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Old 07-23-2019, 10:33 AM   #1
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When to Pull the Trigger?

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Long time lurker and only posted a few times in my history here. I am <this> close to pulling the trigger in upgrading our 2014 FC 25'FB Twin to a 2019 Classic 30 Twin... We have three more trips scheduled for the year. One being a week in Vermont in the Northeast Kingdom at the end of August. My question is should I wait until after a week long trip in a somewhat remote area for an initial shakedown cruise or just go for it and use that week to log all of the little nitpicky items that go on the list for the first round of warranty work?

I am lucky as I literally live 10 minutes from Colonial Airstream here in Jersey so the only issue with warranty work is waiting for the appointment. I am also a DIY guy so little things I'll just do myself.

After reading some of the threads on the 2019 Classic I am looking for some thoughts. And I will be sure to check the belly pan in Colonial's parking lot prior to signing anything!

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Old 07-23-2019, 10:46 AM   #2
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If it were me, I would go for it. I would want every minute possible to enjoy the 30 Classic.

Congratulations on the new Airstream. We need to see some pictures when you get her.


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Old 07-23-2019, 10:50 AM   #3
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If you are buying from Colonial and live nearby, spend a night in it before the trip to catch more obvious warranty items and shake down all the major systems. Otherwise, as a DIYer and experienced Airstream owner, take the trip and make a list of all the little items you don't want to hassle with fixing on the spot.
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Old 07-23-2019, 11:29 AM   #4
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Why not go for a 2020?
Shake down on our 18 wasn’t crazy. Learning curve on the alde system, sounds like the czone connect also has a slight curve. Congrats!
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Old 07-23-2019, 07:42 PM   #5
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I agree with the other posters. Spend a night at the dealer when you pick it up to catch any big issues. Then, I'd go for it and enjoy your new Classic in August. It really takes some time with the trailer to start to learn everything and I think a trip is the best way to do it.

Good luck.
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Old 07-24-2019, 05:36 PM   #6
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Assuming you are ready to make the move, the only question would seem to be 2019 vs 2020. As far as I can tell, the changes between the two are minimal. That would make me less excited about the 2020 than might otherwise be the case.

There seems to be some sort of "7 year limit" to what banks will lend on. That would suggest that trading now is better than trading later. A trailer that can be financed should sell better (and thus command a bit higher price).

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Old 07-24-2019, 05:40 PM   #7
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We were in the same position with our Serenity 25RBT; 2020 or 2019. We ordered a 2020 to get it exactly like we wanted. Plus we liked the 2020 stove and Stereo better.
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Old 07-25-2019, 09:00 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the thoughts folks. Appreciate you spending the time to share. Now, decisions, decisions...

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