Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-03-2012, 12:41 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
ole-red's Avatar
 
2007 19' International CCD
2002 19' Bambi
2005 30' Classic
Dover , Arkansas
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 76
Tie downs for long term living.

Could someone help with the question I have about living in an Airstream. I have a 30 ft Classic, that I will be living in for the next (2) years, about 4 nights a week....I know that regular Moble Homes have twist in anchors so they can be strapped down, for high winds, and so forth.....I am assuming this can be done on an airstream as well....Could someone comment on this....I would appreciate your comments and or suggestions.
__________________

__________________
ole-red is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2012, 01:08 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
AirsDream's Avatar
 
1999 23' Safari
Perrysburg , Ann Arbor
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 914
Never gave this idea a thought, but it makes some sense for "really long term" stays. Sorry to have no information to forward, but: I'd contact a mobile home park or high end RV facility in Florida, where they specialize in hurricane anchors.
__________________

__________________
AirsDream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2012, 01:09 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
clancy_boy's Avatar
 
2003 22' International CCD
Kiln , Mississippi
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,780
Images: 8
My father-in-law had the same issue when his job moved and he needed 2 years to retire so he followed with an SOB. He went to a mobile home dealer in Raleigh, had them come out and using an electric powered tool they screwed in 4 anchors 4 feet deep. Seems like overkill but that was what they used on mobile homes. These are the type that have the screw takeups on the end for the flat 2 inch metal straps. He placed 2 straps/anchors on the tongue end by the exposed frame and two in the rear where he coud slide the strap material under the floor and on top of the frame. Worked well, he leveled and set down the BAL jacks on concrete squares and the same for the tires (he left those on the camper). When he left they came back and pulled them out for him for no cost.
__________________
Michael & Tina with Layla and Preston BZ
The family has grown.
2003 22' INTERNATIONAL CCD
clancy_boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2012, 01:25 PM   #4
2 Rivet Member
 
ole-red's Avatar
 
2007 19' International CCD
2002 19' Bambi
2005 30' Classic
Dover , Arkansas
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 76
Thanks for you information, thats kinda what I thought I would do....Sure hate to be laying upside down in a big thunder storm.....Those twisters are pretty popular in these parts.....The screw down type anchors is what I thought of also.....I will have the mobile home company that sets up my job trailer bring along some extra anchors and do as you suggested for the tongue and the rear....Would make me feel a lot safer !!!
__________________
ole-red is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2012, 04:14 PM   #5
Vintage Kin
 
slowmover's Avatar
 
Fort Worth , Texas
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 7,583
Images: 1
But you have to run by the used tire store to get some tread-less carcasses for the roof. Don't forget.
__________________
1990 35' Silver Streak Sterling; 9k GVWR.
2004 DODGE Cummins 305/555; 6-manual; 9k GVWR.
Hensley Arrow. 9-cpm solo, 15-cpm towing
Sold: Silver Streak Model 3411
slowmover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2012, 07:07 PM   #6
Rivet Master
 
TG Twinkie's Avatar
 
1974 Argosy 26
Morrill , Nebraska
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,140
Images: 2
Blog Entries: 5
I would have them tie the axles down instead of the rear end. If you pull down on the rear end you could cause or contribute to separation.
__________________
Knowledge: "A gift to be shared. A treasure to receive."
TG Twinkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2012, 09:23 PM   #7
Rivet Master
 
clancy_boy's Avatar
 
2003 22' International CCD
Kiln , Mississippi
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,780
Images: 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by TG Twinkie View Post
I would have them tie the axles down instead of the rear end. If you pull down on the rear end you could cause or contribute to separation.

I don't remember them under any tension. The straps were not real tight, just snug. In fact, when the grass under the concrete squares decomposed the starps were slightly slack. I think they would have prevented a roll over in high winds the way they were setup.
__________________

__________________
Michael & Tina with Layla and Preston BZ
The family has grown.
2003 22' INTERNATIONAL CCD
clancy_boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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
(Film) 23 feet: Simple Living for Outdoor Passions redstart Airstream "In the News" 3 03-22-2011 06:11 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.