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Old 03-23-2015, 11:03 PM   #1
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Bit of a crap day... things going wrong!

Well, it is all happening today! Here is the list of issues that have cropped up in the last 24hours, in order of annoyance:



1. Vista window above dinette leaking in lower front corner
2. Thermostat not working correctly (made a separate thread, thanks for all the help!)
3. Water leak under sink
4. Rivet in bedroom closet falling out

And finally I got the propane tank holder recall letter.

So I cracked open the small batch bourbon and the dealer will be getting a trailer dropped off to them in the next 24 hours! Of course I will call the dealer in the AM first...
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Old 03-23-2015, 11:33 PM   #2
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I cracked open the small batch bourbon and the dealer will be getting a trailer dropped off to them in the next 24 hours! Of course I will call the dealer in the AM first...
Seems like the right thing to do to me. Maybe a good Irish or an Anejo Tequila.
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Old 03-23-2015, 11:42 PM   #3
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Yes indeed! A delightful beverage called "ghost owl" it is actually a Pacific Northwest whisky, not a bourbon, I was grumpy and wrong earlier. Now I am carefree and sleepy!
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Old 03-23-2015, 11:49 PM   #4
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One more to the list, I forgot this earlier, the main awning leaks from the seam at the center point, located top middle... It drips down the outside of the trailer.

Ok, done complaining!
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Old 03-24-2015, 12:02 AM   #5
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Old 03-24-2015, 12:11 AM   #6
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Thank you!

It will be fine, the rain has eased up and my email to the deal is partially drafted!
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Old 03-24-2015, 12:15 AM   #7
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The weather here is a little rough, rain and wind. The joys of the Oregon coast.

There was a chap a few hours back duct taping his brand new "voltage toy hauler". I offered to help but he said he was on top of it.

Makes the small dribble I have look like nothing.
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Old 03-24-2015, 06:15 AM   #8
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Total aggravation. At least none of those problems can keep you from camping. Just don't let the leaks go on too long. Jim
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Old 03-24-2015, 06:48 AM   #9
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Brand new trailer and have all of these problems?! Such a shame. We love our airstreams but good Lord! Gimme a break! I think I'll join you in that drink! So sorry for your troubles, but they will have you up and running in no time!


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Old 03-24-2015, 08:44 AM   #10
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Relative to the awning. It is normal to see some dripping down the side of the AS under the awning. The sectioned hard (aluminum) road cover is not waterproof at it's joints and will allow some penetration. Do make sure that the drips originate at these joints and not from under the gutter molding to which the awning is attached. It should be well sealed from the top side of it's length.
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Old 03-24-2015, 08:52 AM   #11
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Thanks for the tip on the awning. I will go back to my pics and see if I can work out where it is coming from.

Time to finish that email to the dealer!
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Old 03-24-2015, 09:00 AM   #12
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Hey, you are in an Airstream!!!! Get these things fixed. Remember, they all have weak spots...now you know BEFORE serious damage occurs! Think of it as getting to REALLY know your spouse... Some things about you she/he may find endearing.. ��
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Unfortunately, we all have days like this once in a while. I had mine while traveling a few years back.

1. Battery died and wouldn't take a charge.
2. Transmission in TV fried while driving into town to get a new battery.
3. Received a call from our veterinarian back home while waiting for tow truck to arrive to take our TV to dealer for transmission replacement. One of our cats had to be put to sleep.
4. Dropped off TV at dealer for transmission replacement. Got rental car. Drove back to campground. Installed new battery in AS. Got sick.

Was glad to get home at the end of that trip.
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Hmmm

Focusing on the bourbon will always minimize these sort of problems and leaks will eventually dry up due to the band aids you applied while again focusing on the bourbon. Have fun and best wishes with the repairs.
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