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Old 03-06-2021, 07:32 AM   #1
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Smart Plug standard on 2021’s?

I just saw a walkthrough video on the 2021 International 25 FBT. Narrator showed and said that a Smart Plug was now standard on that model. I was wondering if it was also standard on all new Airstream 2021s. Our Flying Cloud 23FB has a delivery date of late June and this would be a great upgrade.
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I just saw a walkthrough video on the 2021 International 25 FBT. Narrator showed and said that a Smart Plug was now standard on that model. I was wondering if it was also standard on all new Airstream 2021s. Our Flying Cloud 23FB has a delivery date of late June and this would be a great upgrade.

Was it a dealer walkthrough? I'd be surprised, though it would be good to see AS make that kind of improvement.
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Old 03-06-2021, 02:46 PM   #3
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Dealer (Can-AM RV Center) walk thru.
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Yes, Smart Plug is Standard on all new Airstreams.
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Old 03-06-2021, 05:59 PM   #5
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Smart Plug standard on 2021’s?

And it’s real easy to add to an older airstream that had a standard twist-lock setup.

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Old 03-06-2021, 09:38 PM   #6
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Yes, Smart Plug is Standard on all new Airstreams.
That’s great. Thanks
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I'm glad to hear that all new Airstreams are coming with the Smart Plug shore power connectors. I plan to retrofit Lucy with this feature soon.

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Interesting! Was in same thread as you John where this was mentioned but emailed Colonial and they said no changes to my 2021 FC from when ordered in Oct with a May 2021 delivery.... hoping GMFL is right!!
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My 2021 Classic 33 did not come with this.
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The plot thickens! Went into production after Jan 1 Annabelle?
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I kind of did a little search, I didn't find much and besides I like asking ya'll. What exactly is a smart plug? Why does one want a smart plug? What are the amps? 30? 50?. Thanks all.
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The plot thickens! Went into production after Jan 1 Annabelle?


No - my production was Fall 2020.
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My 2021-25' FC, FBT did not come with this. Maybe from this date, forward; but not all the 2021's released in 2020.
It really does not matter because you can add this yourself. Plan to do so this summer.
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Old 03-07-2021, 09:07 AM   #14
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I think folks are questioning if it is that All Airstreams that go into production post Jan 1 would include it. I disagree MMC, it’s a $400 ish upgrade for 50amp models if install yourself for the stainless inlet and 30’ cord....
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My Globetrotter was built in February and just arrived at the dealer. Hopefully it has the upgrade. I'll report back when I take delivery.
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I have a 2021 Flying Cloud and it does not have a smart plug, so not all new models have a smart plug.
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Media man when was yours built and delivered?
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Media man when was yours built and delivered?
Build date is December 2020
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It was announced in early February 2021
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I have always felt the Smart Plug was a solution to an imaginary problem.
It's beautiful, but were twist lock connections blowing up at a rate so as to necessitate a solution?
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