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Old 03-16-2016, 10:54 PM   #15
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No Wood Choice!

I have seen several people mention wood color choices? To my knowledge there is no choice in the color of the wood in the new Classics. All have the dark cherry wood. When we bought our new 16 Classic last August, we wanted the Chestnut leather and the sandalwood Corian. I believe that this color combination wears better and is easier to maintain. The sandalwood Corian, almost has a granite look, which we liked and still do. The only two extra cost options are power awning and solar, both of which we have and like. As for ovens, we decided we would rather have the two pullout drawers. You know what they say about opinions....everyone has one. Buy what "you" like, after all your the one paying for it!
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Old 03-17-2016, 04:35 AM   #16
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If i had a do over, I probably would not get the dark counters, They do show scratches. I would go with light counters. The solar works good but I am on my second charge controller And I would suggest you change to a 3 stage converter. We love the gas oven and it works great.
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I wonder if you can polish corian to get rid of scratches.

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I have seen several people mention wood color choices?
There is only one wood.
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Old 03-17-2016, 06:37 AM   #17
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In the beginning there was talk of a second lighter wood choice.
I guess that idea never made it to production. I guess cherry is the only wood.
So...
Dark leather upholstery and light counters would be my choice-
And twin beds-


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Old 03-17-2016, 06:56 PM   #18
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Oh ya, I went with the twins. You get extra storage with that option. Two side exterior access under bed storage in addition to the rear access (although that is shallower), and four more cabinets above the beds.
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Old 03-17-2016, 09:12 PM   #19
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Get solar charging and power awning. I was told the curtain surrounds are microfiber so I imagine easy to clean.
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Old 03-17-2016, 09:48 PM   #20
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You can do a much better solar solution than the one from JC. I have twins, dark leather, light corian and the power awning. No issues at all with any of the above. Only problem has been a bad sail switch in the furnace. Took time to track that down and was an easy fix.

We put down some runners and rugs on the floors. Similar to what Barry did with his 2015. If you want to see a tricked out 2015 Classic Barry is the man. Ask about his dishwasher...
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Old 03-18-2016, 06:39 AM   #21
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I would think the oven decision over very carefully. We have a 30'FC, not Classic but the galley layout is similar. Since we don't do a lot of baking in the trailer due to heat build-up, we got the convection microwave, not the oven. We also cook a fair amount, so have a somewhat complete collection of kitchen utensils and devices. All of our roof lockers and drawers in the galley are filled with a bit of overflow in the top shelf in the wardrobe. If you get both the oven and the microwave, you will have precious little drawer space in the galley. Our plan is if end up deciding to do extensive baking, we will get a propane oven to use outdoors (due to heat, especially in the summer). As it is, we often cook outdoors (either with the grill or electric skillet) due to heat and grease concerns anyway.
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Old 03-18-2016, 07:44 AM   #22
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In Rich's book on Airstream Maintenance he tells you how to maintain and polish Corian.
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Old 03-18-2016, 07:45 AM   #23
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We had convection in one trailer, did not like it so when we ordered the 30' FC we have now we ordered a standard micro-wave and standard oven. We use the oven to store things while traveling. Works well for us

To the question someone asked about polishing Corian, yes you can. The recommendations can be found at the website http://www.geeksonhome.com/how_5614795_buff-corian.html, among others.
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Old 03-18-2016, 08:41 PM   #24
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You can do a much better solar solution than the one from JC. I have twins, dark leather, light corian and the power awning. No issues at all with any of the above. Only problem has been a bad sail switch in the furnace. Took time to track that down and was an easy fix.

We put down some runners and rugs on the floors. Similar to what Barry did with his 2015. If you want to see a tricked out 2015 Classic Barry is the man. Ask about his dishwasher...
Barry his user name? Won't be able to find anything without actual user name.
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Old 03-18-2016, 11:18 PM   #25
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Barry's user is BAB
His truck and trailer have everything.
It is quite a showplace.
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Thanks so much, to all of you, for your advice! Even though some of it was contradictory (!) it all was a help in making our decision. We truly appreciate it! God bless!
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Old 03-23-2016, 05:43 PM   #27
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I will mention that we have ruined several pairs of white socks walking on the vinyl flooring - I have mopped it several times but we still get black on our socks that won't wash out. I'd love to hear from anyone who has had and solved this problem.
Our 2016 Classic floor, when brand new, looked fine. In reality, it was filthy and made the soles of my feet black. What??

The solution? We cleaned and scrubbed it many times -- over and over again. Now it's clean -- it still looks the same as it did when the trailer was new, but the soles of my feet stay clean. I can't explain it.

We got the light/light combo (because the cabinets are dark enough) and gas oven option with twins. Over the 7 weeks since we went full-time, I have grown to love it even more. We find it so easy to live in and the aesthetics, while a little too traditional for me, are, well, classic. We think of it as our luxury pullman car.

I'd caution against the black countertops -- google "black corian countertops" and you'll see what I mean. Scratches will show. On the sandalwood, scratches do not show. The light ultra leather is very easy to clean, as is the ultra suede that surrounds the windows.

If I could change one thing, I'd get the electric awning. I know, I know, there have been problems. But so many times I've wished I could open it or close it with the push of a button.

Whatever you choose, you will love it, I promise you.

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The black Corian does show scratches, but (like all Corian), you can buff them out if they bother you. It is even possible to remove very deep scratches and cuts (I saw a YouTube video on how to do this). My countertops are fine after a LOT of use. I would say that of all the add-on's, we really like the Vesta dishwasher. While we did lose part of the closet, it uses very little water, is amazingly quiet, and winterized without issues. My latest mod (this is for Garry Haynes), is an electric actuator that lifts the bed for easier access to the storage area. We found that adding the mattress topper increased the weight to the point where lifting the bed and holding it was a hassle. I used a 12V electric actuator arm (manufactured for the dump mechanism for the bed of a home tractor). You simply push the switch forward to lift the bed and hold it to the rear to lower it. Also, it stops wherever you want it. Yes, another motor, yes something else to go wrong...but with the enormous battery/solar/inverter power it really isn't an issue!
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