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Old 02-27-2009, 11:45 AM   #29
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Check out this thread, post # 47: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...ave-48695.html

CB got a 27' for $36,780. I don't know whether it's one left over and never sold, a repo, or someone had to sell it quickly. Depending on the state, tax and title could bring it up to $39,000, more or less. The 23' items you list are all standard. No TV, no upgrade sound system, two items that are usually loaded onto the longer trailers, so I would assume that 27' has TV and audio package and that would be about another $1,500 or more. I think I can see the edge of the rear panoramic window option on the 27' and that's at least another $1,000 (guesstimate). So, the 23' may not be such a great deal, but CB hasn't seen the 27' yet and it may be in poor condition. Nonetheless, I would be skeptical of the price you were offered on the 23'.

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Old 03-02-2009, 06:59 AM   #30
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08 23' safari vs 09 flying cloud 25fb

will there be a noticeable difference in pulling a 23 footer vs a 25 footer --dry weight is about a 1000 lb difference. i seem to be leaning toward the 23 foother, but for the same price i guess one should jump on the flying cloud???
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Old 03-02-2009, 07:37 AM   #31
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Hello.. You would be best to do it right the first time and not suffer from one footitis...... That extra 2 feet is minimal in towing BUT great when in the trailer... especially in unpleasant weather... good luck..
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:03 AM   #32
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ok, i am choosing between a new 08 23' safari for about 36; a new 08 safari25 fb for 49 or a used 2004 classis 25fb for 30. just got the line on the used one---any thoughts on the best value or are all three over priced?????
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Old 03-05-2009, 04:41 PM   #33
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narrowing the search

today i looked at a used 2007 safari 25fb limited ls, or something like that...only made in 2007....upgrade everything- 100w solar panels installed, tv, sat radio...never cooked in or on...like new!!!! brake controller, sway control and weight equalizer, max air vents two fantastic fans...$44,991.00 + ttl what do i need to look for ---is this a good deal, or not????
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Old 03-05-2009, 07:01 PM   #34
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New- go 15% to 20% off list, Used - check the classifieds here, check ebay past auctions, etc.

For a great look at a major inventory www.colonialairstream.com - their website is updated daily. Check used inventory, though there are relatively few A/S listed. www.rvtraderonline.com can also be a good place to look.

Oh used: price OBO! be somewhat aggressive with the best offer.

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Old 03-05-2009, 07:35 PM   #35
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Welcome from a former Boerne Texas resident,,, i too want to run away from home and return to Texas,, especially during the snow season,,, i have found that the 25 footer is a wonderful size,,, take your time,,, enjoy the search,,, sit still in the trailer for 15 minutes or so,,, take a test drive if possible,,, Happiest of Trails,,, come up and see me sometime,,, donna in Montana
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:11 PM   #36
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I am sure you will find the trailer that fits your needs. Let me give you some insight on your tow vehicle. I have a 2005 GMC Denali with 345 HP and demand all wheel drive. I pull a 31' Excella loaded without any problems. I do not drive a lot of steep grades going mostly from Tennessee to Florida. Get the unit that you want, your truck will tow it.
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Old 03-11-2009, 06:18 AM   #37
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ready to pull the trigger

found a dealer in boerne texas...he has a dealer repo, new 08 safari limited le...loaded...sound system upgrade, 3000w inverter , 130watt solar system, weight distribution and anti sway hitch system... and a bank to finance for 20 years...nothing down and 7.25%... total tax, title, license and on the road for 55k. it is about 15k more than i wanted to spend but ...hey you can't always get what you want...but can get what you need ...if you try sometimes.....

another thing running around in my mind is ..that there is this opportunity(?) with a company called "American Dream Vacations" where one can "put" ones trailer in their fleet and rent it out ,when not being personally used...the company seems well run and with the right policies in effect to protect ones trailer.... and there virtually are no airstreams to rent...and their program seems to be much in demand ... and affords a way to pay for the trailer and still be able to use it as wanted....

any thoughts....the road is calling
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Old 03-11-2009, 09:31 AM   #38
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The top trim line for the '08 Safari is the Special Edition (SE), not Limited le, so far as I know. Does this one have HDTV, either Sony or Samsung (the factory used both brands that year) and panoramic windows front and rear? Which model is it? 25, 25FB, 27FB, etc. Makes a difference in price. If it's a 25 FB SE (the 25 FB's are the most popular) and has all that stuff, and being a used trailer, that's a high price. It would list new a bit over $60,000 without tax, WD system. Which WD hitch system—they vary from a couple of hundred bucks to around $2,500. Don't know anything about Texas title, license plates and tax. There's nothing longer than 27 and 28 in Safari's. The 27' FB was about $4,000 more than the 25 FB in late '07, so figure list on that to be around $65,000. These are prices from a while back and the '09's went up a lot, so he may be playing games with price.

In this economy with a used trailer, price off list should be more than 20%, maybe much more.

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Old 03-13-2009, 06:20 AM   #39
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it is a New 08 Safari 25FB special edition with a HDTV-samsung--upgraded sound system ,130 W solar panels with 3000 w inverter a $600weight dist, antii sway hitch, brake controller, a 3000 w eis yahama generator all for $51K + TTL and they tell me that the 09 version is a flying cloud 25FB except mine has a double bowl sink where the new one has a round sink....anyway i have pulled the trigger and will pick it up next week and then head out the end of march.........
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:02 PM   #41
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Congratulations, kingfisher. You bought the same model we have and got a big generator and a bigger solar panel plus tax, title, plates. Not knowing all the variables, I have clear idea what discount you got considering all the variables, but it seems within the usual ballpark. When you said "dealer repo" maybe that meant a dealer closed and a new model was repossessed from them.

We like the double sink better than the round one. You also get the shelf that folds up at the end of the sink. Counter space is a premium and every little bit helps. We have a microwave between the sinks and the stove, so space is precious. With the double sink, one side to wash and one side to let them drip dry. We found a collapsible dish drainer that fits in the left sink and lives there. That's where dishes and washed fruit dry and bananas live while driving (keeps them from getting bruised). I think we got it at The Container Store, a good place to find all sorts of containers for an RV.

Soon you'll be on the road with your dog, maybe your "sparing partner" and headed for the Woodstock of the present, whatever that may be.

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i pick up my silver wings next friday, then load up and hit the road monday morning , march 30.....headed for barnsville ohio...first stop arkadelphia arkansas...then Nashville and then mamouth cave kentucky and on to barnsville....

i am going to hang out with a great buddy there that raises texas longhorn cattle...he has thousands of acres of lush meadows, streams and lakes and woods and i am going to seclude myself among them for a while...

then i am going to turn left and head for the dokata blacklands and continue west in search of george armstrong custer.....

geranimo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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