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Old 09-14-2012, 06:38 PM   #1
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Can this Airstream be fixed?

Think I can fix it?
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:49 PM   #2
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The only limitation will be how big a check can you write? Because this is going to take huge one.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:37 PM   #3
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:47 PM   #4
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Globe Trotter? 1965? 63? ??
I hope you were not in the accident. If so, may you heal well and call your insurance company. And, if not, I suspect you might have some concussions and contusions anyway, giving you some judgment issues :-)

Just kidding. What are your skills in the salvage and rescue of Airstreams business? Are you related to Ralph Lauren? Or Richie Rich? Or Daddy Warbucks? You are going to need a lot of mis-ad-venture capital.

Just kidding. Definitely a labor of love, or parting out, or taking to recycling.

Wow, that hurts my wallet just thinking about it. But, you know, maybe your aim will exceed your grasp, making Heaven worth
waiting for. (apologies to the poet)

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Old 09-14-2012, 07:52 PM   #5
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About as easy as this one to fix.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:30 PM   #6
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Good end caps.

Build an new tandem aluminium frame and insert the new middle section with a double lexan roof and you have a one of a kind.

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Old 09-14-2012, 08:40 PM   #7
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duct tape and silicone
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:05 PM   #8
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Maybe another way?

I was thinking something like this. I always liked the little ones.
cheers, bill b.
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:20 PM   #9
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duct tape and silicone

About 1982 or so in a campground in Dawson Yukon a tree fell on our 21' Airstream. The damage was not quite as bad as the one in the photo, but close. We used a crowbar to get in, a file to allow us to use the door and great deal of duct tape to keep it from leaking. I don't think we had much silicone with us, but sure would have used it as necessary.... lol. The refrigerator was warped, the water heater was cracked, and we camped in it for another 2 weeks on the way home.

The insurance company wrote it off of course, and even waved the deductible, as they said it would have cost them a lot more to total it out in the Yukon.

But every time I hear that Airstream frames are weak, I think how strong the total package is. Any conventional trailer, which had a 14" diameter 90' long tree fall on it would have been flattened to the ground.
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:53 PM   #10
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about as easy as this one to fix.
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:39 PM   #11
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So this poor little trailer is actually a very cool piece of art that will be on display in Dallas in the near future.
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Haven't we seen that on here before? Seems familiar...
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:22 PM   #13
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Haven't we seen that on here before? Seems familiar...
Reminds me of a Northern Exposure episode. Who gets to fling the cow -- that became who gets to fling the piano. Quite philosophical. The conclusion: It's not the thing you fling, it's the fling itself. The meaning of life.

So, what's the deal? Is this a frequent flyer?

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