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Old 10-23-2007, 01:36 PM   #71
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I recall a comment reported here (maybe directly quoted) about a year or so ago that was made by an AS executive. If my memory serves me correct, he said something to the effect that vintage owners weren't buying new units so who cares about them. If I get time and bored enough I will see if I can find the quote. I think this was about the same time AS was going after anyone using the term Airstream anywhere. Of course, my memory may be wrong or the statement misrepresented, but I don't think either is the case.
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I believe that the quote came from the former marketing guy at Airstream and it is in one of the Airstream books.

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Old 10-23-2007, 01:49 PM   #72
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Your post reads as though you're working for Airstream...true?
I'd say that's a safe bet and, if so, I'm really glad there's someone from Airstream that cares enough to read the forum and listen to the issues.
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Old 10-23-2007, 02:32 PM   #73
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I'd say that's a safe bet and, if so, I'm really glad there's someone from Airstream that cares enough to read the forum and listen to the issues.
Yeah, absolutely.
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Old 10-23-2007, 03:33 PM   #74
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We Heard back!

We have heard back from them and I have had two very nice phone conversations with a represenative for the company doing the follow-up of the survey. The gentleman is actually coming to visit us later this week!
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Old 10-23-2007, 03:37 PM   #75
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Of course their reading the forums, their livelihood relies on it. It is also good to know that if I buy a younger trailer, I might get parts easier than bidding on ebay or begging my unit members... I have my eyes on a 1949 Tradewind. Are there parts for it?
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Old 10-23-2007, 04:57 PM   #76
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......They have metal,segments and windows available back to the early 1970's. .......
Well, yes and no. I needed a piece of glass for the outer curbside wing window in my '73 Overlander. The glass is not available. But the entire window assembly is available for around $450--you can't buy just the glass. It would be nice if Airstream would offer just the glass, wouldn't it?. I'll bet that could be produced for much less money and (I know this from experience) would be MUCH easier to install than the entire frame/glass assembly.

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We have heard back from them and I have had two very nice phone conversations with a represenative for the company doing the follow-up of the survey. The gentleman is actually coming to visit us later this week!
Has anybody that owns only a vintage Airstream been contacted? Seems the few contacts that have been made were to owners of newer models.

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Old 10-23-2007, 05:06 PM   #78
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Has anybody that owns only a vintage Airstream been contacted? Seems the few contacts that have been made were to owners of newer models.

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Not me. Seems the contacts are concentrated to the eastern part of the country, and to newer units.
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The only door lock that is not available is the one the manufacturer went out of business and destroyed the dies.
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Which door lock is this? Is it the lock used on the classic motorhomes?
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Nope, for us that indicated "other" in the model catergory are in the delete file!
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Which door lock is this? Is it the lock used on the classic motorhomes?
It's some motorhomes, but I believe the majority was put in 1970's trailers.
It is the rectangular lock assembly with the potmetal recessed handle. At least that is the one I was talking about. I heard that others aren't available any more either, and some vendors have created conversion items to use regularly available lock assemblies.
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I think we are talking about the KT lock which was used from 73-77. I have one and someday I will ned to install the replacement kit that Andy sell at his site.
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:18 PM   #83
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It is my understanding that the Bargman-77 door lock is also no longer available. Only the cylinder can be replaced, but if the handle or mechanism is damaged or broken there are no replacement options.
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It is my understand that the Bargman-77 door lock is also no longer available. Only the cylinder can be replaced, but if the handle or mechanism is damaged or broken there are no replacement options.

I believe you are correct, I was trying to make the point that Lynn's statement was not accurate, although I assume (and believe) it was well intentioned.
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