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Old 04-09-2019, 07:38 PM   #1
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345 panel repairs

I have a 1984 345 with damage to the rear roof
Looks like the center and drivers side rear upper panel will need to be replaced. As well as the panel
Above the rear most drivers side window.
No glass is broken but looking at the side panel it looks like it’s a solid piece all the way to the front.
So I have a few questions.

1. Are replacement panels available?

2. Is this even worth repairing or should I just look for one without damage and use this one for parts?
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Old 04-09-2019, 08:44 PM   #2
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Is this by chance the 345 you bought?

https://daytona.craigslist.org/rvs/d...822687371.html

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Old 04-09-2019, 09:07 PM   #3
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Old 04-10-2019, 09:02 AM   #4
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IMHO, the amount of money it would take to fix this coach isn't worth it; even doing all the work yourself.
I'd look for a nicer unit.

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Old 04-10-2019, 10:00 AM   #5
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IMHO, the amount of money it would take to fix this coach isn't worth it; even doing all the work yourself.
I'd look for a nicer unit.

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Are the panels available?

What do you think the big cost would be?
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Old 04-10-2019, 10:46 AM   #6
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Are the panels available?

What do you think the big cost would be?
$500 plus per panel and those prices will nearly double with shipping. The roof panel? I wouldn't even want to guess. Got to be more than $5K in panels.

What would worry me is you are seeing it after someone has already tried to straighten it out (judging from the removal of the inner panels).

My best suggestion would be to sell it to Mike (who wants a 20ft). The first 20ft look OK maybe he can un-rivet the end section and cut the 14ft that is twisted out, then re-attached the end section.
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$500 plus per panel and those prices will nearly double with shipping. The roof panel? I wouldn't even want to guess. Got to be more than $5K in panels.

What would worry me is you are seeing it after someone has already tried to straighten it out (judging from the removal of the inner panels).

My best suggestion would be to sell it to Mike (who wants a 20ft). The first 20ft look OK maybe he can un-rivet the end section and cut the 14ft that is twisted out, then re-attached the end section.
Ok 5k in panels..... where can I get them?
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Ok 5k in panels..... where can I get them?
Any Airstream dealer. They will order from the factory. The factory will not sell direct to you.
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Any Airstream dealer. They will order from the factory. The factory will not sell direct to you.
wow i would have never guessed the factory would sell panels for a 1985
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Aluminum panels yes.....anything made of plastic no chance now.
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I know Airstream doesn't have certain exterior panels for the Classic motorhomes; you'd have to call them to find out.
The labour to get panels installed by a skilled person would be the expensive part. A long side panel on a trailer is a 10g+ job

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I know Airstream doesn't have certain exterior panels for the Classic motorhomes; you'd have to call them to find out.
The labour to get panels installed by a skilled person would be the expensive part. A long side panel on a trailer is a 10g+ job

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I called hopefully they call back tomorrow.
If the panels are available I can install them.

If they aren’t then I’m not sure what I will do.
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I called hopefully they call back tomorrow.
If the panels are available I can install them.

If they aren’t then I’m not sure what I will do.
I was wondering if you were able to get the panels you needed? I am going to have to replace the street side rear lower panel that curves around the back.
Thanks for sharing any info you have on this.
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