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Old 02-04-2016, 04:15 PM   #29
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The problem described in the initial part of this thread sounds a lot more like a frame failure than the typical rear-end separation common to the 70's era trailers. Good news is, that your frame probably can be repaired/strengthened (which will only require digging into the belly pan) without as much labor and trouble as repairing a separation (which would require removing the interior furnishings and skins in the back).

The bad news about frame droop/failure is that towing for hundreds of miles to a place to have it looked at could cause even more severe damage. Another option may be to look on the "portal" page and see if there is a forum member who volunteers to do pre-purchase inspections in your area. If you could get someone with the properly "calibrated eyeball" to check you out, at least you may have a better idea of what the real issue is and how safe/unsafe it is to tow. Then again, most RV places ought to be able to spot a broken frame--you probably don't have to take your trailer to the mother ship to get this repaired.

You might also contact Area 63 Productions (http://www.area63productions.com/). They are a custom Airstream repair/rennovation shop that might be closer to where you are.

good luck!
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Old 02-04-2016, 05:27 PM   #30
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Interesting thread. You have a lot of people who are rooting for you. Keep us posted. We genuinely care.
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Old 02-04-2016, 06:38 PM   #31
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Another option may be to look on the "portal" page and see if there is a forum member who volunteers to do pre-purchase inspections in your area. If you could get someone with the properly "calibrated eyeball" to check you out, at least you may have a better idea of what the real issue is and how safe/unsafe it is to tow. Then again, most RV places ought to be able to spot a broken frame--you probably don't have to take your trailer to the mother ship to get this repaired.
I have attempted to find pre-purchase inspectors in the past without much luck. User error navigating the site probably. Can anyone offer me direction on that?

I also have had "join WBCCI" on the to do list for awhile, so will try to check it off the list ASAP. Maybe I can find someone local through that as well.

Thanks everyone!
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Old 02-04-2016, 08:49 PM   #32
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Rear End Separation -
Talk about losing your A$$.
Sorry had to say it.
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