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Old 05-01-2006, 08:09 AM   #1
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Question in need of a repair person

I need to find a repairs person.That will come to my home and service my A/S.I would like to get my air cond,fridge charged and clean.I want to have my water heater,stove,fridge and the heater service and cleaned and all the things not sure of the name That makes them all light replaced...We don't have any dealers around here at all.Everything run off either gas or electric and i want all parts cleaned and services.Nothing but the fridge was ever used..We have tested them and the do work.I just would like them to last us for awhile...Can anyone point me in the right directions? We would try this ourself but the part,we would problem never beable to track down..plus my husband has a temper and if he get ticked.I wouldnt know where to begin to put it all back togethe. Iam real close to dover and clarksville an hr from nashville and kentucky.If anyone knows someone..
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Angel,
Many RV repair facilities should be able to work on your appliances. It doesn't necessarily have to be an Airstream repair facility. Find out the make/model, and start calling around.
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Thats would help but...

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Angel,
Many RV repair facilities should be able to work on your appliances. It doesn't necessarily have to be an Airstream repair facility. Find out the make/model, and start calling around.
Good luck.
We dont have anyone thats repairs or sells anything for A/S around here.Thats my problem...The one that is on the otherside of town wont touch it.Because thats not what they sell...
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Thats my problem...The one that is on the otherside of town wont touch it.Because thats not what they sell...
Tell me about it. When I first got my 68 AS I went to a RV repair shop that was less than a mile away from my house and asked him if he would inspect and repack the bearings. He looked at me like I just asked him to perform brain surgery.
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yeap

Yeah they act like i was speaking greek or something...lol
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Even some Airstream dealers treat vintage trailer owners as if they are not going to be buying new any time soon, therefore why should they even attempt to service them. And other Airstream dealers are wonderful -- you don't know what you have until you check them out. There are usually going to be some RV folks that understand wheel bearings & your major systems are quite similar to ordinary SOB trailers. Might need to check a few places out -- unless this thread stays alive on the chance that somebody from your area comes up with a local recommendation... Best of luck!

Coming to your house? I don't know about that...
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I need to find a repairs person.That will come to my home and service my A/S.I would like to get my air cond,fridge charged and clean.I want to have my water heater,stove,fridge and the heater service and cleaned and all the things not sure of the name That makes them all light replaced...We don't have any dealers around here at all.Everything run off either gas or electric and i want all parts cleaned and services.Nothing but the fridge was ever used..We have tested them and the do work.I just would like them to last us for awhile...Can anyone point me in the right directions? We would try this ourself but the part,we would problem never beable to track down..plus my husband has a temper and if he get ticked.I wouldnt know where to begin to put it all back togethe. Iam real close to dover and clarksville an hr from nashville and kentucky.If anyone knows someone..
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I would be glad to stop by and take care of your service issues......but it's a little far for me to drive (like 1000 miles) for a service call and besides, the travel time charges would kill you . Seriously, I might be headed right past you on my annual trip out West at the end of May. I usually travel thru Nashville and Clarksville on the way to St. Louis and points West. If you are interested, PM me and we can possibly make some tentative arrangements .
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Re-charging the A/C and Fridge

And by the way, don't let anyone tell you that they are going to 'recharge' your air conditioner or refrigerator. Those appliances in an RV do NOT get re-charged!
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And by the way, don't let anyone tell you that they are going to 'recharge' your air conditioner or refrigerator. Those appliances in an RV do NOT get re-charged!
Lew,
I take exception at that statement. I agree with the fridge not really being rechargeable. But the old Armstrong Baybreeze A/C can be recharged and their are still parts available for the old beast. Not the most energy efficient either. But in it's day it was a top of the line piece of equipment. BTW we have brought a couple back to life when all the RV dealer wanted to do was sell a Coleman Mach for $800+.

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sounds great

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I would be glad to stop by and take care of your service issues......but it's a little far for me to drive (like 1000 miles) for a service call and besides, the travel time charges would kill you . Seriously, I might be headed right past you on my annual trip out West at the end of May. I usually travel thru Nashville and Clarksville on the way to St. Louis and points West. If you are interested, PM me and we can possibly make some tentative arrangements .
I sent you an email...thanks....Maybe you can teach my husband and i a thing or too so we can do it the next time...
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Old 05-02-2006, 07:47 AM   #11
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Mr Wahoone

My I ask where you got your part.Our does run but i would love to get it serviced and maybe see about replacing the inside shroud.It very Big and dirty would love to find something alittle more cleaner if thats possible.
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We dont have anyone thats repairs or sells anything for A/S around here.Thats my problem...The one that is on the otherside of town wont touch it.Because thats not what they sell...
We have an Airstream dealer in our town who will not touch our Chummy! I think it is too old for them and they only like the new stuff they sell. So I have to go to a SOB dealer who is very good and nice. By the way the AS dealer is Ewalds in Milwaukee just in case someone is thinking about them.
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Sad is it!!

You would think they would be glad they made something that still on the roads today for the older ones that is.Instead they would Rather you buy a new one instead.We got lucky when we got this one cause the older man who owned it couldn't handle it anymore,and it was in need of repair.He had never really use anything but the fridge and the water and didn't no if anything else work or even how it work if it did work.
Air streams aren't cheap and they should be happy there's people out there that take the time to give them the extra TLC they need and deserve.
If only those walls could talk the story they could tell us...lol
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Old 05-02-2006, 02:30 PM   #14
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Checkup

I live in Nashville and Work in Clarksville so I could help you learn how you can check this stuff out for yourself but
It would have to be after work or on a weekend that I'm not bluegrassin.

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