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Old 09-17-2007, 08:31 PM   #1
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Cool After one year . . .

We were recently prompted by an old 'salt' to join the Airstream Forum and see what it is all about. A quick perusal showed us that we should have done this when we bought our '07 Safari 27' FB SE and would have saved us considerable frustration in resolving manufacturing defects. We love our trailer but we are now turning it in to the dealer for warranty repair, mainly leaking roof in the bedroom area after a bad rain storm while camping.
We will see what becoms of this . . . plus four or five other items.
Being based in Washington State we get a lot of rain here and needless to say I don't really want to throw a tarp over it while camping.
We haul the Safari with a '06 F250 Power Stroke and most of the time I don't know it is back there because it is so easy to tow. We are not full timers, only travel once amonth for a week or so from May through September in the Northwest (Oregon, Idaho and Washington).
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Old 09-17-2007, 08:34 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums! The great Northwest is not a good place to have leaks of any kind. Hope they get it sealed up for you. I'm sure they will. Good luck and ask any questions - this is the place to get answers. Don't forget to use the "search" feature on the upper blue line to research prior posts.
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Old 09-17-2007, 08:50 PM   #3
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Welcome to the Airforums,'re in the right place, but you already know that! Leaks are a pain...but they can be dealt don't let that discourage you too much...

Glad you could join in...
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Old 09-17-2007, 08:57 PM   #4
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hi marisue and welcome to the forums!

which dealer?

i'd insist on them doing a 'pressurized leak test' and find ALL of the leaks...

instead of just chasing the gaps with sealant...

have them do it right the first time.

there are several threads here on this testing process and the results.

all of the true things that i am about to tell you are shameless lies. l.b.j.

we are here on earth to fart around. don't let anybody tell you any different. k.v.
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Old 09-17-2007, 09:03 PM   #5
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After One Year

I have been working on mine for a year and 7 mo. Use the search for "And the fun never stops".
The only Quality control at Airstream is lack there of!!!!!
I hope you have a good dealer, as he is your only hope. Don't go anywhere near Sutton in Eugene, OR.
Your dealer and the Mother Ship is all you have. The factory service dept is pretty good but not perfect.
When I had leaks on the roof, it was because they didn't put any screws or sealer, and left out one rivet.
Leak behind stove was 3 striped screws and no sealer on hood vent.
Leaks at front and rear center window was bad gasket.
Cracked rock guards are known defect, check yours.
The list goes on!!!
I am full time and moving in and out is great fun.
Good luck.

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Old 09-17-2007, 09:05 PM   #6
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Hi and welcome. On my side of the state, leaks are hard to find! We have a hardy goup od NW streamers. Welcome to the boards.
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