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Airstream Door Problems

The only time we have door fit issues is when the trailer isn’t level, or the stabilizers are out of whack.  Basically- check trailer level on the door threshold and don’t crank the stabilizers down.  But, sometimes what happens is the tongue jack stand, or stabilizers (stabs) or wheels will individually settle into a soft site, and cause out-of-level problems…

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Michelin Tire Failure, Numéro Trois

Previous post tells the tale of my trailer tire troubles to present. Total Michelin LTX failures is now at THREE. I thought ‘tread separation’ was a thing of the past since I had ‘upgraded’ to Michelin LTX tires. Not so. Towed the Airstream down to Jackson Center for repairs on the damage from the Michelin tread separation failure (number two)…

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Trailer Tire Failures. ST and LTX

A chronology of tire failures (and some corrective actions taken) on our 2008 Airstream 30′ Classic Limited. 09/01/2008 GoodYear Marathon failure. Blow-out. Streetside front (SSF). Flat. 11,000 miles on tire. 03/11/2009 GoodYear Marathon failure. Tread separation. Flat. Streetside rear (SSR). 12,900 miles on tire. 03/22/2009 GoodYear Marathon failure. Tread separation, inflated. Curbside front (CSF). Maxxis replacement. 14,200 miles on tire.…

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