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Old 03-17-2015, 11:37 AM   #1
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2014 Flying Cloud FB - Water Leaks

We bought our Airstream about six months ago and have had to take it back to the dealer a half dozen times already for a number of problems. We understand there is a break-in period for all trailers but needless to say we are disappointed and concerned we may have made the wrong purchase. The most recent and alarming problem is water leaking in the front of the coach on both the driver and passenger sides. We found puddles of water on the small bedside table (passenger side) and leaking on the driver side that has caused the drapes to be discolor with water stains. On a more positive note the dealer has been very helpful and is now working to find the sources of the water leaks.

I am wonder if others who have purchase a new Airstream recently have had the same or similar experience?

For what it is worth, right after we bought our Airstream we decided rather than keep the trailer in a cover space I would leave it uncovered in the Seattle rain and see if any leaks did show up during the warranty period. Leaks have shown up and we're disappoint about that but happy with our decision to leave it in the weather as the leaks are showing and being addressed during the warranty period rather then after.

We're trying not to make to much of this so far since the dealer has been helpful but thought we would share our experience and see if others have had the same.

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Old 03-17-2015, 12:50 PM   #2
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We've had our trailer for about a year and a half and have been quite pleased with the quality of construction. We've always left the trailer out in the elements and have no leaks so far (that we know of.)
We've had an issue with the stove lighter on one burner from time to time to time and we had a leaky shower door. Both items were fixed at Jackson Center last fall. We have another appointment after Alumapalooza to get a short list of little things addressed before the warranty expires.

When we were contemplating an Airstream purchase, I read some of the "horror stories" on this Forum and wondered what we were getting ourselves into. We forged ahead anyway with the Airstream purchase because I could not stand the interior finishes on any SOB trailer and I am 100% pleased. We also discovered the "Airstream Community" which was something that we did not give much thought to before the purchase but which has provided us with a constant source of pleasure ever since. We've met a lot of Airstream people on the road with whom we've become friends. I can't imagine that if we had bought a Jayco (for example) that we would have bonded with Jayco owners everywhere as we have with Airstreamers.

It would appear that we may have lucked out and gotten a relatively trouble free unit while yours has a few more challenges. However, it sounds like your dealer is working hard to please you and that is a good thing. Keep the faith and keep on the dealer until you are satisfied. In the long run you will remember the fun you had on the road and the start up issues will fade from your memory soon enough.
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