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Old 01-04-2015, 10:33 PM   #1
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Eddie Bauer Lose its contract?

I've been talking with a dealer in OR and they said this is the last year of the EB? I remember back in 2012 production halted for awhile, but the EB came back strong!!

So my question is....... is 2015 really the last year of production? We were wanting to buy one, but the local dealer had a brand new 2015 25fb that had a faulty gas strut. When they removed it they damaged the interior skin!! Yet, they still expected me to empty my pockets for it.

I read about the latch opening up which can be really scary..... has this issue been fixed on the 2015?

thanks y'all ..... we like the EB but the gas strut and wobbly table deterred us!

Many thanks and Happy New Year!!
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Old 01-04-2015, 11:05 PM   #2
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I have a 2012 25' eddie bauer. I've had zero issues with my rear door and really don't see how it could come up while driving. That being said the table is wobbly. I've seen a few post that people have added an extra leg to fix it. I haven't bothered to mess with mine. Maybe someday. The table is such a minor complaint and I'll be honest its not on my radar.

My wife really pushed for the eddie Bauer, I was worried about all the what ifs that I read on the forums. Mostly from people that don't own one. The rear door is well thought out I don't for see any issue. If I had to do it again I wouldn't buy anything but an airstream with the rear door. The ability to open up the camper and sit in the fresh air is huge.
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Old 01-04-2015, 11:18 PM   #3
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The E.B. may or may not go away but I think Airstream likes the rear hatch, and the engineering/tooling is in place. I read something about their factory expansion and new models that included a reference to a rear hatch.

Otherwise the E.B. is mostly a interior designer's exercise, although a quite nice one. I like the extra durability of the fabric, maybe the floor.
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Old 01-05-2015, 06:44 AM   #4
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If you forget to throw the dead bolt on the rear hatch, it could open up.


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Old 01-05-2015, 07:01 AM   #5
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Maybe the Panamerica will be coming back, in some modified version, two axles with more carrying capacity, different options, maybe even a generator built in, very well sound proofed.

If the Panamerica were still made, I think I would have gone that direction, then built out the rear area so as to make it more living space, yet retain the possibility of a toy hauler. I had actually drawn up plans for an isolated generator mounted in the rear of the Panamerica, suspended on air cushions, which could provide adequate electricity to power at least one HVAC unit.

And, the Eddie Bauer would have been my choice this time, but I wanted the recliners....which I love.

As the production capacity of AS expands, they may have in mind some more models, much in the stream of thought of the Eddie Bauer or Panamerica.... think Land Yacht as an expanded thought process....

Is it time for a Swatchstream?
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Old 01-05-2015, 08:34 AM   #6
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"And, the Eddie Bauer would have been my choice this time, but I wanted the recliners....which I love."

Just for info, the Eddie Bauer is one of a couple new mid-size Airstreams two recliners will fit easily into by removing the bench seats. The other is a 25 Rear Bed model.
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Old 01-05-2015, 10:42 AM   #7
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Maybe the Panamerica will be coming back, in some modified version, two axles with more carrying capacity, different options, maybe even a generator built in, very well sound proofed.

If the Panamerica were still made, I think I would have gone that direction, then built out the rear area so as to make it more living space, yet retain the possibility of a toy hauler. I had actually drawn up plans for an isolated generator mounted in the rear of the Panamerica, suspended on air cushions, which could provide adequate electricity to power at least one HVAC unit.

And, the Eddie Bauer would have been my choice this time, but I wanted the recliners....which I love.

As the production capacity of AS expands, they may have in mind some more models, much in the stream of thought of the Eddie Bauer or Panamerica.... think Land Yacht as an expanded thought process....

Is it time for a Swatchstream?
Hmmmm......maybe I should wait for the 2016's to arrive to see what Airstream has replaced the EB with...or will it be a few years before they present a new hatch model?
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Who knows what they have in the works, the new luxury laden Classic shows they will abandon an idea for a new one if they see the market. And the new Classics are selling like hotcakes. Expect more new models, hopefully more than interior designer exercises. Maybe hatches, built-in solar and generator packages, who knows.
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Old 01-05-2015, 11:56 AM   #9
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I would gladly trade in mine for a truly well-built boondocker version. Solar, gennie, more ground clearance, bigger wheels and tires, etc. etc.
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I love my 25' EB! 405 watts of solar, durable fabric, able to put my fishing kayak and gear in it-easily! Wouldn't have anything else...except, maybe the 27' EB...


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Old 01-06-2015, 08:38 PM   #11
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We really like our 27' EB 2014. Should we have waited for the ducted upgrade in 2015?
Well at the time we were looking there were rumors that the 2014 may be the last production year.So we knew what we wanted and made an offer. It is nicely set up for a couple, but we have squeezed in a couple of children and grandkids at times. Hope that 2015 was not the last year of production.
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I thought '12 was going to be the end of EB's. I ordered mine in Nov. hoping they would build it before they cut it from production. I couldn't get the factory to say one way or the other on the future of the EB line. Mine was the third rig off the line in '13. I picked up the new EB brochure in Jan '13, it was printed 10/12, so at least marketing knew there was a future of the EB line. If I knew that, I would have waited for a "summer" built one, vs a "winter" built one.
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Old 01-08-2015, 03:59 PM   #13
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I just received a phone call from a dealership telling me that this would be the last year for Eddie Bauer production.


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Old 01-09-2015, 07:21 AM   #14
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Does that mean AS cannot use the name anymore or are they not going to produce the trailer model anymore. Maybe AS lost the rights to use the eddy Bauer name and will produce the trailer under a dif model name? Peace, jim
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