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Peterf 08-29-2016 01:30 PM

Service in NW CT
 
Can anyone recommend a reputable and dependable place to service our 20' Flying Cloud's brakes, electric and ventilator fans in NW Connecticut?

Wayne&Sam 08-29-2016 03:39 PM

I can't help with a recommendation but all of those components are standard on a lot of RVs. So you really don't need an Airstream specific shop unless these are warranty issues.


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mutcth 08-30-2016 03:16 PM

We live outside of Hartford; our service and repair work is done by Classic RV in Holmes New York. Been using him for years. George is very good at fixing these trailers; indeed, ours needs to go to him for some Fantastic vent repairs and a plumbing leak.

OTRA15 08-30-2016 05:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mutcth (Post 1843574)
We live outside of Hartford; our service and repair work is done by Classic RV in Holmes New York. Been using him for years. George is very good at fixing these trailers; indeed, ours needs to go to him for some Fantastic vent repairs and a plumbing leak.

Thanks for this reference.

http://www.classicrvrepairrestorations.com/index.html

What kind of work have they done for you, and do you know anything about their capabilities with adding solar panels etc.?

Also, do you know if Airstream has authorized them to do warranty work? [Not sure if any private shops are?]

Thanks,

Peter

OTRA15 08-30-2016 06:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Peterf (Post 1842897)
Can anyone recommend a reputable and dependable place to service our 20' Flying Cloud's brakes, electric and ventilator fans in NW Connecticut?

Welcome to the forum Peter!

I am wondering if you have received any further information on this, perhaps by a private message or other sources?

Thanks,

Peter

HiJoeSilver 08-30-2016 07:03 PM

You could see if Colin Hyde could do it. He's in upstate NY, Plattsburgh.

I think the only AS only authorizes dealers for their warranty work.

OTRA15 08-31-2016 05:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HiJoeSilver (Post 1843680)
You could see if Colin Hyde could do it. He's in upstate NY, Plattsburgh.
. . .

Is this the same person oft-mentioned regarding the timing of axle orders?

:bb:

mutcth 08-31-2016 08:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OTRA15 (Post 1843654)
What kind of work have they done for you, and do you know anything about their capabilities with adding solar panels etc.?

Also, do you know if Airstream has authorized them to do warranty work?

He installed my solar, replaced a cracked water tank, installed my Fantastic vents, replaced black tank valves, as well as annual brake/bearing service. I've seen him do big time body repairs, but not on my trailer (luckily.) AS has authorized him for some warranty work but it is case by case basis.

Tom

OTRA15 08-31-2016 08:05 AM

Thanks Tom, your reply is very helpful. The location a little north of Brewster is easy for us, via either the Throggs Neck Bridge or the Port Jeff ferry. Is George pretty good at turning things around in a reasonable time? I guess you probably leave the AS there and go back home, or are there any motels in the area you have used if it is a quick repair?

Thanks again,

Peter

OTRA15 08-31-2016 10:23 AM

Further good comments about the shop and George on this earlier thread:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f44/...-ny-72065.html

Thanks again, Tom. I have emailed them to set something up.

Peter

Eric 28 08-31-2016 03:42 PM

I also have George ( Classic RV ) do all of my work on our Safari 28SO. And our trailer is a 2003. He has been working on Airstreams for years. His work is and turn around time are Very good.

HiJoeSilver 08-31-2016 06:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OTRA15 (Post 1843847)
Is this the same person oft-mentioned regarding the timing of axle orders?

:bb:

Yep! He does stay pretty busy.

bluvalley 08-31-2016 06:55 PM

Classic RV
 
George at Classic RV just did a beautiful job on a partial subfloor replacement on my 22 ft. CCD. Very professional and he does warranty work. Finished this very complex job in the time he said (even earlier) Sure beats driving to Ohio!

Sbb 08-31-2016 07:01 PM

George was head man when CT had an AS dealership. i have used him and plan to in the fall. Although he has not done solar work for me ( I use portable), I am sure he does it) i have seen him do fram work, a rock guards and sun glaaes to front and back of a 15' dent repairs and mire. I have a mystery whiff thing going on, I know he will figure it out.

OTRA15 09-01-2016 02:21 AM

Thanks all.

Peter

OTRA15 09-01-2016 02:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HiJoeSilver (Post 1844169)
Yep! He does stay pretty busy.

:bb:

Em . . . , er . . . , well . . . . . have you seen this thread?

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f437...de-155018.html

Not sure I would go there . . .

:wally:

mutcth 09-01-2016 07:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OTRA15 (Post 1843896)
Is George pretty good at turning things around in a reasonable time? I guess you probably leave the AS there and go back home, or are there any motels in the area you have used if it is a quick repair?

He's typically pretty busy, and only has so much parking, so he does try to get trailers in and out. I leave mine there; I live only about 75 minutes away.

Tom

OTRA15 09-01-2016 08:10 AM

Thanks Tom, I will call him next week if I don't get a reply to my email. He is probably swamped right now.

Have a good Labor Day weekend!

Happy Trails,

Peter

OTRA15 09-07-2016 03:01 AM

FYI George did call me yesterday and we set up an appt. for October (which was our personal preferred timing). Thanks again Tom for this valuable contact.

Happy Trails!

Peter

OTRA15 10-14-2016 06:31 AM

FYI Tom, our appt. with George worked out great. Repacked the bearings with new seals, and adjusted the brakes. The auto detailer next door washed and waxed the trailer at the same time. I recommend Classic RV entirely, as his experience at the former CT AS dealer was extensive and it shows in his knowledge and careful work.

Thanks again for everyone's recommendations.

Peter


Quote:

Originally Posted by mutcth (Post 1844349)
He's typically pretty busy, and only has so much parking, so he does try to get trailers in and out. I leave mine there; I live only about 75 minutes away.

Tom


mutcth 10-15-2016 05:16 PM

Peter, glad that I could help. I need to get my trailer there in the next few weeks to get a few bugs worked out.

Tom

OTRA15 08-05-2017 07:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mutcth (Post 1864673)
Peter, glad that I could help. I need to get my trailer there in the next few weeks to get a few bugs worked out.

Tom

Thanks again, Tom, for the help last year. Have you been in to see George this year at his new location? We have some misc. items for him to look at.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f44/...rk-158226.html

Hope your summer is going well!

Cheers,

Peter

blkmagikca 08-05-2017 05:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OTRA15 (Post 1843654)
Thanks for this reference.

http://www.classicrvrepairrestorations.com/index.html

What kind of work have they done for you, and do you know anything about their capabilities with adding solar panels etc.?

Also, do you know if Airstream has authorized them to do warranty work? [Not sure if any private shops are?]

Thanks,

Peter

Peter, when it adding solar panels, unless you really know all about the solar system - eg the various panel options, the type, brand & model of controller, whether there will also be an inverter, and if so, whether integrated with the charger/converter, and even more so, the gauge of wire required given the amperage it will be carrying and the length of the run - go to a solar specialty shop who know the capabilities of the components.

FWIW, I had by last solar panel upgrade done in Quartzsite AZ at Discount Solar. They did good work for me.

mutcth 08-06-2017 06:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OTRA15 (Post 1988779)
Thanks again, Tom, for the help last year. Have you been in to see George this year at his new location? We have some misc. items for him to look at.

Hi Peter - No, I haven't seen him yet this year. I also have a list of things to get done; I had made an appointment to take the trailer there, but family matters forced me to postpone it. I'm hoping to get the trailer there in the next 2 weeks.

Tom

OTRA15 09-11-2017 06:55 AM

Hi Tom,

Hope you had a good summer!

We just made an appt. for October with George. Did your service visit work out OK? At the new location, what kind of parking is available, as we are hoping to leave the AS for a couple of days. I did not want to ask George about this as he was on his cell phone when we spoke.

Thanks,

Peter

Quote:

Originally Posted by mutcth (Post 1989217)
Hi Peter - No, I haven't seen him yet this year. I also have a list of things to get done; I had made an appointment to take the trailer there, but family matters forced me to postpone it. I'm hoping to get the trailer there in the next 2 weeks.

Tom


mutcth 09-12-2017 06:17 AM

Hi Peter! Yes - my visit worked out fine. Nice new shop, a lot deeper than the old one.

The day I was there, George was swamped with trailers, so I grabbed mine ASAP. There is more parking there than at the old location, but I'd let George know that you'd have to leave it a few days.

It's easy to get to - right off of 84 - just keep an eye out for the small Classic RV sign on the business complex's big sign of signs. George is right at the end of the building as you pull in.

Tom

OTRA15 09-12-2017 06:58 AM

Thanks. I noticed Fahnestock SP close to George:

https://parks.ny.gov/parks/133/details.aspx

https://www.google.com/maps/search/f.../data=!3m1!1e3

Have you ever been there? Not sure how many sites are trailer-friendly.

Thanks,

Peter

OTRA15 09-20-2017 06:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mutcth (Post 2007532)
Hi Peter! Yes - my visit worked out fine. Nice new shop, a lot deeper than the old one.
. . .

Thanks again for the earlier feedback, Tom. Any thoughts on Fahnestock SP?

Thanks,

Peter

OTRA15 09-27-2017 02:52 AM

FYI Fahnestock SP was partially closed, and seems more oriented to tent camping for folks who want to have neighbors real close.

Pass.

:sad:

OTRA15 10-12-2017 01:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mutcth (Post 2007532)
Hi Peter! Yes - my visit worked out fine. Nice new shop, a lot deeper than the old one.
. . .

Our service with George worked out great FYI. Do you have any suggestions for a solar installer in the NE?

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f448...us-172582.html

Thanks,

Peter

OTRA15 03-30-2018 12:57 PM

Here are some other threads about George and Classic RV:

https://www.google.com/search?q=clas...=airforums.com

Good luck, Bruce!

Peter

eagletoo 03-30-2018 01:05 PM

Classic RV
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by OTRA15 (Post 2082771)
Here are some other threads about George and Classic RV:

https://www.google.com/search?q=clas...=airforums.com

Good luck, Bruce!

Peter

Really great info, Peter.
We’re meeting with Colonial next Friday to place our order. Wish us luck!!
Thanks again.
Bruce

OTRA15 03-30-2018 02:34 PM

Have a good trip.

Colonial has been very helpful to us through the years. The 23FB would be a serious contender if we ever want to move up in size, although a 25' would too! You may have already sat in many models, but I would encourage doing so once again, if you can stomach another trip around the decision-making circle!

Happy Trails,

Peter

OTRA15 06-06-2018 06:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mutcth (Post 2007532)
. . .
Nice new shop, a lot deeper than the old one.
. . .

Hi Tom,

Have you been in to see George Hernandez recently? His website seems to be down.

Here is a new thread where I just recommended George FYI:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f445...ct-182575.html

Hope your summer is off to a good start!

Cheers,

Peter

mutcth 06-07-2018 11:08 AM

Hi Peter - I haven't needed to use George this year (yet.) I do know that the website needed updating, so not sure what's up.

EDIT: I see from the other thread that he is super-busy; glad to see he's still available for when the inevitable repair is needed.

Tom

OTRA15 06-07-2018 04:36 PM

Thanks Tom.


Peter

Eric 28 06-07-2018 06:31 PM

Peter,
George is still in Fishkill, NY. 12524. He still has his shop open. I was just there about two weeks ago having some warranty work done. His phone is 1-845-319-6007

OTRA15 06-08-2018 01:23 AM

Thanks Eric. Wondering if Airstream authorized the warranty work to be done at George's shop? That kind of arrangement seems new to me, albeit sensible IMO.

Thanks,

Peter

Eric 28 06-08-2018 06:24 AM

Peter,
Yes Airstream did. I paid George. Then E-Mail a picture of the bill to Chris Beaver at AS. He does the warranty work for travel trailers now.
His phone is 937-596-6111 EX 7358
E-Mail is cbeaver@airstream.com
I hope this helps you.

OTRA15 06-10-2018 11:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eric 28 (Post 2112220)
. . .
I hope this helps you.

Thanks Eric.

OTRA15 07-25-2019 10:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mutcth (Post 2111905)
Hi Peter - I haven't needed to use George this year (yet.)
. . .

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eric 28 (Post 2112068)
Peter,
George is still in Fishkill, NY. 12524.
. . .

Wondering if you have seen George this year for service work? We need some misc. stuff done.

Thanks,

Peter

OTRA15 07-26-2019 11:10 AM

New posts in this other thread FYI:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f445...ct-182575.html

Peter


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