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Old 03-11-2012, 09:54 PM   #1
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Our Airstream factory journey

First kudos to Shane!

I would like to keep this thread as positive as possible as well, we love the brand and the people!!!

We arrive at the factory tomorrow, for a Tuesday appointment.

We have a bunch of stuff we need done too (some warranty some extra). I would love to get feedback on our changes and warranty for modifications we are not doing right, or we could do better...

Here is a list (be gentle!!!) 2011 30 foot international serenity.

Warranty:

-floor is squishy in kitchen hall area and bathroom toilet area too (whole hallway actually) we have seen this since we picked it up new 6 months ago. This is our biggest concern


-leak under kitchen bench happened 1 month ago, huge, couldn't find source and has not happened again

-toilet leaking (easy fix but want porcelain anyway)
-bathroom door needs to be squared
- should the bathroom door lock?
-bathroom fan not working
-microwave turn table works intermittently
-fridge doesn't work properly on propane (stopped working totally after 5 days - propane tanks still full).
-leaking kitchen faucet
-hot water tank leaking outside and making loud noises
-heat pump making odd noises and struggling to work.
-outside light broken (replace with led)
-water pump makes loud banging noises, crazy loud under kitchen sink
- horrid water pressure when hooked up to campground anywhere

Additions (we already have 2 90 watt solar panels dealer put in (love our dealer Canam in London Ontario)
- replace fantastic fan in bedroom with an additional air conditioner 13000 btu with heat pump
- replace bathroom fan with fantastic fan from bedroom
- replace toilet with a porcelain toilet.
-replace current bike rack with Airstream bike rack (can't open back storage door fully, drives me crazy!)
-add inverter
-would like current sofa lounge bottom cushions replaces with a thick dense foam that provides a lot of cushioning and support.
- fantastic fan vent covers added to both clear in bathroom- black in kitchen, clear in bathroom
- counter top extension added
-do you have a garbage solution for the space between the door wall and the lounge?
-Dimmers on two of the light switches.

any advice???

Andrew
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:42 PM   #2
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Oops add
Non warranty:

External propane hookup for BBQ

Bigger wheels / Better rated tires
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:16 PM   #3
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Just curious.

Hi, with all of the fantastic things said about Andy at Can-Am, right in your neighborhood, why are you taking your trailer to Ohio? Can't Andy handle this for you?
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:20 PM   #4
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We have been on a 6 month trip heading home, so passing buy the factory.

My understanding is dealers don't make anything on repairs ;(
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:30 PM   #5
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Ummmm, dealers make allot on repairs at $120+ per hour service fees and then the markups on parts and supplies.

2011 model - Nice list (that's about as positive as I can get).
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:35 PM   #6
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I asked them if they want the work, we shall see..
Air condition air they turned down ( solar in the way)

I spend as much money locally as I can!

Floor I want done at factory for sure
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Floor I want done at factory for sure
Hi, I agree about the floor being done at the factory. Probably better equipped to lift the body; That's pretty major.
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:25 AM   #8
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Just getting ready to leave from General Butler Resort State Park in Kentucky... Rained for a few hours this morning, luckily we are only 3 hours away and have lots of time!
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:27 AM   #9
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Go to The Silver Snail :: fulltime roadtrip :: a location-independent, solo woman's full-time RV life in an Airstream trailer :: Failures in 2007 late-model Airstream :: Floor rot in 2007 late-model Airstream and look at the problems this person had. I wish you good luck with your camper. Jim Lawther , Moundsville,WV
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Geez....that's alot of stuff wrong for such a new RV. If it was me I'd chalk it up to owning a lemon and figure out the most efficient manner of parting ways for another.
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:31 AM   #11
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First kudos to Shane!

I would like to keep this thread as positive as possible as well, we love the brand and the people!!!

We arrive at the factory tomorrow, for a Tuesday appointment.

We have a bunch of stuff we need done too (some warranty some extra). I would love to get feedback on our changes and warranty for modifications we are not doing right, or we could do better...

Here is a list (be gentle!!!) 2011 30 foot international serenity.

Warranty:

-floor is squishy in kitchen hall area and bathroom toilet area too (whole hallway actually) we have seen this since we picked it up new 6 months ago. This is our biggest concern

-leak under kitchen bench happened 1 month ago, huge, couldn't find source and has not happened again

-toilet leaking (easy fix but want porcelain anyway)
-bathroom door needs to be squared
- should the bathroom door lock?
-bathroom fan not working
-microwave turn table works intermittently
-fridge doesn't work properly on propane (stopped working totally after 5 days - propane tanks still full).
-leaking kitchen faucet
-hot water tank leaking outside and making loud noises
-heat pump making odd noises and struggling to work.
-outside light broken (replace with led)
-water pump makes loud banging noises, crazy loud under kitchen sink
- horrid water pressure when hooked up to campground anywhere

Additions (we already have 2 90 watt solar panels dealer put in (love our dealer Canam in London Ontario)
- replace fantastic fan in bedroom with an additional air conditioner 13000 btu with heat pump
- replace bathroom fan with fantastic fan from bedroom
- replace toilet with a porcelain toilet.
-replace current bike rack with Airstream bike rack (can't open back storage door fully, drives me crazy!)
-add inverter
-would like current sofa lounge bottom cushions replaces with a thick dense foam that provides a lot of cushioning and support.
- fantastic fan vent covers added to both clear in bathroom- black in kitchen, clear in bathroom
- counter top extension added
-do you have a garbage solution for the space between the door wall and the lounge?
-Dimmers on two of the light switches.

any advice???

Andrew
Reading this me makes me feel weak. I'm afraid to look for this in my 8 month old 27FB CCD.
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-replace current bike rack with Airstream bike rack (can't open back storage door fully, drives me crazy!)

What is n Airstream bike rack...Factory Aftermarket etc....
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-replace current bike rack with Airstream bike rack (can't open back storage door fully, drives me crazy!)

What is n Airstream bike rack...Factory Aftermarket etc....
Here it is. The only "approved" bike rack


https://store.airstream.com/product_...roducts_id=623

It looks cool.
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:23 PM   #14
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So we made it to the factory, cool!
Chris in service came out and introduced himself while we were shopping.
Super nice guy.
So tonight in the Terraport, and bright and early to go through our list!

Here's hoping it is not a lemon...
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