Information, Modification

Replacing the Corbin Latches

The devil is in the details. Those darn OEM Corbin latches rust out, and even though some “PB Blaster” keeps them working, they’re a real eyesore. Vintage Trailer Supply to save the day.  “VTS-720 Stainless Draw Latch” It’s a simple replacement. What you’ll need: 1/8″ bit and drill Rivet gun (preferably manual, since it’s tight clearances) Rivets Stainless latches Needle…

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Information, Modification

Centramatics on the Airstream

After about 30,000 miles on various makes of ST tire, I had had enough of tread-separation and blow-outs, and I equipped the ‘Stream with larger 16″ rims fitted with higher load/speed rated LT Michelin tires. All was right with the world. Or so it seemed. I began noticing little disturbances in the trailer, each time after a day of towing.…

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Exploration, Modification

Replacing Shocks on a 2003 E-350

All the telltale signs for bad shocks were there.   Excessive bounce, shimmy at highway speed, and of course, fluid leak stain on the housing. Michigan vehicle.  Twelve years old.  Factory original shocks. Means, we’re going to have a heck-of-a-time getting those jonnies off.  The bottom mounts are connected to the radius arm on a welded stud mount.  The nut was…

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