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  1. Russell, Thanks for the update and no worries. Safe to say, the overall equation for a 2022 doesn't really change by much. Those same options, at today's pricing, on a 2022, would put me very near or over the $80k mark, and that just is, what it is. As for the options for 2022, their cost(s), and which if any might become "standard", I want to be clear here that the factory didn't indicate any of the options on their current list as becoming standard for 2022. You'll still pay for every one of them. The only real change mentioned was the sealed axle bearings (which will be standard), and the newly consolidated WiFi/4G cell booster unit (which will still have an added price). Anyway, thanks again.
  2. Russell! Haaaa! You da man! That was a great one! Made my day! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ And thanks beyond words for your candor and honesty. It's been most refreshing.
  3. "If you're serious about buying, you can put down a deposit for something like 2-3k to lock in the 2021 pricing. I'm guessing those 5 slots vanish before the weekend." Yup. No doubt. πŸ˜‰
  4. O.K., never mind my earlier post. My bad. I get it now! If you opt for the Solar Pro Package ($5k) you get the 340 watt solar panels, the controller, the four 6V AGM batteries, and the 2000 watt inverter included. Cool! However, I remain a bit confused about what a Lagun table is?
  5. Its also become rather clear to me (although its completely unclear from their current Worksheet), just what costs are likely to be incurred in the way of solar, battery and inverter options? Excluding the outlandish and largely unnecessary Lithium Battery option, the other battery charges listed there are not insignificant by any means (i.e., $500-$2,500). "Lagun" table, etc.? More research is obviously necessary.
  6. O.K., so, reviewing the pricing and the optional feature worksheet, it becomes rather apparent that the base price LE2 (entry level 2022 model), with no more than the Solar Pro Package (+$5,000), would come in at $67,500. And so, I stand by what I've repeatedly said here earlier . . . I may have been a bit high at $80,000, but in fairness, for a reasonably (or essentially minimally) equipped LE2, we're easily looking at $70-$75,000. Keeping in mind the following: #1) Base price (2022) = $62,500 #2) Solar Pro Package = $5,000+ #3) Twin bed floor plan = $1,600+ #4) Convection microwave = $500+ ------------------------------------------------------- Sum Total: $70,000 +/-
  7. "I would think that most folks looking at an Oliver decide on options very carefully, depending on budget and camping style. I’m sure a few Oliver owners that are more financially set don’t worry about options and just order the full slate. When we discussed buying an Oliver we started with the base price, not the fully loaded price. We had financial constraints so starting low and adding those options we needed made the most sense. Starting at the upper limit would have been discouraging." Mike, thanks for your continued contributions here, and yes, this is exactly how we felt initially (i.e., very discouraged). We're most definitely on a budget up here, and as I've said earlier, $80-$85k is 'serious' bank for us, so it positively was discouraging. However, now, I'm starting to see more and more people realizing that yes, given their current (and future) pricing, and cost of available options, its absolutely (almost certainly!) possible, to get to get to $80,000, and like it or not, this is clearly into "new" Airstream territory. But thanks again for your most recent posting here. Its helped me a lot. I think I'm seeing what I think I'm seeing, and I think I'm pricing things as they are truly priced, but now, I no longer feel like I'm some sort of uninformed, inaccurate, raging, lunatic! πŸ‘
  8. Yes. Its obviously not been updated on their website yet, because they're still taking orders for 2021 models, but I spoke to the factory earlier today, and they said that the base price for 2022 models, is $5,000 more than the 2021, which puts it squarely at $62,500. In addition, they said that several "optional" features for 2021, will become "standard" (or standardized) features for 2022. To be frank, it was all a bit confusing, and please don't hold my feet to the fire on this, but if I understood them correctly, the WiFi and 4G cell boost will both become a single (merged) unit (still optional), and that the grease 'once-every-12,000 mile' wheel bearings of the 2021's and earlier, will become sealed, lifetime, never-needs-packing, axles (as standard). Also, the exterior graphics color and pattern options are going to be pared back from 25 (or whatever it is currently?), to about 5 options or less. There may be more as well, I'm just not sure at this point.
  9. Yeah, I literally just got a copy of an actual Build Worksheet here 2-3 hours ago. Prior to that, I was operating on screenshots of worksheets seen on various YouTube videos. I know, I know, stupid! But it is what it is.
  10. "Jokes aside, the base Oliver gets you 99% of the way there. Everything else is just nice to haves (or additional complications)." Yup, I fully agree, and thanks to you and some others here, that's the newer frequency I'm starting to tune into.
  11. Whoa, whoa, whoa! Hold the phone, campers! Let's clarify something right here and now. The base price for the LE2 (2022 model) is $62,500, and I'm told that there's less than five builds left for 2021. So I seriously doubt that I'll make that cut. Therefore, respectfully, let's please start over, by someone here showing me how you get to $66-$67k from there? To be clear, I believe that it's technically "possible", and my hopes are definitely elevated by that prospect, but we must be talking a fully "stripped" (base) unit here, right? If not, then I obviously need to revisit my worksheet, which I just received for the first time, this morning.
  12. Nope. No Canadian, no Euros, no Pounds, Shillings or Pence, and yet, it all makes perfect cents! πŸ˜‰ $85k (USD) was "fully loaded", and there are multiple YouTube videos out there to show you that pathway. Just check all the boxes and add it up.
  13. Thanks Mr. Neuman, and yes, I follow you completely. I too, am retired, I too can repair most anything (but hate doing so), and I too travel widely, so our goals and paths are quite similar. Personally, I don't see the Airstream happening for us here. I just don't. As impressive as the Globetrotter is, it's just too vulnerable, too foo-foo, and too spendy. For me, from day-one, it's been about that whopping $80-$85k price tag of the LE2. And the factory tells me that the 2022 is going up by another $5k (that's $90k fully loaded). So that said, I've just gotta figure a way out of as many of the up-front dollars (add-ons, etc.), as I possibly can. If I can do that, I'm signed, sealed and delivered.
  14. "Would you be getting 2021 or 2022? The only package I want is solar pro. The upgrade to lithium just isn’t worth it to me. I am also passing on cushion upgrades and awning upgrades. I will look to aftermarket mattresses if i feel they are even needed. Otherwise a handful of smaller options I’d want but not big packages like electronics or outdoor pro packages. Also not getting truma or composting toilet which are higher dollar upgrades. Even if I splurged and got fibergranite I’d still be under 70k. Given speed of tech the Wi-Fi and cell booster weren’t things I wanted permanent mounted in roof. " If ordered now, I imagine it would be a 2022, but your other comments here, really have me thinking, and I thank you for that! It hadn't occurred to me that some of the optional features, particularly those that are attached externally, may well be functional from the inside, making them and some of the other intrinsic optional features, do-able post-purchase, and overall, that's a potential game-changer for sure! Time for more research and thought! Thanks again. πŸ‘Š
  15. Thanks, TexasGuy! You said . . . "As someone working to finish my build sheet I am under $70k for 2021 LEII. I actually think I will be under $66k but again all depends on must haves in the trailer." Say WHAT??? With a base price of $60k, I didn't think $66k was possible? However, I too have been thinking about how many of the various bonus features I might be able to forego upon ordering, in favor of adding them myself at a later date. Some of them could easily be done so, while others, not so much (sliding batteries, etc.).
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