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Old 03-25-2010, 11:28 AM   #15
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You don't happen to live on Arlington and Main by chance??I know I have seen your trailer!!We need to have a Saskatoon Airstream get together!! I looked all over the country for ours and was lucky to find ours in Black Diamond AB!!! We will have to stay in touch!
Yes, that's us! We're an Airstream billboard sitting out there! ha ha! We give tours regularly, and love every minute of it.

I'm so glad you were able to find one in Alberta. I've known some people to arrange transport from Ontario. I want a tour!

Did you know that TRX-RV is now able to replace panels? They just told us that this past weekend. Very good to know.

See you around! We're hopefully picking up our Airstream on the long weekend. We are almost done our warranty, so we want to go over everything, but if we don't get some warmer weather, the antifreeze will have to stay in the tanks and we won't be able to test the water systems. Ahh....if only we lived somewhere warmer!

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Old 03-25-2010, 01:36 PM   #16
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What panels can TRX replace? We were going to buy a new one from them but got cold feet when they kept talking about the price changing every week! I called up Can Am RV in London ONT. one of the biggest Airstream dealers in the world to confirm or disprove what we were told about drastic price fluctuations and they called B.S. on this. In addition, I went in with our Tradewind when we got it to see if I could get them to give it a once over and was told because I did not buy it there that they would not be able to service it there. So I went over to Glenwood trailer sales and they were more than happy to help. Actually excited about a vintage Airstream! They have seen a good chunk of parts buisiness from me ! So has Inland R.V. in California! I need to get a new awning and roll next.I hope TRX has taken care of you well. After looking for over 5 years for an Airstream, what a drag to have the local authorized dealership treat you like dirt.
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Old 03-25-2010, 06:09 PM   #17
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We were going to buy a new one from them but got cold feet when they kept talking about the price changing every week!
I went to the TRX parts department last year in Saskatoon to order some AS parts for our old 1977 and they wanted nothing to do with me. Told me outright that they don't handle parts for those old models. Didn't even offer a "You could try over at..." or a "We can order it in for you".

I found "Out-of-Doors-Mart" down in the U.S. easy to deal with via. online purchasing and THEY seem to understand customer service... good, personal communication, prompt shipping and actually only charge you the actual shipping costs - not some inflated set shipping price.
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:11 PM   #18
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I used to work for Pleasure Way (Glenwood is owned by the same family). They have always cared abut their customers and are a class act group of people. I wish that they were the Airstream dealer!!!
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:32 PM   #19
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Hi Chefmardigan and Kevin242,
When we went on the weekend, they were really excited about being able to replace panels. We thought that they were moving into "service" rather than only "sales". You can only sell so many trailers. Eventually everything needs service. There were several new workers and they were very optimistic. We really felt good. However, last year, we had lots of issues with the service manager, whose only response to all our warranty issues was, "No. That's not covered." Thankfully, Jackson Center backed us up every time. This year when we went, we brought in a photo of something plastic that had cracked over the winter, and within a few weeks, the new part was in. No problems whatsoever. We thought that there were big changes happening. Chefmardigan, it's so bad that they didn't do a check for you. It would be easy money. Hmmm.... Kevin242, I'm not surprised about your experience last year, but I hope things are different this year. Good to know that there are good places out there for shipping. Hope to see you both around this summer.
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Old 03-26-2010, 09:09 AM   #20
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Enough Negatives! Going to paint the interior this weekend! This will open up Pandora's Decorating box!!I will keep you all posted with photos!Hey Kevin 242 our first trip with the Stream was out to waskesiu last October. Nothing like the Northern fall sunset reflecting off the aluminum!
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Old 03-27-2010, 03:10 PM   #21
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Painting the Tradewind

Started painting the interior today..primer is on the front end and all over my face and arms! I will add photo once I get the metallic paint on tonight.
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Old 08-14-2010, 10:47 AM   #22
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Finally some new progress pics

OK! It's been months now since I've added pictures. I have finished the paint inside but still have tons of detail work to do. It still looks sloppy but I am working on it! I have about 3/4 of the floor done but have to do more work on the front floor. Tons of rain created a new leal in the front making my bare floor wet!!Read my mind for the curse words! A crap seal on the front window is to blame. I still do not have a finished dinette and we have not been able to go anywhere this summer. Bought a new house and this is putting a cramp in my Airstream project.I have found a leather futon to replace the rear gaucho. It fits right on top of the existing set up! It only took me a year to find one to fit!
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So I should mention I was too impatient and had to put the new stripes on! Not polished yet but looks better! You can see my finished countertops and new plumbing. Installed all of my plumbing upgrades after trailer was winterized so couldnt do any leak checks until spring.Oh and there were leaks. Had to modify some of my work, but after multiple trips to the Home Depot it all works.
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Looking good. Really like the leather futon, it adds an interesting touch.

Keep us posted.

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Old 08-15-2010, 12:21 AM   #26
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It is looking really great! I love the futon and the cool pillows. The new countertop is really nice too. Let's hope we have less rain so that you can finish the job...but the rain has really helped us spot leaks too! Ugh! Hopefully we'll see you down the road next year.
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Thanks guys! Fixed a couple of holes in the corners at the front and I just about finished the flooring tonight. Ran out at 9:15 with just the front clip left. I was on a roll and was in the zone to lay the rounded corners! have to go to the home depot tomorrow morning so I can finish it. I will post photos tomorrow.
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Old 08-20-2010, 09:43 PM   #28
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Their are folks who own Harleys, folks who own old cars ect, but their is nothing like being in the family we call Airstreams
Good luck sounds like you got a wonderful family project.
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