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Spare tire carrier MOD

Posted 09-13-2018 at 08:44 PM by GMFL

Ok so there’s this guy on the forum “rclay416”, who had a terrible thing happen with a blown tire.
Long story short, he had a blow out and had a roadside tire service come out and change his tire for him. Once done the roadside tire service guy placed his blown tire back in the spare tire carrier..... Bad idea..... the blown tire and rim fell through the carrier while traveling down the road and caused MAJOR DAMAGE to his unit. In the fine print of the Airstream owners manual it states...
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Toilet swap

Posted 08-21-2018 at 08:25 PM by GMFL
Updated 08-21-2018 at 08:28 PM by GMFL (Add photos)

No great detail here but swapped out factory thimble size toilet out for a dometic 321 elongated bowl residential size toilet. Pretty straight forward install, bolted right up. I also added a piece of aluminum trim to the front of the toilet riser to help prevent chipping from foot traffic.
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Custom 3” lift kit

Posted 08-21-2018 at 08:04 PM by GMFL
Updated 11-15-2018 at 02:55 PM by GMFL

I built a custom 3” lift kit using 3”x3” 1/4” wall square tubing. The square tubing allowed me to run the propane line that goes to the water heater through the lift block avoiding the problem of rerouting it under the axle. Blocks are 10” long and I just measured a matched the existing holes in the frame and axle. I was able to drill the blocks with a standard bit and drill press, taking care to keep the bit cool with oil and keep steady firm pressure while drilling. I used all new grade 8 bolts...
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Hitch Holder

Posted 08-21-2018 at 07:52 PM by GMFL

I welded a 2 1/2” to 2” receiver reducer to the street side A-frame of my trailer to allow me a place to store my hitch while at a camp site. This little addition works great to keep the rear of the truck free, the hitch out of the dirt, and out of the way.
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Tire and wheel upgrade

Posted 08-20-2018 at 09:12 PM by GMFL
Updated 08-20-2018 at 09:27 PM by GMFL

Upgraded from 14” factory rims and Goodyear Marathon tires to 15” Sendel TO3 rims and Michelin 235/75 R15 Defender tires. I bought 5 of these Rims and tires so that the stair would match. In order for the 15” spare tire to fit in the carrier I had to modify it by drilling two new holes for the mounting bolts which allowed the carrier to hang approx 1” lower. I also added Centramatic Balances to the 4 wheels on the ground. This was done before I lifted the trailer and there was no problems with...
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