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Old 04-20-2015, 10:18 AM   #883
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That's a real bummer. At least you'll get it fixed right at the Factory. Do have them fix that air flow problem while it's in JC.

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Old 04-20-2015, 07:30 PM   #884
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We picked up our 2014 FC 25FB Twin at the end of March from Colonial Airstream after they stored it for us for the winter. (We actually purchased it back in October and we live 10 minutes from the dealership). We are first time RV-ers. Our maiden voyage was last week for a trip out to Lancaster, PA (about 130 miles from home). TV is a 2012 Tundra Doubl Cab w/5.7l V8 tow package, etc. Have to say towing was fairly easy. Not as intimidating as I would have thought.

Couple of questions: Are the slides for the pull-out portion of the "couch-bed" supposed to be screwed into the sidewalls? Ours is not. Found that out when my wife was getting the bed ready for our 5 year old and I saw the bed extension leaning way toward the floor. So much so that the some of the staples holding the plywood top popped loose. I checked the anchoring of the slides and pulled them right out! They were just resting on the plywood cleats along the side supports. Is this right? Doesn't seem to be.

Noticed a possible leak next to the stove (below and to the left of the tank monitor assembly). I guess I'll just keep an eye on it? Worried what is going on behind there with the insulation, etc.

Read the info on the tire change. Is this a common issue? And why go to 16" tires? What is the benefit over just getting better 15"ers.

Also read about re-wring outlets. Do a lot of owners do this? Are the OEM ones that bad?

I also experienced difficulty screwing the cord collar on and off. It looks to me that I may have cross threaded the cover a bit. On the first time? Bummer.

Honestly for the price of these things are I am a little surprised. But as I said we are totally new to this so maybe it's just the way of the RV world.

All in all we love the FC. Love our choice of the FB twin. Our little guy was so excited the entire trip so we are looking forward to many years of adventure with the yet unnamed Airstream.
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Old 04-20-2015, 08:08 PM   #885
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.

You've got a really good floor plan. It will work out well for you. We have put over 1,500 nights in our two 25FB's.

The issue with your pull out bed should be pretty easily corrected by the dealer.They should also be able to check out the leak that you mentioned.

As to the tire situation. We put 16" Michelins on both our 25FB's. We had some bad tire experiences with the OEM Marathons on our 2005 25FB.

The Oem outlets are just fine. You do not need to worry about these.

The 30 amp cord collar has also been an issue for us on our 2015. We never had this problem with our older Airstreams.

Hang in there. Allof this can be made right.

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Old 04-21-2015, 09:38 AM   #886
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Furrion makes a stainless steel power connector socket for the power cords.

30 AMP INLET - STAINLESS STEEL - FURRION

The stainless steel threads would not get damaged by the plastic locking ring of the power cords. The locking ring is easily replaced.

Note that Furrion products are also sold on the Amazon website, but the factory prices include shipping and no tax so are usually the lowest available.

We removed all the factory AC outlets and replaced them with 20 amp rated GFI units as our reworked electrical system from the solar conversion powers every outlet installed in the trailer.
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Old 04-21-2015, 10:35 AM   #887
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I really like the metal Furion units. When you installed these, did they fit the Airstream OK? The OEM plastic Furion units are square and the metal one are round.

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Old 04-21-2015, 10:52 PM   #888
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The Furrion power inlet looks great.

Makes me wonder, though... what's wrong with the Airstream supplied power inlet?
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Old 04-22-2015, 06:01 AM   #889
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I installed one on my old 66 Trade Wind. It is a quality case, but the insides aren't all the impressive.

I suppose I'm behind the times. but the Furrion 30 amp power inlet is a "twist lock" receptacle. My 30 amp power cords are standard blade type. I had to purchase a new twist lock female end that would connect to the Furrion. But now I can't use that power cord on my 86.

And I found the wire connectors inside the Furrion rather small. Connecting a 12 gage 3 conductor "romex" 115 volt AC cable to those small connectors with their small screws unimpressive. I was concerned it would stay connected as I reassembled the Furrion and screwed it to the exterior of the trailer.

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Old 04-23-2015, 10:00 PM   #890
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I have started the New Lucy trip thread. It is titled "Lucy Hits The Open Road". Here is a link to the trip thread.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...ad-134171.html


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Old 04-24-2015, 08:33 AM   #891
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We visited the Denver area Airstream dealer just for fun. They had at least 10 trailers open for browsing. This was my first time in a new Airstream since I don't know when. We appreciated being able to brows without a sales person escort.

Wow, the Flying Cloud and International series of trailers were something else. What a difference from my 86 Limited. The designs, layouts, and decorating were wonderful. The trailers radiated high quality. And the ducted air sure looks like it would work good.

I can sure see why the 25' front bed layout is so popular. And I can see why Airstream is at record sales. Step in a new Airstream, and then step in a SOB, and you'll start raiding the savings account for the significant increase in price.

I now understand the enthusiasm you new Airstream owners have for your trailers. Ain't life grand! We're so fortunate.

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Old 04-24-2015, 08:44 AM   #892
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BIG MISTAKE DAVID! I can picture the wallet opening while I read you post. That's it your done now.....

Your right, we have a 28' and the other day we had some friends pull in the yard with their new 27' SOB. We took a tour of their new unit and of course told them how wonderful it was. Then after they left I told my wife I could not believe anyone actually purchased something like that... I had forgotten how good we have it till I was reminded by going in a SOB....

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We visited the Denver area Airstream dealer just for fun. They had at least 10 trailers open for browsing. This was my first time in a new Airstream since I don't know when. We appreciated being able to brows without a sales person escort.

Wow, the Flying Cloud and International series of trailers were something else. What a difference from my 86 Limited. The designs, layouts, and decorating were wonderful. The trailers radiated high quality. And the ducted air sure looks like it would work good.

I can sure see why the 25' front bed layout is so popular. And I can see why Airstream is at record sales. Step in a new Airstream, and then step in a SOB, and you'll start raiding the savings account for the significant increase in price.

I now understand the enthusiasm you new Airstream owners have for your trailers. Ain't life grand! We're so fortunate.

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Old 04-24-2015, 10:23 PM   #893
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What's an "SOB"?

Never mind. Found by search.
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Old 04-24-2015, 10:27 PM   #894
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An SOB is some other brand of RV.

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Or a square old box
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I shopped and I shopped, looked at them all, even had a Newmar on hold in Salt Lake City, but it didn't feel just right, didn't need all that.

When I stepped into my 25fb for the first time, it was a Goldilocks moment...it was just right.
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