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Old 12-29-2005, 09:34 AM   #1
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Love our '06 Safari SE FB

We just returned from our maiden voyage in our new '06 Safari SE FB and we love it! Six months ago we purchased our first Airstream, a 22' International CCD, and fell in love with Airstreaming. After several trips we knew it was only a matter of time before we would tade-up to a larger more luxurious unit (I don't think my wife thought it would be so soon!). The Safair is the perfect blend of mod design and comfort.

I highly recomend Southwest Coaches in Irvine, CA. Troy and the rest of the team were terrific. We could not be happier. Looking forward to many more adventures.

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Old 12-29-2005, 10:26 AM   #2
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Congratulations on the new coach! Hope to see you out on the road.
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Old 12-29-2005, 12:19 PM   #3
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Thumbs up Congrats Mod-Streamer!

Y'all indeed are Airstreamers of distinction and amazing good taste! Glad to see from your avatar that you got the double-ended panoramic. The stock rear pano and Vista Views make the primary living space so bright and airy!

I'll never have to "move up" -- the additional storage available with our twin bed 25' FB SE makes it a pocket long-distance cruiser!!

It took me a while to find a few little issues but I'm generally very pleased with our baby. We'd back-and-forthed on new vs. used and I'm glad the indecision turned to 'new' just as the Special Editions came to market. We were shopping before dealers even knew how popular the SEs would be, so got a fair discount at the time...

Visit http://www.airforums.com/forum...ons-17339.html and keep us posted -- this thread or that.

Did I say congrats? You look mahvelous!
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Old 12-29-2005, 02:28 PM   #4
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I highly recomend Southwest Coaches in Irvine, CA. Troy and the rest of the team were terrific. We could not be happier.
Hi Mod Streamer,

I'm glad you were able to trade up to a 25' FB. How was the dealer on the trade-in?
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Old 12-30-2005, 12:23 AM   #5
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Hi Mod Streamer,

I'm glad you were able to trade up to a 25' FB. How was the dealer on the trade-in?
Bob,

We sold our unit to a friend-of-a-friend. Sorry for the confusion. The timing just worked out for all involved.

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Old 12-30-2005, 12:29 AM   #6
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So Kool!

I've got the 22 CCD too... and yes the 25 FB appeals to me, too.

Too bad Vern Townsend (53FlyingCloud) left his A/S sales job. I also note from your avatar that you got one with the right hinged door - aka, not the famous "suicide door" that can open in the wind if you forget to lock it securely. On the earliest 25 FB's they forgot that the door would whack the awning support when the awning was open. I'm glad you're having so much fun in yours.

I'm gonna stick with the 22 for a while..... unless a great deal falls in my lap.

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Old 01-11-2006, 08:33 PM   #7
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I'm gonna stick with the 22 for a while..... unless a great deal falls in my lap.

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At the St. Paul, MN Sportsman's RV & Boat Show they had a new Safari SE 25 ft. for sale at $29,000 and some odd change with an MSRP of about $54,000. The catch? There was considerable hail damage on the back end. The dealer is Shorewood RV in Elk River, MN (northern Minneapolis suburb).
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Old 01-11-2006, 09:43 PM   #8
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At the St. Paul, MN Sportsman's RV & Boat Show they had a new Safari SE 25 ft. for sale at $29,000 and some odd change with an MSRP of about $54,000. The catch? There was considerable hail damage on the back end. The dealer is Shorewood RV in Elk River, MN (northern Minneapolis suburb).
Lead us not into temptation.....
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Old 01-11-2006, 11:13 PM   #9
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The 25' SE FB will probably be our next trailer, once some of you guys start selling yours.

Glad to hear you are enjoying your purchase!
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Old 01-12-2006, 04:40 PM   #10
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Quick! Where's the backing up thread?

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Old 01-12-2006, 06:58 PM   #11
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For the record this is one sweet floor plan for a 25 footer.
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Old 01-12-2006, 07:52 PM   #12
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The beauty is in the floorplan

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For the record this is one sweet floor plan for a 25 footer.
As much as we loved our 22' CCD there is no comparison with the 25' SE FB. The floor plan is open and yet creates the feeling of a seperate sleeping area. The sofa sleeper and dinnette both fold down to create a huge "L" shaped sofa. This works out great for viewing movies on the Sony flat panel. I know, I know, it's a rough life but someone has to live it.
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Old 01-12-2006, 08:53 PM   #13
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That is a nice trailer

Where are the black and grey water drains? I have a rear bath and like the drains in the rear. ( that didn't come out right did it? ) Dave
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Old 01-13-2006, 04:03 PM   #14
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25' Fb

The floorplan shown above is a 2005 model because it has the suicide door. 2006 models (and probably beyond) have the hinge at the front and latch against the side of the trailer as do 99% of other Airstream doors. Davydd? Do you know if the bargain hail dented unit was a 2005 or 2006?

We first walked through a 2005 25' FB (at Shoreview BTW). The latch mechanism to hold the door open at 90 degrees and keep it away from the awning arm was weak and already failing in a new trailer. I couldn't imagine it if any breeze was blowing.

See http://www.airforums.com/forums/f335/2006-safari-special-editions-17339.html for other discussions on pro & con regarding queen vs. twin beds. My surprise and good fortune in preferring the twin was three cavernous outside-access storage compartments. Queen vs. twin has many other considerations -- desirability (of trailer! We gots no problems the other way!!) or resale might be an issue. I've seen a number of threads about how to convert from twins to queen, but never the other way around..

Dave -- the black & gray drains are just forward of the roadside wheels. The black, gray & fresh tank enclosures do protrude about 6" below the belly wrap on this and other high-capacity tank new models -- I think Silvertwinkie first recorded this in the Forums about 2005 models.
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Old 01-26-2006, 04:57 AM   #15
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We're looking...

Does anyone know where there might be a FB LS SE in Forest Sage/queen without the front panoramic window? I've located a couple but they have the front wrap, we would prefer the non-wrap front. It's easier to wash the windows and a bit cozier inside. Beside the cool floorplan, I really would like a dinette and queen bed again. Anyone looking for a 25' Classic?
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Carol,

This place has several that are listed as "inbound", but they don't say what the interior fabric scheme is:

http://www.colonialairstream.com/newinventory.html

Scroll down to the second grouping.
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Old 01-26-2006, 11:06 AM   #17
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Hey Mod Streamer: Congrats on the 2006. You are a neighber just down the road. We, Sherry and I, just bought a 2006 Safari LS SE and love it. We are thinking about joining the SD Airstream Club. Met them last weekend at Guajome County Park just out of Oceanside.

As far as South West Coaches, Jerry was great with our purchase.

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Old 01-26-2006, 07:09 PM   #18
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Carol,

This place has several that are listed as "inbound", but they don't say what the interior fabric scheme is:

http://www.colonialairstream.com/newinventory.html

Scroll down to the second grouping.
Thanks Twink. You think if we get ours together we'll get a volume discount.

We'll see what the numbers crunch looks like...
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Thanks Twink. You think if we get ours together we'll get a volume discount.

We'll see what the numbers crunch looks like...
It'd be nice. I may start looking again before spring comes around. Thing is that in about 4 months the 2007s start rolling off the line.
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Stop!!!!!

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It'd be nice. I may start looking again before spring comes around. Thing is that in about 4 months the 2007s start rolling off the line.
You're over stimulating me!!!!.
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