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Old 07-29-2015, 08:30 PM   #85
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Old 07-29-2015, 08:41 PM   #86
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What AWChief said may apply to us. We bought a 2014.5 (on a 2014 MB chassis) that had been used as the dealers show model, had approx 800 miles on it, but no time on the genny. Everything, save the genny and water systems had been broken . At the risk of a jinx so far so good through 9000 miles


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Old 07-29-2015, 09:57 PM   #87
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I have had the same experience on my 2013 AI. The only annoying problem I have had was two faulty smoke alarms. Both replaced on Airstreams nickel. The first was apparently from a batch of bad alarms from the manufacturer and the second probably my fault for not disconnecting the house battery connection to the alarm before changing the battery in the detector itself (that is a no no).

Just to balance things out a bit. I too have had very few defects with my 2014 AI. We have driven in some pretty good rain storms with no leaking. But, you can bet I'll be up on my roof in the next few days doing another inspection!

I did have an issue with the DEF NOX sensors and that resulted in some warranty work. I'm hoping that is the end of that.


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Old 07-30-2015, 09:43 AM   #88
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Which system has the greatest quality issues:

the Sprinter or the upfitted components from Airstream?
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Old 07-30-2015, 11:05 AM   #89
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Which system has the greatest quality issues:

the Sprinter or the upfitted components from Airstream?
The service manager at Foley RV (Airstream of Mississippi) says the base Sprinter, though he was non-specific as to which Sprinter components were most troublesome.
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Old 07-30-2015, 11:32 AM   #90
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Hmmmm, interesting. We haven't read too much about that here,

I have had no problems whatsoever with the Sprinter itself or MB Diesel engine, other than that turbo resonator defect years ago, that was replaced without charge.

The only issues we have had were due to AS workmanship.....hashed thru several times here, so I won't go into them again.

That said.....163,000+ miles, and could not love my Interstate more.


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Well during cleaning up from our recent Florida trip, I discovered that the curbside rear speaker no longer works. Checked the speaker and it's OK. Since the front ones work, I'm assuming that it's a wiring problem somewhere forward of the speaker cuz can just see the last couple of feet of wire. I'm open to any ideas on this.

Also the knob that raises the hood on the Maxxair fan no longer operates and initial investigation indicates the operator mechanism (P/N 10-20281k-3cf) is FUBAR. Will have to lift fan off mounting flange to get to it. It appears after an internet search that it's only available from Maxxair. Since the fan is about $200, I can only imagine how much this part will cost.

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Also the knob that raises the hood on the Maxxair fan no longer operates and initial investigation indicates the operator mechanism (P/N 10-20281k-3cf) is FUBAR. Will have to lift fan off mounting flange to get to it. It appears after an internet search that it's only available from Maxxair. Since the fan is about $200, I can only imagine how much this part will cost.
Had that happen to my MaxxFan about a year after I bought it. The screw mechanism is cheap pot-metal and easy to strip out if you tighten down the hood too tightly. I had to order a replacement screw mechanism direct from the manufacturer. If memory serves, it was about $9.00, plus shipping.

Ever since I replaced it, I've been careful not to tighten the hood down too far, and the new mechanism has lasted for 2˝ years with no sign of damage.
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Old 07-30-2015, 07:52 PM   #93
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The screw mechanism is cheap pot-metal and easy to strip out if you tighten down the hood too tightly.
That's kind of what I figured since the shaft connecting the knob to the operator was die-cast pot-metal that was already starting to disintegrate.
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Also the knob that raises the hood on the Maxxair fan no longer operates and initial investigation indicates the operator mechanism (P/N 10-20281k-3cf) is FUBAR. Will have to lift fan off mounting flange to get to it. It appears after an internet search that it's only available from Maxxair. Since the fan is about $200, I can only imagine how much this part will cost.

I was struggling with FUBAR (forgive me, I'm a foreigner!) but my Maxxair fan knob also feels like something is slipping. Had to pull down hard to get the gears to mesh.
Please let us know how much.


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I was struggling with FUBAR (forgive me, I'm a foreigner!)
FUBAR is the worst of three adverse conditions…

SNAFU - Situation Normal, All Fouled Up.
TARFU - Things Are Really Fouled Up.
FUBAR - Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition.

Of course there's another, ruder F-word that's normally used in place of "Fouled" but this is a family-friendly forum…
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FUBAR is the worst of three adverse conditions…

SNAFU - Situation Normal, All Fouled Up.
TARFU - Things Are Really Fouled Up.
FUBAR - Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition.

Of course there's another, ruder F-word that's normally used in place of "Fouled" but this is a family-friendly forum…
GOOD ONE PRO!!!!

Which reminds me of the 3 stages of aging:

1. CRS
2. CSS
3. CDS

Anyone care to guess????????

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CRS=Can't remember _hit

Haven't seen the other two. I'm sure someone else can help you out though.

Maybe can't see and can't do.
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CRS=Can't remember _hit

Haven't seen the other two. I'm sure someone else can help you out though.

Maybe can't see and can't do.
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