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Old 04-24-2012, 07:40 PM   #29
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I'm glad it's a small spot and you caught it! I'm going over seals this weekend and will look closely at my door area. I'm to afraid to poke holes through the floor
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:50 PM   #30
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Good to know it is coming from below and not above.

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Old 04-24-2012, 07:54 PM   #31
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Lance, of "Top's Texas Vintage Campers", is making great progress on diagnosing our floor issue.

Lance has confirmed there is indeed floor rot (identifed by the outlined area in the photo of the area that needs to be replaced). It appears that the seams of the step cut out were never sealed which allowed for water to come up through the step cut out.

We're glad and fortunate to have Lance just an hour up the road from us. There has been a very strong need for someone in the central Texas area that can work on Airsreams and we finally have that! I think this is his web site: texasvintagecampers.com
Hey Frank and Mike, thanks for the great info. With living here in the Hill Country, it sure is nice to know about Lance. Thanks for sharing. Hope you two are well and hope to see you at a rally sometime soon.

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Old 04-24-2012, 08:04 PM   #32
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Nice to hear that Top is taking good care of you! . Good thing you caught it when you did!
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:21 PM   #33
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That damage is pretty minor. I am glad you caught it early. I would think fiberglass would fix that and be stronger than new.

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Old 04-24-2012, 08:28 PM   #34
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Hi guys,
Still a beautiful trailer. It will be better than new now. But now I have to go crawl under ours and look around. sigh...
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:23 PM   #35
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TOP has been doing a great job. We have nothing but great things to say about his services and praise for an outstanding job he does of providing us with frequest updates and photos. All we can say is that it's refreshing and exciting to know that we have a top notch service shop that not only is setting the bar high, but is delivering on those high standards ... here in central Texas!

Attached are the latest photos with a brief explanation.

First photo - the underside of the piece that TOP cut out.

Second photo - from below the door and looking up (what we can't from the photo is that the flashing is just there without any sealant whatsoever).

Third photo - the flashing pulled down to see what was underneath. Found wooden sub floor with factory water proofing on the end grains, but not underneath. Appears water got splashed up on the top of the flashing then it wicked in between the sub floor and the insulation and pooled in a low spot, rotting the floor from the bottom up.

Fourth photo - view from front to back below the door sill.


As I read through threads where others have documented issues associated with their Airstream ... and now as I am experiencing some issues associated with our Airstream ... I often wonder:

1. Do you think anyone from the Airstream manufacturing organization's management team ever reads these threads with the goal of avoiding repeated issues?
2. Do you think anyone from the Airstream Quality organization ever reads these threads?
3. Do you think these Airstreams follow a documented process of QA checks throughout the assembly process?
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:04 PM   #36
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Lots of Progress

TOP is making lots of progress on our floor repairs. All I can say is that if anyone is looking for Service in the central Texas area ... we highly recommend him.

On the list of to-do's is installation of my 50th birtday present. Photo below.
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Nice bike rack, Happy Birthday to you!
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:13 PM   #38
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Thank you for the "happy birthday" desertair. I'm not all that excited about the big 5 0 .... but just another # I guess.
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:27 PM   #40
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Happy birthday! Now bring that rack to Arkansas!
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Thank you for the "happy birthday" desertair. I'm not all that excited about the big 5 0 .... but just another # I guess.
Happy Birthday!! The Big 5 0 is a cake walk. You're only just entering that wonderful phase where you'll realize all the wisdom you've scrounged up during that period. In another 10 years or so, you'll realize you are then a font of perspective on all human experience and will be sought out to impart that wisdom. And if you believe that line . . . I have 600 or so acres +/- of prime waterfront property for sale in in the bayous of South Louisiana that NEVER floods. Call if interested . . . .

When Lance is finished with your repairs, your AS will be in better shape than when it left the Mothership, and look at all the $$$ you will have saved to spend on even more Streamin' "stuff".
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Aw... you young'un's, don't obsess, we're all on the same road, some just further along than others.

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