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Old 01-03-2010, 02:12 PM   #29
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Old 01-03-2010, 03:01 PM   #30
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Andy:You hit the nail on the head. I remember a post where someone in my state.
Purchased a unit in Wyoming . Poster said the dealer was closing and was able to buy at 70% of dealer invoice. Probably negative or no pre-delivery inspection, etc. We had almost double the normal rainfall this year. My in-law,s rental property was leaking with a new roof. If I remember; they had a couple minor leaks or cracked caulking. The poster said that he/she was thinking about burning the phone line to Air Stream. I would say "what" mel
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Old 01-03-2010, 03:59 PM   #31
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Gene: Michelin great product. The only tire I buy.However, Toyoto; I think, is ripping a lot of floor boards out to fix something (new cars). Plus they have frame rust problems on some trucks. If you want some excitement, surf the Diesel forums, ref Dodge emission problems, new 6.7 L engines. Some lawyers are rounding up 6.7L owners for a possible class action court filing. I own one. It cost as much as my AS. That aside, I follow your posts. I have gained a great deal from you, Andy ,2 Air and others. I can understand the lingo. Mel
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Old 01-03-2010, 04:34 PM   #32
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I'm one of the AS wanna-a-be's. Can someone tell me what SOB stands for? Does it mean what I think it means? Forgive my ignorance!
As someone who is always looking at Airstreams this thread has some really good information. I love this website! Thanks.

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Old 01-03-2010, 04:35 PM   #33
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Old 01-03-2010, 04:37 PM   #34
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My point was buying premiums brands saves money and time. The Toyota recall on floormats includes my Tundra and there's no way I can see that if the mat is properly installed it could affect the gas pedal. Some think it's a software glitch as the pedal no longer connects to the engine, but simply activates a computer. The rust problem seems to be on a limited number of Tundras; none on mine.

Thanks for the compliment Mel.

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Old 01-03-2010, 04:41 PM   #35
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I'm one of the AS wanna-a-be's. Can someone tell me what SOB stands for? Does it mean what I think it means? Forgive my ignorance!
As someone who is always looking at Airstreams this thread has some really good information. I love this website! Thanks.

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Thanks so much!

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Old 01-11-2010, 06:14 PM   #36
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update...

i went to a different service center...

the treated me with respect and were nice all the way...

there was no "that's the way it is" or "we could find anything wrong"... i am relieved to have found a company that cares about their customers and satisfaction!

- the fixes -

the leak: yes there was a leak and it was in the t-trap area of the shower - fixed.

the door: has been adjusted and now i can close the door from the inside with a strong tug... my co-sleepers and neighbours will get a good nights rest - fixed.

the 12v outlet: yes there has been a few installed that had problems with the size, outlet has been replaced - fixed.

batteries: have been tested, charger has been tested, solar has been tested. all have been found in good working order and no problems. (i will just look more into my power consumption and possibly a geny) at least now I KNOW that it is not the battery system.

DONE...

all fixed under warranty... thank you (AS customer service was helpfull and responsive with all that too)

now i know where to go when i have problems again, thank you for letting me vent

and after my recent trip that involved flying i am certainly looking forward to take my airstream out again...

thanks for everyones input !
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:38 PM   #37
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I dont know if this will help or not but I just bought a new one and had similar problems.

I too noticed my furnace fan slowing way down after just a little operation. Then some lights burned out, etc. The problem was the DC converter was not working to its full capacity and was not charging the batteries fully. I had to diagnose myself.

My door will not shut very good if I have too much (dont take much) torque on the stabilizers. It really dont take much to tweek the chassis out of shape to keep the door from closing. No problems now that I know what not to do.

We were really frustrated also. Very happy now though. Good luck.
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flm', glad to see you got your problems solved. Yes, flying is awful and only makes any other kind of traveling look better.

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Old 01-11-2010, 07:58 PM   #39
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Glad to hear you are happy with the new service center. Don't ever be shy telling folks where you get good service. It may help them out.
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Old 01-11-2010, 08:36 PM   #40
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I just want to say that I totally empathize with you and your problems. I have yet to find an authorized Airstream dealership without their heads up their [moderator edit] and I have been thoroughly disgusted with Airstream and their "quality" of craftsmanship. I am thoroughly convinced they no longer have a QA/QC department that checks over these newer units before they go to the sales floor; and because of these cutbacks, I have had to deal with multiple headaches that shouldn't be affiliated with a brand new unit. Examples include a rivet punched into the A/C drain line creating a leak through my kitchen wall, a toilet that wobbles, a broken microwave, defective bolts that have failed to attach the stabilizer jacks, faultly wiring, a broken skylight, and internal rivets that consistantly like to pop out of socket (plus many more). POOP ON AIRSTREAM! I have spent the past year hauling my RV back and forth to a dealership for warranty repair and no one will ever reimburse me for my time away from work, the gas, etc. Yes, I have a longer story that is affiliated with this anger, but I don't have the time or the tolerance to tell at this hour. I guess I needed to vent too. Just think, it could always be worse. It sounds like you got off lucky, at least these items can be fixed. I shutter to think what life would be like after my Airstream warranty expires.
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Old 01-12-2010, 07:33 AM   #41
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Glad to hear you are happy with the new service center. Don't ever be shy telling folks where you get good service. It may help them out.
Agree...post the positive as well as the negative.

After a very bad selling dealer experience, I contacted Colonial Airstream in NJ for advice. (before I joined the Forum). They told me about the Forum and supplied some very good info. I have never purchased from them but still get an occasional email or phone call. If I was ever to purchase again, I know where I would go. They are out there, just not in NYS.
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