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Old 10-06-2003, 02:06 PM   #1
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Thumbs up 2004 34 ft Limited with slide

Has anyone else purchased one of these this year? We got home with ours last Wednesday. The quality is great. Quality control must be working overtime. I am using the Blue Ox hitch and towing with a 2004 F-350 Ford Power Stroke 4 x 4, 4 door. We ordered this truck with the camper special package with gives us the rear stabilizer bar and heavy front springs. The ride and handling is great !!!! Don't be afraid of the one ton ride. It is not harsh loaded or unloaded. The stability the rear stablilizer bar added is nice. So far so good !!! This is Airstream number three.
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Thumbs up Congratulations!

Photos! I'd LOVE to see photos of your new 34 with a slide!

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Bill,

How much of a drop are you using with your ball mount?

6 inches? 8 inches?
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Ordered new 34 ft classic limited, with slide out

We won't get this until January. We can hardly wait. We have heard such good things about Bill Thomas Camper Sales, we are hoping to have few problems. I know we are to stay on his site for one or two days while we make sure everything is working.

Weather may be a problem. We already have 6 inches of snow. Hope for the best. We will be testing in cold weather. Will keep you informed of our luck. Sure hope the furnace works well!

We ordered the Hensley Hitch which has already been delivered to the dealer.
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Congratulations Myrna! You will find that Bill Thomas is one of the premier Airstream dealers in the US. We have bought two Airstreams from him, the current being a 30' Classic slideout. They will have you prepped and ready for your overnight there at the dealer. Mine was set up, lights on furnace pumping, fridge on and radio playing my wife's favorite station! BTW, one of the nice touches is that you will find your new trailer Walbernized!

Leroy will give you the tour of your new Limited and treat you like royalty. He's a great guy and a real asset to Bill's dealership.

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Well Myrna, we may meet at Bill Thomas.

We are planning to pickup our "new" used 2002 Classic 31' on the 19th.

Hope to head southwest to Mesa for the first half of our winter then on to Tucson.

Dave & Kathie
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Old 01-16-2004, 08:35 PM   #7
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We just took delivery on our trailer

Hi, Dave and Kathy. We spent the night at Bill Thomas Camper Sales. Leroy took very good care of us. We were treated royally. The trailer is very elegant. Better than we expected. I am sure you will be very pleased. We slept very little. Too excited and so many things to learn.

Have a great trip!! p.s. I am also myrna but had password trouble.
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myrnaw,

Congrats on your new beauty. When you come back down to earth ... give us a review and post some photos.

I'd love to see your new Airstream .. sounds great.
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Old 01-16-2004, 09:26 PM   #9
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Porky,
You are going to love that trailer.
We had the Hensley Hitch installed also. It pulled like a dream. The big trucks didn't bother us at all. It is much easier to pull than our old "SOB". We went from 28 foot trailer to 34 foot. It is so much easier to pull than our "2001 Kountry Comfort" with the Pull-Tite hitch. We also noticed better gas mileage on our trip home from the dealer in Wentzville, Mo.
We just found the escape window in the rear bedroom. Just pull out the screen and push the big window out and crawl out. Hope we never need that!
The sound system is awesome. I will have to learn how to post pictures to the site.
Enjoy your new trailer and truck!!
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Just curious about the rear window, I haven't kicked mine out yet, is it susposed to pop out of the frame? I was thinking that you might have to open the window to escape.
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Just curious about the rear window, I haven't kicked mine out yet, is it susposed to pop out of the frame? I was thinking that you might have to open the window to escape.
Uh... what's wrong with going out the back door?

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Just curious about the rear window, I haven't kicked mine out yet, is it susposed to pop out of the frame? I was thinking that you might have to open the window to escape.
The rear window should be hinged at the top. It will pop open but can be easily closed. I used to pop the rear window open on our '01 Safari whenever I had it home for cleaning. I used to pass the hose from my home's central vaccum though the opening. I haven't done this with the Classic due to a screen being present.

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Uh... what's wrong with going out the back door?

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Not everyone has been blessed with 2 doors Rog! BTW, you all back home yet?
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In a panic situation finding the latches and unhooking might take more time than I would want to devote to it. Getting two of us out the window in a timely manner would not be a pretty site. I wonder if anyone has acutually used the rear window as an excape?
I passed on a rear door 5 years ago and I am still kicking myself over that one, even though I ended up with a nicer trailer.
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I am sure that they have been used. With the Classics, there is more room than with the tiny porthole that the Safari has...but if it's between breaking my leg or getting burned, I could make it through something smaller than what the Safari has if I had to.
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In a panic situation finding the latches and unhooking might take more time than I would want to devote to it. Getting two of us out the window in a timely manner would not be a pretty site. I wonder if anyone has acutually used the rear window as an excape?
I've looked over the latches pretty carefully and these are nothing like those found to normally open an Airstream window. It's pretty much of a lift release and then push against the glass. The window pops open quite easily.

Getting out would not be pretty, but everyone should really take the time to look these over and at least pop the window open. I feel pretty confident in being able to deal with this if necessary.

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Really? Actually, the escape issue in a 34' trailer was one of the things that prompted me to look for one with the rear door.

Yeah, we're back home. Great trip. Woke up to a white Christmas in Edinburg Texas. First snow there in 109 years. First white Christmas ever. Just what you want to see when you're expecting high '70s and pool weather... Had a northbound freight train derail 15 mins after it passed us north of Little Rock on tracks we'd just covered on the way down because of the big storm on the 23rd. We got in late, but safe. Trip home was pleasant and uneventful.

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Really? Actually, the escape issue in a 34' trailer was one of the things that prompted me to look for one with the rear door.

Yeah, we're back home. Great trip. Woke up to a white Christmas in Edinburg Texas. First snow there in 109 years. First white Christmas ever. Just what you want to see when you're expecting high '70s and pool weather... Had a northbound freight train derail 15 mins after it passed us north of Little Rock on tracks we'd just covered on the way down because of the big storm on the 23rd. We got in late, but safe. Trip home was pleasant and uneventful.

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We love the Idea of a rear door but you don't see very many of them. Did you lose much cabinet space because of the door? The few that I have seen seem to encroach on the wardrobe space. Our rear window is big enough to use as an escape. Of course you have the daynight blinds pulled the screen with its rip cord and two cam latches. I am sure that in the event of a fire that I would manage somehow to get all this done. I put out a fire in the kitchen of a fiend's safari. The smoke alarm was going off and it was very confusing with all the unbearable noise. I can only imagine what it would be like waking up from a dead sleep and being disoriented.
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We love the Idea of a rear door but you don't see very many of them. Did you lose much cabinet space because of the door? The few that I have seen seem to encroach on the wardrobe space. Our rear window is big enough to use as an escape. Of course you have the daynight blinds pulled the screen with its rip cord and two cam latches. I am sure that in the event of a fire that I would manage somehow to get all this done. I put out a fire in the kitchen of a fiend's safari. The smoke alarm was going off and it was very confusing with all the unbearable noise. I can only imagine what it would be like waking up from a dead sleep and being disoriented.
I guess waking up and being disoriented is better than not waking up at all!

And no, you don't lose any cabinet space. The door is in the same place as the window.

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Bringing back an old thread. Just wondering if you all have had any major issues with your Limited's? I'm purchasing one and was curious if you all still owned them and are satisfied with them?
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