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We did order some special options. Specifically the street side (and rear window) awnings. We loved those on the CCD and wanted them for the Safari. We also ordered the 15K BTU AC (another AZ thing), the solar, boondocking and 600W inverter packages. And last but not the least the upgraded audio/video package (minus the satellite radio option because it's not XM). We preferred midnight sun and we're on the frequent buyer program at our dealer so we get numerous discounts. Especially the trade-in for a trailer they know is well maintained.
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Old 04-12-2006, 11:47 AM   #36
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The pioneer Airstreams (pre-1967) all came fully loaded with gestalt. I don't know when they started adding it again.
In our 1996 excella with the swoopy graphics I'm reading another term--Looks like it was fitted with Oy Gevalt! Guess its a good thing we can seek help from the forum!!
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Old 04-12-2006, 12:20 PM   #37
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No QC Problems here

I agree with previous posts that happy owners are too busy using their AS to post replies. I recently picked up my 2006 23' Safari SE. I looked at it on Saturday and picked it up on Thursday only because the dealer is 1 1/2 hours away and I had to work and the dealer needed a day to prep. After walking through several other top of the line SOB's, the quality of the AS was unmatched. The reason so many AS's are still on the road and the reason they can be refurbished in the first place is plain and simple, Quality. This is my first TT or RV of any kind and I can't imagine having anything but an AS.

To say I didn't find anything wrong with mine would be a lie. There was a scratch on the refrigerator face plate done by the dealer when removing the plastic, a dent in one of the overhead cabinet doors, a small piece of laminate that needs some glue, and the heater cover won't latch properly, but all items are being taken care of by the dealer. This unit was taken to a show and I suspect was the cause of all but the refrigerator door.

If you really want to see QC problems buy something other than an AS. I attached a photo of my new toy while they were hitching it up to bring home.

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the problem still remains that all of the tires (---except for the spare) were over-inflated with respect to the factory specified pressure for a 2000 30' Excella - which is 50 psi. Had the readings all been less than 50 psi, I would simply have assumed that it was winter air loss.
cracker.....
you don't mention which tire...
i assume goodyear marathons...
but you have not indicated which....
c or d rated.....
i believe the service center policy...
is to inflate the tire to the max/recommended pressure...
50 or 65 respectively...
printed on the tire sidewall...

then the owner....
after properly weighing the trailer...
can adjust pressures down...
if so inclinded...

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hi clarkjw and welcome

congrats on the new trailer...

great model.....

post more pics of your new joy...

and happy camping.....

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Old 04-12-2006, 01:09 PM   #40
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Thanks, it is a great model. We have the "L" lounge in the front with the hide away table. Fantastic invention. It leaves the living area open. Attached is a photo of the "L" lounge and another of me in the kitchen celebrating the new arrival. Cheesy I know, but what can I say.
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Congrats. Can't wait to have some pictures of my own to post! Does anyone have a link that shows the color Stratus?
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Old 04-12-2006, 01:53 PM   #42
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The following link is a PDF showing color options. It includes Stratus.

http://www.airstream.com/airstream/p...i_combined.pdf
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