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Old 07-04-2007, 08:23 AM   #29
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I think Terry makes a reasonable suggestion. Glad to know, though, that they are willing to step to the plate and take ownership for the issue. Did you happen to get a note or anything in writing? People move on in jobs and such and who knows what you might come back to - just a thought based on a bad transmission repair I had to deal with years back.

Enjoy your trip. There's nothing to clear the mind like a trip out with the silver bullet filling up the rear view mirror.

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I agree, that seems like a great suggestion to me too.
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Old 07-06-2007, 10:44 AM   #30
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Thanks all. I agree that panel replacement may open a new (tin) can of worms. I'm going to mail the manager a detailed letter confirming our understanding.

We did stop at Airstream of Arkansas and had a great time meeting Gene and the crew. Needless to say, I wish we'd taken our Airstream to Searcy in the first place!

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on the road but not out of the woods...

hi sean

DID YOU GET AN ESTIMATE on repair while in searcy?

agree with barry this all needs to be in writing.

"make things right" will mean something different for each party.

i agree sending them a letter of understanding and acknowledgement of their reponsibiilty is wise.

suction will NOT make it look as before...

but perhaps you will be ok with it.

panel replacement/overlay is involved but the only method 2 provide a normal appearance...

___my view on the notion of "cash for the crash"

this might be acceptable for an older unit with a clear title.

older units will be more fully depreciated so the impact of this blemish is less.

newer units it's hard to measure the dollar impact,

for example the same indentation on the rear or street side

might have less impact on resale...

folks selling/buying older units expect a few dings...

that doesn't always hold for newer unit buyers.

the other BIG issues related to 'cash4crash' settlements are...

-is there a loan?
-who actually owns the unit?
-what insurance do you carry?
-what are the responsiblities of the occupant to the lien holder when damage is sustained?

you could get yourself in trouble accepting a cash settlement, IF the unit doesn't belong to you...

free and clear.

any damage that affects the property value likely needs to be reported to the lien holder.

imagine if interior water damage or window leaks result from this ding?

no doubt you are required to carry comp insurance with a limit on deductable?

and very likely the loan includes statements along the line "must maintain or repair"...

so be very very careful about trying to 'work out a deal' that includes cash back.

i'd get estimates, notify personal insurance and have them work with the service centers insurance.

short cutting this process could bite you in backside later.

have a great trip.

cheers
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Old 07-06-2007, 12:15 PM   #32
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It was great meeting Sean and Kristy...stop by any time guys!!!

The dent is sizable...but good news...it can be fixed!

I was a little camera shy to begin with...and man do I need to lose some weight...maybe the camera made me look bigger than I really am...NOT!

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Old 07-06-2007, 12:28 PM   #33
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Gene,

Nice I can finally put a face to the name on here...and an accent as well. You did fine for your first production (If it indeed is your first).

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Old 07-06-2007, 02:33 PM   #34
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Hey Steve,

I think Sean could help Airstream make a DVD walk around on each trailer they sell...

He does a great job editing and such...

Do you think that might be beneficial to the consumer???

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A dvd with video or pics for the consumer or the dealership that orders it would be nice.

If JC wont do it, the dealer could also take control on something like this as a great perk of customer service. I know if I buy from you I would like it, and it would make me feel that much more important as a customer to your dealership.

Now...about my 22 Sport

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Old 07-06-2007, 02:51 PM   #36
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Gene, I think a walk-through DVD of each basic model would be great for marketing. It could be done for a few hundred dollars per unit, and DVDs could be sent out for less than a dollar a copy. If one in a hundred results in a sold unit, it is worth the price.
I agree about the camera, it makes me look younger, fatter, and shorter than I am. (one out of three ain't bad?)
On edit, you could produce a dvd with a walk through of all models, further reducing costs.
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It was great meeting Sean and Kristy...stop by any time guys!!!

The dent is sizable...but good news...it can be fixed!

I was a little camera shy to begin with...and man do I need to lose some weight...maybe the camera made me look bigger than I really am...NOT!

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Having met Gene, I can attest that it really does add weight! Good interview!

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Having met Gene, I can attest that it really does add weight! Good interview!

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We have a Subway next door and I am going on the Jared diet...



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Speaking of that, I just looked at the new T-shirts. Nice design, but noticed the absence of 2x large. Maybe I should consider the same.

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Gene, I would be happy to help make an Airstream walkthrough video. Hey, that little piece was edited right there on my foldout table in the Classic. Imagine what we could do with a budget.

BTW, we stopped at that Subway on our way out -- they make a mean Subway Club! I may join you in the Jared plan...
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Sean,

Seriously...I had one yesterday! They are really good...I think I just pile to many fixen's on mine!

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Seriously...I had one yesterday! They are really good...I think I just pile to many fixen's on mine!

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You can have one in low calorie, have just the fixens, and skip the meat. I have done this occasionally. you almost don't notice what's missing.
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