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Old 12-21-2015, 12:10 PM   #15
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No,we added additional cabinetry and had the microwave/convection oven built into the new cabinet. My wife found in the stock 25FB, there was nowhere for her to store her 15" cast iron skillet (unless we kept it in the front outdoor storage locker). The guys at Ultimate Airstream also added additional clips to keep the pots and pans drawer from coming open while transporting the trailer from point A to point B.
So now we will have the gas range/oven and the micro/convection when we are hooked up to AC power.
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Old 12-21-2015, 12:27 PM   #16
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Hope you can take some detailed photos of the cabinet and drawers pulled out. We are considering a cabinet being installed under the TV in our 25fb. It would be interesting to see how this renovation changes the weight and tongue weight of the trailer.

Did they give you any specifics of the weight of the trailer after the changes?

We lived in Mountain View back in the 80s where I worked for Northern Telecom. Loved to visit Los Gatos. Had dinner in the Chart House in the old Victorian building. Looks like its a different restaurant now.

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Old 12-22-2015, 05:28 AM   #17
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Well our Baby is back in Fairfield, Ca., they're installing the solar panel and upgrading our batteries to 6v AGM's. We will pick her up on Wednesday, what better Christmas present. We are thrilled!
Looking forward to a full report and photos in the New Year when you have a chance. Appreciated your thoughts on the move from the FC20 on that other thread.

Merry Christmas, and yes what a great present . . . !

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Peter

PS -- If you could specify the added drawer-retaining clips etc. you just got, that would be great (when you have a chance). The large drawer under the range/oven in our FC20 came out during the first trip home from the dealer, and those drawer slides are a PITA (all of them). Never saw the brand before, and would love to upgrade them at some point. Thanks.
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Old 12-31-2015, 10:46 AM   #18
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TerryC, were you able to pick up your Airstream or has there been a delay. Hope you can post photos of the interior changes.

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Old 12-31-2015, 03:34 PM   #19
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WE purchased our trailer on 11/20 and picked up our trailer on the 23rd. of December.
I know when ordering a new trailer from the factory the wait is 90+/- days (we went through the wait when we ordered our FC20 in 2010).
Airstream Adventures in Fairfield where we bought our trailer has over eighty (80) new trailers in stock. Most folks don't order from the factory, they find something there.
I haven't had a chance to post photos yet (soon). One thing I can state so far is the storage capacity in the FC25's is about half of what we had in our FC20.
We are getting creative as to what we keep on board and where. Remember we added additional cabinetry and galley work surfaces at Ultimate Airstream in Portland, Or. The FC25 still doesn't compare to the FC20. I will say the FC25 is much more open and airy, but you hhave to compromise somewhere.
I will post pictures soon.
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Thanks. Please take photos of the extra cabinet with the doors/drawers open so we can see how much space. Also if you can take measurements. I'm considering having someone do a similar mod. I might want to plagiarize your modifications.

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Looking forward to the pictures. I was out in Borrego Springs over the new year and a fellow camper had this modification done but with a desk instead of the cabinet. When I dropped off my 25" FB at Fairfield, and mentioned a similar upgrade, they mentioned they have this done on a couple of the 27" 's in the showroom.

The modification to the dinette allows sitting for 6. Calling ultimate to see if they can do the modification while keeping the slide out bench as we need the sleeping space.
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TerryC, we are all chomping at the bit to see photos of your customized work.

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Old 02-18-2016, 04:03 AM   #23
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I will post pictures soon.
Hey Terry, I hope the new trailer is working out and that you will post photos when you have a chance. Not trying to rush you. Actually, I was hoping you could let us know what drawer slides you swapped in? As I mentioned a few posts ago, The Flying Cloud 20' units seem to need better slides.

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Old 03-23-2016, 06:13 PM   #24
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Finally got around to figuring out how to get the drawer off it's tract so I could take a photo for you.Click image for larger version

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The cabinet measures 45 3/4"x 27 7/8", the butcher block top 47 11/16" x 30 1/4.
One picture is of the interior of the left side of the cabinet, there is a partition between the left and right side of the cabinet. If you look to the back of the interior the little black objects are the closure locks, you can see there are two for each drawer except the middle one there are three for the weight of the pots and pans in that drawer.

The convection/microwave oven is the standard Cuisinart for 2016 that Airstream is using and the bezel dimensions are 17" x 24". The dimensions for the drawers are the face dimensions, the interior door dimensions are a little smaller. The bottom openings are flip downs, they are shallow due to the wheel well behind them.

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I did a little sketch with some dimensions, if there is a measurement you need, let me know.

We have spent ten days camping in our trailer since we got it, we love the dinette set up, we seated six for dinner in the dinette, to give everybody more room, we set up a ZIPDee lawn chair. We could squeeze seven at the table, with the lawn chair if necessary.

One item we would like is lighting over the butcher block work top. I am currently looking for a light for that area. I think we will use LED track lighting and plug it into the inverter circuit when we dry camp (about 90% of the time.)
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Old 03-23-2016, 06:24 PM   #25
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One item I forgot to mention, we used Taupe color vs. the original Cashew upholstery color. The factory Cashew ultra leather felt kinda flimsy, the new upholstery is more substantial and can take the wear and tear of our 12 1/2 travel mutt Zoie. The little darker upholstery color blends well with the interior cabinets and hides the dirt better (which goes with dry camping.)
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Thanks for the update and photos Terry, and for the post on the thread about keeping the drawer closed. What brand drawer slides are used in your remodel? [edit -- not the drawer keeps you just pictured, but the slides . . . to be clear]

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Beautiful redesign. Especially like the taupe.
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Old 03-26-2016, 11:43 AM   #28
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Thanks Linda!

Spencer, at Ultimate Airstream in Oregon agreed the color contrasted well with the cabinetry too.
The standard color they pick from the manufacture of the fabric is "Buff" which is very close to the Ultraleather in the trailer Airstream calls Cashew.
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