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Old 07-15-2016, 01:54 PM   #1
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2012 Classic Defects for full-timers

Normal wear and tear is expected on any product. When my steps quit working properly I was amazed to find that the rails which allow them to slide back and forth were frayed. The larger circular opening which allows the steps to "lock" into place when opened looked like a banana peel. When I took it to a dealer in NM he told me that " these Airstreams are not built to live in full-time". This was not normal wear and tear. This was a manufacturers defect. If any of you have had similar problems please let me know. There have been other issues like the draperies, the cabinet wood spiting , etc. I bought a Airstream simply because I thought that they were a step above the rest. After 4 years I wonder what else is in store for me ?

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Old 07-15-2016, 02:16 PM   #2
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There are thousands of post here detailing recurring defects in Airstreams. Very little new is ever reported or discussed here.

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Old 07-16-2016, 07:44 AM   #3
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I too bought an airstream thinking better trailer. Now the framework and the body is top of the line but it stops there. I am a RV master tech and can say that all of them are not built for full timing from the factory and the sad thing is that the airstream is one of the best. Like all the homes I have owned I will just have to keep fixing this one and someday it will be good. I'm in a 2015 classic and the quality control is sad on what I have found. Take a look at the other post I have on my converter.
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Old 07-20-2016, 01:22 PM   #4
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