Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-18-2008, 01:35 PM   #15
Rivet Master
Alumatube's Avatar
1984 31' Airstream310
New Holland , Ohio
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,083
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.


"Despite the cost of living, have you noticed how popular it remains?"

1984 310 Limited Motor Home "The Rockin' A"
Alumatube is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Buck rivets or Olympic rivets? Sparkygus Ribs, Skins & Rivets 20 02-28-2009 08:33 AM
Olympic Shaved Rivets vs. Buck Rivets with Dimple msjaarda Ribs, Skins & Rivets 8 03-16-2007 10:00 PM
rivets... airstreamers Ribs, Skins & Rivets 8 03-06-2007 07:45 PM
Rivets Mr. G Ribs, Skins & Rivets 8 11-07-2006 09:54 AM
Rivets!!!!! srgntpepper Ribs, Skins & Rivets 10 08-20-2003 09:46 PM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:42 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.