Originally Posted by VeggieBullet
this is really funny because the dealer said " Airstream doesn't stock vintage trailer parts anymore, there is a dealer in California that we work with to get the parts..." and then is $120 per hour on labor.
But again they won't provide an estimate with pics only. They want us to tow the trailer there.
I understand the fact that providing a written estimate without seen the trailer it can not be accurate in a 100%.
But just wondering are we talking about 10,20 or between 30 to 40 hrs?
Have no idea about this repair in particular but I know that everything is time consuming while working on an AS so I won't be surprised if you tell me that half trailer has to come out to repair this.
First of all, Airstream still has all the sheet metal for your trailer, and still does back to the 1969 models.
I will provide prices to you, based on our published prices and with no guarantee because the damage was not personally inspected.
The lf quarter panel # 13, $ 350.00
The lf segment panel # 11 350.00
220 olympic rivets @.60 132.00
1 tube Vulkem sealer 9.95
Sales tax ???????
Labor total 11.5 hours @ ???????
The labor hours are listed in the Caravanner Insurance flat rate manual , that I wrote and was published and used starting in January 1970.
Keep in mind, that a dealer is free to charge his own parts prices as well as the number of labor hours, and at his labor rate, plus freight, unless he makes a huge purchase or brings the parts in a trailer from Airstream.
All of this work can be done from the outside, even if the entrance door is locked. There is no need to have access to the inside of the trailer.