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Old 07-16-2015, 03:26 PM   #71
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Well, they couldn't do much right on the roof of our Classic, it appears not much has changed.

Two weeks after delivery I went on the roof only to find......missing screws and a terrific caulk job.




Glad I caught it in time...


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Old 07-16-2015, 04:35 PM   #72
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Except that some of us genuinely care about the Airstream brand. We were PROUD to own our Interstate, despite its many issues. We would love to own one again, and it makes us very sad that this currently does not appear to be a rational choice. I don't see why this is not a sentiment worthy of expression.
I can appreciate that. Sorry if I misinterpreted what you were trying to convey.
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Old 07-16-2015, 06:09 PM   #73
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I can appreciate that. Sorry if I misinterpreted what you were trying to convey.
No problem.

What really got to me was when the nice aluminum "A I R S T R E A M" letters that were glued above the windshield of our '05 started falling off one-by-one. Had to have the residue professionally removed before we put it up for sale.
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Old 07-16-2015, 10:06 PM   #74
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Drove thru a torrential rainstorm this afternoon in the Florida panhandle and with the bathroom vent closed there were no leaks. This was a 25 mph, flashers on, little pig drowning, gully washer rain.
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Old 07-17-2015, 05:16 AM   #75
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Our two leaks (4"x4" cable entry cover on the roof and sliding door window) were/are very sensitive to orientation. Roof leak was only wheh the back is slightly up - which it is not when parked in the driveway but is every night we sleep in it. I think the sliding door window is the opposite -leaking with front down. But I am not sure where on the window it leaks. It did not leak in a recent gulley washer and did in a light rain. The spray booth test JC does on the trailers looks impressive, but a similar test on the van (if they do it) would not prove much since the trailers (and vans too?) are level when they get their shower.
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Old 07-18-2015, 09:07 AM   #76
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No problem.

What really got to me was when the nice aluminum "A I R S T R E A M" letters that were glued above the windshield of our '05 started falling off one-by-one. Had to have the residue professionally removed before we put it up for sale.
^^ I like it when people post information I can actually use, whether that information is good OR bad. I will keep my eye open for a similar condition developing with our Interstate because I would hate to lose those letters. I never would have thought of this as a possible problem but guess what - I went straight to the newest eBay listing which is a 2004, took a look, and there it is - letters in the process of coming off (screengrab attached). Wow. I would not have noticed this without the comment. Thanks.
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Old 07-18-2015, 11:59 AM   #77
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Yep. That is exactly what happened to ours. The wind actually caused the metal pieces to start to bend upward. This makes them catch even more air until they finally fly off. Somehow I saw the whole thing as a sad metaphor.
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Old 07-18-2015, 03:34 PM   #78
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We've been in near constant rain here the last few days in the Canadian Rockies. Last night I noticed the first sighs of a small leak at bottom of slider door window near the lock button. This is new and likely caused by the constant slamming of the slider door.


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That's pretty much where they always leak. It has nothing to do with slamming the door; more than likely the window is not correctly installed in the first place, or the gasket is not correctly sealing the window.

Been there, done that. Twice.



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We've been in near constant rain here the last few days in the Canadian Rockies. Last night I noticed the first sighs of a small leak at bottom of slider door window near the lock button. This is new and likely caused by the constant slamming of the slider door.


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Having originated this thread I greatly appreciate the responses. It appears the leakage problem we are experiencing is not a "one off", but has a frequency of happening. Being one of the unlucky buyers, the knowledge of those of you who have uncovered the genesis of your problem should be helpful in "directing" AS. If I were buying a new, or used car and found that the CarFax reported showed it had been in a flood, or suffered water damage, I would NEVER buy that vehicle. I now have a $150,000 4 month old "new vehicle", already serviced several times for water leakage that was not fixed. 6 months from now, or 1 year from now, or 2 years from now, if I have components rusting or degrading, or mold don't want to have to hire help to fix this issue. Obviously my issue is not a "one off". These issues AS has seen before. Has anyone with this issue been given extended warranty guarantees? This should not be my problem. This monkey is not mine. This monkey belongs on the back of AS, it is a NEW $150,000 vehicle that leaks into many areas of the interior. I need a warranty to cover ANY issues related to this defect. There are lemon laws, etc., but we bought this for fun, enjoyment, relaxation. The last thing we wanted is to have to deal with this!!
And what has occurred to resolve your issues, OldForester?


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Yes, have you taken it to a dealer? You must be proactive, just complaining on the forums won't fix your leak. I like to spend my energy solving my problems rather than talking about them.
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Yes, have you taken it to a dealer? You must be proactive, just complaining on the forums won't fix your leak. I like to spend my energy solving my problems rather than talking about them.
Yes, we have been to the dealer 3 times regarding leaks, but we have taken action and the leaks persist and have existed since we bought the vehicle. I've concluded from this forum, that it is not unusual, and others have had similar problems. After three trips to the dealer (who I believe the shop is quite professional and qualified), the issue is akin to an electrical issue that is intermittent and is difficult to diagnose.

What I was hoping to hear from readers, but have not, is what type of extended guarantee anyone has gotten in a similar situation. I would never buy a car if a CarFax indicated it had previously had water damage. Now I have a new Interstate which has been leaking for 4 months, and has not been diagnosed. Something was not installed properly at the factory. Am I supposed to assume the liability for deterioration (if it occurs in the future). I should not be put in a position to "carry" the responsibility for issues related to an improperly assembled Interstate.

As an analogy think of it this way. I sell you a new car. After the first rain the roof leaks. You bring it in three times, each time I say I think I found the problem, but the leak persists. What do you do? What are you legitimately entitled to, you have already taken "action" multiple times.
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Have you contacted the factory to get these issues resolved?

It is them, not us, to whom you should be talking about some kind of extended warranty.....once the issues are resolved to your satisfaction.

Please keep us posted.


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Once the problem is documented under warranty even if the warranty time and mileage expires and the problem is never fixed, you hAve warranty coverage, I believe. Talk to the factory. Be non confrontational and explain the oroblem. See what happens.
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