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Old 09-16-2003, 09:10 PM   #1
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rear bumper

a friend of mine was helping me up my driveway by giving me a little push with his bulldozer, My explorer couldn't pull my 25' Safari up the 15% grade portion, and as a result, of course, my rear bumper was gnarled. I managed to reattach the bumper by pulling the thing off and re-drilling the holes and bolting the thing back on, I'm not concerned about it falling off, but where can I have it re-shaped or replaced in Northern Ca. and how uch ought it to cost?
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Old 09-16-2003, 10:51 PM   #2
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Replacement you want..

You might call the factory, for your model year..
A new replacement shouldn't be more than a few hundred dollars..
Just curious... , what is the style of the bumper on the 99?
I have seen different styles from my 84, to the point, where some of the newer units..Are almost like "plastic"..is this what you have?
I guess the moral of this experience is:
Airstream and, bulldozer do not mix well..

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Old 09-16-2003, 11:14 PM   #3
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I've got a fly in my house. Can you send over your friend with the bulldozer?
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Old 09-17-2003, 06:48 AM   #4
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If you're lucky all you will need is a bumper. I don't think the frames on an Airstream or any travel trailer were designed to be pushed with anything, let alone a bulldozer. You certainly could have tweaked the frame, the shell or the tongue.

Poor, poor, Safari!!

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Old 09-17-2003, 07:07 PM   #5
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Might be time to think about trading "up" to a GMC

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