Originally Posted by FCStreamer
Nothing you can't add cheaper and better later if you find you need it.
Good luck and congrats!
We have had our 19' International for 3 months now and I agree with FCStreamer, 90% of everything you will want add can be done aftermarket MUCH cheaper and better quality.
#1 Replace the Parallax charge controller with a multi-stage charge controller. I purchased the Progressive Dynamics model which is basically a drop-in plug and play charge controller. The single-stage charge which comes with the Airstream will cook your batteries and you'll be buying new ones in 18-24 months time from what I have heard.
The UltraLeather I would definitely opt for. It's been very durable with our furry child and extremely soft.
We had our dealer install the Dexter Axle lift kit. Maybe they can do it from the factory. We purchased the Blue Ox weight distribution hitch and the bar ends scraped on every speed bump no matter the angle. We also scraped on several driveways. I just towed our Airstream 3,100 miles in the last 3 weeks and never scraped once since our Dexter Axle lift kit was installed.
For the same cost to install the small factory solar system, we used the factory pre-wiring and installed two 100 watt (200 watt total) GoPower Flex Panels, a GoPower Solar Controller and Victron Energy Battery Monitor. We have more solar than needed to charge our batteries but this has proven to work as intended in cloudy/overcast days or when around tall trees which block sunlight. It also kept us from having to use a generator all but once during our 21 day trip throughout CA, OR, WA and NV.
My next order of business is to upgrade to 16" rims (about $150 each) and better quality tires. Our ST tires had bulging on the side from the factory and we were told they are made that way. Several people I have spoken with say the ST tires are garbage. There are numerous people here on the forum who have suffered blowouts and caused thousands of dollars in damage.
None of this is necessary to get on the road but it's peace of mind and convenience. Congrats on your new purchase and good luck!