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Old 09-20-2009, 06:57 AM   #15
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Thanks for all of the feedback. I will meet with the adjuster on Monday afternoon. The rain here has persisted, so I can't leave the windows open. I am running a dehumidifier in the trailer and things appear dry on the inside. Visually, I can't see any swelling on the cabinets, but the water was under the edge of them.

The belly pan is attached with rivets. One or two have pulled loose from the weight of the wet insulation. That is how I know that area is saturated under the back of the trailer, but I don't want to go drilling out rivets and tearing things apart before the insurance company looks at it. They were supposed to come Friday, but then they changed the appointment.

I will call Airstream on Monday and gather any advice that they might be able to give me.

Thanks again for all of your thoughts. I will update things as I know anything new.
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Old 09-21-2009, 04:21 PM   #16
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I met with the adjuster this afternoon. He wants me to get the trailer to a service center to see what they think the trailer would need. I called Airstream in Ohio, and they told me to go to Camping World in Woodstock, Ga. They are a new Airstream dealer, so the factory couldn't give me much in the way of a personal reference.

I tried to contact Camping World's service dept. today, but apparently their property is also flooded today and there was no one for me to talk with. I will try again tomorrow, and hopefully be able to make arrangements to get the trailer to them to look at.

Luckily, I did move the trailer to higher ground last week. Last night the same place where my trailer was parked went under water again. This time by five feet. I would have died.
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Wow.. you guys need a break! I hope camping world can work this out for you.

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I called Airstream in Ohio, and they told me to go to Camping World in Woodstock, Ga. They are a new Airstream dealer, so the factory couldn't give me much in the way of a personal reference.
Camping World is now starting to sell Airstreams!? Hummm...

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I tried to contact Camping World's service dept. today, but apparently their property is also flooded today and there was no one for me to talk with. I will try again tomorrow, and hopefully be able to make arrangements to get the trailer to them to look at.
Good luck. On a couple of occassions, I tried to set up appointments at the Camping World in New Braunfels/San Antonio. I'd get to the main number who would put me on hold to transfer... nobody every picked up the other end nor returned phone calls on each occassion. Have heard mixed reviews regarding the quality of their shop work.

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Luckily, I did move the trailer to higher ground last week. Last night the same place where my trailer was parked went under water again. This time by five feet. I would have died.
Especially if your insurance isn't 'total replacement cost'. Good luck on all your repairs - sure hope you finally get your 'Stream fixed up and on the road again!
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Old 09-21-2009, 06:42 PM   #19
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Atlanta Airstream Service is OK

We have had our Airstream in to the new dealer in Woodstock and were satisfied with their service department. Before becoming a Camping World they were named Camping Time RV, a group that had 3 or 4 locations around Atlanta.

We were in that area today, and the intersection that leads to the dealer was under six feet of water and the road was closed. We had to turn around and go back so we didn't actually see the dealership. They will probably be very busy drying out their own trailers for the next few days.
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Old 09-22-2009, 05:31 AM   #20
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We have had our Airstream in to the new dealer in Woodstock and were satisfied with their service department. Before becoming a Camping World they were named Camping Time RV, a group that had 3 or 4 locations around Atlanta.

We were in that area today, and the intersection that leads to the dealer was under six feet of water and the road was closed. We had to turn around and go back so we didn't actually see the dealership. They will probably be very busy drying out their own trailers for the next few days.
Thanks for the feedback on Camping World. I will keep everyone up to date on how things go.
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:57 AM   #21
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Buyer beware....again...still

I wonder if the dealer Paul mentioned..in Atlanta...had Airstreams under water....and now drying them out. If so, I'd keep an eye out on the resale market. It is akin to the vehicle sales after a Gulf Coast hurricane. A flooded vehicle never recovers.
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While you trailer was no really deep in the water I would still want the brake drums pulled and the bearings checked. You do not want to run the risk of a water remaining in the bearings. Not something the insurance company or shop will volunteer.

Make sure you have a good shop do this as many RV shops charge for the service and never do it.
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While you trailer was no really deep in the water I would still want the brake drums pulled and the bearings checked. You do not want to run the risk of a water remaining in the bearings. Not something the insurance company or shop will volunteer.

Make sure you have a good shop do this as many RV shops charge for the service and never do it.

Great point. I wasn't thinking about the bearings.

I tried to contact Camping World again today and couldn't reach them. I went to there website and it had a notice saying "closed till further notice due to flooding".

Just a mess everywhere here.
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Another thought... was the water high enough to reach ANY LP gas appliance? The water and mud may plug the orifices. Might get overlooked. Just a thought. Water heater, furnace, Fridge, or a catalytic heater.
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Sorry, so sorry for your dilemma.
I wonder how many other members got their trailers caught up in this Southeast flooding tragedy? Guess many have not had time to assess and report. I know there are many members that have those addresses.
Maybe a separate thread for notices and reports would be in order?
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Camping World in wdstk very new dealer, I would take it to out of doors mart in NC also and I live 10 minutes from woodstock.

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I met with the adjuster this afternoon. He wants me to get the trailer to a service center to see what they think the trailer would need. I called Airstream in Ohio, and they told me to go to Camping World in Woodstock, Ga. They are a new Airstream dealer, so the factory couldn't give me much in the way of a personal reference.

I tried to contact Camping World's service dept. today, but apparently their property is also flooded today and there was no one for me to talk with. I will try again tomorrow, and hopefully be able to make arrangements to get the trailer to them to look at.

Luckily, I did move the trailer to higher ground last week. Last night the same place where my trailer was parked went under water again. This time by five feet. I would have died.

You are right. I was 10 days away from purchasing an Airstream, a 23 FB Flying Cloud, from Camping World and I got a call from their California office advising me that Camping World had sustained a lot of flooding and the trailer that I intended to purchase was also flooded. It seems that all their inventory was damaged, to included units that are owned and was at their location for service. I feel for them. They told me that they would make every effort to get me a similar unit. Camping World had approximately 8 to 10 Airstream units on site. The Camping World rep advised that my salesman would get in touch with me soon about a replacement. I am planning to trade-in my newly purchased Jayco for the Airstream. I had thought planned to deliver it before the purchase. I am so glad that I had put off doing that.
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I was told by the Camping World rep that the Woodstock store got 5 to 6 feet of water. They indicated that it had flooded all their inventory.

When I was up there on Sunday sitting in the 23' FB Flying Cloud that I had planned to purchase, I could see a creek near the Exit off Interstate 575 that was brimming with water. I had never noticed water in that area before. It was raining like cats and dogs around the time I was visiting (at 1 pm) and it continued raining in that fashion all day Sunday and most of Monday.

I was having second thoughts on the 23' based on some advice from some of the brilliant people in this forum and was looking at the 25', however, I dreaded postponing on the dealership again. Now, this unfortunate incident will allow me more time to decide on which A/S to get. The staff at Camping World are very decent folks. I really feel sorry for their predicament.
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