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Old 11-09-2014, 06:50 PM   #183
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After using a 27 FB this summer with nightstands this summer after years of using units with shirt closets I can say we really liked the extra elbow room in the bedroom. If you like the extra space as well you can install a 3 piece stone guard on the rear for extra shade.


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I have actually already thought about that. Would'nt having a rear window awning already installed present a problem with installing a rear stone guard? You know, like awning rails and pre-existing holes.
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Old 11-09-2014, 07:02 PM   #184
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Im 13 days into a 30 day trip with my new Classic, I too was concerned about storage but we have plenty and absolutely love the panoramic windows in the bedroom. Yes Pharm, this horrific unit will be at Canopener, please come and visit us. Hope your kids don't get scared with the huge HUMP in the roof.
I doubt seriously that you have been in any sunny days above 85 degrees? You may have a different take after you have spent some 100+ degree days in you new classic. I hope not.
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Old 11-09-2014, 07:31 PM   #185
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Duke - my comment had no relation (intended) regarding your comments - I was goofing about earlier discussions in this thread



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Old 11-09-2014, 07:36 PM   #186
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Duke - my comment had no relation (intended) regarding your comments - I was goofing about earlier discussions in this thread



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Old 11-09-2014, 07:57 PM   #187
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I have actually already thought about that. Would'nt having a rear window awning already installed present a problem with installing a rear stone guard? You know, like awning rails and pre-existing holes.

If you're ordering one you just ask to have the rear awning left off. There won't be a credit for it but no holes either. Another option is you can get an auto glass guy to tint the windows darker


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Old 11-10-2014, 01:19 PM   #188
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Sounded like a bonefide offer to me....
Wow, 40% discount; where do we sign ?
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Old 11-10-2014, 04:24 PM   #189
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When they start accepting Classic orders again I will be happy to order you one with shirt closets and no panoramics. Andy


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Andrew, Why has Airstream stopped accepting Classic orders? Are you sure that you can get Airstream to build one this way, and when? Thanks for your time.
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Old 11-10-2014, 11:53 PM   #190
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The old Classic sold at a rate of 2 per week. They told suppliers to prepare for 4 a week of the new one. Orders were coming in at double that rate. Airstream is allowing time for the suppliers to tool up and would guess for the new plant to be built.

I think it is a good decision. Something that never would have happened in the past.


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Old 11-11-2014, 09:15 AM   #191
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Last time I checked, my production date had moved from mid-December to late December. I can imagine that deciding to not accept any more orders was a VERY tough call. If they had planned on producing 4 a week and have demand for 8, that had to have been a surprise. As I understand it, the cabinetry is not done at the plant. And, there is a LOT of cabinetry in this trailer. To blow the whistle and call a "time out" on additional orders of a $120K trailer has a pretty serious financial impact on both the factory and dealers who are business to say "yes" to an order rather than "no" -- . At the same time, it also indicates a planning problem on the front end.
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Old 11-11-2014, 09:26 AM   #192
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I can speak from an automotive perspective. It is a tough call from a customer relations standpoint. But if the plant model year run is filled with the order bank.....you can't obviously, build any more current model year units. "Sold out" is a blessing and a bane!

For example, GM is sold out of full size G vans (Express/Savanna) until 2016 model year. The plant is adding a third shift (also a tough call....what happens if demand tapers off?) but it really won't help significantly until the 2016 model year starts.

Bottom line, there's money being left on the table for someone else, to some extent.

The planning problem sometimes can be anticipated and sometimes not. Who would think that Classic demand would be 4 times the old demand. Is that just because it is new and pretty different....or does that volume have staying power? Build a plant on a hunch?

Sometimes the market behaves contrary to all the studies and clinics you can possibly digest.
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It kind of throws a wrench into our full timing plans. We had hoped to be on the road by next April. If there isn't a 2015 Classic on any dealer lots come January, we will have to rethink our timing.
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It kind of throws a wrench into our full timing plans. We had hoped to be on the road by next April. If there isn't a 2015 Classic on any dealer lots come January, we will have to rethink our timing.
I believe dealer stock orders are still in the schedule. At least my dealer acquaintance was trying to get me to take one of his, due in January.
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Old 11-11-2014, 12:19 PM   #195
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Reminds me a long time ago when Epson announced the first 24 pin dot matrix printer. US Epson managers did their forecast. Japan said they must be crazy and cut it by a huge amount. When sales started selling they were out of stock in the first 60 days.

Page, the dealer in Denver has 1 on the lot and another due this week. Don't think that they are sold.
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Tucson has one due in for sale.
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