Originally Posted by micsupply
i ordered mine minutes after airstream sent me an email announcing availability. it showed up two days later. this weekend i was reading through it for the umteenth time and the binding let go. the pages separated from the spine and all the pages fell in my lap.
i spoke with airstream on monday and they said some of the binding were defective and i wasn't the first to call. they assured me UPS would be here to pick up the broken book and they let me upgrade to the limited addition as long as i paid the difference.
i think the bad bindings are what may be holding up availability.
'78 excella 500
'93 excella 1000
I too, ordered mine as soon as I got the Airstream newsletter announcing its release. I knew they'd go fast. I debated whether to get the $99 one, but settled on the 'regular' one. Airstream didn't mention the extra goodies that come with that one - besides the aluminum sleeve - otherwise, I'd have sprung for it. I just found out a few days ago. Maybe we can get the CD separately?
Anyway, about this binding business
Is there anyway to tell if one has one that is going to fall apart, or is it all the first editions that are prone to it?
From a collector's standpoint, one could assume that these will end up more collectable, providing you can keep them together. Maybe I'll spring for an Aluminum clad one, and put the other one away.
Would it be wrong of us to point out inconsistencies? On page 137 it says the picture was taken in Ohio. Funny, it looks identical to the proving grounds between Needles, CA and Kingman, AZ - definitely desert.
Something that fascinated me was how many times coach #83 turned up in the caravan pictures. That trailer must have circumnavigated the globe at least twice!
If anyone has already started a thread on this kind of thing somewhere else, let me know. I'd like to see what others have noticed, 'between the lines'!