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Old 04-12-2006, 01:33 PM   #41
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Congrats. Can't wait to have some pictures of my own to post! Does anyone have a link that shows the color Stratus?
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Old 04-12-2006, 01:53 PM   #42
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The following link is a PDF showing color options. It includes Stratus.

http://www.airstream.com/airstream/p...i_combined.pdf
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Old 04-12-2006, 02:15 PM   #43
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Old 04-15-2006, 11:35 PM   #44
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Smile Just Picked up our 2006 Safari 25 FB SE

We just took delivery of our 2006 Safari 25 FB SE with the LS package. I must say, after having read these forums for the last few months while we waited for our unit to be delivered, I was fearful of what we would find. We were very pleasantly surprised. The unit was nearly perfect. One halogen light burned out (fixed on the spot) and one rubber window attachment not seating properly (fixed on the spot). Otherwise, the build quality looks excellent. We made a list of all the kinds of problems many others on this thread had and found none. A big sigh of relief. Our dealer let us sleep in the unit overnight on the lot before we had to sign any paperwork and we went over everything with a fine tooth comb. I was loaded for bear, but it turned out our baby is perfect. No complaints. Only smiles.

Perhaps Airstream is taking the QC complaints on this forum seriously.
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That is good news and congratulations palmsprings. Our countdown is at one week or less... I can't even sleep anymore.
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Old 04-17-2006, 09:00 PM   #46
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Hey, guess what? We just bought the Stratus 25 FB that Colonial AS had on the lot. Am I psyched? Take a wild guess...

I won't be picking it up for a couple of weeks (at least) so I'll have more to report then. Thank you to everyone who posted to this topic that helped me see the light. Amen!!!
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Hey Z,
Saw them being built on the line last week at Jackson Center, Sweeet.

Congrats, take pictures, and safe streaming.

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hey congrats!

Enjoy the new rig! From recent first hand experience, the trailer exceeded almost all of my expectations in terms of quality and standards. You'll be pleased I'm sure.

congrats and enjoy!
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Old 04-20-2006, 10:34 AM   #49
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Correct Pressure??

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you don't mention which tire...
i assume goodyear marathons...
but you have not indicated which....
c or d rated.....
i believe the service center policy...
is to inflate the tire to the max/recommended pressure...
50 or 65 respectively...
printed on the tire sidewall...

then the owner....
after properly weighing the trailer...
can adjust pressures down...
if so inclinded...

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I started a response to your comments and my computer shut down on me! Yes, I have the Goodyear Marathons - Load Range "D." My question is - does switching from load range "C" to "D" necessarily mean that the orginal 50 psi pressure should be increased to the higher allowable 65 psi with load range "D?" The load capacity of either load range tire is the same at 50 psi (2,150 lbs) and, by actual scale weight, I'm well below that loading. My theory is that I don't want to make the trailer ride any "harder" - so why would Airstream go for the higher pressure? Does this now mean that we can raise the CCC by 1,560 lbs (---LR "D" at 65 psi = 2,540 lbs, or, 390 X 4 = 1,560 lbs)? I don't think so!
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hi cracker

i don't work for a/s nor did i sleep in a holiday inn last night......

you might be better served directing this question and issue to the service center where they serviced your trailer...

i'm simply pointing out that their policy as i understand it......
is to inflate tires to the max pressure printed on the sidewall.....
so for d rated that is 65psi...
and then allow the customer to adjust, for the measured load.....

it would seem wise, from reading here to lower pressure to match load....

given your understanding that tires can't increase the load rating limited by trailer and suspension issues, and since even c rated tires exceed your needs, why did you opt for the d rated?

i remind you that your first post suggested poor service or quality control...instead this seems like a user issue...no disrespect intended. tire selection and air pressure setting are somewhat individual at replacement time.

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congrats on the new trailer.......good selection.
hope you will enjoy it and share lots of pictures as you travel.

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Run them at 65 PSI. I doubt you will see much difference in ride at 50 PSI. Less likely to have tire problems at full inflation pressures.
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Argh!!!

I AM LIVID!!!! Just got off the phone with my dealer and the factory in it's infinite wisdom decided I would not like the stratus stiped fabric as ordered and it's all beige, all beige with white counters!! ICK!!! Then they have the nerve to tell the dealer they want the customer to see it before they make it right. I'll hate it. I am not driving 6 hours round trip after waiting weeks and weeks and weeks to hate it! I am physically ill at this point. It was specified in writing striped dinette and beige lounge. And this after I couldn't get forest sage. What are they giving these things away, anything goes?
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Then they have the nerve to tell the dealer they want the customer to see it before they make it right. I'll hate it. I am not driving 6 hours round trip after waiting weeks and weeks and weeks to hate it! I am physically ill at this point. It was specified in writing striped dinette and beige lounge. And this after I couldn't get forest sage. What are they giving these things away, anything goes?
I assumed you told them no way, and put it back to what you asked for?

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Carol,

You might want to point out to them that "the customer is always right!"

Refuse to accept it. Demand your money back (down payment I assume) and threaten to take your business elsewhere. They might get the picture.

Best of luck. Let us know how it works out.
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Carol,

The striped/beige is one of their standard color combinations, isn't it?

I think someone is messing with you. They sent the wrong model, or the guy filling out the manufacturing card made a mistake, or someone bought it out from under you.

Their mistake, they should make you happy. Like an upgrade, or free powerjack or something.

On the other hand, at least they had the courage to tell you about it before you drove there to see it.
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Bait and switch!?

Carol -

Sorry to hear of your big time upset with the new trailer. Is there a possibility of a 'bait and switch' at the dealer. Happens quite a bit with cars & dealers - why not TT's?

You must want to really (*#$@$#%^ somebody about now!!!!!!

Stay calm, nail 'em and get the trailer that YOU WANTED!!!!!!

Best of luck!

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Carol -

I would contact the Airstream factory directly (there was a woman there in sales - I can't remember her name - that gave me info. about my trailer order) and ask why they switched on you -- I'll bet they didn't and it was someone else between you and the factory.

Don't rely on third hand info. Go directly to the source. And once you find out who made the unauthorized switch, raise holy hexx.

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I received this from Airstream in response to my e-mail today.

"Airstream strives to upgrade and update our products on a daily basis. We had been getting several complaints on the Status interior in the Front Bedroom models. It was noted that with the dinette and bench seating area joining together that the striped fabric on the dinette seat against the taupe fabric of the sofa was too contrasting and not very appealing to the eye. Therefore, we took our dealers comments under advisement and made a running line change a couple months ago on this color scheme. Obviously, you nor the dealer were familiar with this change.

I am working with (the dealer) to try to satisfy your request for the striped cushions. I have told him that new cushion covers could be ordered in the striped fabric should you decide that is the direction you want to go. I ask that you continue with the scheduled pick-up of your unit and if you should decide when you see the unit that you want the cushions in the striped fabric, we can get them on order for you and we can have them shipped to you within a couple weeks."

This is the response I have composed thus far but I am sitting on it, trying to wait out my intense fuming!!!!!!!!!!

"The order was expressly written to have a striped dinette and a beige lounge to insure no variance or confusion. I have waited weeks already and I don't like to take posession of a unit that is not attractive or even resembles the startus interior as represented by Airstream that I ordered. The decision was already made by me when I had to change from forest sage. I don't think Airstream should take carte blanche with customer's orders. Decisions to counter tops were integrated in the package and my choice. White and beige and no contrast or interest or varying fabric lacks luster. If this unit were on the lot I would pass it by.

I have bought housewares to match the interior that I ordered and have spent many hours planning and relying on my interior choice. It is such a blow to finally get my long awaited unit and not be happy with it. Disappointment was not what I was expecting to feel."

I don't know what to do at this point. I have a perfectly good 2005 Classic that has a beautiful interior. I was hoping to be wowed at the time of releasing it as a trade-in.
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I received this from Airstream in response to my e-mail today.

"Airstream strives to upgrade and update our products on a daily basis.


I have bought housewares to match the interior that I ordered and have spent many hours planning and relying on my interior choice. It is such a blow to finally get my long awaited unit and not be happy with it. Disappointment was not what I was expecting to feel."

I don't know what to do at this point. I have a perfectly good 2005 Classic that has a beautiful interior. I was hoping to be wowed at the time of releasing it as a trade-in.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but they are willing to send you the seat cushions covers that will satisfy your order. Since there has been concern about the contrast, my gut feeling is the concern came from feedback from potential buyers to the dealer. After all everyone has their own tastes and if the trailer sits on the lot and is hard to move because of the fabrics, then I can understand why the dealers have input their concerns.

My feeling is you do have a win/win situation here. If the trailer is already in transit I would accept it with the stipulation that new covers will be ordered. Secondly for your time and trouble, you want to keep the covers that you don't like. Once you get your preferred covers, remove and store the ones you don't like. When you go to resell your trailer you will have a fresh set to install that may either overcome an objection to your original choices or maybe something that will take care of the wear and tear that occurs over time.

We are storing our original bed spread, not because we don't like the color, but we don't think its very practical or comfortable. The day we sell or trade our Classic, that original bed spread will be placed back on the bed and for all intents the bed will be back to its original fabric scheme.

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