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Old 05-01-2007, 08:42 PM   #15
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yep Terry, Maryland too, a AS is a RV up here as well....
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Old 05-01-2007, 10:24 PM   #16
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..this is just sad to hear from so many folks who buy the newer airstreams. How would you have any idea about these problems before buying one if you didn't look in the forums. Now, before I buy anything, I search the internet for reviews and problems and have been shocked to find what I thought would be a great product (Ronco Pocket Fisherman, Mr. Juicer ,etc) really isn't that great. One assumes that as time went on, the product would get better, not worse.
I just wanted to offer my support to Uneasy.

By the way, it poured today and I am positive I have less water leaks in my '62 than you've had so far in your '06.
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Old 05-01-2007, 11:04 PM   #17
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So Sorry!

I have a 2006 FB SE, and haven't had ANY of the problems you've had. I suggest an IMMEDIATE call to Jackson Center!

If you bought this new, there's no way you should be having this much trouble. It sounds more like you got a unit with a salvage title that had a bad cosmetic repair done on it.

I have a nasty feeling your unit might have been in a wreck or have been put through some extreme maneuvers in a "near wreck" while it was on the road being delivered to the dealership. It sounds like the whole unit had to have been torqued to create that many leaks in the seams AND have those floor problems. Crawl under it and look at it from the top, looking for stretched rivet holes. See if there's any evidence that it might have been bottomed out by going through an extreme dip, or if there are any evidence of side to side torquing from a whiplash or jacknife incident.

I agree, your experience is EXTREME. I'd insist that your unit be taken back to Jackson Center and be completely rebuilt, water tested and leak tested from the inside with "pressurized smoke"... or outright replaced.

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Old 05-05-2007, 06:15 AM   #18
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thanks for your input

Well, we did contact Jackson and they guided our dealer through all the repairs. RV Canada is new to Airstreams as well, just started selling them over a year ago, so they are learning about how to repair them as they go along. Apparently ours is not the only unit they have had trouble with and they have only sold about six so far. They have had a rep from Jackson come down more than once to look at trailer troubles.
Everything has been covered cost wise with the warranty...but what a dissapointment it has been. My husband wants to give it another chance so we are going to take it out and see what happens. This summer may be a new beginning for our Airstream or the end of the line...stay tuned.
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Old 05-05-2007, 08:15 AM   #19
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Hmmm. How thoroughly was it inspected by customs when it came over the border? It's just barely within the realm of possibility that it had some things taken apart and "inspected" when it came across the border, that shouldn't have been messed with. RVs are suspect for drug transport, and may have been subject to a search. Just an idea.
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Old 05-05-2007, 10:39 AM   #20
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Try Jackson Center

Annemac,

We had leaks in our 2006 Safari 25FB/SE. Skylight leaking-yes, front center window next to the night stand leaking-yes. Both were fixed at Jackson Center. Although we are in California, we felt that the factory service center is more likely to fix it right the first time. Make it a trip, the folks there are nice people and work hard to keep you as a satisfied customer.

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Old 05-05-2007, 12:52 PM   #21
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Annemac,

We had leaks in our 2006 Safari 25FB/SE. Skylight leaking-yes, front center window next to the night stand leaking-yes. Both were fixed at Jackson Center. Although we are in California, we felt that the factory service center is more likely to fix it right the first time. Make it a trip, the folks there are nice people and work hard to keep you as a satisfied customer.

John
IIRC, the Terraport is free to customers with their Airstreams while work is performed. If you didn't know, that is the area out front where the trailers are parked.
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Old 05-05-2007, 12:58 PM   #22
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Hi Annemac and a big welcome from a neighbour! (we are in Orleans).

Sorry to hear you have had so many problems. Another reason why I am glad we store our trailer inside in the winter (Echo Farms in North Gower).

Hope you can get this resolved ASAP so you can enjoy that beauty!

PS. How was the dealer (I'm assuming RV Can) at fixing the repairs?
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Old 05-11-2007, 01:17 PM   #23
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Hi there from Annemac!
Thanks for your message and your concern. RV Canada has been great. This is their first year dealing with Airstream and from what I gather, it has been a learning experience. Considering they have gutted our trailer from the front to the back, they have learned a lot and the guys from Jackson have been down doing some tutoring during the process. We are hoping for happy trails ahead.
When and where did you get your Bambi and have you had any problems yet? I noticed in some of the forum messages that they mention that the newer models seem to be more troublesome. Do you store your trailer all year at Echo Farms and are they pricey? It sounds like a good idea.
Happy trails to you!
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Old 05-11-2007, 03:27 PM   #24
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Welcome to thew Forums. We're glad you are here.

Once it gets worked out and it will. You will be very happy to have it. It would be nice if things mechanical were flawless but that will never happen.

So be patient and keep your sense of humour and it will be o.k. I must say though that I am very impressed with your dealer.
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Maybe someone remembers but doesn't the leak test come before things like skylights, air condtioners, tv attennas, awnings etc? I think I remember that and thought the trailer is probably waterproof after that leak test. The leaks come from what they do afterwards.

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