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Old 07-26-2011, 07:26 PM   #29
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Looking at your damage you will not have any alignment damage IMHO. Have a great trip and Maybe we will catch you down the road before ling. Will probably be getting into the Region 9 Club before long. Had a ceiling fan or light fire and trailer will be out of service for a while. Its too hot to work on it right now.
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:15 PM   #30
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I'm glad that this is working its way to a happy ending. As bad as hit-and-run can be, this one is improving. And I'm sure it is emotionally gratifying for you now that the guy has taken responsibility and is owning up to the hurt he caused.

As for the storage folks, I don't know why they didn't relo him out the gate.

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Old 07-27-2011, 03:51 PM   #31
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Just reading this makes my blood boil. It would be one thing if he had done this and owned up to it, but where in the world is he coming from with his "stuff" happens attitude. Everything that is wrong with todays' society rolled into one big package of .........

I hope you get your trailer fixed like new. If you find a good AS dealer nearby that can do the job great! If not, you know you can make the trip to JC and surely have it done right.

Good luck and enjoy your trip!
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:27 PM   #32
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Sorry to hear about the damage. Since you reported it to LE you have a perp by the short hairs.
I would first bring the AS to one of the AS recommended axle alignment facilities. These places work on large trailer and trucks all the time. The perp may have knocked our axles out of alignment.
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:30 PM   #33
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Brad,

When will you have the repairs done, and how long will they have your trailer? I'm surprised that BTC can't fix it in their shop. Carol and I watched some of their sheet metal repairs and we were impressed.

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Old 07-27-2011, 04:39 PM   #34
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Frank&Mike,

I glad to see that things look like they are improving. Good Luck!

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Old 07-27-2011, 04:55 PM   #35
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Brad,

When will you have the repairs done, and how long will they have your trailer? I'm surprised that BTC can't fix it in their shop. Carol and I watched some of their sheet metal repairs and we were impressed.

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Not sure but the owner said he would take it to JC. 6 panels had hail and one was my boo boo. I'm might just replace the front and the two in back. Save the insurance a little $$.
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Old 07-27-2011, 06:23 PM   #36
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Sorry to hear about the damage. Since you reported it to LE you have a perp by the short hairs.
I would first bring the AS to one of the AS recommended axle alignment facilities. These places work on large trailer and trucks all the time. The perp may have knocked our axles out of alignment.
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Though it possible, it is very unlikely. To move an axle out of alignment would have left that trailer totally caved in. Axles are installed with class 5 bolts and to move them would take much more force than that.
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:58 AM   #37
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Frank,

The incident have have torqued the axles slightly. Let the shop make that determination. Also, AS doesn't check the alignment after the units are assembled. They hope the gig does it all for them.
The roads in the NY Metro area have knocked the alignment out twice in 30K miles. I drive slowly through the area to get home and it doesn't help.

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Sorry, still feel it highly unlikely.
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Having to deal with other folk's problems is a pain.

I do agree with the advice above. I would want it fixed for sure, but I don't believe there are any frame or axle problems. Airstreams last so long because of the way they are made. The damage is a bit unsightly, and I would want it repaired on the offender's check book too, but I don't see a serious frame bending hit there. As for axle alignment, think of hitting a pot hole in the highway at 65 MPH. The fact the wheels stay on the trailer at all is proof they are attached well.

Airstreams are fairly light and roll easily, so it really would not take much of a shove to roll one off the leveler blocks, which would cause the tongue to move some.

Glad the guy is coming around. Jackson Center folks are great, with a handy free place to stay.

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We are on day 2 of our trip (currently in Queen Wilhemena Stat Park Arkansas ... approx. 9 hrs. from Austin). From what I can tell all is fine from a towing standpoint. We had just put 4 new tires on the Airstream a couple of weeks ago. I'm not sure if we have traveled enough on them to be able to see an alignment issue or not ... but after 9 hours of travel nothing looks out of ordinary on the tread.

His insurance company has been outstanding to deal with. "Flo" advertises for his insurance company if that tells you who it is. In fact, "Flo's" folks have been so good to deal with we may end up getting a quote for all of our insurance.
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Frank & Mike,
Just found this thread. Sorry for the bum luck at the storage lot. What a story. The damage doesn't look too extensive to me. Of course my '72 is a bit older and carries a few more "beauty marks" than your '07 CCD. Everything is fixable with skill, time, patience and some money
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Thanks for your phone call today Lance. I sent an email to you a short while ago. Will hopefully catch up with you this week while I'm on travel with work.
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