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Old 04-02-2016, 12:26 PM   #1
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Well, I wrecked it

Actually, a couple of different times. Have determined that Vintage Airstream is not for me. I need to get these repaired and sell. Need someone in Mid Atlantic that can make the repairs for me.

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Old 04-02-2016, 12:41 PM   #2
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That's unfortunate.......however the last time I was in the mid Atlantic I don't ever recall seeing an Airstream certified repair center on Ascension Island; just a bunch of sea sick lads on the way down to the Falklands.

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Old 04-02-2016, 12:43 PM   #3
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Sorry to hear this. Not sure this is "mid Atlantic" but perhaps try Colonial Airstream in NJ?
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Old 04-02-2016, 02:05 PM   #4
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I think Frank's trailer works is in Baltimore. Many have used him for repairs and I think he has a very good reputation.
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Old 04-02-2016, 03:48 PM   #5
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I don't think you would be able to recover the price of repair in a sale.
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Old 04-02-2016, 03:59 PM   #6
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If it were me I'd sell as is.
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Old 04-02-2016, 04:03 PM   #7
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Airstream of Western PA, in Greensburg, PA. Two brothers run the service department, Carl and Alex. The sales department is closed down. These two guys have been working on Airstreams for well over 30 years, each. I've seen them fix just about anything on an Airstream, Argosy or any other RV for that matter.
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Old 04-03-2016, 07:31 AM   #8
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Thanks so much. Will call.
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Old 04-03-2016, 12:04 PM   #9
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Colin Hyde airstream restoration in NY is the man to contact.
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Old 04-03-2016, 12:12 PM   #10
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I have to agree that the cost to fix will be more than you could sell the trailer for.
Sell as is.
Also I don't understand what vintage trailer has to do with anything.
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Old 04-03-2016, 12:28 PM   #11
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Yuk, yuk, yuk. How about the mid Atlantic portion of the Continental United States?
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Old 04-03-2016, 12:32 PM   #12
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I think I need more of the diamond plate sided variety!
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Old 04-03-2016, 12:45 PM   #13
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This time of year is a seller's best time to sell. Suggest placing a classified ad on this site, and on local Craig's List, with detailed info. on what systems work and which don't, tire condition, appliances, etc.. If your price is realistic for what you have, NOW is the best time to sell as-is (pricing is not my area of expertise).

Ditto to bud/paiceman's recommendation of Carl and Alex near Pittsburgh. Patrick Botticelli at Colonial would be a good person to talk to also IMO for guidance.

Unlikely that repairing to sell is your best route home . . . IMO . . .

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Old 04-03-2016, 01:08 PM   #14
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I think I need more of the diamond plate sided variety!
Or take driving lessons. 😜
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Old 04-03-2016, 02:03 PM   #15
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I agree on selling as is. The damage, at least most of it, is superficial...just beauty marks, although sizable enough to make this trailer really pretty!

Superficial dents in the banana wraps and skin do not make the trailer unusable, just a little bit harder on the eyes.

All that said, it is still a nice looking trailer and would make a nice rig for the right person who is handy enough to fix some of the blemishes.

Use it or sell it...
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Old 04-03-2016, 02:10 PM   #16
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SO Sorry!!!

I truly know how you feel! What will your insurance cover? I've seen some extraordinary repairs done at the factory and it just depends on its final usage for you or next owner. If you are DONE with the AS, someone else MAY see it as a opportunity to get a AS and project. A dealer hoping to sell you another newer model - MAY - give you a clue to its real "worth" as a trade-in. You then can figure if it's with saleing or junking. Leaving it as is will lead to other issues; the main one being water and pests. Someone may see it of restoration value OR as a doner of parts. As others have offered, there are shops that can do the work - it's just how attached you are to beauty intersecting with your finances.
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