Marks, We feel your pain.
We had 1999 Airstream Cutter Diesel 35ft single slide for only 11 1/2 months. We purchased it new to stay product loyal on December 1999. We traded Coach #710622 in on a another motorhome made in Oregon fall of 2000.
The Cutter Aristream was only driven 13,000 miles, total. It spent 7 months of our 11 month ownership either at our dealer, Freightliner, or Airstream-Jackson Center.
The coach was falling apart, in that the frame members that cantilevered the engine over the rear axle were cracking. The slide room rollers bounced over bolt heads as it travelled. The entry door squawked and squealed when closed while travelling.
We had the infamous water tank sag even before NHTSA made Airstream do a re-call. The story goes on......................
We re-positioned the drivers chair so it was square with steering wheel. The furnace ductwork for the water tanks was crushed and didn't provide any tank heating.
We even had a face to face visit with then Airstream Pres. Larry Huddle, May 2000, to voice concerns over Airstreams' quality control, or lack of.
In the end, we have been very happy with our current choice. We obviously have another airstream,,,,,,a Globetrotter, so when our SOB motorhome is not appropriate, we take our vintage rig