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Old 01-11-2011, 03:59 PM   #29
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How did you make out on the damaged unit?
Not the same, but there is a Cutter on Ford Chassis on ebay now about the same size as what you had.

1997 Airstream Cutter Class A Motorhome - eBay (item 250755875853 end time Jan-18-11 12:27:03 PST)
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Old 01-13-2011, 12:01 PM   #30
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She has been sent to the salvage yard...

Hi Folks,

Yesterday, Wed. 1/12/2011, we received a check from our insurance company. They paid us in full for our coach. Shortly after we received the check and signed the title over, the folks from Salvage Direct were at my house picking up the coach. It is officially gone now. I expect it will go up for auction at Salvage Direct sometime soon.

The repairs would have been more money than the coach was worth. Just over $20,000 if sanded, patched and repainted, plus repair all other items hurt from heat. $60,000 plus if replace wall, and over a year to get it done.

The Insurance company gave us the money, and we placed an order for a custom ordered new 2011 Trailer the same hour.

We loved our motorhome, and will miss it much. Our son who is 9 years old looked at it as it went off to it's new home and tears rolled down his cheeks. This morning when we went out to get into my truck, and head to school, he again teared up from just looking at the spot where our motorhome had been.

Our son really enjoyed sitting up there in the passenger seat, looking out the windows as we rolled down the highway. It was a very comfortable coach with some good memories.

Take care,

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Old 01-13-2011, 01:21 PM   #31
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That sounds good.
As long as you are happy, thats what counts.

Post some pictures of your new unit when you get hooked up.

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Old 02-04-2011, 11:14 PM   #32
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Now up for Bids

Salvage Airstream Land Yacht for sale 1998 0 0 0 Four Oaks NC - used, wrecked repairable vehicle id 291695831 | VehBidz

The unit is now up for bids. A good parts unit?????
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Old 02-05-2011, 10:28 AM   #33
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Steve,

Which 2011 did you end up ordering? Has it arrived yet?
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Old 02-05-2011, 02:52 PM   #34
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Hi,

Looking at the pictures, somebody went through it and took everything that wasn't tied down. Also, it looks filthy. When it left here, the bedding was there, the "Airstream" clock was there, the new ladder was on it, and it was clean.

It's been gone for a few weeks now.

That's the unit.

I would say that the mechanical parts on it are in great shape. We had just put new Mich. tires all the way around, new rotors, calipers, pads, master cylinder, etc... in the brakes, new rubber bushings in the suspension, and had the unit resealed. Also, they had just changed all the fluids in diff, trans, gen, and engine. New belts and hoses, new clamps, etc... It has the HWH automatic levelers on it, also a 2500 watt inverter (the size of a suit case), new toilet, and the guts to the faucets have just been replaced. The fridge had the recall repair, and it has been winterized with pink stuff all throughout it. It did have all new plastic vent covers and AC covers, but much of that has been melted on the roof. The ac worked great, as did the heaters. The unit was in great shape.

Poor thing, it now looks like it belongs in a salvage yard.

As for the new one. We decided to order a new 2011 Jayco 1208 popup with every option available. We have a 9 year old and will use the popup until he goes off to college. That's when we will go back to an Airstream. After much discussion, my wife and I decided to buy something that we could use for our weekend fun, that would not break the bank and yet would be comfortable. We have owned a couple popups over the years and found that they can be nice, given the right stuff.

The following link will show you the model we ordered.

Jayco 2011

It has hard side bathroom, electric lift for the top, AC, Heat, Fantastic Fan, etc... All nice things. We are trying to save for David's college, and also live a little. This popup helps. I truly wanted the new 2011 34' Airstream trailer, but I couldn't convince my wife to spend that much money.

If you guys are still interested, when I take delivery of my new 1208, I'll post pictures of it.

Thanks

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Old 02-06-2011, 08:25 AM   #35
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Just replace the rear tire.

Its not worth the worry or risk.

I think everything can be brought back to Like new condition.

Very Nice Unit.

I doubt that you will need to take it to Jackson Center.

A good Fiberglass, Body shop Can repair to Like new condition for you.

Good Luck and thank You for sharing.
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:13 PM   #36
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.....As for the new one. We decided to order a new 2011 Jayco 1208 popup with every option available......
Congratulations on the purchase of your new RV. Very sorry to hear of the loss of your Land Yacht.

We have the 2005 version your previous unit and have similar feelings for it that you had for yours.
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:26 AM   #37
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Thank you for your kind words and thoughts.

I miss the Land Yacht, and will continue to miss it. We enjoyed it all over from Niagara Falls, New York, to San Antonio, Texas, and many places in between. It was perfect for our visits to Disney World when we would go.

The new Jayco will get lots of use too though. It's not an Airstream, but for our current plans, it should be perfect. It is still on the production line at Jayco. They delayed the "Off Line" date because of a new cabinet style that they were putting in. They redesigned one of the cabinets, and asked if we wanted the original style or the new style. We opted for the new style, and said it was OK to delay the build until they could include it.

It should only be a couple more weeks until it is ready.

Happy Camping,

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