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Old 02-05-2014, 06:51 AM   #15
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One thing I don't see on it is external storage, except for the bumper. Where does one keep the electrical cord, the water hoses, the leveling blocks, etc.?
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:24 AM   #16
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Nice but whatever....
Does it leak? Will the floors rot.
This is a joke.... none if the traditional problems are resolved...
GYM tires supporting a $2000 electric table leg? Seriously?

Install a composite one piece sub floor under a sealed shell. Dip every single rivet in sealant prior to bucking and use a metal wheelwell for protection against blowouts.. its the important stuff that needs rethinking! Eye candy is only shiny for a little while. I have the money to buy one of these yearly... pass until it is a real improvement as the custom work on my current surpasses this as do many of yours!
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:42 AM   #17
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I think that you hit the nail on the head. A lot of eye candy, but no real substance. Even though I really like the style and finish, I would expect to see a bullet proof trailer in that price range.

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Old 02-05-2014, 07:47 AM   #18
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Wow. At $150K, I was expecting the link to be an extreme rebuild that someone did for a star or something like that, not a new one from Airstream on a dealer's lot.

We'll stick with ours for now.
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:48 AM   #19
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Think what most owners could do with a 90s excella 30' and $110000!

I had a cabin cruiser with a 4 burner stainless and oven.... nickle and oiled maple counters and a fridge with a compressor... never a warm soda.
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:51 AM   #20
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suprized this would generate so much commentary.

have to agree with atomicNo13 post.. 140k unit with the some ole trash tires. At least go with a nice steel wheelwell area to help protect the unit from the eventual GYM tire blow out.

150K yacht has better quality i bet.





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Nice but whatever....
Does it leak? Will the floors rot.
This is a joke.... none if the traditional problems are resolved...
GYM tires supporting a $2000 electric table leg? Seriously?

Install a composite one piece sub floor under a sealed shell. Dip every single rivet in sealant prior to bucking and use a metal wheelwell for protection against blowouts.. its the important stuff that needs rethinking! Eye candy is only shiny for a little while. I have the money to buy one of these yearly... pass until it is a real improvement as the custom work on my current surpasses this as do many of yours!
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:57 AM   #21
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This trailer was on Jay Leno's Garage. I think for that price it should come with a lifetime warranty!

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Old 02-05-2014, 08:00 AM   #22
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This appears to be a listing by Colonial, but the trailer does not show up in the Colonial inventory. They must have sold this "bargain" already.
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Old 02-05-2014, 08:00 AM   #23
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The one Mr Wheeler brought to Jay had a Domestic A/C unit!
I want one of those!
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Old 02-05-2014, 08:38 AM   #24
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I think that you hit the nail on the head. A lot of eye candy, but no real substance. Even though I really like the style and finish, I would expect to see a bullet proof trailer in that price range.

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Old 02-05-2014, 08:50 AM   #25
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The one Mr Wheeler brought to Jay had a Domestic A/C unit!
I want one of those!
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That video was actually kind of embarrassing and I'm a rookie! Oy!

Please understand, I LOVE my trailer and paid about 1/3rd of that price for it. To triple what I spent, it would have to be bullet proof. The recommendations made earlier (composite floor, leakproof, better tires, appliances, etc.) are a great place to start. I could argue those are warranted on my trailer - again, not a complaint - I love it - but surely the recommendations seasoned Airstreamers have made over the decades have merit. Puzzling why they're not adopted.
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:50 AM   #26
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Honestly do some quick math...
What's the single most expensive component in an Airstream?
Do these things cost to mfg. anywhere near the msrp? $80-140k is pretty good profit. Don't get me wrong... I love my Airstreams and am doing things to add longevity. I will not be close to 140k with rotting floors and a leaking shell on either my PanAmerica or older Excella.
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:41 AM   #27
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You have to accept the fact that Jay Leno and his crowd are not interested in longevity, just glitz and glitter.

The Goodyear tires and the Ikea cabinets and the cheap aluminum shell will out last their interest.

2 or 3 years out it will be in our price range.
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I am an aluminum tent person. What a waste of money that would be for me. The bathroom setup was nice, the rest of the trailer does nothing for me. Of course I feel the same way about all the newer As. To each his own. Jim
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