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Old 06-09-2010, 08:55 PM   #43
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Good luck to you. I hope it all works out okay.

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Old 06-10-2010, 03:48 PM   #44
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Where was the Leak?

Hope they get everything fixed right for you. Let us know what they found wrong and what they did to make it right.

You said the leak went undetected. Where was it? What do you think the rest of us need to do to make sure we don't have any leaks?
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:38 AM   #45
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I have a 2005 Bambi Intl CCD 16' and a soft spot in the floor between the dinette and the bathroom. It is definitely rotted. I've had the AS about a year.

I thought if I recaulked the roof and replaced window seals, vent seals etc I could stop the leaking but sounds like there are a variety of leaks/causes for the floor rotting.

Can anyone offer reco's on repair in the PNW?

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Old 07-29-2010, 06:56 AM   #46
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Wonder if she is getting looked at by the folks up there for the rally...... Hummmm, I should of left a cup to collect donations to help pay for all this.

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Mike, we saw her while we were at the Alumapalooza. We wondered if it was yours. They had pulled all of the furniture out and were stowing it in a big trailer while they worked on the inside.
Hope it got done right and to your satisfaction! Big, big job!

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Old 07-30-2010, 10:06 AM   #47
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Did they have to pull out the entire interior? Kitchen and shower too?

I'm debating on whether to have my floor fixed locally (in the broad sense) or take it back to the factory. Are you happy with final outcome?
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Old 07-30-2010, 11:01 AM   #48
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16 footers along with the 22s (the op's stream model) are the only recent units...

produced with osb sub flooring.

while it's possible to do PARTIAL sub floor replacements and many are done this way...

the only way sure way to determine how much damage is present is to PULL UP the sheet flooring...

which means removing almost ALL of interior.
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if you are gonna accept the EXPENSE of repair,

and the repair is more than a few square feet (how many sq'ft in a 16) ...

have the repair done with more water resistant materials...

since MOST of the cost is labor.

(( i suspect and HOPE clancyboy's subfloor was NOT redone using osb))

a 16 footer in the pacific northwest is gonna get wet INSIDE...

rain, leaks, pipe failures, spills, toilet flow, INTERNAL condensation or UNDER SIDE condensation....

it's not an IF question but rather a WHEN and HOW OFTEN wet issue.

and it's virtually impossible to maintain away or prevent water from happening.

the osb is THE problem.

and once the osb expands or starts to come apart, well...

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on the POSITIVE SIDE...

-it's a small unit which means LESS labor charge...

-the COMPANY service center in j/c does very very good work...

-they offer a DISCOUNT or parts and labor over the winter months.
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:18 PM   #49
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What happened?

I don't get it. On June 9th he leaves to go pick up his trailer; but what happened?
It seems there's a few pages or a month missing.
What gives?

Curious,
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:39 PM   #50
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"We'll give you a 20% discount if you sign this non-disclosure agreement!" is my theory.
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Old 07-30-2010, 04:01 PM   #51
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"We'll give you a 20% discount if you sign this non-disclosure agreement!" is my theory.
too funny.

and very close to the truth, more than we might realize...

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Old 07-30-2010, 04:16 PM   #52
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I think we all have to agree that Airstream as a company is still around after all these years when so many others aren't because it's run by very shrewd business people.

It's sad that they know they're on to something with the amazing style and heritage of the Airstream brand and image. For this reason, they know where they can skimp and where they need to invest in quality fittings, and so they seem to almost have a 70s Ford mentality of "what we can get away with before it costs us more"....

That said, I won't trade my love of my metal hot dog for anything made of plastic. I don't think there's a more fixable RV out there... It reminds me of the old Land Rovers, where the whole machine just used two bolt sizes, and the entire toolkit was with the jack
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Old 07-30-2010, 08:56 PM   #53
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It wasn't just the small Air Streams that had OSB floors. My 1990 Excella 29' has about 4' feet of serious damage across the back of the bedroom in the rear of the trailer. It needs about 7.5' x 4' of replacement. I'm going to use 3/4" marine plywood. My front couch will come out to be reupholstered, and I'm afraid what I will find across the front.

It would only have cost them a few hundred dollars, depending on the size, to use marine grade plywood instead of the trash board.http://www.airforums.com/forums/imag...lies/angry.gif
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It wasn't just the small Air Streams that had OSB floors. My 1990 Excella 29' has...
right d' and 30s/31s and 34s did back then too, some years.

my notation was "recent units" by that i meant ~2000-2010.

while your '90 is still not really old it is 21 model years ago.

and i agree completely BETTER subflooring is a good thing,

and not all that much money, IF used during the original build.

the rational they offer for using oH!sb in the 16

is that there are NO spliced sections of plywood so the oh-NO-sb is stronger...

i don't buy it, and would NOT buy a recent 16 OR 22 because of the subfloor.

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