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Old 02-09-2015, 02:19 PM   #379
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Yes, I believe you are correct. The appearance of the dark stain had me fooled. Now that I have corrected my misperceptions...LOL....maybe AS would consider offering this in a natural finish.....beautiful aging with cherry in natural....as seen here in my previous ride (2010 Allegro Bus 43 QGP):



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I guess I can't believe Airstream would take perfectly beautiful Cherry wood and stain it. Here's my Redone Bambi II in Cherry. It is a naturally variegated wood and for my taste should be left that way.Click image for larger version

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Old 02-09-2015, 08:39 PM   #380
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Our classic runs down the assembly line Thursday , the wait is almost over.


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Old 02-09-2015, 08:59 PM   #381
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Yes, nice, but that should be the goal to produce EVERY model AS as close to perfect as they can get it!
Unfortunately that seems to be the
Attitude. When I sold for a GM/ Cadillac dealer the emphasis to please was showered on the Cadillac purchaser and not the lower priced cars when it probably took more resources from the lower earner to buy his ride than the Cadillac purchaser.
The thing is if the low end was treated as well as the top end then there might be even more repeat buying, and isn't that what sales is all about?


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Old 02-10-2015, 07:56 AM   #382
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Finally bit the bullet and ordered our Classic yesterday. Now the sleepless nights will start as I think about where everything should go and the fun trips we will be taking! So exciting!


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Old 02-10-2015, 08:18 AM   #383
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Finally bit the bullet and ordered our Classic yesterday. Now the sleepless nights will start as I think about where everything should go and the fun trips we will be taking! So exciting!


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Congrats on your new Classic! How long does it take from order to pick up?

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Old 02-10-2015, 08:38 AM   #384
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If you are retired, it is very educational to spend the time at Jackson Center and take the daily tours as your rig comes down the line. Take lots of photos before the inside skin goes on for future reference where wires and plumbing runs are located.

And you can point out flaws and see if they are addressed while you are there.

I caught that the wrong flooring was installed and saved the dealer from eating the coach since he failed to follow up and make sure the change order (signed off by the VP of production) was in fact on the shop floor work order.
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Old 02-10-2015, 09:10 AM   #385
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Switz, good advise! I am not retired but my husband is, so...maybe he will be able to go - although I sure would love to jump on the wagon with him!! Red, it is supposed to be in Orlando at the dealership on April 20th.


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Old 02-10-2015, 09:20 AM   #386
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We ordered ours almost a month ago and ours is supposed to come out of production in Jackson Center on April 21 and be in Tampa the following week. I find it interesting that yours is arriving sooner, Laura.
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Old 02-10-2015, 09:38 AM   #387
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I think my head would explode before it arrived... I'm not the best at waiting. Congrats again and hope to see y'all on the road with it someday!

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Old 02-10-2015, 09:58 AM   #388
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In most cases, dealers "purchase" building slots that get the last six digits of the VIN number assigned to it (this seems to be an ascending sequential number from looking at the assembly line). Until roughly a month out from the building start date, a dealer can change what is in that slot.

We had ordered a twin bed 27FB Classic in May 2013 with a mid January 2014 build date specified and had the VIN number about six weeks later in July. We changed our mind and went to a twin bed 31' Classic model 30 and a few letters changed in position 4 thru 11 of the VIN number. The six digit sequence number remained the same.

Thus going to a larger dealer who has many units on order can allow one to sneak in earlier to the build queue than a small dealer who places your order while you are sitting there. The factory was "sold out" six months (dealer orders), but an outfit like Colonial has stuff coming every month.
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Finally bit the bullet and ordered our Classic yesterday. Now the sleepless nights will start as I think about where everything should go and the fun trips we will be taking! So exciting!


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Way to go gal! I knew you could do it. Now you can get all your trips planned for the summer. I won't be getting mine until around June, I pulled back and am having my dealer wait and order a 2016. I was going to be within a couple of months so I decided to wait on a 16. I think that there may be a few changes and or options that I may like? I always like to buy at the beginning of the model year versus the end. My wife wasn't crazy about my decision, we planned on going out west in May. I told her that we could still go the first of September and get some short shake-down trips this summer, so I think she will be okay. Just so we make it out west this year. Good luck and keep us posted.
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Old 02-10-2015, 07:01 PM   #390
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I found the wait for my trailer to be AGONIZING. I occupied a lot of the time by thinking about what I would want to do to make it truly "mine"-- and having just sold my '12 28 Intl, I thought through what I liked, what I changed, how I changed it, and if I wanted to do the same or a better solution to improve an already very nice trailer. Then I started ordering all the stuff to make it happen. Now that my trailer is here, I'm having even more fun. I find it fascinating to see where the factory installed stuff, and how I'll be able to access each system. Today, I found out that if you remove the rear dinette seat, you'll have perfect access to the rear of the outside shower, the main power cable inlet, a LOT of wiring, the side of the fridge compartment, and the part of the water pump you can't get to from the compartment under the refrigerator. Since it's cold right now, I also found that I'm going to put in some insulation....as the cold air just pours into the interior from this space. Be patient, the wait is most definitely worth it!
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Old 02-10-2015, 07:54 PM   #391
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Duke! Maybe I got lucky and got your slot in the order line! I can't believe you postponed your order! I would just keep thinking that every year they would improve. I can hardly wait the next couple of months, how can you wait longer than you already have! Bab...I would love to have you around to do some things for me!! Especially an ice maker! Already been on line looking at linens for our beds (not fond of the stuff that comes on the beds). So excited!!!


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Old 02-10-2015, 08:07 PM   #392
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Pagey, I don't understand how they do things, but I have been talking to the airstream dealer for months. Red...with your sweet, funny personality, I definitely hope we can meet one day!! Would dearly LOVE to sit down and have a cocktail or two with you! I think the evening would be way too much fun!!


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