Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-02-2005, 10:42 PM   #71
Aluminut
 
Silvertwinkie's Avatar
 
2004 25' Safari
. , Illinois
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 10,334
That tank monitor issue might be a tricky one. Mine does the same thing and I've recalibrated it at least 2x. Glad I have line of sight...
__________________

__________________
Computers manufactured by companies such as IBM, Compaq and millions of others are by far the most popular with about 70 million machines in use worldwide. Macintosh fans note that cockroaches are far more numerous than humans and that numbers alone do not denote a higher life form. -NY Times 11/91
Silvertwinkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2005, 12:51 PM   #72
Rivet Master
 
Coloradobus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 784
Was just over to our local Airstream dealer to look around. I was shocked what I saw. They had 2 Sprinter vans, a Westfalia and Interstate. Both were nice ideas for RV's but the quality of execution, to me wasn't there. On the Westfalia, the side windows didn't seal tight.(all plastic). The frig door seal was strapped acrossed the door latch and make a good seal. The permanent sewer hose arrangement appeared to be a very fragile set-up.(Used the thinnest quality of hose) The "Airstream" name on the side of the coach were peeling off . On the Interstate, there is a flimsy metal strap cradling the sewer pipe tube and cap, but nothing to anchor it from flopping upwards. On an '05 22 ft CCD there were wavy edges on the internal aluminum panels. For what they charge for these rigs, I'm very surprised and disappointed with the finished product. I thought I read that Airstream was trying to improve their Q/C..
__________________

__________________
Coloradobus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2005, 01:22 PM   #73
2 Rivet Member
 
2005 30' Classic S/O
Centerville , Utah
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 29
Images: 1
2005 Quality

I share your concern about quality issues. We have made one short weekend trip with our 2005 30'SO Classic since we took delivery in early March. Otherwise, it has been at the Dealer's Service Dept. for the past month getting a long list of problems corrected (hopefully). I summerized a few of the problems in a thread under "2005 Classic" back in March.

Tom Riley
__________________
tomriley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2005, 08:28 AM   #74
1 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 11
Smile 2005 CCD Water Leaks

Just De winterized & took a trip to the beach on Sunday. I have water leaking from the pin holes on the tank shrouds when the pump is on about 1/8 of a tank per 4 hrs, has anyone else had this problem?
Also tv antenna crank has gone fubar
Hinge on pantry door has come out
Circut board for heater has gone fubar
__________________
05 25 CCD? /Waiting for The Pan American
06 Ram Megacab Cummins HO w/ Gearvedors Od!!!
04 Ram 3500 SRW Cummins HO

7BBl Dme Brewery Brewing some of the best Lagers in The USA

Juan Pablo Montoya Go for Sprint Cup!!!
Weissbrewer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2005, 08:43 AM   #75
Aluminut
 
Silvertwinkie's Avatar
 
2004 25' Safari
. , Illinois
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 10,334
I haven't seen that exact problem, but if I read you right, perhaps there is a loose hose in the tank area that is allowing water into the tank cover (I'm assuming you mean from the bottom). If that's the case, it should be an easy fix.

Ironically, I am at Jackson Center right now getting a few things taken care of (also very minor) on my way down to Louisville for Thunder over Louisville.
__________________
Computers manufactured by companies such as IBM, Compaq and millions of others are by far the most popular with about 70 million machines in use worldwide. Macintosh fans note that cockroaches are far more numerous than humans and that numbers alone do not denote a higher life form. -NY Times 11/91
Silvertwinkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2005, 09:46 AM   #76
Rivet Master
 
Tin Hut's Avatar
 
2005 28' International CCD
Pagosa Springs , Colorado
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 800
Images: 1
I had a similar leak. Looked like it was coming from a small round hole in the tank cover. It was actually starting up above the tanks just under the floor area. My dealer had to drop the tank cover & they found a pvc supply line running under the floor that had a compression fitting. It was leaking.

They also fixed my squeek floor by dropping the belly pans, using steel angle and some foam with shims. AS covered it under warranty after I squeeked more than the floor.



Quote:
Originally Posted by Weissbrewer
Just De winterized & took a trip to the beach on Sunday. I have water leaking from the pin holes on the tank shrouds when the pump is on about 1/8 of a tank per 4 hrs, has anyone else had this problem?
Also tv antenna crank has gone fubar
Hinge on pantry door has come out
Circut board for heater has gone fubar
__________________
"would you rather have a mansion full of money or a trailer full of love?"

Tin Hut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2005, 10:06 AM   #77
Rivet Master
 
2006 30' Classic
Farmington , New Mexico
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 822
Images: 14
We just returned from a 9 day trip with our 05 classic, this being the first trip of any length since our purchase in Feb. If this is any indication of the quality we are very pleased. Compared to the 04 16 ccd it is a BIG inprovement in quality. Have found very few things that need attention, most of which are very insignificant. Wife retires in June then the test really begins. ------ Pieman
__________________
Mike Lewis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2005, 01:08 PM   #78
Rivet Master
 
redeagle313's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
NE , Indiana
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 617
Images: 7
We just picked up our 28' International CCD. So far, so good, everything that we have tried has worked. Couple of very minor trim items that need some attention. Overall, a well built & prepped unit.
__________________
Hi Yo Silver, Away II?
looking for our next AS
TAC IN-3
AIR 7185
redeagle313 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2005, 02:33 PM   #79
1 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 5
2005 Safari LS 25'

I purchased a 2005 25' Safari LS model in December 2004. It had been lightly used for a few months and traded in on a double bed configuration. I picked it up in Arkansas and drove it home to Maumee Ohio.

I have only found a few problems with the unit. One of the rear speakers did not work. The foot on one of the stabilizers would not swivel. And the shower did not work. I fixed the shower problem. The cartridge in the shower unit was clogged. Airstream of Detroit fixed the other problems.

I have been very happy with the unit. My wife and I are heading out on our first vacation with the Airstream this week.
__________________
Buzzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2005, 02:40 PM   #80
2 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 33
Hey, Buzzy!

We just ordered a Safari 25' Special Edition and we live in Whitehouse. Maybe we'll see you around the Toledo area! Hope we're as happy with ours as you seem to be with yours.
__________________
Roadsub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2005, 12:55 AM   #81
1 Rivet Member
 
2005 34' Classic S/O
Juneau , Alaska
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 16
Exclamation

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Lewis
We just returned from a 9 day trip with our 05 classic, this being the first trip of any length since our purchase in Feb. If this is any indication of the quality we are very pleased. Compared to the 04 16 ccd it is a BIG inprovement in quality. Have found very few things that need attention, most of which are very insignificant. Wife retires in June then the test really begins. ------ Pieman
Mike, We just returned from our first outing in our new 05 Classic s/o. We really do like our unit! There were just a few things we found that needed attention, but over all we are very pleased. It is truly a lovely unit and we are looking forward to more trips. The mattress needs t be replaced and will do that when we travel this fall.

Looking forward to attending some Rally Somewhere in the fall. Travel safe and happy to see that you and your wife have enjoyed your first outing as much as we did.

Peace to you both. Judith and Martin
__________________
Martin & Judith Lentz
Darbie and Jessie (our dogs)

2004 King Ranch F-350
Classic LTD 2005 34 with slide

You may plan your journeys but God is incharge of your steps
judithd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2005, 10:18 AM   #82
3 Rivet Member
 
DreamStream's Avatar
 
2005 19' Safari
West Palm Beach , Florida
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 181
Just finished replacing most all of the screws on the outside of our '05 Bambi Safari LS with stainless steel screws. The ones that needed replaced the most were all of the teardrop marker lights. The screw in everyone of the marker lights was completely rusted. Airstream said they were looking at buying lights with no screws on the outside. I feel much better now looking at clean stainless steel instead of rust. Very little expense at Home Depot. Love our new Bambi! Going out this weekend!!
__________________
Stephen & Miriam
2005 Bambi Safari 19 LS with Sofa
2006 Harley-Davidson Road King Custom
2005 Dodge Ram 3500 CTD QuadCab SRW Long Bed
Sir Wooferman Wellington, Cock-a-poo Watch Pup
DreamStream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2005, 12:00 PM   #83
1 Rivet Member
 
Currently Looking...
San Diego , California
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 18
Images: 1
2005 16' Safari Bambi

After 30 years of tent camping and 9 years in a 16' Thor Aerolite, we took the plunge and bought the 16' Bambi. We loved the features this unit had and wanted as small (16-20') and lightweight as we could find. However, inspite of the great reputation we found quality in some aspects lacking, especially for the very high price Airsteam commands. None of these issues arose on my $10,000 Aerolite. Main "manufacturing"issues:
a. I continually find metal shavings and sawdust all over the floors every time we use it. Before you laugh, these are not the same ones as I do vacuum it out and clean it after every use !!!
b. I had to replace the rusted screws on all of the outside running lights. I also put a small rubber washed on each new screw as the majority of the lights had filled with water after every rain storm.
c. the license plate frame/light has rust all over it after a few months.
d. under dinette cabinet drawer will not stay latched on the road. It has a very poorly designed latch in the back which might work for a empty drawer on a showroom floor but surely cannot handle any loads on the road.
e. refrerator door came open on first two trips. I had a add a washer to the hinge so it would stay aligned.

"Dealer" issues
a. When we were to take delivery, the trailer had a broken latch on the awning; the solar system did not work; the refrigerator had a broken front panel; cabinet/door laminate coming loose in a few places; closet door off of the hinges and the unit was just not ready (plastic cover on refer door, floor dirty, shavings on the floor, etc).

Airstream Issues:
a. The 20# manual that comes with the trailer is impressive in size but does not include the 2005 features and the 16' Bambi. When I asked the dealer, all I got was this was a new model for 2005 and the manual and instructions from vendor supplied components needs to be updated.
b. Features listed on the specification/price sheet for my trailer were not on the trailer. It appears that since this is a new model for 2005, Airstream did a poor modification of the 19' "spec sheet" for our unit.
c. "Tech Support" is very poor. I have made numerous requests to the dealer for information on the solar system, status panel, light panel, etc which are supposedly passed on the Airstream but I never get a reply. I have called A/S directly and get passed from tech to tech, but not helped.
__________________
ericinrb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2005, 03:43 PM   #84
2 Rivet Member
 
2005 30' Classic S/O
Centerville , Utah
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 29
Images: 1
2005 30'SO Classic, Manf. Feb. 2005

I previously posted under "2005 Classic" category, but will also respond here since this thread's purpose is to track 2005 quality and problems.
We ordered our unit in Jan 2005 and took delivery on Feb 28. We took a "checkout trip" in March, which resulted in delivery back to the dealer on March 21 for correction of problems. After a month back at the dealer's service, we got it back on April 21.

We have owned several SOB's, both trailers and motorhomes, but decided on Airstream because or its structural intregrity reputation, lower depreciation rate, and perceived high quality. Overall, we are pleased with our unit, but somewhat disappointed in Airstream's quality control and attention to detail. The things we found were as follows:
  • The exterior surfaces show fine "brush marks" when the sun is reflecting on the surfaces, as though the trailer had been washed using a stiff brush. Fix: Airstream had the dealer Walbernize the trailer, which hid the marks somewhat, but they still are very visable in the sun.
  • The backwater tank contained numerous pieces of manufacturing "trash," which obstructed the knife valve operation. Fix: I repeatedly flushed the tank for about 2 hours, washing out pieces of tank cutout, plastic plumbing parts, shavings, etc.
  • The shower leaked all over the floor when used. Fix: The dealer calked the lower corner area of the door frame assembly. This problem appears to be common, in that I saw the same lack of calking on several units in the dealer's inventory.
  • The shower door latch was broken and the door frame had "bubbles" under the plating on one section. Fix: The door was replaced.
  • The ultra-leather sofa had a small tear under the drawer latch. Fix: The dealer had a leather specialty shop repair the defect.
  • The headliner vinyl was hanging loose over about a 12" section in one area. Fix: They were able to stretch the material over enough to secure it under the molding strip.
  • There was a small leak around the air-conditioner. Fix: They corrected an incorrectly-installed seal around the A/C.
  • The base molding next to the floor was hanging loose in one area. Fix: Secured molding with cement.
  • The carpet wall covering on one slideout wall was carelessly applied, having wrinkles and a non-smooth appearance. Fix: Took wall covering loose and reinstalled correctly.
  • Both the entry door and screen door required "slamming" to latch. Fix: Adjusted latches. Result: Although they close a little better, they still are harder to latch than they should be.
  • The window opening/closing mechanisms are difficult to operate, especially on the slideout. Fix: None. The interference of curtains makes the windows difficult to open and close, which is a design problem.
  • The entry step was difficult to latch in the "travel" position. Fix: Replaced step assembly.
  • Trailer brakes pulled to one side when applied. Fix: Adjujsted brakes.
  • Trailer tires not balanced properly. Fix: None. Dealer reports that Airstream will not pay for wheel balance.
  • Toilet did not seem to be attached securely. Fix: Replaced several "stripped" mounting screws.
  • Several drawers are difficult to open, even after lifting on handle before pulling to open. Fix: None. This appears to be a design deficiency in the way Airstream attempts to secure the drawers.
  • Decorative wallpaper strip in bath had "wrinkles" in it. Fix: Replaced with new strip applied correctly.
  • Level monitor for LP Tank #2 reads intermittently. Fix: None. Dealer could not duplicate.
  • ID plate on exterior of trailer showed incorrect GVWR (10,000 lb. instead of 10,300 lb.). Fix: Airstream provided corrected plate to dealer for installation.
The only significant unresoled issue is the exterior finish problem, which I intend to further pursue with Airstream. I am irritated regarding their refusal to correctly balance the tires, which I think reflects very negatively on Airstream, but I will likely just have it done at my normal tire shop at my own expense.

Now that we have most of the problems whipped, we are looking forward to getting busy with the reason we purchased the Airstream - putting it to enjoyable use!

Tom and Sherrie Riley
20005 30'SO Classic
2005 Ford F350 Super Duty Diesel
2 - Honda 2000i generators w/parallel kit
__________________

__________________
tomriley is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Model/ Year Alex Title, VIN & Registration 4 09-25-2011 06:10 PM
Obvious Holes in Forum (Model & Year Sections) Sue&Von Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 33 04-04-2004 10:57 AM
Location, year, model! Pahaska Our Community 0 07-13-2003 10:57 AM
Suggestion: Airstream trailer Forums (by Model & Year) hex Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 2 10-15-2002 07:38 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.