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Old 09-16-2015, 09:53 PM   #29
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Hi Laura... we met you last spring at LD. Nice to see you here. That's great how you guys deal with your batteries!

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Old 09-17-2015, 12:52 AM   #30
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Hello! It is a small world! I hope you are doing well and enjoying your new Airstream! Your Airstream is beautiful
Thank you. It was a pleasure meeting and talking with you at LD. I'm sorry the manager was having a tough time with us that day, but you were great!
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Old 09-22-2015, 11:28 PM   #31
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Quick update: Things are moving well with Desert Autoplex. Got a call today that they started their final inspection process more than a full week prior to my pick-up date. They found a few items to fix, informed me, checked my scheduling to ensure they'd finish in time to match my plans, even if it meant overnighting parts. At every step of the process I have been impressed. So far, I'm glad I chose them over other dealers I've been speaking with. I get the feeling they care about more than just moving one more unit off the lot.
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lbdesign.... excellent! DAP took very good care of us. No complaints. And Denny is especially helpful, knowledgeable, and generous with his time and attention! They went over our rig with a fine tooth comb the day is came in. They didn't expect us to find problems and return it for correction; they saw to it that all worked well before we took delivery.

We've spent weeks traveling with our Serenity since taking delivery in July and everything works as expected, aside from the hall closet floor needing reinforcement to bear the heavier-than-designed-for load we put on it. I fixed that issue myself and don't fault dealer or factory for the issue. The closet was intended to store clothing and we decided to use it for general storage with a drawer unit.

We're very happy Airstreamers and happy with the trade & purchase experience at Desert Autoplex RV, as well.
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Old 09-29-2015, 04:36 AM   #33
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...aside from the hall closet floor needing reinforcement to bear the heavier-than-designed-for load we put on it. I fixed that issue myself and don't fault dealer or factory for the issue. The closet was intended to store clothing and we decided to use it for general storage with a drawer unit.
DHart, I picked mine up today. And I think I need to do the same thing with the closet ó*at least half of it will need to become drawers or shelves. Would it be easy to share a picture or describe what you did for storage there? And also what you had to do to reinforce the closet floor? I can see myself putting lots of stuff in there ó*gear, not shirts!

Denny is fantastic. It is a great crew at Desert Autoplex.


PS: Thanks for the earlier lesson on 30 vs 50 amp power! I did not realize how it multiplied out.
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This is the Elfa Mesh Drawer storage unit we got from The Container Store:



It is an awesome solution.

The floor of the closet MUST be reinforced, or it will collapse under a certain degree of weight. All you need is some means of transferring the load of the closet floor directly down to the trailer floor. I did so by creating a number of plywood panels placed vertically (with cut outs to allow the water and furnace conduit lines to pass through) going from the closet floor down to the trailer floor. Solution works well and still allows access to the water pump and other stuff under there. I put a number of these 3/4" plywood supports around at various places under the closet floor. Will shoot a pic for you.
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