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Old 06-17-2011, 06:34 PM   #1
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Repair project - my 2005 30' Classic

See below damage photos to my 2005 Classic (backed into pole). I'm crushed about it - my first real 'contact'.

Any advice on the repair ? The trailer is parked a bout 1 hour west of Boise. Due to logistics I have to work the preliminary work remotely from Africa. I did contact Camping World in Boise - they were useless. Would like to make the repair in two phases:

Phase 1 - Buy the rear bumper and rear window as OEM Airstream parts and replace myself if not too difficult. The rear window is hinged - looks like it might requires drilling and riveting ? Where to buy the parts ? How to remove and replace the rear bumper ?

Phase 2 - Hopefully repair the dented panel and window frame, if not possible then replace. Don't need it to be 'perfect' - form over function. Any shop close to Boise that would attempt a repair ?

All expert comments welcome.


Overview of the crash damage.


Close up on Bumper


Close up on panel dent and window frame ding


Detail on window hinges (look tricky to install)
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:53 PM   #2
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File a claim with your insurance provider and have it repaired at a certified Airstream body repair facility. Probably a couple thousand to repair and replace everything.
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this airstream was never registered - it stays on the farm as a temporary living quarters. therefor - no insurance.

i figure the closest authorized airstream dealer / repair center is in spokane. a 350 mile tow.
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:37 PM   #4
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Sounds like that would/should be covered by Home Owners policy if it was on property. Big deductible but may be less than repair cost?!
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Update as of 22 July.


Mark with Out of Doors Mart of North Carolina was able to help me out with parts. The rear window is $600 and the bumper including support brackets $400. Parts are shipping out to Oregon. I found the part ordering to be difficult as there is no published assembly diagram and requires tech support from Airstream, even for a 2005.

Repair of the dent in the aluminum skin and window frame will be a phase 2 project after new window and new rear bumper are installed.
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Spokane AS is a great repair facility. We have had excellent service from them if you decide to take it there, they should be able to handle the repair professionally.
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Spokane AS is a great repair facility. We have had excellent service from them if you decide to take it there, they should be able to handle the repair professionally.
Thanks for recommendation. I've asked them for an estimate.
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