Of all the Airstreams I have bought and sold, the common denominator on them would be that when an end cap is lost or broken, a very small sheet metal screw is installed into the slider slot, and that's all it takes to keep them secure!
2000 390 Landyacht XL
1989 29' Excella
WBCCI #6673 jerry Hodge
Have no intention of arriving at the grave safely, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand,throttle in the other, totally worn out and screaming
"WOO HOO, WHAT A RIDE!"