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Old 11-03-2011, 10:51 AM   #15
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you guys have drawers?
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:01 AM   #16
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you guys have drawers?
Yea, but its "UNDER" the bumper and out of sight ....
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:11 AM   #17
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Yea, but its "UNDER" the bumper and out of sight ....
I like to leave mine hanging open when I'm setting up.
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:13 AM   #18
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Is that something stock from Airstream?

I guess ours must have come with the cabinetry by Fredericks. It's just a thin covering over a box.
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:24 AM   #19
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Is that something stock from Airstream?

I guess ours must have come with the cabinetry by Fredericks. It's just a thin covering over a box.
I don't know what other models have them, but the classics do.

The center of the rear bumper pulls out and there is a wide shallow galvanized steel drawer. I use it to store all my sewer hook up stuff.

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Old 11-03-2011, 11:25 AM   #20
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Joking aside, my 30 foot classic (non-FB) has a drawer that is under the bumper. I would post a picture, if I had one.

The 31 and 34 foot classics (again, my knowledge is limited to non-FBs) also have it.
Problem is that water off the bumper ends up in the drawer, so it limits what you can use it for ... If the water doesn’t drain it causes the galvanized steel to corrode. It's something that you need to check when buying used because it's one indicator as to how well the Airstream had/has been taken care of....
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:09 PM   #21
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I like to leave mine hanging open when I'm setting up.
I like to leave mine open when Im breaking camp and heading for the open road. All those friendly, wavingpeople weren't saying Bon Voyage afterall, but "Hey, your drawer is open, Big Dummy."
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Another place I think the spray liner material could be used is inside the wheel wells. Not only would it provide protection from corrosion, but might also help limit the damage in the event of a blowout (and I'm not talking about blown out drawers!).
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:32 PM   #23
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My "58 Traveler has it in the wheel wells as well. I think they must have used it everywhere for a period of time. I did use it to undercoat a canned ham I rebuilt a few years ago. I thought it would help seal the plywood from water damage. It is so easy to apply, I do think using it to seal up the inside of the aluminum is a good idea, but as has been said before, sealing the seams externally as well seems to be the way to go.
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I've been thinking about lining my under-bumper drawer with that stuff ...
Would you do the inside and outside of the drawer?
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Would you do the inside and outside of the drawer?
No, just the inside: I think the corrosion comes from moister in the drawer trapped between the drawer and the rubber liner that causes the problem.
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i guess we got the commando version. No outside drawers.
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Another place I think the spray liner material could be used is inside the wheel wells. Not only would it provide protection from corrosion, but might also help limit the damage in the event of a blowout (and I'm not talking about blown out drawers!).
I applied it after rebuilding the wheel wells on my 1976 Safari, not thinking of blowouts so much as the abrasive rock and gravel spray that helped disintegrate the original wheel wells. I shaped galvanized-steel, wheel-well liners, riveted them in place, then sprayed with bedliner. Voila, pre-Myth-Buster, shrapnel protection for the wheel wells.
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Outside Rear-Bumper Drawers...

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i guess we got the commando version. No outside drawers.
...were introduced, I believe, with the Excella model in the 1980's and carried forward with the Limited and Classic models to this day.
I have one on my 2007 Classic Limited. It is a much appreciated feature and a convenient place for sewer hose, extra sewer hose, assorted sewer fittings, nitrile gloves, and even my 30 amp power cord.
Nothing associated with fresh water goes in this drawer.
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