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Old 05-05-2013, 09:15 PM   #15
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Keep the chin up, you'll find a way to be comfortable there, it's not really a quality issue. I only found the recliner option on the 30' to be truly comfortable of all the Airstreams, but that's not to say they don't work for everybody.

There's a lot of systems to get familiar with, but the learning curve gets pretty short with use. And like you say, it's a wonderful to return to your home on the road after a day of touring. Great experiences coming your way. The more we use our Airstream, the more we love it.

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Old 05-05-2013, 09:31 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by time2play View Post
Thanks everyone for your responses. How discouraging! We're on our first trip on our new AS, and this makes me feel a bit down. We spent so much money thinking we're getting a quality product, and something as basic as where you sit turns out to be uncomfortable!

For the record, we have enjoyed our first trip getting to know our AS. We had our issues and problems, many of them just because everything is so new to us! It's one thing to "read" how to do something, quite another to actually "do".

From learning how to hook everything up. Trying to figure out the air condition, DVD player, refrigerator, microwave/convection, water heater, heater, and on and on. We went out and bought a cable so we could hook up to cable TV and it comes in lousy. I accidentally reset the systems monitor, and it has to be recalibrated at the dealership tomorrow.

And now to learn we might have to invest in recliners or a new sofa!

On the bright side, we visited Hurricane Ridge at the Olympic National Forest yesterday, and loved coming "home" to the AS.

Yes, the sofa is not the most comfortable thing I've ever sat on, but who cares. If my butt gets sore I go for a walk, get some fresh air and enjoy the people and places my Airstream have taken me. I'm probably going to upgrade the foam, but it's not a big priority for me. There are lots of other projects I have planned first.

I recommend Fort Worden in Port Townsend. An enchanting place.


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