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Old 09-16-2014, 08:40 AM   #57
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We have bought two Airstreams locally, not because they had the best price but because if we added the cost of traveling half way across the country and back, plus the hassles involved in that with a new trailer, there really wasn't much savings.

Service is spotty locally, we use our Airstream for extensive travel so we have been routing through Jackson Center to have it done at the Factory Service Center.
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:46 AM   #58
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The current 2015 Classic is, like our 2014, the model 30 floor plan but both year models are 31' long just like the 2014 model 31 which has the different storage cabinets and bathroom all on one side. At this point, there is no twin bed option in the new model.

We just completed repairs on two of the other pocket door's trim due to poor construction execution at the factory. We replaced all the outlets with specification grade 20 amp GFI outlets and made the television outlets switched so they are on only when needed ("instant on" draws power from the batteries when in inverter mode that is not needed to be wasted). We converted to the SeeLevel tank level system to get some accuracy in that department and swapped out the flooring to brighten things up. We even installed a support for the bathroom mirror when open which the factory omitted.

With all our modifications, the new models do not even cause a flicker of interest as we have ours the way we want it.

We will go back to Airstream next summer to have them replace the underside of the overhead storage compartment as the veneer is starting to peel. We keep three five gallon buckets of water in the coach while stored to help generate humidity for the wood interior.
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Old 09-17-2014, 12:05 PM   #59
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Took a factory tour yesterday. They did not have a Classic on the assembly line. I was really hoping to see one.
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Old 09-17-2014, 12:10 PM   #60
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What was being assembled?

I have an International Serenity on order, supposedly scheduled for assembly next week. I have been waiting since June.

According to our salesman Airstream was having a record year but they didn't have as many Serenity orders and would be waiting until fall to retool for the Serenity models.

Just wondering if they are making them now. We also have the Salsa Interior which I am sure wasn't available until fall.
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Old 09-17-2014, 12:20 PM   #61
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Sports (including a British model with grab handles, surge brakes, galvanized frame, small wheels, different lights and reflectors, foam and luan floors), some Internationals, some Flying Clouds, some Eddie Bauers- nothing over 27'.
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Old 09-17-2014, 05:19 PM   #62
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I was hoping you would be seeing at least one Classic moving down the line......mine!
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Old 09-17-2014, 06:57 PM   #63
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I have been at the factory this week getting some warranty work done. On the Monday tour there was one Classic at the end of the line. Got to look in the guarded door for 10 seconds before they shut it, hooked to the tug and took it out to the lot for delivery. Didn't see any others starting anyplace else on the line. Watched for cabinets etc in the various build areas and nothing spotted. Did see a Land Yacht just starting down the final line at the first stop for flooring. Flooring was still on the table at that end of the final assembly/Cabinet line.

Sorry I was going to look at the build tag to see where it was going but it had already been removed as part of the final inspection.

Quick facts, producing 50 per week, average of 5 days of building time so them move through pretty quick. 25 and 27 models most popular with 25 ahead. They now do a tour through the Interstate build line. I think that number is 15 per week but I might have misheard.

I looked closely at the new ducted air parts and install. The plans I saw and asking the duct builder if you have two A/C units while you still have 'zone' controls on the controller air/heat flows the entire length of the ducts. There is no bulkhead in the ducts to really give you zone control temperature. That's my read of what I saw and heard but there were folks talking about one temp in the front and one in the back and that doesn't appear to be something that would work with the new design.
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Old 09-17-2014, 07:01 PM   #64
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I want to see the 2015 in person but from the video I am not liking the Cherry and lack of storage. Also I find the cutlery drawer under the sink beside the garbage a bit strange. For me its a deal breaker.
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Old 09-17-2014, 07:02 PM   #65
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You guys got me nervous now, I was told my Classic would be built Oct 2 -9. Hope we don't get a delay. Already making camping reservations starting end of October.
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Old 09-17-2014, 08:14 PM   #66
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You guys got me nervous now, I was told my Classic would be built Oct 2 -9. Hope we don't get a delay. Already making camping reservations starting end of October.

Firedog1, I too have made plans, the units may be late arriving, however, I do think they will be worth the wait. I have no regrets about my order, and personally, I'm sure I will have some minor issues, but I think i will be 100% satisfied with my decision. I'm thinking you will too :-) hang in there.
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Old 09-17-2014, 08:38 PM   #67
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I was hoping you would be seeing at least one Classic moving down the line......mine!

I'm still here. Should I take the tour again and look for your trailer?
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Old 09-17-2014, 09:03 PM   #69
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I stopped by Arbogast RV today hoping to see a new Classic. He only had 3 Airstreams- a Sport, a Flying Cloud, and an International-
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Colonial Airstream received a 2015 Classic this week, and posted some new pictures.

http://www.colonialairstream.com/201...189/index.html
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