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MelGoddard 10-11-2016 03:38 PM

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Originally Posted by lonestarpipe (Post 1862690)
Who has had good luck with their dealer and salesperson and would recommend them? We are currently looking and have not had much success. We live in North Texas, but don't mind to travel for purchase. We had a 2010 International 25FB, traded for a 5th Wheel (If that's in the back of your mind, DON'T DO IT) because we thought we needed more space. We didn't. There is nothing like Airstream. Looking at the Flying Cloud 25FB twin. We know our trade is going to be a challenge, but it seems like most of the dealers have a take it or leave it attitude with the Airstreams right now because they are more popular than ever. We would just like someone we could have an intelligent, honest conversation with that is knowledgeable about the product and can give us some options. Thanks for the input.

Up in Ontario, Canada, the dealer of choice is CanAm in London.
There is a dealer in Ottawa, but I have no experience with them.
I traded in my New 25' FC, for a 30'FC, 'cause I was not happy with the 'East-West' bed, and lack of storage. No problem!
John gave me a very decent trade-in, ordered a new 30' FC, and now I have a very comfortable 'home away from home'.
The few interior snags were looked after, 'toot-suite', and I have no shame in bragging about their good service and ambience for the customer.:D

AIRHEDS 10-11-2016 04:13 PM

Another vote for Colonial ... Patrick specifically, but they're all great! It's almost like every last one of them is the owner him/herself!

tbaugh 10-11-2016 05:12 PM

I would suggest Haydocy Airstream in Columbus Ohio. Talk to either Eric or Brian.

franklyfrank 10-11-2016 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Protagonist (Post 1862696)
A little bit closer to home for you is Foley RV in Gulfport, MS. That's where I bought my Airstream.



We have bought our 30' International at Foley RV as well. Fair deal great people to do business with.

Footballxm 10-11-2016 05:44 PM

Just bought 2017 airstream interstate from John Spruell at The R V Shop in Baton Rouge, 985-507-6532 (cell). Shopped everywhere. He not only gave best price but was very straightforward and knowledgeable. Helpful after sale also. Very pleased.

80Ram 10-11-2016 06:22 PM

Ask for Joe at Foley Rv in Gulfport Ms.

kleimanr 10-11-2016 07:20 PM

Toscano RV. Los Banos, CA. Ask for Dave. You won't get a better deal anywhere else.

leje 10-11-2016 07:27 PM

Rick at Reliable RV in Springfield MO

romeb 10-11-2016 07:34 PM

Still another enthusiastic vote for Colonial. I traded in my Sunline on a used Airstream online and on the phone. In the back of my mind this was risky but, with the great treatment from everyone I dealt with there, that now ranks as one of my most pleasant purchases ever.

Ronman 10-11-2016 09:48 PM

We had a great experience with Bill Thomas Trailer in Wentzville, Missouri. Folks drive by other AS dealers to shop here. Multiple purchases.

StrmyWeather 10-11-2016 10:07 PM

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Originally Posted by SeaLevel (Post 1862883)
Another vote for Colonial; but, since they are so far away from you, as they are for us, you most likely won't be going back there for service. Generally speaking, going with someone closer to home might make sense when you need service. They've been okay to work with after the sale, but I've pretty much had to fix everything myself.

Good point. Best case scenario is to be able to buy and service locally, as SeaLevel suggests, but that wasn't an option for me. Unfortunately, I won't deal with the local dealer for service because my experience with the sales department was so bad; may be wrong to assume one flows to the other, but I'm not going to chance it.

There are other dealers closer than NJ that have a good service reputation that I may talk with when it comes to service, but when I spoke with them about buying they either had incorrect knowledge of the product or wanted to good 'ole boy me to pay more. And these were dealers with good reputations in this forum. I may end up performing some maintenance on the trailer myself because I can, but my first prerequisite was dealing with a company I could trust in purchasing the trailer. I can also feel good about their service in this case. It's not just about the initial price, but who I prefer to do business with. All the best in your decision.

i2oadRunnei2 10-11-2016 11:50 PM

I bought mine here in Portland OR and I believe they own 3 others (Wa, Id, and Ca), so another vote for https://airstreamnw.com/

FCStreamer 10-12-2016 09:08 AM

I've had a need for service but I don't have any dealers "close" to where I keep my Airstream. And hooking up the Airstream to have some work done on it is just not practical. I still work. I would need to take days off for that. And I'd rather take them off for something else.

So a good relationship with a mobile RV repair person is important to me. And hoping nothing "major" needs repair. The wife wants to go to Jackson Center for the tour. It will have to wait until we retire. 7 years on the very positive side, 17 years on a worst case scenario. Between now and then I hope I never have to take the trailer anywhere for a repair. I hope I can bring the repair (if needed) to the trailer.

jmiranti 10-12-2016 09:35 AM

Texas Airstream Dealer
 
We also have had a great experience with Bayer in Dublin, TX! Very small and very personal. Made us a great cash deal (we did very well selling our SOB rather than trading it in) and the delivery experience was pleasant and very thorough. We did all our negotiations by email and phone and drove from Springfield, MO to pick it up.
We never expect to sell our 2016 Eddie Bauer (apparently the last one sold new, anywhere), but we certainly will recommend Bayer to anyone who asks.
There are some great RV campgrounds in that are, too!
Happy camping!

phann 10-12-2016 10:18 AM

We have bought 2 Airstreams through Bay Area Airstream in Fairfield CA. Our rep was Danny Villanueva and he was great. We were very happy with the deaker and continue to go to them for any service needs.

lonestarpipe 10-12-2016 02:15 PM

Thanks for all the responses. You all have definitely given us a lot to consider.

nwdionne 10-13-2016 08:36 AM

We drone from Houston to Tampa for our23FC.. RV1 was good to us. The Tec that got her ready was awesome. We were brand new to camping. He told us everything we needed and sent us to Camping World. He spent a lot of time with us. Our sales person is no longer there.
I would consider Colonial in NJ though. Real high volume.
I would NOT go to Holiday World in Katy.

cstevecook 10-13-2016 11:14 AM

Another vote for Safford in VA. We pick our 23fb up this Saturday.



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bel73 10-13-2016 05:07 PM

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Originally Posted by cstevecook (Post 1863737)
Another vote for Safford in VA. We pick our 23fb up this Saturday.



Steve
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Wish we would have know this a couple weeks ago. They have a 2016 that they are darn near giving away. We decided to drive 900 miles south for a 2017 and got burned! Had to drive 900 miles home empty handed. Almost went to Safford for the 2016.

GettinAway 10-15-2016 08:55 AM

We got our 23FB up in Quad Cities IA. I do not recommend that dealer. It's a sister dealer to a Chicago dealer. The guys in IA did not know much about AS. But we saved over $7K buying from them. I would have preferred to buy locally, but that's just too big of a price dif to justify it.


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