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Old 06-14-2016, 09:23 AM   #309
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My white dots were repaired by the dealers service department to my satisfaction. They used the following products available on Amazon and there is no sign of them. The "professional furniture repair man" turned out to be the 23 YO service tech, but nonetheless he did a good job and there is no perceivable evidence of repair.





When I got the trailer home I went over every nook and cranny that I could shine a light in and was pleasantly surprised to see no garbage, neat wire runs, and otherwise a quality installation of all visible components.
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Old 06-14-2016, 11:06 AM   #310
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Your spot repair stuff, two different colors of a putty type substance, and a cleaning solvent?
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Old 06-14-2016, 11:53 AM   #311
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Yes this is what airstream recommended.
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Old 06-14-2016, 11:57 AM   #312
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Since the majority of the Pendletons do not have this white dot problem, it is not "normal". The factory has a warranty obligation (especially at around $125,000) to replace the offending cabinetry. While it would be a very small class, all those with this issue should band together as a group to get this resolved.

Poor craftsmanship abounds at Airstream.
I spoke with Airstream this morning and they claim that ALL Pendleton's have those little white flecks in the veneer and that's just the way it is! I wish my dealership was as competent as Ambots. Apparently they have no intention of attempting a repair. His photos show three different items. It looks like 2 different colors, or shades of filler and a solvent. Maybe I'll check out some local furniture repair people and just pay out of pocket.

I sent a long message to AS and closed by using the analogy comparing the purchase of a Mercedes or BMW and finding little white dots all over the interior. I seriously doubt they'd accept that. What a disappointment.
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Old 06-16-2016, 08:44 PM   #313
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Comparisons to the Classic aside, the Pendletons are definitely a step up collector and value-wise if the idea is resale down the road. The all-solid-hickory earlier true "CLASSIC" Classics and the very first all real wood cherry Classics I honestly think will hold much better value down the road than the current stick-on-laminate Classics. I know that if I still wanted a cherry Classic, I would ONLY scope out a used but mint all real wood version, and those are probably pretty rare already. So I can see those would hold value. In contrast, I would NEVER pay for the fake wood version. But, to put the Pendletons into perspective, the 75th Winick trailers are going for MORE than they sold for new. It wouldn't surprise me if the Pendletons do something similar down the road. People like "campy" trailers regardless of what Airstream usually feeds us, and the Pendleton fits this bill while being all laminate which makes it more practical to actually use than the 75th trailers (which are essentially rolling works of gorgeous art that some can be apprehensive to actually use because they are just so perfect).
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Old 06-17-2016, 09:03 AM   #315
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Old 06-26-2016, 12:49 PM   #316
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Hi from AZ. . . I knew from the look on Her face when we walked in the Pendleton I was toast. . . and now we are the proud owners of #68 ! We traded our '10 FC28, making this our 4th Airstream. We had a couple of solar panels & controller installed, as well as a cell booster thingee, with ext antenna. . . Can't wait to head for the high country & escape this killer heat in AZ..........oh happy days , regards, Craig
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Old 07-07-2016, 12:56 PM   #317
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Maiden Voyage

Well, have taken a couple of long weekends, starting with a Memorial Day maiden voyage of #006. Typical Rocky Mountain M-Day weather, ranging from snow and 28 degrees to sunny and mid sixties. We were certainly warm and cozy inside but the weather sure gave the furnace a workout and, between the snow and cloud cover, gave the solar charging system a test as well. Last week we were in Rocky Mountain National Park (first NP visit for #006) and next week begins a three week adventure to the North Country of Minnesota.

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Old 07-07-2016, 05:13 PM   #318
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Great update! Did you or anyone else get a real world tounge weight? How much solar do you have, factory or aftermarket?

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Glad you wrote 006! Happy to hear you're enjoying your new Pendleton. We've had ours out in cold weather but not freezing temps. Our 320a solar installed by the dealer is working well.
By the way, I finally received my NP pass in today's mail. Has everyone else received theirs?
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Great update! Did you or anyone else get a real world tounge weight? How much solar do you have, factory or aftermarket?

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Can't help with the actual tongue weight. It would be nice to know but not really critical given our TV. As for the solar, I had 200 watts of Go Power flexible panels installed. Not sure I am happy with those yet. Very clean installation as they actually curve to the roof contour. Can't tell they are up there unless you get up high. On the other hand, I have yet to see any charging rates above 9 amps as they are not optimally oriented to the sunÖ..ever! Our upcoming tour will determine if they need more help, either in the form of an additional rooftop panel or a small portable folding panel that can be efficiently directed at the sun. It was an expensive experiment as I have a single 160 watt glass panel on our truck camper that consistently puts out more amps under similar sun conditions. Will do more exploration on the actual output of each panel and see if there is a load shed somewhere or if the wire gage is inadequate.
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Glad you wrote 006! Happy to hear you're enjoying your new Pendleton. We've had ours out in cold weather but not freezing temps. Our 320a solar installed by the dealer is working well.
By the way, I finally received my NP pass in today's mail. Has everyone else received theirs?
BicycleStream - Yes, received our NP Pass this week. Also received, a month or so ago, a "Certificate of Authenticity" for the Pendleton. Interesting. As for your solar, are they conventional framed panels?
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Our NP pass came today, didn't know about the Cert, thanks I'll be on the lookout!
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