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Old 05-02-2016, 07:42 PM   #15
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Zero regrets. I have made huge modifications to the basic trailer --- 600W solar, 30AMP Magnum inverter, dishwasher, Winegard DirecTV roof mounted satellite dish, Maxim skylights, WiFi Ranger, Wilson Cell Amp, and lots of other upgrades. Not that there was anything wrong with it as it was delivered, but I wanted to be independent of campgrounds and be able to use everything. I love the cabinetry compared with my '12 28' Intl CCD as you can see and reach everything. Villa recliners and dinette are 1000 percent more comfortable than the Airstream mfg "soft" cushions (not so soft as after you sit on them for about 20 minute you're sitting on the plywood). You'll love your Classic.
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Old 05-02-2016, 09:09 PM   #16
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BAB certainly gets the prize for the most pimped-out Classic! BAB, what make/model dishwasher did you install and where did you put it?
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:31 AM   #17
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Zybane,

My wife and I are considering upgrading from a FC 30 to a new Classic so your thread has been very helpful. If I might ask, what % discount off MSRP were you able to negotiate on your new Classic purchase from Colonial, and was it an in-stock unit or a special order?

Many thanks!
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Old 05-10-2016, 09:48 PM   #18
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Old 05-11-2016, 12:02 PM   #19
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Would I buy a classic again YES.... But I have had a lot of problems with mine. 2 times to the factory for a big list of things wrong. Only thing I would never get is the power awning. We full time and it has been broken 2 months into owning and was fixed at the factory to only work 2 times after leaving and is acting up again. Have meet with several other people who have the same issues I have. With that said the cabinets are great, storage is everywhere and the flow inside good. Good luck keeping the dark counter top looking good. Last thing is finding a good dealership to get repairs done. Not having luck since we full time and are on the road a lot. We need to have a page set up for us the owners to grade the dealers so we the owners know where to go. By the way I am a certified RV tech and a ASE master mechanic. I can fix it but under warranty why should I. You will love the classic you did not make a mistake
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Old 05-11-2016, 12:06 PM   #20
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When we saw the Classic we were very impressed. Very nice decor and details. I unfortunately could not tow it safely with my truck as it was almost a couple thousand pounds heavier than other similar sized models. The power bed/sofa and real wood/corian takes its toll on weight. And as elegant as they are, their "look" was something my wife and I did not embrace. Just not our cup of tea. So I'm glad there are other options. But the Classic is a very nice trailer indeed.
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Old 05-11-2016, 12:57 PM   #21
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C & d

>"I have a German Shepherd and a cat to share the second bed."<

Awesome ! You will probably need the Classic. I don't know how much room a German Shepherd requires while camping.

I will tell you, we have a 28' Serenity, and it is amazing, how much room a 'Cat' requires ! Could not go smaller.
You must post a pic ( of the Cat and German Shepherd) .

Have a good one !
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Old 05-11-2016, 02:44 PM   #22
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Here are my Airstream companions!




I pick up my Classic tomorrow from Colonial and then spending the weekend at Jersey Shorehaven Airstream Park. Anyone ever been there?
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Old 05-12-2016, 09:40 PM   #23
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Zybane,,
Nice meeting your "family" today at Colonial. Sure you will enjoy your classic as we have on the road for the last 5.5 months.

Best of Luck. Send us a PM with any questions.

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Old 05-12-2016, 10:52 PM   #24
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Omg I'm so happy to read all the post on the new 30 ft classic. I have looked at all the models and still come back to the classic. I had the same ? About the day night shades and the couch. Thanks to all the people who commented on here I do have these questions :How many feet are in the rear storage compartment on the queen bed verses the twin. I'm leaning towards the twin beds but I do not want to give up a lot of storage on the rear . In my other airstream I could store chairs and a table. Also how much storage is on the side compartments with the twin Inches or several feet. Any suggestions on places to buy the twin sheets I've heard they can be expensive . Again thanks for starting this forum
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Google ablifestyles as they have the bedding for all Airstreams. Well made and a good fit.
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Zero regrets. I have made huge modifications to the basic trailer --- 600W solar, 30AMP Magnum inverter, dishwasher, Winegard DirecTV roof mounted satellite dish, Maxim skylights, WiFi Ranger, Wilson Cell Amp, and lots of other upgrades. Not that there was anything wrong with it as it was delivered, but I wanted to be independent of campgrounds and be able to use everything. I love the cabinetry compared with my '12 28' Intl CCD as you can see and reach everything. Villa recliners and dinette are 1000 percent more comfortable than the Airstream mfg "soft" cushions (not so soft as after you sit on them for about 20 minute you're sitting on the plywood). You'll love your Classic.
we are currently in the process of replacing the recliner sofa with the Villa Euro recliners and wondered what you had done to the interior in your conversion? There will be exposed wiring to cover, and we are planning on using the small center table cabinet with fold up top from AS unless there is a better option. Would also like to recover some lost storage space, and wondered what you had done?
Too not completely hijack this thread, we love the Classic with the only obvious change would be the recliners opposed to the sofa, and we would have ordered the lighter counter tops, the black is beautiful, but shows scratches very easily. Love the power awning, the power stabilizers are nice, but you can't tweak them like the manual ones. We replaced our 25 Classic with this one, and couldn't be happier, and we loved our 25
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Old 05-15-2016, 06:22 PM   #27
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Zybane,,
Nice meeting your "family" today at Colonial. Sure you will enjoy your classic as we have on the road for the last 5.5 months.

Best of Luck. Send us a PM with any questions.

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L&C, it was great to meet you guys! Thanks for all the tips.

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Omg I'm so happy to read all the post on the new 30 ft classic. I have looked at all the models and still come back to the classic. I had the same ? About the day night shades and the couch. Thanks to all the people who commented on here I do have these questions :How many feet are in the rear storage compartment on the queen bed verses the twin. I'm leaning towards the twin beds but I do not want to give up a lot of storage on the rear . In my other airstream I could store chairs and a table. Also how much storage is on the side compartments with the twin Inches or several feet. Any suggestions on places to buy the twin sheets I've heard they can be expensive . Again thanks for starting this forum
The rear exterior compartment is about six and a half feet wide by two feet deep. The two side compartments under the twin beds are about four feet wide by a foot and a half deep. As for the inside, there are four extra cabinets in the bedroom versus the queen.

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we are currently in the process of replacing the recliner sofa with the Villa Euro recliners and wondered what you had done to the interior in your conversion? There will be exposed wiring to cover, and we are planning on using the small center table cabinet with fold up top from AS unless there is a better option. Would also like to recover some lost storage space, and wondered what you had done?
Too not completely hijack this thread, we love the Classic with the only obvious change would be the recliners opposed to the sofa, and we would have ordered the lighter counter tops, the black is beautiful, but shows scratches very easily. Love the power awning, the power stabilizers are nice, but you can't tweak them like the manual ones. We replaced our 25 Classic with this one, and couldn't be happier, and we loved our 25
Please post some pics as I am seriously curious!
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Old 05-15-2016, 06:41 PM   #28
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RBS: I replaced the L seat sofa in my 2012 28' Intl CCD with two Villa Euro recliners. Due to the configuration of the trailer, I fabricated a corner storage "bar" and a storage compartment underneath. IF I were to redo the sofa in my '15 Classic (which I'm not inclined to do), it would be much easier, as you could easily add a center cabinet between the two recliners (all that's behind the sofa is the box for the 7 pin connector, and the "store" "use" relay system. There IS a fair amount of wasted space with the big sofa, and two recliners would take up less room. Overall, though, I don't think there's much storage to be gained unless you were to build cabinetry on the SS of the trailer.
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