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Old 04-09-2011, 04:01 PM   #1
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'05 25' Safari ("WB"?)

Hello everyone:
I bought this unit a couple weeks ago and in between getting my barn ready to handle it I discovered this forum.

The title says Safari WB and the previous owner called it a wide body.

I did a search on the VIN to see what's up but no "wide body" mentioned.

Explanations welcome:
Thanks
Del
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Old 04-09-2011, 04:10 PM   #2
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Airstream started making wide body trailers in about 1995. At some later date all trailers 25' and over are wide bodies. That means that your trailer is about 8' 6" shorter trailers and all prior to about 1995 are 8' wide, until prior to 1969 when they were 7' 6" and back to the 1950's when they were only 7' wide.

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Hello everyone:
I bought this unit a couple weeks ago and in between getting my barn ready to handle it I discovered this forum.

The title says Safari WB and the previous owner called it a wide body.

I did a search on the VIN to see what's up but no "wide body" mentioned.

Explanations welcome:
Thanks
Del
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Old 04-10-2011, 12:19 PM   #3
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Could be that the WB stands for wall bed. Does the bedroom have a queen walk around bed with closets on either side?
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Old 04-10-2011, 12:21 PM   #4
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If it is a Safari LS. It is very likely 8' 6" Hence the "wide body".
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Old 04-10-2011, 12:32 PM   #5
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The door is up front (not an FB), so it has corner bed. The WB could mean wall bed, but I have never seen that reference before.

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Old 04-10-2011, 01:22 PM   #6
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The door is up front (not an FB), so it has corner bed.
I think that forward-door 05 Safari can be either a SS "sleeps six" (which would have a corner bed) or have a front couch, center bath, and a rear queen or twins. Still, WB doesn't make sense.

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Old 04-11-2011, 09:34 AM   #7
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Thanks for your input:
It's a Safari with rear twins, mid bath and couch up front.
I contacted the original owner and we've had a lively dialogue as they really miss it and went to a box trailer with slide outs that sits on a farm ...to big to move they say.
The WB I guess was just becoming standard to AS so they had it put on the title to differentiate.
Go figure.
Anyway, it's in the shop darn it but it'll be headed into my pole barn shortly where it'll get a thorough spit shine.
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