Originally Posted by CanoeStream
Andy, we're all wanna-be's. That's the best reason for joining the forum! NashBuff, Andy wrote up a fairly thorough list of points to check. Track 'em down and ask if you have any questions. Personally, I don't care for CW that much -- heard too many stories -- they are more in tune to modern electronics -- "Oh, it was off two skoshes so I replaced the mother board."
Open any accesses you can along the floor & inspect the perimeter of the floor where it meets the sidewalls.
Back to Andy's list -- a nugget from our archives - http://www.airforums.com/forums/f163...nts-24437.html
I agree, Airstream and Argosy owners are for most part, wanna-be's.
That's the fun part of the Airstream Forums.
However, that's far removed from a wanna-be's shop, that say they can do whatever to an Airstream, only to find out that the trailer owners received a butcher job at a huge expense.
I strongly suggest, and have for years, that if an owner wishes to use a wanna-be shop, check out their credentials, to assure themselves that they don't get ripped off.
We see, unfortunately, all to often, a butcher job, that was expensive, and was wrong from the get-go, that now needs to be corrected, and again, at the owners expense.
Insurance companies rarely will pay for a rework. Subrogation for them is expensive.
Probably number one on that list, is sheet metal repair and/or replacement, that was done incorrectly from the beginning.
Airstream owners, have a top quality product and to us, deserve top quality shop repairs, regardless of the nature.