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Old 05-23-2009, 01:36 PM   #1
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I just received the June 2009 Issue of Outside magazine and look at what I found !!! A $63,000 19ft AS will be offered this summer with Victorinox Swiss Army badging and custom interior. Wonder how many will go for this.
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Old 05-23-2009, 02:04 PM   #2
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I suspect this unit is not going to sell like the 75th Anniversary Editions did. But time will tell.
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The AS website states there will only be 150 built.
63k for 19ft. Ouch....
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It will be interesting to see how happy Victorinox will be with their name on something with such poor quality control. Or perhaps they will cause Airstream to build to a standard equal to the price of the product and name reputation.

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It will be interesting to see how happy Victorinox will be with their name on something with such poor quality control. Or perhaps they will cause Airstream to build to a standard equal to the price of the product and name reputation.

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Maybe that's why they'll be $63K...
I'm just saying...
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First we take Switzerland, then the KOA; what a crock!
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And don't forget the corkscrew! I always thought it was a very civilized army to provide corkscrews. . .

Couple of thoughts. . .

They really should have painted them red with the cross and shield logo on the side. . . the knife and the trailer's shapes do bear a certain resemblance. . .

And, second a real Swiss Army Airstream ought to have a gun rack with a Stgw 57 or Stgw 90 for each occupant. Yeah, I know, standard issue to the citizenry of Switzerland, but would give some folks heartburn in this country. (The old saying goes, "Switzerland doesn't have an army, Switzerland is an army.)
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Wow, in this economy, Airstream's answer to it is the $100k+ retail toy hauler and a $63k 19' very slightly modified, limited run Bambi, that still has an NCC of 700lbs.

You know, back around 2004ish, I seem to recall the SE or CCD 19' Bambi retailing for about $38k to $42k. Today, they retail for around $50k, now add a $13k premium on top of that for a bunch swiss army gear, a red awning, etc seems a bit much, but hey, that's just me I suppose.

Good luck to 'em, that's all I gotta say.
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it should include a knife, at least
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I think it includes a whole knife block full of knives. Really! Cute idea. Expensive, but really pretty!
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