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Old 10-14-2009, 10:45 AM   #1
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Corrosion around hinges and rivets

We're newbies and are looking at a 2006 Airstream with noticeable corrosion around exterior door hinges and rivets. Maybe due to salt air since the unit came from the coast. How big a problem is this and how much should it affect our decision? Thanks!

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Old 10-14-2009, 01:09 PM   #2
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... How big a problem is this and how much should it affect our decision?
hi 'little

like ice cream, here are 32 flavors on the C word...

how big a problem?

this big...

what affect this has on YOUR decision is like...

choosing a flavor based on calories...

and the ONLY way to avoid the issue is NOT eat ice cream...

travel by rv is fun, and ALL of the equipment has issues.

how many scoops please!


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Old 10-14-2009, 03:56 PM   #3

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Welcome aboard.....

A lot of us late model purchaser's have delt with the corrosion problem to some degree or another, we be included.

In our case it has progressed to a point and seems to have stabilized. No noticeable occurrances the last few seasons.... Knock on wood.

All of the cosmetic remedies have been DIY, as the factory is corrosion impaired,

If it is a well maintained unit and out of the salt air you may be good to go,
read carefully the above linked threads, a gently used is the way to go IMHO.

AF #1

"Sticks & stones can break your bones...and hail will dent your Airstream"

So when is this..."old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
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Old 10-14-2009, 06:46 PM   #4
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Thanks very much for the info -- gives us a lot to think about!
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