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Old 05-21-2013, 01:06 AM   #1
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Jay Leno tours the new Land Yacht...

Here's a You Tube video with Jay & Bob Wheeler...

2013 Airstream Land Yacht Concept - Jay Leno's Garage - YouTube
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:55 PM   #2
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It's like the first time he's ever seen a RV.
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:57 PM   #3
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Let alone an Airstream.
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:42 PM   #4
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Great publicity. Lets a sizable audience know AS is still in business. Bob Wheeler did pretty well too - personable and polished. Good for them.

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Old 05-21-2013, 06:46 PM   #5
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Funny that Wheeler totally skipped mentioning one of their hot-selling products, the Interstates, when he referred to the Classic mohos. Come to think of it, he failed to mention the square motorhomes as well.
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:07 PM   #6
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Funny that Wheeler totally skipped mentioning one of their hot-selling products, the Interstates, when he referred to the Classic mohos. Come to think of it, he failed to mention the square motorhomes as well.
I can't fault Bob at all. He was trying to go with the flow and follow Jay's lead. I think that being interviewed and filmed/videoed by any national talk show host would be pretty intimidating for most of us!

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Old 05-21-2013, 10:12 PM   #7
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You don't try to spin that kind of exposure. You take it for what it is worth, publicity that otherwise could cost in the millions, if Airstream needed to advertise, which, if recent anecdotal reports about production and orders at the factory are accurate, it clearly doesnt need to!
Previous sentence carefully crafted to drive any copy editors from my previous life absolutely bonkers! LOL
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:23 PM   #8
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He really should have mentioned the Interstate since Leno is a car guy.

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Old 05-22-2013, 12:47 AM   #9
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... if recent anecdotal reports about production and orders at the factory are accurate ...
We were at Jackson Center for some planned service last week and took the tour again. Quite a change from a couple of years ago. We were told production was up to nearly 50/week and they currently have almost 800 orders to fill. Great news for Airstream but a bit of a wait for those who have just put in an order for one. Also noticed they have changed from the pink fiberglass insulation to a brown fiber based material that is supposed to have a higher R-factor.
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All American, huh? Except for the Dometic appliances from Sweden. That's still better than an Interstate. The Interstate is truly international, and that might be why it wasn't mentioned.

Interstates are:
German (Mercedes body & drive train)
Italian (Fiamma awning, Project 2000 step)
Swedish (Dometic sink)
British (SMEV cooktop)
Japanese (Kenwood stereo, Ultraleather upholstery)
Canadian (Atwood water heater, Nova Kool fridge, CR Laurence windows)
American (Carrier AC, MaxxAir fan)
Maybe some other nationalities I've forgotten, too.
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Maybe an American company should start making appliances that work as well as my Dometic stuff does.
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Maybe an American company should start making appliances that work as well as my Dometic stuff does.
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I got a chuckle when Bob Wheeler pointed out the "hot water heater".

As my brother is always quick to point out, "It isn't a HOT water heater, it's just a water heater. You heat COLD water."
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Snazzy Airstream. The marketing here is interesting as they expand the line from the most basic but practical Bambi to those who like the retro luxury of nice old boats. The galley looks better equipped to prepare a Martini than a dinner.

What better place to into a cool man-cave than Jay Leno's garage.

I'm in (oooopps, just heard Bob Wheeler mention $130-$140 thou).

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