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Old 06-13-2015, 04:49 PM   #1
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]Myself and a mech engineer spent 2 hours going over a red 16 foot unit today we found NONE of the deal breaker issues reported here. However there were several qc items that will need fixing. The worst was a kinked LP line at the regulator , saw this on several units on the lot.

On Monday when I'm at a real keyboard I will provide more inforation.

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Old 06-13-2015, 04:57 PM   #2
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Welcome .. Awaiting my Red 16, did find some of the things, the dealer was aware and all will be corrected before I pick it up.. Will be interesting to hear your comments..
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Old 06-15-2015, 02:18 PM   #3
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I would be curious to hear answers to the following:

1) How's your wheel clearance? An inch? Two inches? Are the tires rubbing the wheel well yet? They will.
2) How's that AC working? Did you try it?
3) Did you spray water on the roof seams and see if they leak? They do and will.

I could go on an on. Don't get me wrong, I know you're excited, but posts about units with "zero issues" grate on those of us who've been fighting the good fight with Shasta for months.
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Old 06-16-2015, 12:52 PM   #4
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grate your own cheese.

I will post on items I find out of spec, and Mods I perform.
I have always and still own Airstreams and with their $60,000.00+ price tag
some of the things I have seen on them shock me also.

however I still have faith in this product.. my SN is 1550 I think. we will be picking it up Friday.

first things I will do is using the thin plywood bench seat bottoms as a template. I will replace them with thicker material . also double up the wood on the table
ledge where it is used for the lower "bed" position.
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Old 06-16-2015, 12:54 PM   #5
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Leaks. In south west Michigan we have had almost 10 inches of rain in 15 days
the rigs been out side the whole time no leaks yet?

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Old 06-16-2015, 12:57 PM   #6
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wheels have as much clearance as the old ones did.
not a lot... I will not over load and tow under 60MPH

I agree on AC not tested yet but I plan to update the enclosure ,
I will post

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Old 06-16-2015, 01:13 PM   #7
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Every old one I've checked has 4-5 inches.
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Old 06-16-2015, 01:37 PM   #8
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]Myself and a mech engineer spent 2 hours going over a red 16 foot unit today we found NONE of the deal breaker issues reported here. However there were several qc items that will need fixing. The worst was a kinked LP line at the regulator , saw this on several units on the lot.

On Monday when I'm at a real keyboard I will provide more inforation.

Charles
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Pray tell, what are you talking about?
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Old 02-06-2016, 08:31 AM   #9
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Club?

We are buying the last Shasta Airflyte 1961 Reissue on dealer lot. It is a "2016" model and appears to be in great shape.

Is there an owner's club for owners of the Airflyte?
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Old 02-06-2016, 02:32 PM   #10
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Good luck with your purchase and I hope you're happy , we bought our 16 ft. Airflyte in Sept. 2015 (#981) and we are very happy with it for the most part , would buy another if we could find a green 19ft .
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We are buying the last Shasta Airflyte 1961 Reissue on dealer lot. It is a "2016" model and appears to be in great shape.

Is there an owner's club for owners of the Airflyte?
There is a FB group You can search, many members and info..
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Watching flipping rvs and they are showing a vintage airflyte trailer
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