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Old 02-01-2016, 05:05 PM   #113
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I'm the guilty one of posting the original picture.


The map artwork is cool, but sure would like it more if it was a "craftsman made" piece instead of a mass-produced looking item.

So overall, it's a nice trailer! Earth-stopping? no.

I'd buy a Classic if I was playing in that ballpark.
It's a nice trailer but the map artwork is a little over the top. What looks good today sometimes get tired looking over time and my thoughts think the artwork is the part of the trailer that might date it in its later years.

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Old 02-01-2016, 05:48 PM   #114
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Semantics. No one cares about that in business. How do you think wallstreet operates.

Methinks you've touched on the fundamental problem of our economy! 😳👍
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Old 02-03-2016, 07:29 AM   #115
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If you guy's had the choice of the Pendleton or a new 30 Classic for the same price and would be doing a lot of living in it, which would you pick?
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The Classic without question.
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Old 02-03-2016, 10:25 PM   #117
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FYI - in an email exchange I had today with Justin Humphreys (VP Sales at Airstream) he confirms that the offset laminate is in fact the intent of the design. It is not a manufacturing mistake.
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Not only is the misalignment of laminate pattern unfortunate, but the appearance of wood grain pattern applied vertically rather than the naturally and structurally sound horizontal grain pattern on drawer fronts is even less comforting. With some care they could have done better, either way.
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I think the cabinet design is intentional.
A lot of pendelton design pieces have the same rustic feel. Aligning the laminates would detract from the rustic cabin feel and made it feel too contemporary.
I know that some won't like it. But it is definitely intentional and not poor workmanship.
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Not only is the misalignment of laminate pattern unfortunate, but the appearance of wood grain pattern applied vertically rather than the naturally and structurally sound horizontal grain pattern on drawer fronts is even less comforting. With some care they could have done better, either way.

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It's amazing to me that - unless you missed my post just before this one - that even with acknowledgement from AS that the pattern is the intent of the designer that you continue to refer to this as a deficiency of "care" on the part of Airstream.

There's no fault here - no lack of care beside the fact that you don't care for the design - which is fine...so why not just say that instead accusing them first of shoddy manufacturing and then careless design?
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FYI - in an email exchange I had today with Justin Humphreys (VP Sales at Airstream) he confirms that the offset laminate is in fact the intent of the design. It is not a manufacturing mistake.
Not to be a smartass, but do you really think he would have said anything else?

I mean, could you really see him saying "Yea, we screwed up and didn't consider the graining..."

For years rear-end separation was dismissed as a kinetic compound curve design feature!
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Not to be a smartass, but do you really think he would have said anything else?

...snip...

😜. Touché!

Dammit that's funny!! 😃

What would really be funny is if trailer #62 of 100 has the laminate lined up perfectly straight - horizontally - and THAT was the manufacturing defect! 😜
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In the computer world - undocumented features are called bugs.

I would bet the same chap would say the same thing about the reported 1" gaps in the doors, saying this is a new ventilation feature. Or leaving the Airstream name off of the back of my 23D trailer allows one to be anonymous in brand choice.
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Odd cabinet assembly and looks it, just poor attention to detail somewhere, design or production.

Not the end of the world, if it was my Pendleton I would buy a new sheet of this laminate and have the cabinet front and pantry pieces recut and installed in alignment. Not unlike other upgrades we routinely do to our Airstreams to improve its appearance or performance.
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In the computer world - undocumented features are called bugs.

I would bet the same chap would say the same thing about the reported 1" gaps in the doors, saying this is a new ventilation feature. Or leaving the Airstream name off of the back of my 23D trailer allows one to be anonymous in brand choice.
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It is too bad that your 23D was so poorly assembled. I guess it happens to everyone that you pick up a lemon every now and then.
I bought a 2015 27FB Serenity about the same time you bought your 23D and my trailer has been flawless.
We have put 50K miles on the trailer and so far no problems with anything.
We did make improvements to the original with 16" Wheels and Michelin LTX tires, Travler automatic Sat antenna, new quiet water pump, improved toilet seat, and other odds and ends. But so far not one problem with the remaining original equipment, fit or finish.
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Odd cabinet assembly and looks it, just poor attention to detail somewhere, design or production.

Not the end of the world, if it was my Pendleton I would buy a new sheet of this laminate and have the cabinet front and pantry pieces recut and installed in alignment. Not unlike other upgrades we routinely do to our Airstreams to improve its appearance or performance.
Everyone has a different aesthetic. To me if you tried to line up the pattern it would look phony. It is meant to replicate rough hewn individually built log furniture. So every grain pattern is unique and does not line up because there is no uniformity.
If you intentionally tried to line up the pattern, it would look fraudulent, like lined up laminate.

But everyone has a different taste and to be honest it doesn't make or break the appeal of the Pendleton.
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