Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-18-2016, 03:48 PM   #43
Rivet Master
richw46's Avatar
2006 23' Safari SE
Lexington , Kentucky
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,611
Images: 6
How about this version of the .mp4 file. it says it's for the iPhone etc.
Attached Files


Rich & Yvonne
2006 Safari SE -Dora-
2004 4Runner SE

richw46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2016, 07:34 PM   #44
Rivet Master
m.hony's Avatar
2013 30' Classic
Greenwood , Mississippi
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 10,241
I just can't figure out how to download or view it.

Sent from my iPad using Airstream Forums

2013 Classic 30 Limited
2007 Silver Toyota Tundra Crew Max Limited 5.7 iForce
2006 Vivid Black Harley-Davidson Road King Classic
1999 Black Nissan Pathfinder LE
TAC #MS-10
WBCCI #1811, Region 6, Unit 56
Airforums #70955
m.hony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2016, 07:37 PM   #45
Airstreamer In Training
FCStreamer's Avatar

2014 30' Flying Cloud
Tampa , Florida
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 723
Blog Entries: 1
If it's any consolation, I can't view any of them on my iOS devices either. I had to go to my laptop to see it. And that doesn't look right. Too much play.
2014 Airstream Flying Cloud 30 Recliner - WBCCI #4850 - AIR #110821
2013 Cadillac Escalade Tow Vehicle, Equal-i-zer Hitch
Visit Our Flying Cloud blog for my latest adventure!
FCStreamer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2016, 08:26 PM   #46
2 Rivet Member
fran&frank's Avatar
2016 27' Flying Cloud
Hartsburg , Missouri
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 55
So I was able to watch your video. If your bars are that loose when every thing is hooked up something is not set up correctly. The amount of space between the pins and the frame and the looseness of the pin is normal. But the bars appear to have no tension on them--you should not be able to move them by hand when they are sitting on the L brackets and you are on level ground. Start by making sure the ball height is correct. If the trailer is level when sitting on the ball, you have eight washers in, and the L brackets are the correct distance from the hitch and at a height so the bars are parallel with the trailer frame when sitting in the brackets--you should not be able to rattle the bars like that because they should have a lot of tension on them! So something is not set up or assembled correctly, or possibly the bars are bent?.
Frank & Fran
2016 27' FC FB with 100 W solar
2016 Ford F150 EcoBoost
Equalizer Hitch
fran&frank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2016, 08:56 PM   #47
Rivet Master
kscherzi's Avatar
2013 27' FB International
El Dorado Hills , California
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 951
Images: 16
On your video all the slack is normal. I'm assuming you are simply holding a bar loosely in your hands and moving it around. If instead its actually inserted into the hitch then something is seriously wrong with your setup. Your bars, when properly hitched should have lots of torque placed upon them such that no man could ever budge them, even if kicking. Add more washers, up to 8.
kscherzi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2016, 09:30 PM   #48
4 Rivet Member
steverino's Avatar
2010 27' FB Flying Cloud
Ivins , Utah
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 261
Images: 3
I had problems with bending L-Pins and walking L-brackets until I implemented ROBERTSUNRUS's solution of drilling holes in the pins and installing roll pins. Ever since I applied this solution the hitch has been trouble-free for me.


The L-pin's job is to act as a fence to keep the spring bar on the L-bracket. The problem is that the top of the L-pin usually rides on the top of the spring bar, and as the bar moves back and forth during turns, it binds, and applies forces that bends the pins and sometimes moves the brackets along the tongue. The roll pin keeps the top of the L-pin off the top of the spring bar, thus eliminating the bind.

This is exactly what Progressive's redesigned L-pin with the flip clip does.

2010 27FB
steverino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2016, 10:08 PM   #49
Rivet Master
richw46's Avatar
2006 23' Safari SE
Lexington , Kentucky
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,611
Images: 6
Sorry for any confusion, I was just trying to show the play in the spring arm between the L-pin and the L-Bracket. The spring arm was just laying on the bracket, it wasn't inserted into the hitch. When hooked up I cannot move the bar at all.

I was just wanting to show that the spring arm has enough play in it to move inboard and outboard creating a loud pop or bang. I think this may be what others are experiencing and could be bending the L-pin. I have not experienced this. I have replaced the original pins with the newer ones with the spring loaded retainer. The L-bracket pads have eliminated most of the squeaking but there is still some at the spring arm socket. My rig is pretty level when loaded up. I clean the sockets and other hitch parts before each trip and check the bolts' torque.

Rich & Yvonne
2006 Safari SE -Dora-
2004 4Runner SE

richw46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2016, 05:27 PM   #50
Rivet Master
Gene's Avatar
2008 25' Safari FB SE
Grand Junction , Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 10,814
When I was sent under warranty new L brackets, the pins fit much more tightly than they did in the old brackets. The result is that the pins are so tight, they push downward on the L brackets ands push them backward at the bottom. Eventually they will be far enough away the bars may fall off. Most of this movement seems to occur when backing.

I have informed the manufacturer of this problem and hope they will send me smaller pins that have enough slop in them to work properly.


Gene 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
Warped door on my '91 Excella mudmuffin Doors & Locks 10 12-28-2012 05:54 PM
Warped Tambour Doors McNanny Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 4 04-11-2006 07:05 PM
Warped Door? Rivetedude Doors & Locks 8 05-11-2005 03:02 PM
Warped door Baja Bound Doors & Locks 9 08-28-2003 07:42 AM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:10 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

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