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Old 07-15-2007, 11:14 PM   #29
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Man, that sucks. I notice accidents like this usually happen after being on the road all day, at least my close calls have. Fatigue sets in after a long day, and....oooops.
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Old 07-17-2007, 05:29 PM   #30
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I have seen the metal work C&G does. Amazing. Better than new!

They only service Airstreams and their good reputation is well known all over the U.S.
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Old 07-17-2007, 06:22 PM   #31
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metal work

Inland RV Center, is known through out the planet for the metal work and extreme customizing of the Airstream products.

Our latest creation was a makeover that started with a contest.

Last fall, for the CNN 34 foot Airstream trailer, we did all the structural changes, some of which were adding a rear door, moving the front to the back, adding an 8 foot extension to the galley top, adding 2 horizontal, side by side, 26 inch high by 48 inch wide pass thru doors at window height.

This unit traveled part of the country during last falls political campaigns, and will do so this fall as well.

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Old 07-17-2007, 06:48 PM   #32
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John,
Hang n there, it's gonna be okay. If you need to hug a coach, you would be very welcome in Florida and you can hug Bertha.

Little Boo Boo's happen to all of us, and we really feel for you.

Take care and don't fret to much, you didn't do it on purpose, and we all know it.

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Old 07-17-2007, 07:06 PM   #33
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Thumbs up RE: metal work

Wow Andy,

It looks like it needs a thread of its own. My complements.

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Old 08-02-2007, 07:38 PM   #34
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GREAT News

GMAC has agreed to pay the full WOW amount. It took a while to finalize the repair costs due to the requirement to have a local appraiser to review the Airstream estimate. Our GMAC representative has been outstanding. The check is in the mail and now I just need to give Airstream my blessing to begin repairs.

I want to thank each of you who have sent me best wishes. Truly it means a lot.
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Old 08-02-2007, 09:27 PM   #35
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John,
Just curious..
If you don't mind my asking..What was the total for repairs?
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Old 08-03-2007, 11:08 PM   #36
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GMAC has agreed to pay the full WOW amount. It took a while to finalize the repair costs due to the requirement to have a local appraiser to review the Airstream estimate. Our GMAC representative has been outstanding. The check is in the mail and now I just need to give Airstream my blessing to begin repairs.

I want to thank each of you who have sent me best wishes. Truly it means a lot.
Congratulations. What a tremendous relief for you. It is nice when good things happen after a rotten experience.

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Old 08-06-2007, 04:36 PM   #37
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The repairs start today!!

Work started today at the Airstream factory. Airstream projects the work will take two or three weeks. The final cost for repairs is just a little over $10,000 dollars. I must have hit the sweet spot!!
The price includes $295 dollars worth of Olympic Rivets!!!
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Old 08-06-2007, 04:52 PM   #38
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Ouch!!! Good thing you know the Gecko.

2.5 times more than I paid for mine. And that is for a momentary laps in direction.
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Old 08-06-2007, 06:07 PM   #39
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Work started today at the Airstream factory. Airstream projects the work will take two or three weeks. The final cost for repairs is just a little over $10,000 dollars. I must have hit the sweet spot!!
The price includes $295 dollars worth of Olympic Rivets!!!
Cha Ching $$$$$$$$$ Are those Gold Rivits?????? Glad it will be repaired by pros. Post Some Pics of the completed job.

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$295 for rivets. Wow!
Andy sells them at his site 100 for $20 ($19.95)
Thats 20 cents each
$295 divided by $0.20 = 1475
1475 is alot of rivets

Tell your repair folks to buy rivets from Andy.
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:42 PM   #41
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That's good news that it's being repaired and that you are not having to scrimp and cut corners to have it done properly. Pictures will be good. This of course means you can get back out and put some serious campground time on it again.

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Sounds like this will be a very happy ending.

Thanks for sharing your story.

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