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Old 07-17-2015, 05:25 PM   #61
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So its safe to say nobody likes their Shasta Retro?
I love my reissue as does my wife, seems we haven't had the problems some have.. The dealer got it right before he delivered..
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Old 07-17-2015, 05:44 PM   #62
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Interesting two different views. The hubby and I are looking to downsize and the Shasta Retro caught our eye. We are going to ask the dealer to put the trailer on a lift (or over a pit) so the hubby can do an inspection. If they don't want to comply we will walk out. We are also going to look at other smaller campers.
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Old 07-17-2015, 05:45 PM   #63
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I would look elsewhere. Airstream elsewhere.
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Old 07-17-2015, 05:52 PM   #64
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I like the Airstream but I can't justify the price for something we will use part time. There was a vintage 27 footer at the local Camping World that was all original- a barn find! Exciting for sure but simply too large for the two of us. It would look good on a lake lot, though....
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Old 07-17-2015, 05:54 PM   #65
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Others can speak for themselves, but given the opportunity to turn back time, I would skip the Airflyte and put the money down on a 16' Airstream Bambi.
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Old 07-17-2015, 06:07 PM   #66
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Good Evening All... Thanks so much for the replies. My husband is getting the pics off his phone to download.. He doesn't think it was blown out--it looked like the metal was "crinkled up" and separated.. no evidence of tire rubbing.. We'll get pics posted soon as we need to find the cable box as we just moved and swimming in boxes... Funny, we have talked about just showing up next week in Middleton and see what they say... We are somewhat stuck as we bought in Utah and now here in Mississippi... I will say Country Creek RV in Hattiesburg has been amazing with us being that we didn't buy from them and the Shasta warranty service line won't deal with me, just a dealer as Im sure they are busy... Hopefully the company will do the right thing, I'll keep ya'll posted... and with the pics as well..
I'm afraid I would tape, wire, ratchet strap it together and show up at the factory door.
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Old 07-17-2015, 06:48 PM   #67
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Interesting two different views. The hubby and I are looking to downsize and the Shasta Retro caught our eye. We are going to ask the dealer to put the trailer on a lift (or over a pit) so the hubby can do an inspection. If they don't want to comply we will walk out. We are also going to look at other smaller campers.
I think the integrity of the dealer has everything to do with the satisfaction you'll have with ANY of the makes and models out there. To make yourself aware of the product going in. The dealer is the final inspection and correction part of any RV. If they just pump them out, then the end user is not going to be happy, doing more fixing than camping. Unfortunate that bad service is more common than not.
I was lucky to find a family owned small dealer that cares about their customers.
They told me they have done a number of reissues for warranty work that were sold by dealers that didn't do the prep work before delivery.
I'm not pushing the Shasta, but am suggesting to really check out the dealer..
If they're. Just pressing for a sale.... Keep looking.
Google the social media, there are a number of sites out there, some folks are happy, some not.. Mine had issues, they were just corrected first..
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Old 07-17-2015, 06:53 PM   #68
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And that's a MAJOR problem with this trailer...dealers are few and far between.

Shasta cut corners on the Reissue and made them in haste. Every trailer has issues, including potentially dangerous problems with wheel clearance. If you can't buy local, don't even consider it.
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Old 07-19-2015, 03:09 PM   #69
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Putting mine up for sale, and I haven't even camped in it yet. Problem is, unlike a dealer that will sell it to you knowing the problems, I'll be honest with whoever buys it so my conscious doesn't bother me. Unless a class action lawsuit happens before I sell it.
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Old 07-19-2015, 06:04 PM   #70
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I have filed three safety related complaints with NHSTA.

1. Window falling out
2. Suspension not sufficient to support trailer weight
3. Supplying passenger car tires on Travel Trailer

NHTSA called me today - they are listening. I strongly advocate that every owner having these issues do the same.

Shasta, by now being well aware of these problems (especially 1,2 above), has yet to send any notification direct to owners recommending they at least have their trailers inspected.
I hate to say it but unless about 8 people are killed by this safety issue, your probably not going to get much satisfaction from NHSTA.
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