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Old 11-03-2013, 09:11 AM   #85
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Moosetags, did you ever replace the axles and have they taken a set?
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:31 AM   #86
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Moosetags, did you ever replace the axles and have they taken a set?
Old Lucy has her original axles and shocks.

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Old 11-03-2013, 05:29 PM   #87
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Old Lucy has her original axles and shocks.

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Brian, what has been your brake maintenance history with Old Lucy? Just wondering what I should expect on my 25. I replaced the brakes with complete backing plates right after we bought our trailer. I have a little over 15000 miles on the new brakes.
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:19 AM   #88
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Brian, what has been your brake maintenance history with Old Lucy? Just wondering what I should expect on my 25. I replaced the brakes with complete backing plates right after we bought our trailer. I have a little over 15000 miles on the new brakes.
Hi Bud,

Old Lucy had regular brake adjustments when her hubs were serviced. She had a complete brake job at Sutton Airstream in Eugene, Oregon. We did the whole deal. She got new shoes, backing plates, and drums. We also put in new wheel bearing at that time. This was done in June of 2009 when Lucy had 46,000 miles on her. We are still working on those brakes.

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Old 11-06-2013, 03:02 PM   #89
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Which layout will it have? Does it have dinette or couch ? I'm starting to look at the 23 and i see there are more layout's than i thought.
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Another thought

We have a 2006 23 Safari and have really enjoyed it . . .however, we are finding that the bathroom/shower set up with the corner bed is getting less adorable all the time... we try to use campground showers when they are clean and close, same goes for bathrooms for my daily consititutional (I can't believe I just typed that on the internet, don't tell my DW) but sometimes it would be nice to have a bit more room if we are confined to the AS for those functions.

Not sure whether some of the newer 23's have dealt with this, although I seem to remember a 23 Serenity model we looked at a couple of years ago that had a rear bathroom as well as a front queen bed, so that might be a good option.

We may look at moving up to a 25 FB in the future, especially if retirement means some longer trips.

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Not sure whether some of the newer 23's have dealt with this, although I seem to remember a 23 Serenity model we looked at a couple of years ago that had a rear bathroom as well as a front queen bed, so that might be a good option.
That describes the 23FB that's the topic of the thread. Big rear bathroom, dinette on curbside, queen bed in front. Lovely for sleeping and bathrooming, but (IMHO) a bit short on open sitting-around space compared to the corner-bath 23's like we own.

Retirement would probably also bring us to a 25', but that's 15 years away (at least)...

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Old 11-06-2013, 07:14 PM   #92
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Which layout will it have? Does it have dinette or couch ? I'm starting to look at the 23 and i see there are more layout's than i thought.
We are getting the 23FB. It has the front queen walk-around bed like our 25FB. There is a dinette and the right side, and a rear bath. There is also a 23D with a corner bed.

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We have a 2006 23 Safari and have really enjoyed it . . .however, we are finding that the bathroom/shower set up with the corner bed is getting less adorable all the time... we try to use campground showers when they are clean and close, same goes for bathrooms for my daily consititutional (I can't believe I just typed that on the internet, don't tell my DW) but sometimes it would be nice to have a bit more room if we are confined to the AS for those functions.

Not sure whether some of the newer 23's have dealt with this, although I seem to remember a 23 Serenity model we looked at a couple of years ago that had a rear bathroom as well as a front queen bed, so that might be a good option.

We may look at moving up to a 25 FB in the future, especially if retirement means some longer trips.

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We've had the 25FB for eight years now. We have spent almost 1,400 nights in her and have towed over 115,000 miles. We have camped in her for as long as nine weeks at a time, and have been quite comfortable. The bath in the 23FB is very ample for all activities. The front walk-around queen bed is the same as in the 25FB. It has a dinette, but no couch. We think that we can live with this. Time will tell.

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That describes the 23FB that's the topic of the thread. Big rear bathroom, dinette on curbside, queen bed in front. Lovely for sleeping and bathrooming, but (IMHO) a bit short on open sitting-around space compared to the corner-bath 23's like we own.

Retirement would probably also bring us to a 25', but that's 15 years away (at least)...

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I agree. That is a very good description of the 23FB. We that we can do this downsize, and still be comfortable for long trips. We are looking forward to traveling lighter and smaller.

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Well, I'm just catching up. I've been too busy to even notice new threads for a while. Lucy's going to a new home (I'd follow Lucy with "Goosey", but I don't know if I'd tell anyone).

Good to make a change that has a lot of familarity in it. We discovered by accident a used new 2013 FJ Cruiser with 700 miles on it, traded our 4Runner with 107,000 miles on it, got a great deal, a bit smaller but similar, and very cool. A very similar deal to yours but with SUV's. I expect you got it at already depreciated cost like we did. You just don't find deals like that very often.

Sounds great and you'll soon be making it your own.

I think you'll go with Michelins—we've both had trouble free towing with the Michelins and why argue with success? I read all this so fast I can't remember if you decided yet.

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Well, I'm just catching up. I've been too busy to even notice new threads for a while. Lucy's going to a new home (I'd follow Lucy with "Goosey", but I don't know if I'd tell anyone).

Good to make a change that has a lot of familarity in it. We discovered by accident a used new 2013 FJ Cruiser with 700 miles on it, traded our 4Runner with 107,000 miles on it, got a great deal, a bit smaller but similar, and very cool. A very similar deal to yours but with SUV's. I expect you got it at already depreciated cost like we did. You just don't find deals like that very often.

Sounds great and you'll soon be making it your own.

I think you'll go with Michelins—we've both had trouble free towing with the Michelins and why argue with success? I read all this so fast I can't remember if you decided yet.

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Hi Gene,

You've got it pegged correctly. We're going similar, but new (almost), and the deal was a good one.

We have committed to the trade and placed a deposit. We will pick up New Lucy in the next couple of weeks. We've been very busy depersonalizing Old Lucy. We're getting really excited about heading out in a new Airstream.

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I haven't noticed, but have you thought about calling your new/next AS Wilma? This way you would be paying respect to Lucy by not calling the new one by the same name.
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We thought about a new name for a new trailer. After considerable thought and discussion, we decided we couldn't have an Airstream by any other name.

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