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Old 04-18-2008, 01:35 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by yukionna
You raise a good point. Has anyone ever seen an example of where the rivets in an Airstream got stressed enough to fail? I wonder what that "failure" would look like in an Airstream?
This happens ALL the time. We are missing lines of rivets in the back of our moho where vehicular motion caused them to shear. When we bought it we had to replace the rear air bags, shocks, and got the correct new tires, and we have not seen another rivet pop (yet). This is a very common situation with Airstreams--bad axles and unbalanced drivelines also contribute to this.


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