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Old 12-10-2015, 06:34 PM   #43
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Funny how each year there are these rumors that it's the last year of production for the EB, interesting pitch point for a sales person.


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Old 12-10-2015, 11:24 PM   #44
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Funny how each year there are these rumors that it's the last year of production for the EB, interesting pitch point for a sales person.


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Airstream may still be building the Eddie Bauer (it's still listed on their website), but very few seem to be available at dealers. For example, Colonial doesn't have any in their inventory or on order. However, they do have 3 Pendletons on order.
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Old 12-10-2015, 11:37 PM   #45
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What are they saying the price on the Pendletons are? I'm guessing over $100K?
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Old 12-12-2015, 01:32 PM   #46
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Isn't it funny I talked to the Company and they had "no idea if or when they would produce another hatchback or not. We love ours and with three Golden retreivers we like the seats that fold up. More storage would be nice but we are old tent campers who have a real hard time on the ground anymore so we will be in heaven.We think its worth it.
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Old 12-15-2015, 07:24 PM   #47
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I looked into trading in my 2012 25' for a 2016 27' at Camper Clinic. They didn't want to negotiate much. At least they had one. They'll probably get their price but not from me. Not sure I like the black ultraleather over the tan sunbrella fabric.
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Old 12-16-2015, 10:31 AM   #48
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They did not negotiate much for us either when we upgraded to our 2015 ... but we REALLY like the new EB (liked the old EB, too, but the ducted is really a great improvement). I was not aware that ultraleather was available on the EB; is it new for 2016? Our preference is strongly for the Sunbrella fabric on our cushions... not sticky in hot temps and warmer around here in the colder weather ... just our preference and $.02 ...
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Does the EB have greater ground clearance than the other models?
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Pendleton model lists for over $114,000 before accessories.
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Hmm. I really like that Pendleton interior but something struck me when I saw the pictures- all those windows and the door too make for massive heat/cold transfer. It really depends on if you are going to sit inside and look out or, get out and look around. I am convinced that all the talk about 15K BTU AC units not cooling (summertime), are due to thermal radiation factors on the single pane windows. After attending a boon docking workshop, discussing solar foil to cover windows and solar tarps, the idea advertised as staying cool in death valley is humorous- yes if you are staying at a park with hookups and 50amp service to run two AC units. This applies to the EB too really. My thought is that unless you require that rear door for stuff to camp, I would get a different model. Considering this boon docking thing, Airstream needs to consider thermal efficiency- perhaps a Green Tour model for Boondocking!
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Does the EB have greater ground clearance than the other models?

Our 2014 EB has factory 16" wheels and light truck tires. Some other models do too but most 2014s other than the EBs had 15" wheels. That difference in wheel size adds 1/2" to the hitch ball height and I believe to all ground clearance values.

So... technically the EB had more clearance. Practically, I know I wouldn't notice or be able to use that 1/2" in the real world with confidence.

I have not monitored specs on 2015 or more recent models to know if that 1/2" difference continues.
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Does the EB have greater ground clearance than the other models?
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prior to some of the other models adopting the larger wheel / tire combo ...~2015.
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Hmm. I really like that Pendleton interior but something struck me when I saw the pictures- all those windows and the door too make for massive heat/cold transfer. It really depends on if you are going to sit inside and look out or, get out and look around. I am convinced that all the talk about 15K BTU AC units not cooling (summertime), are due to thermal radiation factors on the single pane windows. After attending a boon docking workshop, discussing solar foil to cover windows and solar tarps, the idea advertised as staying cool in death valley is humorous- yes if you are staying at a park with hookups and 50amp service to run two AC units. This applies to the EB too really. My thought is that unless you require that rear door for stuff to camp, I would get a different model. Considering this boon docking thing, Airstream needs to consider thermal efficiency- perhaps a Green Tour model for Boondocking!
This holds true for most TT - even those with the "arctic" packages. The interior and exterior aluminum wall / roof of the Pendelton and virtually all AS models certainly make for lots of thermal transfer in both the hot and colder climates ... likely worse for those models with vista view windows. As for the EB, look at the AS from the rear and it is extremely difficult to discern any structural difference or the EB door difference. I should think that the thermal transfer differential from an EB would be negligible. However, the access differential vial the rear hatch is tremendous!

Note, as boondockers, we rarely have our EB where there is the opportunity to "plug in" and have had no issues with moderating it to a comfortable temperature. The design - at least for us - is near perfection ... although the actual production of units may not be at that same perfection level; we have had many production "issues" that needed attention.
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Going from the stock 15" GYM ST225/75R15D tires with a 28.3" diameter to the factory optional 16" Michelin LT225/75R16/E LTX M/S2 tires with a 29.2" diameter does raise the axles nearly " which in turn raises ground clearance by the same amount for the lowest hanging device which may be the sewer dumping equipment if not the bottom of the axle(s).
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Funny how each year there are these rumors that it's the last year of production for the EB, interesting pitch point for a sales person.


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...and, the EB no longer appears on the AS website...guess it was not just a rumor.
Just a FEW more $$$ for the Pendelton !!!
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