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Old 03-26-2014, 06:47 PM   #1
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Airstream service in Atlanta

Hello All,
I'm the proud first time owner of a 25' 1991 Excella Classic. I'm excited, both to be a new member of this forum, as well as with my new AS. I took my first trip last weekend to New Orleans and am proud to say that we (me, my tow vehicle, and trailer) made it relatively unscathed. Though I won't lie and say that I didn't have a moment of panic when I was packing up to come home and couldn't get my awning to retract (such a minor thing......but ya can't travel with it out)!
I was surprised and a little disappointed to find that there is no Airstream dealer or certified service center in Atlanta. I was lucky to find "all-pro mobile rv repair". Stephen, the owner, has been extremely helpful and seems to be really knowledgeable regarding Airstreams. He was able to inspect the trailer, check out all the systems, and even install my Reese hitch (on a Saturday). This brings me to my question. I was wondering if anyone else in the Northern Georgia area had any other mechanics, service centers, or dealers that they can recommend for the various services we may need.
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Old 03-26-2014, 07:14 PM   #2
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hi from AZ. . . Welcome to the forums. . . as a former Atlantan, I have to admit to finding no one locally to service an Airstream. I actually tried to use Camping World when they were briefly a supposed dealer, but was so unimpressed by their service people, I went on my way. We actually drove to the mothership to have a new sofa installed & had service done while there. (hey, it was only 685 miles, give or take), and was a good experience. Good luck on your search , quite a few AS's in Atlanta area, maybe someone has a good shop they'll share, Regards, Craig
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:21 PM   #3
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You might try North Georgia Aero-stream Repair,15544 Highway 515 S., Ellijay, Ga. 30540 for the more complex tasks beyond the standard Dometic appliances, etc.
770-845-0769 and ask for James Richards.

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Old 03-26-2014, 10:01 PM   #4
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For a closer to home option, send a PM to Skatiero. Rob has done extensive work on his own Airstreams and will also do work for others. If you can make it, I suggest attending Springsteam the second weekend of April. There will be a lot of fellow Airstreamers from the area there.
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Old 03-26-2014, 10:12 PM   #5
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Hello and welcome to Air Forums - lots of good information to be found here.

Three Way Campers is on Cobb Parkway (north) in Marietta. They were an Airstream service center years ago but separated from Airstream at some point. I've had our trailer serviced there and found they were knowledgeable on all things Airstream (at least the work they did for me).

You'll find with Airstream repairs that it is sometimes worth the drive to find a suitable repair shop. Think of it as a reason to take a vacation and see some new sites. There's a dealer in South Carolina, a dealer in Mississippi and as somebody said - there's always a trip to the mothership in Jackson Center, OH.

Consider attending an Air Forums rally soon. Alumalina is this weekend and Springstream is coming up in mid-April.

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Old 03-28-2014, 05:33 PM   #6
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Well thanks so much all. I really appreciate the leads you have provided me and will follow up on them.
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:36 PM   #7
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You might try North Georgia Aero-stream Repair,15544 Highway 515 S., Ellijay, Ga. 30540 for the more complex tasks beyond the standard Dometic appliances, etc.
770-845-0769 and ask for James Richards.

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Had a Very NOT So Pleasant experience with them.
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I am the partner of VIN...so the same AS as mentioned at the start of the string.

We purchased new Dexter Axles from Inland RV and picked them up in Macon GA. Michelle at Inland RV arranged this for us and was extremely helpful and knowledgeable.

Since we live in midtown Atlanta, installing the new axles ourselves was not an option. so we went with Three Way Campers in Marietta. The whole experience couldn't have been more pleasant. Ryan, who was the tech that installed the axles, was very knowledgeable about AS axle replacement and showed that expertise and professionalism throughout the process. Since we in Atlanta are in Airstream Siberia, it is nice to know that there is a competent alternative to the "other CW place". Many compliments to Marsha also...the scheduler who made the whole thing work with our schedule.
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Old 05-17-2014, 05:57 AM   #9
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We really need to see some pictures. We are considering a '92 25' Excella.
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In Atlanta, Three Way Campers is one of the best alternatives. We've used them too. CW is okay for some parts and all supplies but they know very little about Airstreams.
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Old 11-18-2014, 12:30 AM   #11
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Likewise, my experience with North Georgia Airstreams was not what I had expected. I just spent the last 2 months redoing everything (except the paint job and floor installation) that was done during 5 months in the shop in Ellijay.
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Old 11-28-2014, 07:33 AM   #12
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I had James at N Ga Airstreams install a new belly pan on ours 79 Ambassador.
He did a good job . I now have a leaking gray water tank and I am considering getting him to do that repair.
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Looks like I'll need to reach out to Three Way Campers, as I haven't had ay luck finding someone local willing to help with some of the structural things I'm hesitant to tackle myself.

I was really hoping North Georgia Aero-stream Repair would be a good option, but with the exception of Colel5, it appears no one has had a good experience with them.

I've nearly fully gutted our Argosy, but now need someone with expertise to help with welding and axles. Any additional resources my fellow Atlantans could share would be much appreciated!
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Looks like I'll need to reach out to Three Way Campers, as I haven't had ay luck finding someone local willing to help with some of the structural things I'm hesitant to tackle myself.

I was really hoping North Georgia Aero-stream Repair would be a good option, but with the exception of Colel5, it appears no one has had a good experience with them.

I've nearly fully gutted our Argosy, but now need someone with expertise to help with welding and axles. Any additional resources my fellow Atlantans could share would be much appreciated!

What kind of welding do you need? It may be that a welder/fabricator can do the repairs for you. I've noticed many horse trailers have axles similar to Airstreams. If the welding is related to the axle mounts/brackets it might be useful to look for an agricultural trailer shop. There is one in Cumming, GA that comes to mind - Country Boy Trailers perhaps there is something similar to that, closer to your home.

As far as axles go, there are two resources that I hear about frequently on Air Forums - one is Colin Hyde (unfortunately I can't recall his forum name) and the other is Andy Rogozinski known as Inland RV on the forums. Axles appear to be a do-it-yourself project if you have hand tools, jacks, jack stands, etc.

I'm willing to help you with installing axles if you have the tools, etc. I'm not much of a welder though.
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