Originally Posted by bw2315
I have a 2010 Flying Cloud 30 ft and managed to scrape it along a tree. I tore off a support for my awning, dented a couple of panels along with some other scrapes and damage. I am currently in New England but we are full timing and I would consider pulling it to just about anywhere east of the Mississippi to get a quality job done. Any votes for high quality shops?
A non Airstream dealer repair shop, might be OK, but they cannot buy parts from Airstream. Only an Airstream dealer can purchase from them.
Therefore if you use a non Airstream dealer shop, the parts prices will be higher, and usually the labor is too.
Some insurance companies will balk at that, and then turn around and charge you a higher premium for your policy.
Also remember that insurance companies do not guarantee a shops work. If you receive a terrible job from a non dealer, it's your problem.
Using an Airstream dealer, gives the owner another lever, in case of bad work, by informing the factory, who will usually step in and try to help resolve the issue.