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wheel interested 06-06-2006 10:56 PM

2007 Safari 27' FB
 
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I found pictures of the 27' FB.
https://www.toscanorv.com/moredetails...code=toscanorv##

Center bed, longer dinette, round galley end with lobster sink, wooden pantry, change in the bathroom under sink cabinetry doors.

Brow324 11-07-2006 10:50 AM

We just bought a 27 FB ...taking delivery this weekend.

Minnie's Mate 11-07-2006 11:01 AM

My only issues with this, and the 25' FB are lack of storage and you can't see the T.V. from the sofa.

Foiled Again 11-07-2006 11:05 AM

I THOUGHT the 25 FB SE was perfect!
 
LOVE the 27 - hope you really enjoy it too. The "lobster bowl" sink is big enough to get a large pan or platter in - something you cannot do with the two smaller sinks. Just get a drain rack to put next to it.

The wardrobe on the 25 is smallish... Looks like the 27 has a BIG one, and a more generous pantry.

Congrats on your new one.

Paula

Brow324 11-07-2006 11:18 AM

Thanks for the good thoughts. We'd been looking since last Nov...glad we waited a year to make the purchase. We almost went with the 25 FB last fall but the extra couple of feet in the 27 make a nice difference. The wardrobe is much wider in the 27. The bathroom also has a bit more room. It's just two of us and our black lab so the 27will be perfect for us. As for storage, we're coming out of a 10 yr old Chateau with one small storage/cargo box on the outside so I have no complaints on the 27FB. My awning lights, extension cord, "shore" power cord, and related electrical stuff will go in the front exterior access storage area behind the tanks, which is also accessable from under the bed, and my outside plumbing supplies will go in the rear bumper storage area, a nice feature in that it doesn't share common space with the interior cabin, which most other trailers do. This 27FB is an 07 of course and from doing our homework and shopping all the AS dealers within a 100 mile radius from us we managed to transact a very nice deal as well. Our travels take us from DFW to Pinehurst NC regularly along with excursions around Texas and we're looking forward to hitting the road with the new one!

CanoeStream 11-07-2006 11:42 AM

Congrats Brow324 -- I'm sure y'all will enjoy it greatly! Not spoofing you there -- I grew up in San Antonio back before all the furriners moved in during the late 70s oil & tech boom. I'll see what I can do to get the Safari 27' FB added to the model list in the profile section.

CanoeStream 11-07-2006 11:48 AM

Brow324? Is the 27' FB a Special Edition model only? Airstream's website doesn't have anything about it. (of course! They update it so infrequently.)

[on edit: Answered my own question. Safari 27' FB SE is the only model I see at https://www.colonialairstream.com/newinventory.html]

SteSpot 11-07-2006 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Brow324
We just bought a 27 FB ...taking delivery this weekend.

Congratulations!!! This is the trailer we are lusting after......when we saw this one we said "this is it". Unfortunately, we didn't think our TV was up to the task so settled on a "Vintage" 27' instead. Since this is our first trailer, we have promised ourselves that if we really love Airstreaming we will treat ourselves to the 27 FB someday.......I know you will find it perfect in everyway......pj

SteSpot 11-07-2006 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by wheel interested
I found pictures of the 27' FB.
https://www.toscanorv.com/moredetails...code=toscanorv##

Center bed, longer dinette, round galley end with lobster sink, wooden pantry, change in the bathroom under sink cabinetry doors.

We saw the 27' FB at Toscano RV in Los Banos, CA......we fell in love with it there..and they had a good price......someday...pj

myoung 11-07-2006 11:58 AM

One item that seems new to the 27 FB, or perhaps it is just new for 2007, is the apparently solid pantry and pantry racks. Our 2006 FB has wire pantry racks and no backing so cans and especially small items can move around and sometimes thru the wire enclosure. Sure wish we could swap our pantry for the one that I see in the pics.

One "solution" we've found helpful is to line the wire rack with the rubbery shelf liner and attach the liner with small alligator paper clips. This prevents small items from falling thru and provides a sticky surface that holds things in place while going down the road.

moosetags 11-07-2006 02:13 PM

Congrats on your 27' FB. We bought a 25' FB earlier this year. If we were deciding now, it would be a tough choice.

Brow324 11-08-2006 12:47 PM

In answer to Canoe Stream's question: The one we purchased is a Safari LS Special Edition. BTW: we did not get the Airstream TV. We already have a little TV that works well but hardly ever use it anyway. My work is in the advertising business, which has me producing and watching TV commercials all the time, so we like to escape that element of the world when we get out on the road and away from the city. A few favorite CD's and a banjo to pick on seems to fill the gaps between listening to the wind, and watching the trees grow.

Brow324 11-14-2006 06:09 PM

Well... We "camped out" in the driveway last weekend to get acquanted with our new 27 FB before we make our first trip with it to NC...we'll cover almost 3000 miles so thought it might be a good idea to test all the systems beforehand. And so far...all systems are "go". BTW: The queen size bed is a nice change from the old bed we had, which was a double, and accessable from only one side (being against a wall). It's very comfortable too. Plus there is a noticable quietness in the A/S that our old fiberglass trailer didn't have.

DFord79 11-14-2006 11:17 PM

The 27' front bedroom only comes as SE package as far as I can find out. Its a spendy package..but I like it.

Minnie's Mate 11-15-2006 08:37 AM

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Originally Posted by DFord79
The 27' front bedroom only comes as SE package as far as I can find out. Its a spendy package..but I like it.

I have to wonder if the entire Safari line won't eventually be limited to the SE package because of its popularity.

wheel interested 11-15-2006 08:54 AM

I think Airstream will continue regular safaris because it gives consumers a lower entry point and a lighter unit. Those Classic/International windows and panoramic wraps are expensive and add weight.

Brow324 11-15-2006 11:39 AM

I think the total dry weight of our 27FB/LS/SE is 5600 Lbs. That's only 400 Lbs more than my old fiberglass trailer was. But the A/S pulls much better with less drag...given the aerodynamic design compared to a big square fiberglass box behind the truck. My wife even noticed from the passenger seat. We really liked, and preferred, the Internat'l windows and panoramic wrap windows so the extra weight wasn't a problem for us...our 8.1/Allison 2500HD can hardly tell it's back there.

Minnie's Mate 11-15-2006 01:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wheel interested
I think Airstream will continue regular safaris because it gives consumers a lower entry point and a lighter unit. Those Classic/International windows and panoramic wraps are expensive and add weight.

Expensive, yes. Heavy, not according to the Airstream weights listed on their web site.

This doesn't make a lot of sense unless the interior skins add a lot to the weight...that makes no sense. The interior aluminum panels should be heavier. The windows could be a wash. The panos would be heavier than a single front or rear window, though.

I understand your logic and agree. I just don't understand what I am reading on the Airstream web site. Maybe I'm not reading clearly.

myoung 11-15-2006 02:08 PM

It's nice to have pictures and commentary on the 2007 models here. We certainly can't get any info whatsoever on the Airstream web site.

I understand that the model year changes on July 1st, but www.airstream.com still has 2006 model year specs. I've sent several emails to customer service, but, disappointingly, I've had no response and, worse, Airstream hasn't updated their site. That's pretty astonishing in today's retail environment where millions of people gather information and compare offerings on the internet even if they decide to buy at a retail outlet.

I suppose old companies are just too slow to adapt. The iPod has been available for years, but you can't connect one to the wimpy stereo in the Safari, for example. And, what about a water pump that doesn't hammer. At least, an RV manufacturer ought to provide options for those who desire more up-to-date equipment.

Minnie's Mate 11-15-2006 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by myoung
The iPod has been available for years, but you can't connect one to the wimpy stereo in the Safari, for example.

Maybe they think their target market can't spell iPOD. Or maybe they just think they don't know what one is. But at least they have satellite radios available.


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