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Old 08-22-2005, 07:42 PM   #57
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Proper colors too.. eh, eh, eh?

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BTW -- not original. Lifted off an avatar on a totally unrelated site. Sorry, I wish I could do art like that!


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Old 08-22-2005, 10:49 PM   #58
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I really like the Safari SE interiors and plan to order the 30' model when offered in the SE package. It seems like the exposed aluminum ceiling and walls should save some weight over the padding that is installed on the regular Safari and Classics. I like the idea of the slip covers, also.

Everybody has been talking boat interiors and weight saving. But Airstream should be looking to its roots in aircraft technology for its interiors. I would like to suggest that all case work (wood) be made of honeycomb core with veneered face. Business jets use this technology...granted they use the most expensive burled wood veneers with 16 coats of polyurethane polished to a glass like finish. But AS could use the honeycomb core to reduce weight and apply the same veneer or laminate that is being used in the Safari and CCD respectively. This should save a ton of weight (well maybe half a ton!). The same honeycomb core material technology could be applied to the subfloor, too. Cost could be an issue, though. I don't know what the honeycomb material cost.

I would also like to see an upgraded wood in the Safari SE package. Maybe a maple or pearwood veneer or other "clear" lighter wood.

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Old 09-25-2005, 09:05 PM   #59
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2 + 2 = Haute Stuff

Hey alright, I can quote myself from the top of this page, eh? There are pictures now folks! The warm woods and old time marmoleum are very nice.

Now the questions: Was this supposed to be a 19-footer? Corner bed?? Will there be only 50 copies made, as with the Quicksilver?

Can't wait for the Fall 'Airstream Life'! (and nope, I'm not giving up my 25' FB SE after Susie has declared it to be "perfect!")

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Old 09-26-2005, 07:54 AM   #60
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Girl you said it ALL!

Originally Posted by Janet

If you mean a return to the birch beauties of the past - than yes!
Swapable fabric is a fab idea. Get rid of the sguare cabinet construction - it doesn't fit in a round-ish trailer and wastes space. Get rid of plasic - it doesn't age well especially in the desert.

How about subfloors made of Trex - no rot - ever! Cover 'em with Rhino lining. Then have pre-sized rugs that fit on top for those who like carpet. When they are too dirty to use any more, order replacements!

Use wood, bamboo, leather in light and rich colors. we added a Paduke trim to our rehabbed Argosy - made a world of diffrence in feel and appearance - kinda posh! I toured a conversion coach last week that had leather walls - It was lovely. Burnished hides with rivets to hold in place.

How about anodized interiiors - pick a color - any color. Gold, red, white....
How about a loft?

What you're asking about is what most of us have done with our vintage trailers. we have updated and improved to our liking. I recommend that they attend a tin can tourists rally and tour trailers for ideas - see what the truely "out of the box" thinkers have done.

So when can i place my order?

YES to the TREX floors, rhino linings and pre-sized carpet. I've got the CCD with inexpensive vinyl - and buy runner rugs at Wal-Mart or Home Depot - when they get dirty, or I get bored with them - toss and get new.

I'd really like a better mattress (and I just spent $400 for a custom made one for my 22ft CCD - it's innerspring and OVAL so it can be flipped from side to side so it won't wear out on the exit side.) I slept on it last night for the first time and I woke up today feeling 10 years younger and 5 pounds thinner!

Replaceable cushion covers YES, YES, YES! I've got the royal blue CCD covers and while they are very nice they are a lint magnet and everything shows on them. I see mattress ticking covers coming soon. Ooooh, or maybe leather (but I'd better perfect the design in ticking to keep the cost of a mistake low. Anybody want the pattern after I develop it?

Thanks again Janice - sometimes I think the guys at Airstream forget how many women campers there are.

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Old 09-26-2005, 12:11 PM   #61
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The photos look like a 50's diner. The novelty of this will wear off quickly. Who wants to live in a greasy spoon anyway?

AS would do wonders for their sales if they just made their product with quality materials and assembly. They have received terrible PR from the many posts on this site from people that have had problems with new units. I suspect that many people do take a look on the Internet before making major purchases!
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Old 09-26-2005, 01:36 PM   #62
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I have to agree with Overlander 64. Cushion covers would be great. We love our vintage trailers, only wish we had a window in our door.

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