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Old 04-04-2015, 08:06 AM   #827
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Hopefully, we will get through Lincoln at a time when you are available. If you would care to look at Lucy's trip thread from last summer. Here is a link to it.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...light=lucy%27s

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Heck Moostags, I was getting excited that you folks might be coming through Lincoln and we could also meet! We have a cabin just outside Lincoln on the Blackfoot, and we spend mid June through Sept. there each year as home base while we AS around North Western states...wrong Lincoln, however...Lincoln MT! Maybe next year!
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Old 04-04-2015, 11:52 AM   #828
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Heck Moostags, I was getting excited that you folks might be coming through Lincoln and we could also meet! We have a cabin just outside Lincoln on the Blackfoot, and we spend mid June through Sept. there each year as home base while we AS around North Western states...wrong Lincoln, however...Lincoln MT! Maybe next year!

Never tell, we may get through that Lincoln too. That is the most scenic route between Great Falls and Missoula.

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Hopefully, we will get through Lincoln at a time when you are available. If you would care to look at Lucy's trip thread from last summer. Here is a link to it.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...light=lucy%27s

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Great binge read; I had seen quotes from that thread but hadn't read a lot of it. Great trip, great read. I can't believe anyone would complain about you using too much bandwidth. LOL.

Your story and others on here are helping us define and realize our retirement dream. We're both retiring in mid-April, we've purchased a tow vehicle (2015 F-150 SuperCrew Eco-boost) and are planning on purchasing a 25' FC FB twin this summer. We're right in the middle of the country and it seems like a great place to base from.

Our brains are having trouble spending this kind of money when our paychecks are stopping and also thinking we can adjust to the kind of lifestyle you're living. Based on your daily entries, it becomes more doable in our minds.

Thanks, and safe travels.
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Old 04-04-2015, 01:36 PM   #830
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Great binge read; I had seen quotes from that thread but hadn't read a lot of it. Great trip, great read. I can't believe anyone would complain about you using too much bandwidth. LOL.

Your story and others on here are helping us define and realize our retirement dream. We're both retiring in mid-April, we've purchased a tow vehicle (2015 F-150 SuperCrew Eco-boost) and are planning on purchasing a 25' FC FB twin this summer. We're right in the middle of the country and it seems like a great place to base from.

Our brains are having trouble spending this kind of money when our paychecks are stopping and also thinking we can adjust to the kind of lifestyle you're living. Based on your daily entries, it becomes more doable in our minds.

Thanks, and safe travels.
I know that it's a lot of money for a new Airstream, but it sure ia a lot of fun. Over the last nine years we have spent 47% of our nights in the Airstream, and it has been the experience of a lifetime. We can not think of a better way to spend our retirement.

I like to use a quote that I saw here on the Forums a while back. "Take the experiences over material things. Those are the things that you'll be taking with you at the end."

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Interesting list on the custom kitchen coming out of airstream nw. I did not know that option was available.
We purchased our 28' from Airstream NW in Seattle last spring and have been very happy with the trailer. Have used it on two extended trips (2months each) and have found this floorplan to our liking and very comfortable for extended trips.

Great thread and wonderful reading

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Old 04-05-2015, 09:15 AM   #832
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Those are some really nice custom appointments. I looked at both the kitchen and the office upgrade on line. They have some impressive modification ideas to consider.

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We are now starting to get Lucy ready for her first serious adventure. In about two weeks we will head out to Maine. On the way the way there and back we plan to do a lot of exploring. We will stay gone until late June.

One of our stops on the way to Maine will be at the Airstream Service Center at the Factory in Jackson Center, Ohio. We have an appointment for April 28th. The Service Center asked that we send an email outlining the work that we want done as it would streamline the check-in process and facilitate the work.

One of the things that we are having done to New Lucy is getting her a rear window Zip Dee Awning with a custom Sunbrella Fabric. We ordered this a month ago so that it would be ready when Lucy got there. We are also getting Lucy a set of the new directional air conditioner vents.

The other items on our list are warranty repairs and adjustments. We have now been using Lucy for six months (60 nights/5,000 miles), and feel that we have now identified all of the initial issues.

Here is a copy of the punch list that I have emailed to The Service Center.

"I am getting back to you regarding our appointment at the Service Center on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Our Airstream is a 2015 FC 25FB (1STJ9YJ20FJ531020). We took delivery of her new on October 2, 2014 at Dixie Airstream in DeFuniak Springs, Florida. This is our third Airstream and we have been to the Service Center several times in the past.

We had previously ordered a Custom rear awning (over the license plate) with Zip Dee Sunbrella color 4900 (Captain Navy/Yellow/Green) to be installed at the Service Center.

We would also like to get a set of the new directional/closable air conditioning ceiling vents and we would like these installed at the Service Center.

The Following is a list of warranty items that we would like to have addressed at the Service Center:

1. The air conditioning ceiling vents do not blow any air at all on the set in the front street side. The rear street side and the front curb side sets blow some air but minimal. The ceiling vent set on the rear curbside blow so hard that they will blow you out of the seat on the curb side of the dinette. It seems that something is blocking the air flow causing this situation.

2. We have had some rain leaks through various seams in the ceiling in the rear of the Airstream. We can point these out to the technician when we get to the Service Center. We have detailed notes as to the locations of the water intrusion. This leaking situation has occurred twice. Both times was while we were underway at highway speeds in a pouring rain. These leaks continued to seep for several hours after the trailer was stationary.

3. We are having some difficulty getting the 30 amp cord collar to screw onto the hook-ups on the trailer. We have this problem with both the front and street side connectors. This is our third Airstream and we have not had this problem before.

4. There is a recall to check the wire connections to the 30 amp hook-ups.

5. There is a recall to change the fasteners on the LP tank mounting plate.

6.The overhead cabinet in the rear street side above the dinette has a hinge that is scraping when the cabinet is closed.

7. The right rear stabilizer rod is bent.

8. The room divider curtain next to the pantry does not line up properly. The bottom of it sticks out several inches while it is secured with the strap.

9. There are squeaks and creeks in the belly pan when walking through the trailer. This is more prevalent when the stabilizers are down. The floor also creeks in the bathroom but not from the belly pan.

10. The windows tend to stick to the rubber molding. In a couple of places, the sticking has ripped the rubber molding apart.

11.The exterior aluminum grab handle next to the door is showing filiform corrosion.

12. There is a stripped screw in the lavatory exhaust fan.

13. The stainless steel panel on the lower refrigerator door is cut too narrow and pops out on one side.

14. The Fantastic fans don't want to start even if they are slightly damp like from the morning dew. I assume that it is the rain sensor causing this. When it's dry, they run fine. My prior Airstreams had Fantastic Fans that had a rain sensor disabling switch; these ones do not.

We plan to arrive at the Terra Port on Monday, April 27, 2015 in time to check in at the Service Center. We will camp at the Terra Port. Our Airstream is equipped with a Hensley hitch system."

We are really looking forward to getting out there with New Lucy.

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Very good. I'm sure the factory will appreciate the info listed in such a concise way. Has to help a lot. Jim
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Wow. With lists of these issues from a last-year build, knowing that the factory just hired more people to put together airstreams in the newly expanded factory makes me wonder if forthcoming units may be especially buggy?
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Wow. With lists of these issues from a last-year build, knowing that the factory just hired more people to put together airstreams in the newly expanded factory makes me wonder if forthcoming units may be especially buggy?
We have had two other Airstream. One of them we bought new in 2005. This punch list is mostly minor and probably about average.

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We just signed the order for our first AS. It's a Flying Cloud 25 FB (Twins) with awnings package, inverter and replacement of propane stove with convection microwave. Reading this thread helped us a great deal in arriving at the choice of model. Thank you all for your helpful comments.

BTW ... It's a 2016 model and no one in the dealers can say what will be changed for 2016. All the options incl decor listed on the order sheet were the same as 2015 so I'm not expecting red and white checkered floor tile.

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We just signed the order for our first AS. It's a Flying Cloud 25 FB (Twins) with awnings package, inverter and replacement of propane stove with convection microwave. Reading this thread helped us a great deal in arriving at the choice of model. Thank you all for your helpful comments.

BTW ... It's a 2016 model and no one in the dealers can say what will be changed for 2016. All the options incl decor listed on the order sheet were the same as 2015 so I'm not expecting red and white checkered floor tile.

Gary

Congratulations on your Airstream decision. I know that it's tough trying to make the right choice.

The 2016 probably won't have many changes. Hopefully, the directional air conditioning vents will be included on the 2016.

Keep us posted on the progress of your order.

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Congratulations on your Airstream decision. I know that it's tough trying to make the right choice.

The 2016 probably won't have many changes. Hopefully, the directional air conditioning vents will be included on the 2016.

Keep us posted on the progress of your order.

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Has anyone heard about the directional vent covers being standard equipment on 2016 and also confirmation on weather they got rid of the front/rear humps for the air on top? Any additional upgrades?
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Our unit began production March 26 (2015 model). Saw it in person and directional vents were in place! We were told they made the transition on the vents recently. Cannot speak to whether the hump will disappear with the new model year.


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