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Old 04-14-2018, 07:50 AM   #1
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No Problems with New Globetrotter

We picked up our new 2018 Globetrotter yesterday. I'm pleased to report that there were no issues upon inspection. Everything works as it should, the fit and finish is as it should be and the demo technician did a superb job.

I must say I was a bit apprehensive about quality related issues based on some of the comments on the forum (not at all saying the complaints are not justified where they exist). Of course time will tell but as on now we are very happy.

We bought the Globetrotter at the Tampa RV show and picked it up at Orlando RV. We were also very pleased with the level of service at Orlando RV.

Overall, an extremely pleasant buying experience!
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Old 04-14-2018, 08:06 AM   #2
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A very refreshing post - thank you so much. Congrats on the Globetrotter. Pics or it didn't happen.
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Old 04-14-2018, 09:40 AM   #3
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No Problems with New Globetrotter

Congrats. Always nice to hear about a great purchase and delivery experience.

Have you spent any nights in it yet and how do you like the mattress?
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Old 04-14-2018, 10:19 AM   #4
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Great to hear! I think it is a great idea to post when things go well like this, so I will tack on here that we picked our 2018 FC 25FB up the first week of March with no issues at walkthrough. We just had our first major camping trip during Spring Break last week and have no major issues to report still. Love this camper!! I am posting this on mobile and will try to get a pix on when I get to my PC. Have fun Hans627!!
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Old 04-14-2018, 06:39 PM   #5
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A very refreshing post - thank you so much. Congrats on the Globetrotter. Pics or it didn't happen.
I was so excited I forget to get pics when we picked it up. So I just took these several hours ago.

Thanks for reminding me!
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Old 04-14-2018, 11:57 PM   #6
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Welcome.

And may your delight continue.
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Old 04-15-2018, 06:24 AM   #7
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Hans627-

Thank You for the post, and the reminder that Airstream is in fact building quality coaches that literally blow away most of the towable competition. We sometimes see posts complaining about new coach quality (the nature of internet forums), and it is SO NICE to hear a satisfied customer report in on a brand new coach!

It is important to note (at least to me) that you are not an RV newbie, and in fact, not an Airstream newbie............ Sometimes reading posts about quality issues reveals that new owners are in fact just that - new. NO RV experience, and they chose one of the most expensive towable RVs built for their starter unit and are shocked when it is not perfect. Boats and RVs are work. Things break, things need maintenance, things need upgrades. This is a hobby...........

Sorry, got on my soap box there. I hope ya'll love your new coach for a very long time. We're certainly big fans of the 27fb twin layout around here, as our Pete continues to serve our family needs very well.........Airstream really hit a homerun with the new Globetrotter!
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Old 04-15-2018, 09:09 AM   #8
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Always refreshing to hear Good News. Those of us who have pulled thousands of miles and all the lower 48, plus all of Canada, don't often report what a PLEASURE it is to be an Airstreamer!
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Old 04-15-2018, 09:27 AM   #9
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Thanks for posting the great news. Agree with All above posts. So nice to hear the dealer did a great job. I haven’t heard much (Good or bad) about the dealer in Orlando. I should go over and check them out. Much closer than driving to JC.
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Thank you so much for your positive report on your new baby. May you have safe travels and many great Airstream Adventures with her.

She is a beautiful girl! I loved seeing your pictures. If it is not too much trouble, I would love to see some photos of the galley area.

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No problems here either!

We picked up our 2018 27FB International Serenity on April 1, also with no inspection issues. We have done two short weekend trips, and crazy Texas weather has allowed us to test both AC and heating elements with no concerns. We have showered, cooked, backed up and driven through 50 mph winds. I love it!!
We purchased our unit through Vogt RV in Fort Worth, TX. It was an awesome experience without sales pressure. I adore our Blue Ox hitch which is pretty easy even for the wife.
Wife doesn’t love the mattresses but we purchased a twin with the goal of converting to a king. We meet again with our cabinet team today to solidify design plans.
Happy travels!!

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Old 04-15-2018, 02:38 PM   #12
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Thank you so much for your positive report on your new baby. May you have safe travels and many great Airstream Adventures with her.

She is a beautiful girl! I loved seeing your pictures. If it is not too much trouble, I would love to see some photos of the galley area.

Brian
Thanks for the well wishes!

Here are a few more pictures as requested. I'm happy to share them.
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Old 04-15-2018, 03:09 PM   #13
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Globetrotter

We were very excited to purchase a globetrotter. We made 2 trips to view them and try them out. We have a 2015 FC FB twin. Unfortunately my husband was not pleased with the bathroom in the globetrotter. The pull out of the cabinets and not off setting of the stool made it very uncomfortable for him. His knees hit right into the cabinet. He could not sit. We went to second place to try another. Same thing it was a no sale for us. Very disappointed. We were ready to buy. We do not have that problem in our 25 FC FB
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Old 04-15-2018, 04:47 PM   #14
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Dinette table pedestal

Beautiful trailer inside and out. We have a FC 25 FB Twin, and we are planning the modification where you take out the curb side of the dinette and replace it with a recliner. We are going to redo the table and, based on your dinette photo, we purchased what appears to be the same pedestal that's being used in the Globetrotter. It came with 6 wood screws for securing it to the floor. Do you happen to know how yours was installed?

If not, I can ask Airstream. Thanks.
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