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Old 11-25-2020, 06:26 AM   #1
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Andy Rogozinski - RIP

The current owner of Inland RV responded to a question about Andy's passing on Facebook:

Yes he did. I believe on 09/10/20. A huge loss to the Airstream Community. My name is Michele, I worked with Andy for several years and had the pleasure of his knowledge regarding Airstream Products. I purchased the company from him late 2017, we are still here and not planning on going anywhere.
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Old 11-25-2020, 06:49 AM   #2

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Prayers to the Family.

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Old 11-25-2020, 07:08 AM   #3
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Sad news.
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Old 11-25-2020, 07:12 AM   #4
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RIP Andy. Can’t wait til 2020 is over and to start fresh 2021.
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Old 11-25-2020, 07:24 AM   #5
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RIP Andy.
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Old 11-25-2020, 08:05 AM   #6
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Andy was always helpful if, occasionally, a might curmudgeonly. I think towards the end of his time on this Forum hew was losing patience with some of the self-appointed “experts” we see handing out poor advice.

I hope he enjoyed his brief retirement.
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Old 11-25-2020, 08:41 AM   #7
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I was introduced to Andy in 2010 by Uwe Salwender (Area 63 Productions) Andy was so knowledgeable and great to talk to. He very helpful to me when I was fresh into my rebuild on the 64 Safari. RIP and God speed Andy.

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Old 11-25-2020, 09:22 AM   #8
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I knew Andy only on-line. He was a very active member of this community. Thank you, Andy, for all of your sage advice.

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Old 11-25-2020, 09:31 AM   #9
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Andy, a knowledge base that will never be duplicated, a personality that was love/hated by many, ground breaker in the world of Airstream parts. But if he told you something, there was good reason for doing so.

I would sometimes call Andy, just to chat and get schooled on how things were done back in "the day" before all the "experts" came out thinking they knew more when it came to towing and setting up the tow-rig. If I know Andy, he's up in heaven or down in h*ll telling someone their axles are shot and the way they have their hitch setup in all wrong.

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Old 11-25-2020, 09:43 AM   #10
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When I joined this Forum, back in 2006, Andy was very active and very helpful. I learned so much from him. I bought parts from him and looked forward to his posts every day. I missed him when he stopped posting in the Forums. God speed to you Andy and thank you for all you have done in the Airstream family over the years.
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Old 11-25-2020, 10:41 AM   #11
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Ah Andy - one of a kind for sure - when Uwe and I did the Vintage Trailer Academy he was generous and very supportive - he was always very good to me - I am certain he is in heaven with his wheel balancing machine making sure god is keeping all the wheels of heaven well balanced
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Old 11-25-2020, 12:09 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by n2916s View Post
a might curmudgeonly.

You say that like it's a bad thing. I have much appreciation for the knowledge gained from Andy's blather. God speed. On a journey we all have to make.
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Old 11-25-2020, 12:11 PM   #13
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Sad news for sure. Andy helped me prepare for everything I needed before traveling to AZ. to pick up my used '77 Excella 500. It had the vacuum brakes so he schooled me on what I needed to plumb the engine manifold and run the airbrake hose back to the rear bumper. When completed, those brakes were so much better than any of the elec. brakes I have on my current '86 Sovereign. He also sent me the appropriate Kelsey-Hayes brake controller I have in a box in my garage today. Andy was always gracious when speaking with me and I know I asked him many a dumb question. I haven't spoken to him in years and I'm really sad that time and Andy have slipped away without his sharing his knowledge with me. My condolences to his family, Inland RV and this forum.

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Old 11-25-2020, 12:45 PM   #14
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Very sad news, Andy was a wealth of knowledge that the Airstream community has lost. He was very helpful and very active on airforms years ago.

Rest in Peace Andy!

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Old 11-25-2020, 12:48 PM   #15
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If I know Andy, he's up in heaven or down in h*ll telling someone their axles are shot and the way they have their hitch setup in all wrong.
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Old 11-25-2020, 12:57 PM   #16
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Andy was a unique person with tons of knowledge, history & experience with Airstreams. He contributed a tremendous amount to this community and in doing so passed on that knowledge and experience he had. I hope that we can all continue to honor his legacy through sharing our collective knowledge with each other.

RIP Andy. I hope the sunsets in heaven are a pretty as the ones you loved so much in Hawaii.

If you are willing to do some research and help write an article on Andy and his contributions to Airstreamers, please send me a PM. We can publish it on one of our blogs as way to keep his memory alive.
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Old 11-25-2020, 03:25 PM   #17
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Andy was a great help and a wonderful man to so many of us Airstreamers. Condolences to his family. He will certainly be missed - RIP Andy.
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Old 11-25-2020, 07:35 PM   #18
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I would like pay my respect to Andy Rogosinski aka InlandRV on this frorum. Your unique style and vast Airstream knowledge will always be remembered by the ones that got to know you.

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Old 11-25-2020, 08:45 PM   #19
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Inland Andy was a very knowledgeable Airstream expert and helped us immensely with countless questions and inquiries when we started in 2012. We would stop by and see him at his shop in Corona when we went out to see family. He would stand at the counter and patiently answer all my newbie questions. On our last visit he invited us into his office where we visited. He had lost some of his patience toward the end but we wrote it off to being elderly, stubborn and tired of answering the same questions for so many years. Thank you for all your assistance.

God bless Andy may your resting place be a perfect Airstream.

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Old 11-26-2020, 09:28 PM   #20
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very sad news Andy was helpful to me over the last 34 years with my Airstream he will be missed.I wish the best for his family and also hope the new owners continue his Airstream tradition
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