Originally Posted by Mrcrowley
I sent in my trailer to have a estimate done on skin I sent it to State line Super Store In lebenan Mainework .I know some of you are Airstream mechanics and was wondering what would your gentlemens estimate on my damage here are the video links from youtube:
It really doesnt look good
There are I believe 6 damaged segments, at a $1000.00 or more, each, round number total $6000.00 for just the segments.
Your Airstream also has damage to the left window sheet.
That sheet replacement runs between $3500.00 and $4000.00.
The trailer appears to have damage to the last main bow. That adds to the bill.
It would appear from your movies that the front and rear headliners are damaged.
I don't believe they are available. If they were available, you can add another ball park, $1000.00 each.
They can be repaired with fiberglass but that will not really reduce the cost.
Now the total is up to $12000.00 (twelve thousand) plus rivets, sealer, and several hundred more dollars for freight.
I don't know about any sales tax for your state, which would be additional costs.
There could be other external as well as internal damages, that the movies did not show.
The sum of $5000.00 for the exterior repair, would at best, be a down payment on the total.
Trees are great to view and for shade.
But they also quickly become horrible, when parts of them break and damage other property.
The homeowners insurance, should cover the loss up to the value of the trailer, immediately prior to the damage, less any deductible.
Sometimes, depending on the homeowners policy, the deductible is waived when the loss was cause by "an act of God." You may find that phrase in your policy.
Additionally, I don't believe that dealer is an Airstream dealer. That being the case, you can look forward to an inflated bill, since they "CANNOT" buy parts from Airstream.
Secondly, considering the extent of damage, not many Airstream dealers, let alone non dealers, are qualified to do that metal repair either, or for that matter, make a reasonably correct estimate.
It looks simple, and it is, "IF" you have an intimate knowledge of the construction methods of an Airstream, plus the mechanical know how, and the proper sheet metal working tools.
If those qualifications are not precisely met, you can then look forward to improper repairs, both in appearance and structurally, along with dozens of water leaks.