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Old 12-28-2008, 09:59 AM   #1
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Chicago Airstream Status ?

Drove by Dealer(Airstream) in Bolingbrook during Holiday's and ALL Trailers are Gone !
Called next day and got Ans. Machine with no info.
Any one Know status,and possible other source for service in Chicago Area? Also noted that the "Camping World" a mile away Closed.
It's hard to believe a metro area as large as Chicago can't support R.V. Dealers.

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Old 12-28-2008, 11:05 AM   #2
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No clue Ken. Airstream Airport does show 5 Airstreams in inventory and was updated this morning at 5:30AM whatever that means. Driving by "during the holidays" means when? Mebbe off to an RV show at the north pole. Times are tough all around.
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Old 12-28-2008, 11:33 AM   #3
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try contacting USAdventureRV in Davenport Iowa. They were the parent company.

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I had my trailer bearings packed there early this past spring.

I had asked them about the facilities they had since the fire. They had said they had hoped to have a new building, but insurance things were still ongoing. The temp area they had appeared to be just getting them by. One of the folks there gave me their personal number saying that they were unsure if they'd be able to rebuild and if I needed anything in the future, to give 'em a call.

This led me to believe that it wasn't going too well in March/April, and that was before the economy actually got horrible...granted it was bad back then, but nowhere where it is today......perhaps they have actually just pulled the plug.
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Old 12-28-2008, 01:15 PM   #5
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I had my trailer bearings packed there early this past spring.

I had asked them about the facilities they had since the fire. They had said they had hoped to have a new building, but insurance things were still ongoing. The temp area they had appeared to be just getting them by. One of the folks there gave me their personal number saying that they were unsure if they'd be able to rebuild and if I needed anything in the future, to give 'em a call.

This led me to believe that it wasn't going too well in March/April, and that was before the economy actually got horrible...granted it was bad back then, but nowhere where it is today......perhaps they have actually just pulled the plug.
We drove past Airstream of Chicago early in December. It was night so our view was limited. It appeared that their building had not been replaced. We did catch a glimpse of just a few Airstreams on the property; not nearly as many as we've seen in the past.

We had no idea that Camping World in Bolingbrook had closed. At night, it was hard to tell. Camping World's web site indicates that Camping World of Chicago is the only Illinois location. It appears to be in Island Lake, IL near the Illinois and Wisconsin state line.

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Old 12-28-2008, 05:04 PM   #6
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The Camping World in Island Lake was formerly Crystal Lake RV, which gave up its Airstream dealership years ago. They are on Highway 176 just west of Highway 12 and have a very nice facility with multiple bays to do general repairs. It is about 50 miles north of the other Camping World location.
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Old 12-28-2008, 05:10 PM   #7
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Chicago Airstream Status.

We drove by Dec. 24th.
Will try to contact them again. Need Bearing's repack and Refrig. Re-call etc. ? Maybe Trailers were sent to Iowa while they re-build.
Will post any finding's.
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Old 12-31-2008, 05:14 PM   #8
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Smile Chicago Airstream Relocates !

Good News ! Talked to Staff at Bolingbrook Today and they said they are moving,but will be in the area.
They will be in New Lenox,Il. @ 1697 New Lenox Rd. Exit I-80 @Exit 134
Briggs Street . Phone 1-815-726-1900.
They are next to "Berlands" Tools.
I would call first as they are in the process Now.So it might be a day or two to complete.

Happy New Year To All !
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Old 12-31-2008, 07:15 PM   #9
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Well Well Well Well. I have an airstream dealer just a couple of miles away from where I grew up. What a small world. Briggs Street has always been Joliet Ill and not New Lenox unless they redid city lines. I can't wait to get up there and check it out.

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This afternoon I received a courtesy call from Airstream of Chicago informing me of their move to New Lenox. In addition to the usual service and sales, he said that they will be providing storage services as well. They should have more information available soon. New contact info is on the USA Adventure web site: http://www.usadventurerv.com/airstream-of-chicago.aspx

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They are officially in Joliet, but that location is really close to the New Lennox/Joliet border.

They are carrying a load of new Airstreams, are doing shows again. So happily they are up and running and re-establishing themselved in Chicago
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Now that is way cool because my sister lives 1 mile away from the new store. Last time I was in Joliet they just opened the store and did not have much. I wonder if they have Zipp Dee awnings.

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If they don't have,contact Zipp Dee Direct they are in Elk Grove Village(Close suburb).1-800-338-2378. I think they install.
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