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Old 01-12-2010, 09:02 AM   #1
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Minor body repair for Bambi - In Portland OR ???

Looking for a good shop that will repair some dents to the left front of the Bambi. We are Portland Oregon and would like to know if anyone has any recommendations for a local shop. We have read that Sutton RV is good but would like something more local to Portland if possible.
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Depending on how bad the dent is, you can pull some out yourself with "Ding-King type device or suction cup. For lwss thatn $25 invested you can give it a try.
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Looking for a good shop that will repair some dents to the left front of the Bambi. We are Portland Oregon and would like to know if anyone has any recommendations for a local shop. We have read that Sutton RV is good but would like something more local to Portland if possible.
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Be cautious which shop you chose.

A non Airstream dealer, cannot but any Airstream parts, unless they are physically in Jackson Center, Ohio.

A non dealer must buy those parts, from an authorized dealer, add their markup and then sell them.

If your paying the bill, you will pay more than you should.

If your insurance company is paying the bill, they quite well will be unhappy that they will have to pay more money for the repairs, than they normally would have.

Some insurance companies, because of that, may increase your rate, or even cancel your policy.

But as always, the choice is yours.

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Be cautious which shop you chose.

A non Airstream dealer, cannot but any Airstream parts, unless they are physically in Jackson Center, Ohio.

A non dealer must buy those parts, from an authorized dealer, add their markup and then sell them.

If your paying the bill, you will pay more than you should.

If your insurance company is paying the bill, they quite well will be unhappy that they will have to pay more money for the repairs, than they normally would have.

Some insurance companies, because of that, may increase your rate, or even cancel your policy.

But as always, the choice is yours.

Andy
Good advice, Andy. We got a quote from our local RV place of $4,000 for replacement of a front panel. Obviously, we are learning to live with the dent. I wonder now if it wouldn't be cheaper to visit George M. Sutton in Oregon (we are about an hour or two away) for a quote? Maybe they'd accept a photo.
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