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Old 09-03-2015, 03:28 PM   #29
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I am compiling another list for the next trip to Jackson Center.
The little bar on the front of the cooktop is loose.
The refrigerator light doesn't work.
The Goodyear Marathons have been replaced with LT truck tires.
The "punch list" isn't going to stop me from enjoying my trailer.
It is still better built than our SOB trailer. Its problems caused it to stay at the dwaler more than at home.
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Old 09-03-2015, 04:41 PM   #30
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I thought I'd add my 2 cents to this thread as I bought a new 19FC that was manufactured and delivered in March 2015.

Issue #1 - Water under the sink - I had the same thing show up on our first camping trip. This was caused by the dealer not threading the water filter on correctly. Solution: Remove water filter and use plumbers tape to re-attach the original pipe. Problem fixed, no more leaks, and no concerns as we drink bottled water (singles for personal use & jugs for cooking)

Issue #2 - Under-bed storage latch broken - Cheap plastic part was not lined up properly. Solution: $1.99 Home Depot metal latch & 5 minute repair

Issue #3 - A few screws here and there working loose. Solution: I keep a small pack of gel glue in a syringe in the camper; whenever I find a new screw working it's way out, a simple dollop and a quick turn of the appropriate screw driver and it's done. Better to have screws than staples so there's that!

Issue #4: I've found 4 rivet heads on the floor to date; I just collect them. Solution: Next year I'll be driving right by Jackson Center on the way home from a match, I'll book an appointment and drive there for factory service.

All in all, I can't gripe about the QC of my Beastie, yes there have been some small issues. But overall, they are so minor and I have already put over 20K miles on traveling from Florida to Georgia to Oklahoma to Texas to Kansas to Indiana to Michigan to Kentucky - all of which involve some level of off-road driving as the ranges I attend are well off the beaten path that I fully expect to shake a few things loose.

Actually, my biggest gripe is with the dealer; I used their 'electronic' online service request to get the brakes checked. That was on August 8th; and although I did receive the auto-reply that someone would contact me within 24-48 hours, so far, nothing but crickets! I'm currently on the last leg of a multi-city match tour and when I get home, I think I'll forward the auto-response to my sales guy, his boss and of course, a cc to AS. Maybe then, someone will call to schedule an appointment. I think I'll go elsewhere to get the trailer brakes looked at/serviced. It cannot be an exclusive AS thing. FYI: AS dealership located on I4 in Florida, yes that one (good prices, bad everything else).

Good luck with your new AS. I've heard/seen plenty of stories like mine but I have also heard of the occasional horror story. Once you get these issues resolved and you start making your camper yours, all of this will be forgotten.

The thing I've discovered with AS ownership is when you go to add/modify something - it is so well put together that your add-ons are simplified. I recently added a cell-phone booster to help me stay out in the field - I elected to hard-wire my new Drive 4GX unit and encountered no issues accessing the panels, 12-volt wiring, etc. When you start looking deeper, you'll notice the difference.

Best of luck and lots of patience.
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Old 09-03-2015, 04:53 PM   #31
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You know......I have been on these forums for 6+ years and the factory-issues-that-JC-always-so-graciously-and-thoroughly-resolves was being discussed when I first got here.....and throughout the time since, chronic issues with quality control. .

I thought at the time...what the h--l? I still think that, and why not.

How absurd and utterly ridiculous. They must simply not care.


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Old 09-03-2015, 04:57 PM   #32
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And, that said.....I still love my Interstate.


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Old 09-03-2015, 04:59 PM   #33
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As long as they can get away with it-
As long as people pay stoopid money for a silver trailer-
As long as they are able to manufacture 65 units per week-
We're part of the problem- not the solution-
Boycott Airstream, and quality will improve.
Don't get me wrong, I still love my trailer.
It is what it is. They are plagued with quality issues.
The design is great, but the execution is lacking- poor build quality abounds-
It's like it is all part of the design to put out trailers with problems then have their excellent service department repair them- kinda sorta makes the service department look good-
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Old 09-03-2015, 05:02 PM   #34
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I completely agree, m.hony.

It seems to be by design.

I'm going to hit the ignore button on this thread, lest I elevate my blood pressure.


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Old 09-03-2015, 05:04 PM   #35
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Nothing improves quality like some competition. How I wish Fleetwood would revive Avion.
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Old 09-03-2015, 07:43 PM   #36
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Clearly, your dealer dropped the ball by not doing a decent prep, and probably for not telling you that those lights over your sofa are push on/off....and while FOR SURE, the factory failed as well. With regard to your leaky sink issue, be more concerned about the furnace...which is directly underneath the sink cabinetry. If you got water in there (likely), the furnace board may have shorted out. (The awning electronics are behind your microwave or right behind the drawer underneath it.) I've had my Classic for about 6 months now and while I didn't have any huge issues, I've spent around 60 nights in it and it's throughly shaken down. The last shake down was a week ago....after driving on I70 through Indiana (my vote for the WORST roads in the US), the sink actually fell from the countertop. When I got home, I removed the entire Corian countertop and remounted it. Sadly, Airstream had only 4 small clips holding it to the countertop. I reinforced this, as well as used epoxy to enhance the bond of the stainless steel to the underside of the countertop. I've had a few other issues as well -- including failure of one of the accordian blinds in the front of the trailer. Overall, though, the trailer has been great. I do think, though, that if you are NOT handy around the house you'd soon get worn out from trips to the dealer to fix minor -- but irritating -- issues.
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Old 09-03-2015, 08:02 PM   #37
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As long as they can get away with it-
As long as people pay stoopid money for a silver trailer-
As long as they are able to manufacture 65 units per week-
We're part of the problem- not the solution-
Boycott Airstream, and quality will improve.
Don't get me wrong, I still love my trailer.
It is what it is. They are plagued with quality issues.
The design is great, but the execution is lacking- poor build quality abounds-
It's like it is all part of the design to put out trailers with problems then have their excellent service department repair them- kinda sorta makes the service department look good-

And of course while you are having warranty work taken care of in JC, I'm guessing some of us have other upgrades, I did. So they probably still come out ahead.


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Old 09-03-2015, 08:28 PM   #38
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We read horror stories like this one before we bought our first new AS last year. I was worried but our Texas dealer and AS did a great job, because our 2015 FC 27' FB was, and remains, flawless. Everything works. Nothing broke. So, there is hope afterall and you should not be afraid to buy a new one. But as others have pointed out, go thru it very carefully with your dealer before you ever drive off. For those still struggling with issues, just hang in there!
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Old 09-03-2015, 08:36 PM   #39
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We are SOOOO glad we didn't jump for the new Classic! We loved the style when we first saw it, and ALMOST pulled the trigger. But, we were lied to by Airstream regarding the humped roof (it was told to us that it would be redesigned for 2016) and we held off buying. At first, we were bummed. But now...proooo-nella!!! We are GLAD they left those unsightly humped monstrosities on each end cap. All these problems (I didn't realize so many had so many problems with their Classics!) have definitely soured us on the Classic style and build quality. Sinks falling off? Air conditioners conking out? Water leaks? No thanks! We are actually even now a bit turned off by the interior. While we LOVED it at first, it definitely does NOT look "campy" in the least; it is more like a lawyer's office. Bleck! We are sorry for those of you (seemingly now most Classic owners!) that are having so many problems, but we are SOOOOO glad we didn't waste sooooooo much money on a big silver canister of lemons!

Thanks sooooo much for this thread!
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We are SOOOO glad we didn't jump for the new Classic! We loved the style when we first saw it, and ALMOST pulled the trigger. But, we were lied to by Airstream regarding the humped roof (it was told to us that it would be redesigned for 2016) and we held off buying. At first, we were bummed. But now...proooo-nella!!! We are GLAD they left those unsightly humped monstrosities on each end cap. All these problems (I didn't realize so many had so many problems with their Classics!) have definitely soured us on the Classic style and build quality. Sinks falling off? Air conditioners conking out? Water leaks? No thanks! We are actually even now a bit turned off by the interior. While we LOVED it at first, it definitely does NOT look "campy" in the least; it is more like a lawyer's office. Bleck! We are sorry for those of you (seemingly now most Classic owners!) that are having so many problems, but we are SOOOOO glad we didn't waste sooooooo much money on a big silver canister of lemons!

Thanks sooooo much for this thread!

Sooo sorry for you that u got sooo turned off to airstream. I love mine


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Old 09-03-2015, 08:47 PM   #41
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Then again I know at least 3 owners of 2015 Classics and Flying Clouds that have had zero trouble or only minor trouble which they got fixed at Jackson Center.


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Old 09-03-2015, 08:52 PM   #42
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The second owner gets a trouble free trailer.
Whatever was gonna happen already happened when the original owner had it. All the bugs are worked out.


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