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Old 08-25-2007, 08:32 AM   #15
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IF you can get it repaired, I would take it to the factory.
Get the estimate, run the numbers and go from there.
If it is totaled you could buy it from the insurance company and get it repaired yourself. It might not be cost efective to do that. It would also have a salvage title at that point.
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Old 08-25-2007, 08:39 AM   #16
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My understanding, and this is from personal experience, once you have a salvage title no insurance company will ever provide coverage again. When you pick up a salvaged unit for very little $, think of the expense to do the restoration. You will put $$$$$'s into it, and then not have it insured - in most cases it doesn't make sense.
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Old 08-25-2007, 08:43 AM   #17
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Dennis: Tekonsha - Voyager Model brake control that came with the pickup.

Bob: I'm attaching photos of both sides of the trailer. Everything seems to be okay on the tires on this side - all tires on the trailer were still inflated on the trailer after the wreck.
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Old 08-25-2007, 09:25 AM   #18
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That is just terrible, so sorry to see the damage. I am glad to hear that you kept the rubber side down and everyone is ok.
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Old 08-25-2007, 09:42 AM   #19
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Hey Royce, sorry we messed up the trailer that you had inspected for us. It was everything that you described and more. Also sorry that we didn't get to meet face to face when we came up there to pick the trailer up.
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Old 08-25-2007, 09:51 AM   #20
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Wow that sucks! Glad everyone is ok.

I hate to say it but your trailer is probably totaled. That a lot of expensive damage. My insurance company told me when I had my accident that is there is any frame damage the trailer is definately totaled.

While metal valve stems are "safer" I have not had any problems in nearly 30 years of driving when regualr rubber valve stems as long as your replace them when they start cracking or when the tires are replaced.
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Old 08-25-2007, 10:45 AM   #21
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I'm very glad you both are OK. It certainly could have been worst. Doesn't this incident sound very familiar to the attached thread? Surly there are some common causes here.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...eam-32547.html
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Old 08-25-2007, 11:32 AM   #22
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Who have you contacted for an estimate? Your trailer looks like it can be repaired ,the deciding factor will be damage vs: book value.Since you just purchased they may be willing to authorize more for the repair. If you want to go the Airstream Service Center in JC call Chris Burch at 937 596 6111 ext.7413- good luck.
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Old 08-25-2007, 11:48 AM   #23
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Thank goodness no one was hurt

I am so sorry to hear of your accident. Thank goodness no one was hurt. Over the next few weeks you will appreciate your good fortune that no one was hurt more everyday. Hopefully the insurance company will settle with you soon, not knowing what the insurance company will do soon becomes more stressful than the actual accident.
My resent experiences with the Airstream Factory and our Insurance Company have been great. The minor accident with our Airstream involved four panels and one window which cost over 10,000 dollars to repair. Your trailer looks worse than mine so I would think yours it totaled.
You will find lots of support on this forum. Please keep us posted and know than many people have you in their thoughts and prayers….
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Old 08-25-2007, 03:20 PM   #24
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A very frightening experiance! We are very glad you were not injured physicaly, but that has to leave some mental scares. Good luck with the insurence people. LJH
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Old 08-25-2007, 03:33 PM   #25
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Sorry to hear this happened, and I'm glad y'all are okay. It could have been much worse. Here is a photo of a brand new Airstream (they had owned it 2 hours) that got away while towing, similar to what happened to you:
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sorry to read about your accident...

and happy 2 know no people were injured.

based on the views available in your pics...

it looks repairable.

i assume the trailer was towed from the hiway somewhere?

i suggest you start with a boat load of pictures taken from all angles and include the underside.

then contact david tidmore at the weatherford texas a/s dealership...

skin panels are impressive looking when bashed but easier to replace that most of us imagine...

IF david tidmore takes a look and thinks it's repairable,

he can help you decide about where to have it done, texas or ohio...

hard to believe but i have seem newer units beat up much worse and repaired.

with insurance it is a dollars thing.

so if the repairs are 2/3s the book value or more, they may decide to total it.

failure of a valve stem with sudden collapse of a tire could be the cause...

but the oem stems are rated to 95 psi....

funny thing about tire store info.

2 days ago when replacing the e rated (80psi) tires, i asked for metal stems...

they had them and used them, but every guy in the shop found me to offer the warning...

"the rubber stems are better" and "we've had a lot of trouble with the metal stems"

good wishes and hope you r airstreamin' soon.

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Old 08-25-2007, 04:04 PM   #27
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I had problems with the heavy duty rubber valve stems on all my tires on my 2002 Ford F350 diesel. I had new tires installed in June 2003. Over a period of 3 years & 20K miles, 3 of the valves stems failed by cracking each valve Luckily I was not driving with my pickup truck camper when I had an individual failure of the valve stems. The tire manager at Costco(where the tires were purchased) never heard of this happening. I spoke to co-owner of the garage that I get my truck and cars serviced. His company services ambulances, fire trucks and all different types of emergency vehicles as part of their operation. He told me to replace on the valve stems with the solid metal ones. That is what he has been doing for years on the all the fleet vehicles his company services. I was told that Ford is now installing metal valve stems. Haven't had any problems since then. My next purchase will be the a tire monitoring system.
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...I was told that Ford is now installing metal valve stems....
sorry for the diversion but...

on what?

visit a dealer lot, not on the trucks.

big fan of high quality metal stems here...

must have 22 wheels rolling around here with'em...

and experienced 3 leaks/failures with metal stems...

the stem cores still have butyl rubber inside and gaskets outside too...

so regular inspection/replacement is still an issue.

btw a/s has stopped using full metal stems once again...

on new trailers.

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