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Old 05-07-2017, 11:38 PM   #1
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Special edition MSRP?

Hi everyone, new here. My wife and I are have our eyes on the tommy bahama relax edition and wanted to reach out to see if anyone has purchased a limited edition new recently. I read elsewhere in the forums that prices are frequently 15-20% off MSRP and wondering if owners of special editions have had similar experiences.

I kind of expect the Pendleton owners to have paid MSRP since there were only 100 but some kind of validation would be greatly appreciated. Colonial airstream shows 2018 tommy Bahamas inbound so I'm guessing it won't be as limited as the Pendleton.
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:54 AM   #2
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I ordered a Tommy Bahama 27FB and was able to get a +15% discount. I'm a repeat customer at my dealer which may have helped.
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:47 PM   #3
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I ordered a Tommy Bahama 27FB and was able to get a +15% discount. I'm a repeat customer at my dealer which may have helped.
Thanks for the input. I also got another message from another member that mentioned the equivalent of a 18-20% discount on the Tommy Bahama. Another datapoint for anyone else interested in these.
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Old 06-28-2017, 04:18 PM   #4
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Some other factors on "your cost": A trailer that's been on the lot for 9 months likely will sell for a bit less than one that is still inbound (with none on the lot for months). A trailer that is there in November with the prospect of storing it over the winter probably will sell for less. Right ow we are at "peak season" for trailer sales. That's probably not the best time to get that last 2 or 3% off MSRP.

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Old 06-28-2017, 04:47 PM   #5
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I think you'll be able to get a good deal on a Tommy Bahama if you really want one of those.

They're most probably not going to sell like the amazing Pendleton...they are more of a niche trailer (and "Tommy Bahama" just sounds and looks silly written all over the place).

I'd expect there'll be a bunch of these sitting unsold so you should be able to get a good discount.

Airstream has hit a few out of the park (the Pendleton, the Ocean Breeze, the 75th Anniversary Bambi) but they've also gotten burned by a few of their wacky editions (like that Victorinox clock thing and the original Basecamp) so the wackier the trailer the better the discount. They couldn't give those things away.

I'd wait a bit and see what the market says.

After the Tommy Bahama they might make a Cheri Oteri or Larry Ferrari version (complete with an organ in the back).
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Old 06-29-2017, 08:24 AM   #6
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I think you'll be able to get a good deal on a Tommy Bahama if you really want one of those.

They're most probably not going to sell like the amazing Pendleton...they are more of a niche trailer (and "Tommy Bahama" just sounds and looks silly written all over the place).

I'd expect there'll be a bunch of these sitting unsold so you should be able to get a good discount.

Airstream has hit a few out of the park (the Pendleton, the Ocean Breeze, the 75th Anniversary Bambi) but they've also gotten burned by a few of their wacky editions (like that Victorinox clock thing and the original Basecamp) so the wackier the trailer the better the discount. They couldn't give those things away.

I'd wait a bit and see what the market says.

After the Tommy Bahama they might make a Cheri Oteri or Larry Ferrari version (complete with an organ in the back).
Sounds like you are insecure about something. Its fine to have your opinion but not when you act like it is fact.

I happen to much prefer the Tommy Bahama over the Pendleton. I'm not a fan of branding either (note that the Pendleton also has branding) but I do think the Tommy Bahama took the Island Breeze concept to the next level. This, of course, is just my opinion.
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Old 06-29-2017, 08:47 AM   #7
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Based on inventory lists of what people have on lots, you will have far more trouble finding a Classic 33' than a Tommy Bahama. The main driver there being that they didn't make very many 33' Classics at all last year.

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Old 06-29-2017, 12:17 PM   #8
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I'm not a huge fan of the branding all over the trailer either but it's got a lot of good things going for it in terms of decor (personally like the color scheme and the fabric cushions instead of 100% ultraleather). The hatch is also something I think I'll use quite often since I'll be workamping full time and will be using that dinette almost everyday for that so having that part open will make the entire trailer feel much more spacious.

Since my original post, my wife is now leaning more toward a 30' international serenity after looking at a few while I still lean tommy bahama.
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We plan on purchasing a TB before the end of the year. I find it odd that some people are put off by the "branding" when they have the Airstream brand on their trailers and the everyone who sees the silver coming down the road or when parked knows the brand immediately. I understand it may not be for everyone. We are looking forward to the rear hatch ( does it have an official name? ) and love the interior.

Also ~ can we rename this forum now since we know the name of the "new trailer"?
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Old 08-01-2017, 07:41 AM   #10
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I don't like any branding I took off my serenity badge and I'll probly get rid of those giant 'A I R S T R E A M' signs eventually, I just aint had the time.
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How difficult was it to remove the badge? As simple as using the "dental floss" method?
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How difficult was it to remove the badge? As simple as using the "dental floss" method?
Easy as pie. Just took a hot air gun to it for a couple seconds and peeled her right off. Cleaned the residue with googone, whole thing took maybe 45 seconds.
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RE: Colinial

Was quoted couple weeks ago 101k for MSRP of 126k TB 27 over the phone..
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We plan on purchasing a TB before the end of the year. I find it odd that some people are put off by the "branding" when they have the Airstream brand on their trailers and the everyone who sees the silver coming down the road or when parked knows the brand immediately. I understand it may not be for everyone. We are looking forward to the rear hatch ( does it have an official name? ) and love the interior.

Also ~ can we rename this forum now since we know the name of the "new trailer"?
We love our TB. No regrets. The interior is amazing and having the rear hatch open transforms the trailer. Good luck!

I also agree we need to rename the forum now...
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