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Old 06-11-2012, 09:55 AM   #1
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Body shops in Denver area?

I have the first "wound" in my 2012 Airstream (25' flying cloud). Clipped an aspen tree and pulled rear awning bracket clean off. It pulled the screws and buckled the skin at the mount sites. Huge bummer! I called Windish and they can't even look at it until July 17th. I plan on siliconing the mount holes and the seams where the rivits poped out so I can use it for now. But, I'd like to get it in somewhere more quickly. Any ideas? Suggestions?
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:42 AM   #2
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Check with Timeless Travel Trailers and see if they can help you. They apparently do excellent work.
www.timelesstraveltrailers.com/

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The accepted doctrine says not to use silicone sealer on the Airstream aluminum. I am sure someone will suggest something better for you. If that panel needs to be replaced, it won't hurt, but if not, it apparently discolors the Aluminum.

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Old 06-11-2012, 10:45 AM   #3
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If you do a temporary repair, I would suggest you use something other than silicone, as it is difficult to remove when the final repair is done.
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Thanks for the info! I called Timeless and they are willing to look at it. It seems they do mostly custom work though.

Anyone have a suggestion other than silicone to temporarily seal the mount holes and seam?

Thanks!
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Unhappy Sorry to hear of your mishap...

DON'T use silicone! Use aluminum tape (not duct tape) instead - we always have a roll in our travel tool box.

As others have stated, silicone is a no-no on Airstreams.

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Thanks for the info! I called Timeless and they are willing to look at it. It seems they do mostly custom work though.

Anyone have a suggestion other than silicone to temporarily seal the mount holes and seam?

Thanks!
Here are some candidates in this thread:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f456...ler-87089.html

Airstream store has this available:
https://store.airstream.com/product_...roducts_id=603

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