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Hi Mer (and others)
I just read your posting with interest having myself just recently posted a problem on the "Swift" forum area (maybe in error?).
I only wish I had spotted this one months ago. I too have an Ace airstream 630EW and purchased it back in September 08 from the same dealer as yourself.
It's a 200 mile round trip for me and it's been back 4 times to date with all the problems you mention (and some). Reading your experience is like looking into a parallel life. Like yourself, it was our first purchase of a motorhome. Like yourself, I was drawn by it's looks and interior design. Like yourself, until we were brave enough to go abroad last year, we had covered more miles going to and from the dealer for repairs than we had going away. Like yourself, I've lost the pride that I had in my motorhome. Other fellow van owners around me can't believe the situation, it's a real joke (but a nightmare to me). It's like looking in a mirror! You must be "the other" person that the dealer keeps mentioning.
Having just collected it again I still have more problems - see my posting "Control Panel Confusion" on the Swift Forum. The staff at the dealer are very "nice" but I'm loosing faith in their ability to actually resolve these problems.
We need to speak! I'll PM you with my number as like someone on here says...there's strength in numbers. I'm not sure how to drive this anymore and if it was left to the wife she would have involved solicitors by now, although that's not my preferred method. I just want a working van which is what I thought I might get with a 40K vehicle from SWIFT!
What is worrying me is that I don't see any postings from AC Airstream owners who seem to have had these ongoing problems actually resolved.
I'm beginning to wonder if owners have just given up and traded their Airstreams in for something more reliable. Any feedback from ex-Airstream owners I wonder???
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