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Old 06-18-2015, 07:18 AM   #29
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Old 06-18-2015, 08:07 AM   #30
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Looks great, thanks for posting. And I like your table mod! Joe
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Old 06-18-2015, 10:10 PM   #31
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What did you do to the table? Our 25' hasn't arrived yet, but should we pick up next week. My wife noticed that on the FC models that there are hydraulic table legs but they are not on the EB. Do you think they could be ordered and added?

That image is fantastic!

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Old 11-01-2015, 07:57 PM   #32
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I have several questions about how the EB compares to the other Airstream models. In this thread and others, it sounds like there's a "premium" on the EB model of about $10,000-$11,000. I've been looking at the specs and stats on the Airstream site, and I'm not seeing where that premium is coming from Can someone clarify?

Here's what I've been able to find out so far. Based on a comparison of 25fb versions of the Eddie Bauer, Flying Cloud, and International models, for reference:

2016 base prices:
Flying Cloud: $79,236
International Signature: $83,995
Eddie Bauer: $84,968
International Serenity: $86,695

Differences between listed standard equipment:

Flying Cloud: nothing listed that isn't included as standard on the others

EB: lists "Eddie Bauer linens and fabrics, exterior pet tie-out hooks, modular foldaway furniture, sport hatch with roller screen"

International Serenity: "Corian galley top, ultraleather seating standard"

Since the 2016 model of the EB now has Ultraleather as standard, is the use of Corian in the Serenity the only real difference between the EB and the Serenity/Signature models? Or, is it fair to say that an Eddie Bauer is kind of like a Flying Cloud, but with the big hatch in the back? And if that's true, wouldn't it be fair to say that the EB "premium" is more like $5,000?

I've often heard that the Sport trailers are like a Chevy, the Flying Clouds are like Buicks, and the Internationals are like Cadillacs. I'm just curious as to how the Eddie Bauer fits into that lineup.
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Old 11-01-2015, 08:48 PM   #33
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Is the $11K comparing the EB to a Flying Cloud or to an International model?
It WAS to the Flying Cloud 25FB model but I must have been looking at the wrong thing or prices have changed since June??? Regardless, the current difference in these two 25FB FC/25 EB is $6K- $1K for the International FB Sorry for that one.

There is very little difference, IMO between the International models and EB. Quite often, to me, it is about laminate, roof locker design, fixture style and colors.
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Old 11-01-2015, 09:18 PM   #34
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The EB comes with the International owner's manual and is listed there as the International - Eddie Bauer Edition.

The main distinguishing features of the EB are the rear hatch, rear screen, 16" wheels, wheel well guards, rubberized cover on the back bumper, metal reinforced bumper door, dog tie ups, stowable dinette table, fold back seating in main living area, sink that does not protrude into front hall, soapstone-look laminates, top and side exhaust vents, black UL seating and black pebbled linoleum, EB pillows and linens, EB green awning, and EB badging on exterior.

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It WAS to the Flying Cloud 25FB model but I must have been looking at the wrong thing or prices have changed since June??? Regardless, the current difference in these two 25FB FC/25 EB is $6K- $1K for the International FB Sorry for that one.

There is very little difference, IMO between the International models and EB. Quite often, to me, it is about laminate, roof locker design, fixture style and colors.
It's not just you, it seems to be generally understood that the EB commands a premium - here, Youtube, other forums, etc. I'm just trying to wrap my mind around the differences, so thanks for the clarification.

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The EB comes with the International owner's manual and is listed there as the International - Eddie Bauer Edition.

The main distinguishing features of the EB are the rear hatch, rear screen, 16" wheels, wheel well guards, rubberized cover on the back bumper, metal reinforced bumper door, dog tie ups, stowable dinette table, fold back seating in main living area, sink that does not protrude into front hall, soapstone-look laminates, top and side exhaust vents, black UL seating and black pebbled linoleum, EB pillows and linens, EB green awning, and EB badging on exterior.

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Thanks for the complete list! I've heard that the EB might not be around next year, so I was hoping to find more complete info before it goes out of production. The EB does seem more like the Internationals in many of the details that are the same - for example, roller shades instead of blinds.

So, in answer to the question I think I was really asking myself, it doesn't seem like you're paying extra just for the Eddie Bauer badge on it, or getting an "inferior" trailer for the price of the higher-end models. If you happen to prefer its features - the hatch, the flooring, seating etc. - then it seems like a matter of preference rather than price-gouging. The only area where the EB seems like it might have lesser materials than an International would be Wilsonart laminate counters instead of Corian, but that's not a huge difference.
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Old 11-01-2015, 11:14 PM   #36
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A dealer told us they can no longer order an Eddie Bauer, it's done. But then dealers don't always know. If so there are probably still some in dealer inventories around the country. Call Airstream if actually interested.
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We weren't looking for leather or "Ritz on wheels" accommodations as we were accustomed to remote boon docking - and the Eddie Bauer fit the bill for us. What we have discovered is we got a Ritz quality with the Outdoor flair that "fits" our lifestyle. If they discontinue the EB, then we'll be hanging on to this trailer for a long, long time.

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Old 11-07-2015, 12:36 PM   #38
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Nash- congrats!!!

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Our decision process was:

1. Wanted an airstream
2. Didn't have patience for a long restoration process... Decided we needed new or nearly new
3. Have a son in a wheelchair... No airstream we found could accommodate him except the EB.
4. Would have picked a 23 EB if they made one, but the 25 was fine and a better fit for us than the 27
5. Looked high and low for a used EB and the only one we found was three years old and nearly the price of a new one. Decided to go new.
6. Shopped several dealers with EB 25s and made the deal we felt best with
7. Zero regrets and zero major problems since then

We love, love, love the hatch even though it's main purpose for us (wheelchair access) is rarely used... It can and does accommodate the entire family. More often we find that a campsite or parking spot with a great view out the back is lost to other trailers and motor homes but the centerpiece for our view. See the pic on my page here of the Atlantic Ocean from the open hatch of the EB. Remember the EB has a few more features than the hatch (e.g. 16" wheels w LT tires that lots of people add to their trailers). As for storage, we don't know any better since this is our first trailer, but I am packing now for 5 weeks of travel. I have a variety of plastic bins that fit under the dinette seats, are easy to load and unload in the house and hold all we need for kitchen, clothes, etc. **** makes it super easy when winter comes and gear / food needs to be taken inside our stick house ***we also keep the dining table stowed most of the time and use a 20" round table on the aft table leg for the Mrs and me... Makes the living area very spacious.

It's been worth it to us, but I think crisen hit the nail on the head... Value is a personal decision.
We could not agree more ... in fact we voted for EB twice with our checkbook!

The EB IS an international model subset. Joe nails it in his description ...

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The EB comes with the International owner's manual and is listed there as the International - Eddie Bauer Edition.

The main distinguishing features of the EB are the rear hatch, rear screen, 16" wheels, wheel well guards, rubberized cover on the back bumper, metal reinforced bumper door, dog tie ups, stowable dinette table, fold back seating in main living area, sink that does not protrude into front hall, soapstone-look laminates, top and side exhaust vents, black UL seating and black pebbled linoleum, EB pillows and linens, EB green awning, and EB badging on exterior.

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The features in color / bold are what we really enjoy ...every time we are our in our Eddie ... To each his or her own; but for us, the value is there and will likely make this a very much sought after model should AS decide to discontinue the EB. Lots of keyboard commandos want to kick sand ...but they haven't even been to the beach !!! Few dealers even have an EB in stock - our local dealer would not even order one for us; so, we drove to Seattle and bought one ... er, two. AS Adv NW - great folks.
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Old 11-07-2015, 12:58 PM   #39
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The major difference is the hatch that makes it into something of a toy hauler. Apparently not so many people were seeking that feature (at least at that price point), so it's being discontinued.
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Old 11-07-2015, 02:10 PM   #40
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Don't confuse the quality build of an Eddie Bauer with a SOB toy hauler designed for ATV / off-road machines ... light m/c, bikes, canoes, kayaks, etc in an EB. ... but it is not a toy hauler in the truest sense of the word. For that toy hauler purpose just go buy a SOB for 1/3 the price. The hatch is only part of the EB package ... read Joe and Gamma Dog's detailed descriptions above.

Glad that you are happy with your choice, Bob; don't you enjoy the ducted air? I know that we are happy with our 3rd AS decision...another EB.

The biggest single factor considered -other than the tires / wheels - was that the EB was the only longer AS that did not have the "bump out" for the galley sink. Until you have owned / camped for a considerable amount of time in both the rear hatched Eddie Bauer and a standard non-rear opening AS, it is hard to really explain the tremendous differences in comfort or enjoyment ... remember, happy wife = happy life ! Wife really misses the FC upper cabinetry which is replaced by the vista view windows in the international Eddie Bauer.
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Old 12-06-2015, 06:14 PM   #41
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My wife an I have put over 35K on our 2012, including over a thosand miles on US and Canadian forest service gravel roads. Love that extra inch of clearance! And the hatch turns out to be much more useful than we thought.
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As some have heard, rumor has it that they were able to restore the agreement with Eddie Bauer, and the trailers will continue. Also, there is the National Park Service 100 year Anniversary Pendleton Edition based on the same floor plan and rear hatch as the EB. I haven't seen a price yet, but me thinks it will push over 100K.
Also, there is a prototype built based on the rear hatch EB model for a mobile office/home concept (people who are able to work remote and want to live and work remote in an AS.)

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