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Old 07-23-2015, 11:16 PM   #15
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Great looking Airstream. As you know we discussed recliners a few months ago. We had the 30' recliner interior components installed in the front of our 25' FC and are absolutely pleased with it. Makes a real comfy living room, it's hard to imagine they dropped the recliner option once you have traveled with it.
Thanks, Doug. Yes... we have discussed this at length in the other thread. If we couldn't have gotten the recliner layout, or been able to convert to it, we would not have bought an Airstream. That's how important long-term seating comfort inside the coach is to us. As you say, once you're experienced a great pair of recliners in an RV, you won't want bench sofas ever again.

Do I remember correctly that you guys were thinking of moving to a new Airstream again in the not-too-distant future?
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Old 07-23-2015, 11:19 PM   #16
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Wow! Thanks for all the great pictures! She's beautiful! Oh, and so is your Airstream!
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Old 07-23-2015, 11:24 PM   #17
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We had thought of a new mid-size Airstream; the only simple recliner possibility now is the Eddie Bauer and we like it except for the living space in the rear.

Our FC 25 is a great traveler and very comfortable; it's in great condition and has been virtually trouble-free. We'll hold the course.
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Old 07-24-2015, 12:08 AM   #18
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We had thought of a new mid-size Airstream; the only simple recliner possibility now is the Eddie Bauer and we like it except for the living space in the rear.

Our FC 25 is a great traveler and very comfortable; it's in great condition and has been virtually trouble-free. We'll hold the course.
Yes, in your shoes, I too would stick with the 25' that you have, as well. That's a nice compact size, easier to tow, easier to find sites to tuck into, and you already have it dialed in the way you want it.

We wanted the 30' so we could have recliners AND the dinette, and a large hall storage locker (we plan to fill it with the Elfa drawer units from the Container Store.) We have a 100 lb. Golden Lab and the extra floor space will be good for him. There may be some sites which I would want to use that a 30' can't fit into, but we're ok with that.
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Old 07-24-2015, 02:18 AM   #19
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Absolutely gorgeous. IMHO, the 30' and 31' trailer anatomies make for the prettiest of all the AS trailers. And the way this one is appointed leaves me with only 1 thing to say, ok 2 things: TTs don't get any prettier than this ...and...the beautiful SS appearance of this slender-wide-body is enhanced by the solo oval and other SS window's virtual winks of approval of their guardian awning.
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Old 07-24-2015, 03:56 AM   #20
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Love the sun beaming through the Vista View windows on one recliner and the Fantastic Fan on the other recliner.
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The white woodwork is especially beautiful. So happy for you! Very sharp.
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Old 07-25-2015, 08:35 AM   #22
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I am strongly considering getting rid of bench and replacing with a Recliners.
DHart Those recliner look great and would match my the black ultraleather in our 28' FC. May I ask the brand and where you got them from?
I've read the other threads on replacing bench with recliners but these look different. Does anyone know if they would fit the 28'?
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What are your recliner you are putting in?
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I am strongly considering getting rid of bench and replacing with a Recliners.

DHart Those recliner look great and would match my the black ultraleather in our 28' FC. May I ask the brand and where you got them from?

I've read the other threads on replacing bench with recliners but these look different. Does anyone know if they would fit the 28'?

We have a 28' FC and talked to the factory about converting it to recliners. The result was they felt it was not possible because of the location of the hot water tank, inverter and other components.

If you find this is actually do-able please let us know as we would love to have it done.
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The recliners are made by Best Furniture (they are all USA made and top quality!) The model is "Picot". And we specified that we wanted the swivel/rocker/recliner version in black leather. Be sure you specify what features you want the chairs to have.

As you can see in the photos, they are not too small, nor too large... Goldilocks would be made proud of these. They fit in an Airstream perfectly and the comfort is exceptionally good.

They can be ordered with a variety of fabrics or leathers. Ours are black leather and we got them for about $640 each.

Best Furniture products are carried by dealers all across the country. Go to Best Furniture website to find a dealer near you.

Those of you in the Phoenix, AZ area just go to one of the two Kirby Furniture store locations (one in Mesa and one in Phoenix) to order. The Kirby Furniture store people are wonderful to do business with and their pricing is excellent!
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We have a 28' FC and talked to the factory about converting it to recliners. The result was they felt it was not possible because of the location of the hot water tank, inverter and other components.

If you find this is actually do-able please let us know as we would love to have it done.
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Not meaning to hijack this thread, but I saw someone on thus forum converted their 28 to recliners?
Here was previous thread from BAB.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f46/...ed-116209.html

But factory won't do this?
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Old 07-26-2015, 09:48 AM   #28
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I think the factory Service Center would do this if you gave them a photo and description.

We bought our FC 25 RB specifically with a future recliner conversion in mind. The Eddie Bauer 25/27 also look to be easy conversions. We looked at the 28 and thought the converter/charger could be relocated over the furnace for additional recliner space, but at that time the similarly-sized 30 Recliner Option was available. We were in the market for a mid-size Airstream and the 25 with recliner conversion works very well for us and our travels.

DHart's 30 is probably the last of the factory equipped recliner Airstreams and it was a short run for Airstream, 2010-2015. They didn't work in the showroom apparently, shoppers tend to prefer products that can do many tasks rather than specific functions, even though those many tasks are all compromised.

I think a Airstream with recliners installed is correctly perceived as a "trailer-for-two" by shoppers in the mid-size range, larger models such as the 30 have additional room for a couple of youngsters. This doesn't work in the showroom. Perfect for those of us knowing how we travel and prefer the comfort of reclining chairs.
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