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Old 02-09-2014, 05:09 PM   #1
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Considering a 2009 25fb but,...

Hi guys,
So I was viewing a 2009 flying cloud FB and I noticed in the bedroom between the wall and the linoleum and the trim visible staples and a gap.
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Ant insight if this is correct?
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Old 02-09-2014, 05:39 PM   #2
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The floor may have been peeled back to view and or repair floor rot. I would say the floor has definitely been pulled up in that area for a reason since it left the factory. I suggest asking the seller directly. Typically these floors are not stapled in the manner shown in your picture.
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Old 02-09-2014, 05:48 PM   #3
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Thanks Chuck
So the pic sent was in the bedroom.
The same effect is visible under the dinette table top.
Speaking of the table top my wife observed the table top was not level from the wall to the support such that it slopes so much that it's at least a two inch diff between the height at the wall and the support rod.
Alarm bells are going off
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Having been through the dreaded floor rot after purchasing a used Airstream I'd be very suspicious. I had mine repaired at the Airstream factory where 1/3 of the plywood was replaced and 100% of the vinyl floor. There are no staples in my floor. The table is perfectly level.

This may be a trailer you want to pass on. Before purchasing our trailer we traveled 600 miles to see another 27FB. The pictures looked great and the owner sounded good on the phone. When we saw the trailer several alarm bells went off when we saw a few less than perfect repairs. We turned around and drove 600 miles home having dodged a bullet.

While we didn't know the trailer we ultimately purchased had floor rot when we bought it (the Airstream dealer we paid to inspect it for us before we sealed the deal with the seller didn't uncover the rot), we did get a good enough price that we could pay to have the repair done properly at the factory and still feel we bought a good trailer at a fair price. We've owned our trailer 2 1/2 years, traveled about 15,000 miles, and enjoyed it immensely.

If you buy a trailer requiring repairs, make sure the price reflects the need to spend more to make it right. I encourage you to have repair work done at the factory or by someone who has an excellent reputation and considerable experience with these trailers.
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Thanks Chuck,...
So just for giggles could you share what that repair cost you in round dollars?
I ask because though I really love AS and would go so far as to take it to the factory for repair it really grinds my gears that in reality the true cost of a dream has to accommodates shoddy workmanship.
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So just for giggles could you share what that repair cost you in round dollars?
I ask because though I really love AS and would go so far as to take it to the factory for repair it really grinds my gears that in reality the true cost of a dream has to accommodates shoddy workmanship.
I have responded in a PM.
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