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Used 2013 Airstream RV Flying Cloud 25FB

Travel Trailer

Stock #43806

Thurmont, MD

Specifications

Sleeps6Length25 ft 11 in
Ext Width8 ft 6 inExt Height9 ft 9 in
Int Height6 ft 8 inHitch Weight837 lbs
Gross Weight7300 lbsDry Weight5503 lbs
Cargo Weight1797 lbsFresh Water Capacity37 gals
Grey Water Capacity35 galsBlack Water Capacity40 gals
Tire SizeST225/75R15Furnace BTU25000 btu
Available BedsQueenRefrigerator TypeTwo Way
Refrigerator Size6.2 cu ftCooktop Burners3
Number of Awnings1LP Tank Capacity30 lbs
Water Heater TypeTankless On DemandAC BTU15000 btu
Awning InfoManual w/LED Dimmable LightAxle Count2
Number of LP Tanks2Shower TypeShower w/Seat
Electrical Service30 ampVIN1STX9YJ24DJ527902

Description

90 Day Limited Warranty-Please Ask for Details

Maryland Inspected-Yes

Airstream Flying Cloud travel trailer 25FB highlights:

  • Rear Dinette
  • Front Bedroom
  • Panoramic Front Windows
  • Handcrafted Cabinetry
  • Exterior Shower

Travel in comfort with everything you need plus want such as Ultraleather furniture that is both comfortable and durable, and a spit bathroom which allows two people to be getting ready at once.  The front bedroom provides a walk-around queen bed to wake up to beautiful views out of the front panoramic windows. Your friends might like to stay the night on the dinette once converted into extra sleeping space along with the sofa. The independent shower allows someone to shower while sitting, while another person is washing their face across the hall, plus you can pull two dividers to make this one complete bathroom.  When dining inside, you will appreciate the many windows offering natural lighting inside, and the kitchen provides all the amenities to make meals and snacks like at home.

With any Flying Cloud you will experience Airstream's attention to detail and craftsmanship giving you a durable and reliable travel trailer. The Flying Cloud is know as the most versatile Airstream making it the most popular for families! The exterior includes seamless composite flooring, a semi-monocoque aluminum superstructure, an enclosed aluminum insulated, heated underbelly, and a temperature reducing one piece white aluminum roof. Inside, there are complete aluminum interior walls and ceiling, a QuietStream climate control system, seamless vinyl flooring, and a tankless On Demand LP water heater, plus much much more!

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Features

Standard Features

 

Chassis

  • Styled Aluminum Wheels
  • Radial Black Wall Tires
  • Electric Drum Brakes w/Nev-R-Adjust Brakes
  • 3000 Electric Hitch Jack
  • 4 Stabilizer Jacks
  • Spare Tire & Bracket
  • Single Steel Step (select models)
  • Double Steel Step (select models)

Exterior

  • Bright Aluminum Finish-White Finish on Roof
  • Polished Rear Bumper w/Storage
  • Flying Cloud Graphics w/Chrome Beltline & Rub-rail Inserts
  • Bambi Medallion
  • License Plate Bracket
  • Grab Handle
  • Aluminum LPG Bottle Cover
  • Enclosed/Insulated Underbelly
  • C.S. & R.S. Awning Rail
  • Patio Awning
  • Solar Stoneguard
  • Main Door w/Opaque Window
  • Wrap Protectors
  • Diamond Plate Exterior Storage Compartment
  • Cast Taillights-6" LED Oval
  • Exterior Shower

Windows & Doors

  • S.P. Solar Gray Windows
  • Rear Trunk Door (Small)
  • Keyed Deadbolt at Entry Door
  • 2 Refrigerator Vent Doors
  • Screen Door Guards
  • S.P. Solar Gray Front Panoramic Windows
  • Portal Windows
  • 18" & 30" Vista View Window (select models)
  • C.S. Front Access Door (select models)
  • R.S. Front Access Door-Twin Bed Only (select models)
  • Egress Window R.S. Front (select models)
  • Skylight w/Blackout Shade in Galley (select models)

Interior

  • Aluminum Mini Blinds on All Windows Except Drapes on Front Panoramic Windows
  • Aluminum Interior Skin
  • Wood/Steel Drawer Boxes
  • Overhead Rooflocker
  • Entrance Mat
  • Lamintated Countertops
  • Interior Grab Handle
  • Vinyl Flooring Throughout
  • Satin Finish Hardware
  • Key Holder
  • Decor Lighting
  • Gold Archemy Laminate Interior Cabinetry
  • Directional Lights @ Sofa/Bed
  • Convenience Group at Entry Door: Coat Hooks, Shoe Storage, Information Board, Key hooks & Tip out storage compartment (select models)

Bath

  • Towel Bar
  • Roll-Away Shower Door (select models)
  • Hinged Bath Door
  • Fiberglass Shower w/Soap Dish
  • Mirrored Medicine Cabinet
  • Stainless Steel Round Sink
  • Towel Ring (select models)
  • Glass Shower Door (select models)
  • Articulating Swivel Mirror-Double Sided w/Magnifier (select models)
  • Shower w/Seat (select models)

Galley

  • Laminated Galley Top
  • Spice Rack (select models)
  • Sink Cover
  • S.S. Single/Double Bowl Sink (depending on model)
  • Faucet w/Filtration & Separate Sprayer
  • Aluminum Inserts on Refrigerator
  • Fixed Dinette 42" x 76", 40" x 74" or 38" x 76" (depending on model)
  • Pantry Storage
  • Magazine Rack
  • RS Wardrobe
  • Range Cover
  • Over head Rooflocker w/Radio & Dinette (select models)
  • Waste Basket (select models)

Lounge

  • 74" Front Deluxe Lounge w/Storage Bins (select models)
  • 66" Lounge (sleeping size 66" x 46") (select models)
  • Storage Bins Under Lounge (select models)
  • R.S. Credenza w/Free standing Chair (select models)
  • R.S. Lift-up Table (select models)
  • Decorative Pillows (select models)
  • L-Lounge w/Storage Compartments (select models)

Entertainment & Sound

  • Radio Antenna
  • Premium Audio/Video Package w/ 19" TV, 52W Max AM/FM/CD/DVD Controller Receiver, 6.5" 2-Way Speakers, Active Sub-Woofer-100 Watt
  • TV Ready: includes TV antenna & TV Jack w/ 12 Volt Outlet
  • Cable TV Hook-Up
  • Satellite Prewire

Bedroom

  • Bed w/Removable Storage Boxed Under Bed
  • R.S. Wardrobe w/Light
  • Quilted Bedspread w/Reverse Sham
  • Foam Mattress w/Quilted Cover
  • Bed Pillows
  • Throw Pillows
  • R.S. & C.S. Hamper Storage (select models)
  • Magazine Rack (select models)
  • Nightstand (select models)
  • C.S. Hanging Wardrobe & R.S. Rooflocker (select models)
  • Shelf Storage (select models)

Appliances

  • 13,500 BTU Air Conditioner w/Heat Bump & Electric Controls
  • 16,000 BTU Furnace w/Electronic Ignition (select models)
  • 18,000 BTU Furnace w/Electronic Ignition (select models)
  • 25,000 BTU Furnace w/Electronic Ignition (select models)
  • 30,000 BTU Furnace w/Electronic Ignition (select models)
  • 3-Burner Cooktop w/ Oven
  • Range Hood w/Vent & Light
  • Fantastic Vents
  • Exhaust Only (Manual Control-Bedroom)
  • Bath Exhaust Fan (12 Volt)
  • 4 Cu. Ft. 2-Way Refrigerator
  • Probeless Tank Monitoring System (Wall Mounted)
  • 6 Gallon Water Heater w/Electronic Ignition
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • LPG, Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Comfort Control Center-CCC 

Electrical

  • Deep Cycle Coach Batteries
  • 7-Way Trailer Cord w/Junction Box
  • 110V/12V Power Center w/55 Amp Converter
  • 12 Volt ATC Fuses
  • Incandescent Lighting
  • Halogen Lighting-Ceiling
  • 120 Volt Exterior Outlet
  • GFI Protection for Bath, Galley & Exterior Outlet
  • Step Light
  • Exterior Lighting Package Includes: Dump Valve, Compartment Lights & Area Light
  • Water Pump Switch at Galley
  • Electronic Battery Disconnect
  • Solar Prewire

Systems

  • 30 lb. Steel LPG Bottles (2)
  • Automatic 2-Stage Regulator
  • Shower Head w/Shut-Off
  • Water Pump 4 GPM
  • Water Heater By-Pass Kit
  • Lockable Water Fill
  • Water Pressure Regulator
  • Toilet

See us for a complete list of features and available options.

All features and specifications are subject to change.

 

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2013 Airstream Interstate Review

 

Airstream Interstate 2013

 

For those looking for the convenience of an RV combined with the sleekness of a European sedan, look no further than the 2013 Airstream Interstate 3500. This well appointed Class B touring coach has all the muscle you need to navigate the highways and byways from sea to shining sea, and a plush and beautifully appointed interior to make sure your journey is as smooth as a pleasure cruise.

The Airstream Interstate 3500 sports a gleaming exterior topped off by a Mercedes Benz logo on its front grill. The 10 foot tall Interstate 3500 is built on a Mercedes Benz Sprinter chassis, and features dual rear wheels, a 3.0 liter, 188 horsepower diesel engine, 325 lb/ft torque, a 26.4 gallon gas tank, and averages an impressive 18 miles per gallon, making it one of the most fuel efficient Class B touring coaches on the road today. The almost 23 foot long Airstream Interstate also features electronic stability control and a rear backup camera to increase maneuverability and safety.

The best way to describe the interior of the Airstream Interstate 3500 may well be “everything AND the kitchen sink.” The Interstate is the very picture of refinement and luxury, offering all of the comforts of home with features like a full kitchen featuring custom wood cabinets, Corian counter tops, a microwave, a refrigerator, a stove with two burners, and yes, a kitchen sink. The included bathroom features yet another sink, as well as a toilet and shower, and the rear seats fold down into a soft and comfortable bed.

The Airstream Interstate can comfortably seat 8 passengers, and the leather captain’s chairs can swivel into position to make use of the removable table top. Other amenities that add to the Interstate’s “home away from home” feel are the included 19 inch flat screen TV, a 13,500 BTU air conditioner, a mood altering indirect lighting system, and a 32 gallon fresh water tank. There is even an included 2.5 kilowatt generator and dual 12-volt batteries (or even a sun panel option) which gives you the ability to power up additional electrical devices as needed.

So experience the class of the Class B touring coaches and transform your humdrum road trips into enjoyable and entertaining excursions that you and your family will actually look forward to with the quality construction, luxurious interior, and practical convenience of the world class Airstream Interstate 3500.

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2013 Airstream Interstate 3500 EXT

LA To The Grand Canyon In The Mercedes-Benz Of RVs



Pilotingan 8,500-pound motorized house down the highway is far from my idea of fun, yet inexplicably, I'm enjoying myself. My grin has nothing to do with my camper's handling, as this heavily accoutered Mercedes-Benz Sprinterdrives like a 25-foot long breadbox. My smile has nothing to do with on-road stability, as the ten-foot-tall, slab-sided vehicle reacts to wind gusts like the vertical stabilizer on a Boeing jet. My delight has nothing to do with its throttle or brakingresponse, either, as both are as numb as your forehead after the eighth beer.

This monstrosity makes me happy for one reason - my passengers are undeniably having a good time.

Two days earlier, I had shoveled my wife and two kids into this AirstreamInterstate 3500's sliding door, cranked over its six-cylinder dieselengine and pointed its black and chrome nose out of greater Los Angeles and towards the Grand Canyon. Now, with the 17-million-year-old fissure less than an hour over the horizon, and with everyone chatting giddily about the upcoming spectacle, I've pleasantly come to realize that the motorhome method of travel isn't just for those hobbled bodies with thinning gray hair.
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Airstream is the Rolex of the luxury recreational vehicle industry. Tracing its roots back to the early 1930s, the manufacturer had become a household name by the 1960s as the public quickly took note of its trademarkstreamlined, polished aluminum shells. Even NASAjumped on board, welcoming the crew of Apollo 11 home from the moon at the end of the decade only to quarantine them within a specially modified bright silver Airstream trailer. The Airstream Interstate, a Class-B RV, isn't built for returning astronauts. However, it accommodates earthlings in an innovative package with "car-like" handling, performance and safety, says it maker. The magic is in its chassis, and the details are in its appointments.

A vehicle that casts a shadow larger than your college dorm room is considered a "compact" in the recreational vehicle world.

Unlike most monstrous RVs cutting wide paths down the highway – nearly all built on steel truckchassis with lightweight wood, metal and fiberglass framing and walls – the Interstate starts as a steel-bodied Mercedes-Benzwith a dually rear axle. Even though it's huge by passenger-car standards (nearly 25 feet in length, around 10 feet in height and almost seven feet wide), the RV industry considers this Airstream a compact. Yes, a vehicle that casts a shadow larger than your college dorm room is considered a "compact" in the recreational vehicle world.

Airstream sells two versions of the Interstate, both with the same 170-inch wheelbase. The standard model, with a base price of $125,630, is 23-feet and one-inch long, and six-feet and eight-inches wide. This particular stretched Interstate EXT is 24-feet and five-inches long – with all of the additional length being welcome cargo space behind the rear bench. My EXT tester carried a base price of $136,657. Its optional equipment included a special golf bag storage rack ($452), additional rear flatscreen television ($808), black exterior ($1,260) and a roof-mounted solar panel ($1,307) to maintain the batteries. The grand total, after destination ($984) amounted to $141,468.

2013 Airstream Interstate

Even though you'd expect something this massive to pack a V8 or perhaps a V10, motivation comes by way of a smallish 3.0-liter V6. But this isn't a standard six. Instead, it is the excellent Bluetec turbodiesel from Mercedes-Benz, drinking its oil diet from a 26.4-gallon tank filled through a panel accessed just behind the driver's door. In motorhome application, the engine is rated at 188 horsepower and – more importantly – 325 pound-feet of torque, with that power routed through a traditional five-speed automatic to the dually setup in the rear. The suspension is pure truck, with an independent design up front and a live rear axle at the back end. Stopping the Interstate are four-wheel disc brakes with sliding calipers. It is unusual to find electronic nannies in an RV, yet the Airstream Interstate features electronic traction control, stability control and anti-lock brakes.

In motorhome application, the engine is rated at 188 horsepower and – more importantly – 325 pound-feet of torque.

But the mechanical specs don't stop there. Slung beneath the rear end is a 2.5-kilowatt generator, fed liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from its own 18.9-gallon tank. It's used to provide fuel/electricity to the 13,500-BTU secondary air conditioning unit (there is an engine-driven A/C compressor too, but cold air is only delivered from the front vents when the V6 is running), 16,000-BTU furnace and the other appliances within the passenger cabin. Other goodies include a 45-amp multi-stage charger, with a 750-watt inverter to divvy and sort the power properly, and a 30 amp/110-volt shore power service. In addition to the diesel and LPG tanks, there is a 32 gallon freshwater tank, 27 gallon gray water (sink drainage) tank and a 15 gallon black water (sewer) tank.

Most passengers will never know about that aforementioned below-the-deck stuff, but they will appreciate the Airstream's luxurious cabin – with a caveat. When we think of an RV, the first thing that comes to mind is stepping up into a cavernous interior complete with swivel captain's chairs, kitchen appliances and a rear bench sofa that turns into a bed with the pull of a lever. The Airstream Interstate does all of that, but in a skinnier... let's say... Slim-Fast version.

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Remember how I mentioned that the Interstate is just under seven feet wide? For comparison, a brand-new Winnebago Access 26QP (built on Ford'severgreen E450 chassis) is eight-and-a-half feet wide. I am not saying that a Winnebago is any better than an Airstream, but during my time with this Interstate, I would come to learn that having nearly two more feet of vehicle width makes a huge difference from the driver's – and the passenger's – perspective.

Without question, it would provide us with countless luxuries that a full-size sedan or sport utility could never match.

Confession time: My family does not camp. We prefer fresh water flowing from vast networks of underground pipes and electricity sourced from a power station many miles away. Long, steamy showers, full-size mattresses and fancy warm meals cooked and served by others are integral components of an activity we call "vacation." Put another way, the phrase "self-contained living space on wheels" doesn't exist in a Google search on our home computers.

Yet we do enjoy road trips, and that is why Airstream suggested we take one of its luxurious Interstates on our 1,000-plus mile journey over a long weekend. Even though we weren't going to sleep, shower or relieve ourselves regularly inside this RV, it would serve as our land yacht. Without question, it would also provide us with countless luxuries that a full-size sedan or sport utility could never match.

2013 Airstream Interstate

One boards the Interstate through a sliding door on the passenger side. The interior is traditional RV in that the driver and front passenger sit in swiveling captain's chairs, with two more of the comfortable seats forming a second row about six feet aft. Immediately behind those four positions, each seated next to expansive tinted glass windows, is the shower/toilet closet on the passenger's side and the range/microwave/sink on the driver's side. Just behind the range is a single bench seat followed by a power-operated, three-passenger bench that drops flat to make a 69-by-82-inch bed (for reference, a queen-sized bed is smaller at 60 x 80). There is additional storage behind the bench in the EXT (15 inches longer than the standard version), but both models are configured with seatbelts for eight passengers, yet this RV is rated to sleep just two.

The interior of the Airstream is not just modern, it's impressively innovative.

The upholstery fitted to this Jet Black Interstate is an attractive Light Camel Ultraleather (durable synthetic) on all seating surfaces contrasted with onyx handmade cabinetry and acrylic polymer Corian seamless countertop surfaces and backsplash. In addition to plenty of storage space, interesting details include a fold-down faucet to increase counter space and plenty of low-energy LED illumination on the ceiling and under the cabinets. There are also two televisions, both with built-in DVD players and a comprehensive monitoring dashboard to keep tabs on the entire electrical system. In contrast to many of today's RV interiors that remain seemingly stuck in the 1980s with their wood cabinetry and puffy cloth interiors, the interior of the Airstream is not just modern, it's impressively innovative.

The driving position and operator accommodations are also a full two letter grades above most Class-B RVs – for the most part. The driver faces a plastic (why not leather wrapped?), four-spoke steering wheel emblazoned with the famous Three-Pointed Star. Behind the wheel is a large plastic dashboard housing a traditional instrument panel (the large analog primary instruments are easy to read and there is a smaller digital display with trip computer and additional engine monitoring). The climate controls mounted in the center console appear to have been lifted right out of a Mercedespassenger car, and there's a Garmin-based navigation screen in the middle. The gearshift lever (PRND +/-) is mounted on the lower left portion of the center console. Complete with fake wood paneling, the dashboard is functional and reasonably stylish.

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The morning of our departure, we packed the Airstream's cabinets full of snacks, paper towels, blankets and pillows. I punched coordinates into the GPS, while my kids stacked DVDs into the cabinets. The refrigerator was loaded with bottled water. The extra length of this stretched Interstate is all found behind the rear bench, and it provides a generous amount of luggage (or golf club) storage area. Our RV easily swallowed four large suitcases, two camera bags, a plastic cooler and my tripod equipment with plenty of room to spare - again, the extended EXT trim is a no-brainer if you're ordering an Interstate.

In the world of RVs, the Interstate undeniably borders on sports car athletic.

Rather than bore you with an hourly play-by-play of our Grand Canyon family vacation with an Airstream Interstate, I'm going to cut right to the good stuff: The pleasantries – and miseries – of driving a mechanized house on public roads.

Airstream says its Interstate delivers "outstanding car-like handling performance." The marketer who penned that must have been a Blue Bird school busoperator in a past life. Yet in the world of RVs, the Interstate undeniably borders on sports carathletic. After just 15 minutes of navigating city streets, I began to appreciate its Slim-Fast waist. Unlike most motorhomes, ungainly and massive as they take up the bulk of a standard ten-foot road lane, the narrow Interstate fits neatly in the wake of a Chevrolet Suburban. After getting the hang of things, I was maneuvering in and out of traffic congestion like a champ, tackling small streets and circling parking lots without heart palpitations, though of course, length remains an issue and the turning radius is huge (about 55 feet). Thankfully, a bit of forethought, a very good rear-facing camera and decent mirrors are enough to make these sweat-free activities.

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By day one, hour three, my two kids had played with everything of interest and had found a routine. The television screen directly behind the driver and front passenger was the largest, but its speakers blared annoyingly out of its side right into the driver's ears, causing me to ban its use for the remainder of the trip. The smaller television, located in the way back, worked fine, but my eight-year-old daughter felt she was too removed from the family when watching it (let's see if she feels like that in another six years). We couldn't get decent satellite reception on the road, so both televisions were eventually shut off for the remainder of our journey.

Overall, the Interstate averaged 18.6 mpg - find another RV that can touch that.

We all liked the four captain's chairs, with integrated three-point seatbelts and armrests. So much so, in fact, that we only used the rearmost seats when eating or resting while the RV wasn't moving. But it was more than just cushion comfort that kept everyone in front of the rear wheels - the ride was bumpy for those behind the back axle.

The turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 appears underpowered on paper, but it offers the heart and determination of a steam locomotive while delivering very impressive fuel economy. Overall, the Interstate averaged 18.6 mpg - find another RV that can touch that. On the open road, the Airstream had no trouble maintaining 75 miles per hour on level highways and it would hold 70 mph on nearly all grades. I like cruise control, but unfortunately, the system on the RV gave me fits, as it wouldn't hold speeds downhill – I often caught the speed creeping over 80 mph. A more sophisticated system would be welcome, especially considering its mission and the vehicle's price.

Having loaded the cabinets with paper goods and utensils and packed the refrigerator with drinks and sandwiches, we stopped to stretch our legs only about every four or five hours. I'd pull the Airstream into a parking lot, flip the switch to activate the LPG generator and we'd break for a very comfortable meal with the A/C running and full electricity. The convenience was unmatched, as we had everything from running water to condiments and paper towels within arm's reach.

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En route to the Grand Canyon, we stopped in Las Vegas. The Interstate proved popular on the strip, as its oversized limousine-like appearance caught quite a few glances and waves from passers-by who must've wondered about the identity of the celebrity that was surely on board. Narrow and tall, it was easy to drive in the congestion. However, its dimensions would also work against us, as the RV was too tall for the hotel's parking garage and I had to park it nearly a half-mile from the property.

Narrow and tall, it was easy to drive in the congestion.

Visiting the South Rim of the 6,000-foot-deep Grand Canyon by vehicle means traveling along a two-lane road, and pulling to the median every mile or so to take in the view. The Airstream would prove nimble enough to get into the tight spots, and narrow enough to park on the highway without interfering with passing traffic. With only one or two exceptions, it would fit everywhere a standard-sized SUV might. Even better, on more than one occasion, we would use it to park for several hours, eat and then hike in the vicinity using the Interstate as our comfortable climate-controlled base camp.

The multitude of outlets on the walls and counters were quickly put to use charging upwards of a dozen electronic devices, causing us to overpower the system more than once and trip a fuse (it may have been operator error). Everyone also appreciated the huge side windows. They were great for checking out the scenery and waving at the countless motorists who gave us thumbs-up as they drove by. It's also important to note the dual-mode pull-down curtains, as they were necessary for privacy (we found them particularly useful while driving at night with the interior lights on).

2013 Airstream Interstate 3500 EXT

If asked to choose the Airstream's best attributes, they would include the impressive Mercedes-Benz dieselpowerplant, the narrow chassis that allows SUV-like access while on the road and the interior's high-quality appointments. Oddly enough, the Interstate's worst attribute is also its narrow chassis – my family all felt the interior is not spacious enough to serve as home-away-from-home for more than two people – when all four of us moved around, it was cramped. Yet, as a family or executive road trip vehicle, the big Interstate has few peers.

Unexpected, but welcome, were its well-controlled chassis dynamics and stellar fuel economy.

Some readers will point out that my family will never be welcomed into the Good Sam RV Club as we didn't sleep, shower or use the Interstate's toilet, but that's just fine with us. Instead, we chose to utilize it to make our driving excursion more enjoyable. We expected first-class riding accommodations, and it delivered. We expected it to provide extraordinary convenience no matter where we stopped, and it did. We expected it to be comfortable on the open road, and it was. Unexpected, but welcome, were its well-controlled chassis dynamics, stellar fuel economy and the public's reaction upon its arrival.

Of course, my family isn't planning on plunking down six figures for our own recreational vehicle in the near future, but we now understand and appreciate the mindset of those who do.

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