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Old 01-28-2016, 01:29 PM   #435
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I'm with you Roc, if not for Int Sig CCD, I would have saved 40K. I had huge new 5er picked out. My wife fell in love with CCD interior. I like it too.
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Old 01-28-2016, 05:45 PM   #436
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New less expensive Airstream

We really like our 75th anniversary International CCD 22 footer. Interior is really nice and it ties in really well. The desk work area in the back is unique to the 2007. Last year for a desk area.

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Old 01-28-2016, 11:25 PM   #437
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I just read these five posts and they are interesting but What do any of these posts have to do with a new less expensive Airstream?
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Old 01-29-2016, 02:49 AM   #438
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Old 01-29-2016, 04:06 AM   #439
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The topic must drift - until AIRSTREAM brings out the much anticipated model - we're all just speculating. It is like Seinfield, a show about nothing... we're interested... but clueless.

It's kinda like "the best pizza in town" People can come to blows about it but it's largely a matter of individual taste and early conditioning.

The new Pendleton leaves me "meh" which doesn't mean there aren't other people who totally adore it. I'm glad Airstream makes more than one model of interior. (I'm thinking THAT has waked up the "gold plaid" interior makers to a new reality. I'm also sure there are STILL a few people who think wagon wheel chandeliers are all that and a bag of chips.

Here's a bit more drift - apropos of nothing - I bought REAL latex foam to make replacement cushions for the Avion's dinette. Measured and cut the new fabric, sewed it ALL and put ONE cover on - then sat on it. And realized that the ORIGINAL cushions with 30 year old filler still felt more comfortable. ONLY then (DUH on me) did I unzip the cover on the old cushion (I'd avoided doing so because I didn't want to get a boatload of disintegrating stuffing all over the interior of the trailer. It's too darn cold to sew on the picnic table!) AND guess what? The old cushions are filled with multiple layers of poly fiber fill sandwiched between non woven interfacing fabric (Pellon is one brand name for the interfacing). The stuff looks like it is brand spanking new, doesn't seem to have lost any of it's loft, and it doesn't even smell like cigarettes or ancient farts or anything. I am going to re-use the old cushioning material. Sometimes "NEW" isn't really better and this time "Free Re-use" was the right path. I have a fellow full-timer friend whose husband is in the military. She's been begging me to teach her to sew and help her redo her dinette cushions which are truly awful - the fabric will fly in her SOB on Saturday!

Back on topic - sort of...
Most dinettes don't make really comfortable beds - and many aren't all that darn comfortable as dinettes either... ditto for gauchos or ANY sofa bed... bad sofa, bad bed.

It's a problem that I'm rather indifferent to since I rarely have overnight company in the trailer. For those who have larger families converting dinettes to beds and vice versa is a pain in the neck. Worse it has to be done before most meal prep can be accomplished because the table IS your kitchen work surface in most trailers. And don't get me started on the sofa. Oh, and just where do you store the bedding when you're in daytime mode?
Why doesn't someone start a thread on "quick easy comfortable bed conversions" and post some brilliant ideas for that? For instance there used to be a company called "Travasack" or something similar - they made what in essence was a sleeping bag with sheets that could be buttoned or snapped in, and removed for easy laundering. During the day it could be rolled up and stuffed under the sofa.
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Old 01-29-2016, 04:29 AM   #440
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Last insomniac thought - If you ever redo slipcovers or upholstery

SAVE THE ZIPPERS and reuse them. (I didn't do this myself - But now I have them for neighbor's job... and as a military family they are on a BUDGET!)

If the fabric on the zipper itself hasn't rotted those zippers won't have been used since the cushion was stuffed inside the fabric. They are like new, and a long heavy duty upholstery zipper can cost $10. Upholstery shops actually carry endless rolls of zipper and sell it by the foot, putting on the operator and stop clips at either end when they are cut and sold. Your OLD zippers are already the right size.

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Old 01-29-2016, 05:36 AM   #441
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We have storage under our sofa which we can use for bedding etc. lift up the sofa seat. Thus in our 30P Avion. Good luck.
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Old 01-29-2016, 06:53 AM   #442
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Our 22 came with 4 large plastic bins that fit under the front bed storage area.

Of course you have to take 1 out at the start so you can put the folding chairs, folding table, coleman stove, and baby gate for the dog there. So that leaves 3 of them.

Last year was our first year, and I had unnecessary extra paper towels, bath towels, etc in one bin, still leaving 2 bins for other superfluous items.

When our daughter wants to come, I found that 1 bin perfectly hold her sleeping bag and pillow. And the other holds her duffle. Both of which can be shoved under the bed during the day. Beats keeping it all in the truck.

Our clothes store in the closet, and the other stuff that goes under the bed is out until we break camp.

So even in a "tiny" bambi we seem to have room for the extra bedding to store.

PS Also found that using that non-slip cabinet/shelf liner between the tabletop and the dinette cushions helped them stay still when using the dinette as a bed.
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Now, *that's* topic drift. You did us proud.
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I think it's on topic. Point being, Airstream needs whatever they bring to the market, to be just as stylish. For what it's worth, whatever they bring to market will still have cheaper competitors. And they can't sell on name alone. So if it's not as stylish and just some other box, what's the point?
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Old 01-29-2016, 09:31 AM   #445
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A little drift keeps the conversation from being sterile, boring, and dry.

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Old 01-29-2016, 10:11 AM   #446
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This "new" unit could have the potential of being zero defects or it does not ship until there are no defects. Limited production to get it done correctly the first time is far less expensive long term than the bandaid approach Airstream currently uses.

Their curent dealer network has an extremely small percentage that care enough to have the new unit actually get a thorough PDI and fix everything so the customer experience is fantastic. The typical experience is far worse than that. They dealers get the wrong incentive. If they falsify the PDI, then the customer finds the 1" gap in the door, or the name missing on the trailer etc so then there is a warranty claim they get paid to fix.

If the customer finds the manufacturing issue within the first 90 days that would have been discovered if a PDI was actually done, the dealership should be required to make the repairs at their expense. They are given the franchise and are expected to take care of issues found during the PDI. If major issues are found, send it back to the factory and have them fix it.

This "new" smaller unit will flop, in my opinion, if the quality control is as bad as it is now with rest of the Airstream production.
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Maybe not.... a lower price point might create a lower expectation. just sayin'
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