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Old 11-30-2010, 08:41 AM   #1
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After pulling our new 2011 23 foot Flying Cloud home, a trip of about 300 miles, we noticed several rivets missing on the inside of our door. These smaller rivets hold the interior door panel to the door frame. Has anyone observed this and could you tell me what caused it?
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:24 AM   #2
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After pulling our new 2011 23 foot Flying Cloud home, a trip of about 300 miles, we noticed several rivets missing on the inside of our door. These smaller rivets hold the interior door panel to the door frame. Has anyone observed this and could you tell me what caused it?
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Vibration is the cause.

That can come from unbalanced running gear, and/or excessive rated hitch bars, and/or excessive rated tow vehicle.

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I was waiting for Andy to answer that but thats what I thought.
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This happened to me once within a few travel days of my Safari door slamming hard in the wind. I suspect some door flex guillotined the rivets when that happened.

Andy, the running gear/heavy bar/tough tow vehicle arguments are okay up to a point. But I've never seen tougher treatment of a trailer than on tired concrete highways where each seam sets up a harmonic bouncing that makes it difficult to get over 45mph. This is specific to certain sections of highway (try I-90 just southeast of Madison, WI, or MN-23 just east of Ogilvie, MN). I've had it happen with multiple Airstreams, with and without WD bars, and even with a softly suspended TV. Hit a highway like that and it shakes fillings from the teeth of the glamorati in my People magazines (does that even exist any more? ).
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This happened to me once within a few travel days of my Safari door slamming hard in the wind. I suspect some door flex guillotined the rivets when that happened.

Andy, the running gear/heavy bar/tough tow vehicle arguments are okay up to a point. But I've never seen tougher treatment of a trailer than on tired concrete highways where each seam sets up a harmonic bouncing that makes it difficult to get over 45mph. This is specific to certain sections of highway (try I-90 just southeast of Madison, WI, or MN-23 just east of Ogilvie, MN). I've had it happen with multiple Airstreams, with and without WD bars, and even with a softly suspended TV. Hit a highway like that and it shakes fillings from the teeth of the glamorati in my People magazines (does that even exist any more? ).
Bob.

Your absolutely correct.

All to many highways today, are like wash boards.

That in itself, can add to the punishment of an Airstream.

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Yeah, I live for the day that a frequented poured highway surface gets milled and then black-topped.
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Yeah, I live for the day that a frequented poured highway surface gets milled and then black-topped.
Smooth highways today, seems to be more directed to "a way of life" than the roads we travel.

Well, I guess, one good meaning is better than none.

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Hmmmm. After traveling to Seattle from Penticton and back i was astounded at how great the US highways are. Smooth as silk. I only wish highways in Canada were half as nice. The highway may have been fairly new though, i dunno.
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