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Old 11-26-2003, 07:24 AM   #1
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Repair facilities in Mn.

In a fit of total stupidity - not even going to try giving you my excuse. I have very nicely dented, the drivers side front panel on my 34 foot as. Really, really dented it, will have to be replaced.

One of the disadvantages to towing with a class 8 truck, is when you are backing and run the rear of the truck into the trailer, you don't know it, until many dollar signs have gone by.

So I am in Stillwater mn, is there a good airstream repair facility withing the borders of Mn or within the states bordering Mn.


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Old 11-26-2003, 07:30 AM   #2
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According to the Airstream site there is a dealer in Anoka Mn. I think that's just north in the suburbs of Minneapolis. Dealer is

SHOREWOOD RV CTR.
8390 Highway 10 NW
Anoka, MN 55303
Telephone: 763-421-2505
Email: serviceteam@shorewoodrv.com


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Old 11-26-2003, 08:28 AM   #3
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Has anyone used the dealership in Mn for this type of repair?

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Old 11-26-2003, 08:40 AM   #4
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Ace Fogdall in Cedar Falls, Iowa about 4 hours south of Minneapolis. There are a couple of board members that have given high ratings to Fogdall. 1-800-747-0747

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5424 University Avenue
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

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Old 11-26-2003, 08:44 AM   #5
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Shorewood RV is incapable of any repair larger than changing a light bulb. Ace Fogdall has been reported to be good, see Ace. Alternatively, you could tow it back to the factory in Ohio.
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Old 11-26-2003, 09:01 AM   #6
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Repair facilities in Mn.

Greetings Chuck!

Sorry to hear about the misfortune with your Airstream.

I have been an Ace Fogdall RV customer since purchasing my '64 Overlander in 1995. They have performed all of the maintenance and several restoration projects on both my '64 Overlander and my '78 Minuet. In fact, they repaired some body damage on my Overlander before the Ruth's (P & S Trailer Service, Helena, OH) polished and plasticoated the unit. I have been totally satisfied with every repair/restoration project that they have completed on my coaches - - in fact, my Minuet is in their facility for a new axle and some needed repairs in preparation for a planned trip to Alaska next summer.

Steve Oldani, their Service Manager should be able to assist with scheduling an appointment. They also have a web site at:

Ace Fogdall RV, Cedar Falls, Iowa

I know that Ace Fogdall is in the process of building a new facility on the edge of Cedar Falls, and the targeted date for the move into the new facility was either shortly before or shortly after the first of the year - - whether this will have any impact on their service facilities I haven't heard.

The Ruths in Helena, Ohio (P & S Trailer Service) would also be a shop that I would recommend based upon my experience with them when they polished and plasticoated my Overlander. They also have a web site at:

P & S Trailer Service, Helena, Ohio

They are easy to reach via US Highway 6 and are about an hour West of Cleveland, OH.

Good luck with your repairs!

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I called Cedar Rapids and they seem to know what they are talking about, will be bringing the wounded trailer to them next week.

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I called Cedar Rapids ...
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Chuck that is Cedar Falls Cedar Rapids is another hour and a half south
Don't want to know how a southern boy in NC knows the difference BTW I will be out there next weekend

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It appears that Ace has been bought out by Camping World. Has anyone had experience with them since that change?
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Shorewood RV is incapable of any repair larger than changing a light bulb. Ace Fogdall has been reported to be good, see Ace. Alternatively, you could tow it back to the factory in Ohio.
At the risk of hijacking this thread, I'm curious to know more about any experiences with Shorewood RV in Anoka, as we just purchased from them this year. Limited contact with their service dept so far...
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The original post is over 12 years old and probably all information has changed since then.
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Jeff, we have bought two new Airstreams from Shorewood and that went okay, but when I asked about some adjustments and possible repair on our new FC a few months after we bought it I got a lecture from a service manager about what they would not do, made me sick to my stomach.

Might buy from them again but the service department is off my list. I've gone to Jackson Center twice as part of a trip east for great service, and an old Airstream dealership in Tucson, AZ for competent service if you don't mind the appearance of the place.
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I am thinking about starting a high quality airstream service and repair center in the mpls mn area . Any thoughts about the demand in the area. Ron
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