Trailer Value and Quality
The question and response are both interesting. As the original owner of a 2003 Safari SS (which I may be offering for sale in the very near future prior to a planned purchase of a new 2014 model), I have noticed a deterioration in the quality over the years, materials on the upholstery, lack of insulation and fabric on the ceiling and walls as well as other obvious features on the earlier models. These changes became more noticeable after 2004 or 2005. As far as durability is concerned and speaking from my own personal experience I have had absolutely no problems with my SS . I've had no problems with the axles, appliances, plumbing, electrical system, leakage from the roof, windows or anywhere else. I did replace the furnace fan last year. However, that was the only repair I've ever made to my Airstream. The interior looks almost (and I mean almost) as new as the day I drove it off the lot. It's been trouble free, care free and an absolute pleasure to own. You might say an Airdream. Despite some minor deterioration in quality, an Airstream purchase whether new or used is the wisest decision you can make if you're planning on buying an rv.