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tslanier 12-26-2008 12:12 PM

Airstream Motor Homes
 
Are they still making them? I just an 06 Land Yacht 40' for sale. I have a Airstream TT, but am curious if the Airstream Motor Homes like the 06 Yacht is a good choice as far as motor homes are concerned.

Mike Leary 12-26-2008 12:34 PM

Not going to get much of a opinion from me; as far as I'm concerned, the newer mo/hos look like the box mine came in! :lol:

345bill 12-26-2008 01:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Mike Leary (Post 650896)
Not going to get much of a opinion from me; as far as I'm concerned, the newer mo/hos look like the box mine came in! :lol:

Just got my 1st. good laugh for today. :lol:

tslanier 12-26-2008 01:37 PM

Airstream Motor Home
 
I was interested in thoughts/experiences relative to a newer, larger motorhome, slides etc, how Airstream compares in qualtiy, etc to other manufacturers of higher end models.

avionstream 12-26-2008 01:48 PM

AS only makes the Interstate class B motorhome now, based on the Freightliner Sprinter chassis. zz

dogpound 12-26-2008 02:30 PM

Airstream discontinued the motor home in 2006. There was some feeling that did not provide enough profitability (according to their announcment at International in Salem). The only one they have now is the Class B as Zig states.
There was some concern over quality but from what I have seen the land yacht was a pretty decent home. We have some friends that have one and they have no problems with it.

There has been some push towards getting one of Thor's RV companies that manufacture MoHo to create an A/S Edition but it has met severe opposition. It has been brought up at the last 3 International rallies but has been defeated.


Bob
Member Four Corners Unit/CAC
WBCCI # 10105
AIR # 28748

cooperhawk 12-26-2008 03:52 PM

Well, as you can tell there is a fair amount of animosity towards the fibreglass motorhomes on this forum. Well, motorhomes in general too. Too bad I think. That's why we dropped out of the WBCCI.

Airstream has always made a quality product and the folks we know that have the fibre glass motorhomes like them. I would pay more attention as to how its been treated and how much use. Look at the fibre glass for bubbles where it may have separated. Be sure to test drive all the systems and the unit itself.

James Rogers 12-26-2008 06:57 PM

I have a 1987 Air Stream 345. I bought it from a guy that let it sit for to long. I think I have most of the bugs worked out of it. I would not trade it for anything else.

I brought it to Florida for Christmas. On the way down it was running around 200 to 210 degrees. I think this is to hot. No idea of what the thermostat rating is in it. Any help on what the thermostat temp should be at?

Also Mike Leary I like what you said about the new AS. I like mine cause it looks like an
Air Stream. When you travel down the road everybody knows that this is an Air Stream coming at them.

Mike Leary 12-26-2008 09:19 PM

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Originally Posted by James Rogers (Post 650957)
. On the way down it was running around 200 to 210 degrees. I think this is to hot. No idea of what the thermostat rating is in it. When you travel down the road everybody knows that this is an Air Stream coming at them.

190 to 220 is normal for a 454. I've replaced all my gauges just so I'm sure. :cool:

elbundi 12-26-2008 10:18 PM

New Classic motorhome - scan
 
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From the Bob Wheeler interview in the latest edition of Airstream Life

wheel interested 12-27-2008 01:28 AM

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That Classic Airstream motorhome would have been so very cool. It had to be very disappointing that they were not able to move forward with its production.

I was on that interview with Rich Luhr and Bob Wheeler in 2004 when Bob was in charge of Product Developement and Engineering. It was a very exciting time for me to meet the people at Airstream and to be along as photographer for Airstream Life.

elbundi 12-27-2008 07:42 PM

I can only imagine what kind of motorhome they would have produced. What chassis would they have used, (mercedez sprinter van, isuzu commercial van, p30 chassis with new gmc 4.5 diesel motor, upscaled electric motor with room for batteries with 500 mile range and superfast charging :) ) for the 25ft and less floor plans. What about other technologies they would have thrown in. Don't get me wrong, I love my classic, but having a modern motorhome shaped like the silver bullet is the way to go. Must have been a sad day for Bob and his team when the corporate bean pushers said no.

Great photos though Carol. Do you have any more of the actual design itself, I'd be real interested in seeing them, but understand if there's copyright issues.

wheel interested 12-27-2008 08:16 PM

Thanks. No I was advised that would not be allowed.

ROBERTSUNRUS 12-28-2008 01:29 AM

New Classic Motorhome.
 
:) Hi, I think the design of the New Classic Motorhome would be great, But between Airstream and BMW designing and building this motorhome, I think it would be just too expensive for almost anyone to own one. They could make two units, one for Oprah and one for Bill Gates. :lol::lol:


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