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Old 02-11-2019, 07:10 PM   #141
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Zacharycox84 we are taking our first trip in March to Grapevine Texas I would buy the other half of your lift kit if you still have it in March.
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Old 02-19-2019, 07:01 AM   #142
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22fb airstream hitting ground

I just bought a 22fb 2019. This is my 3rd airstream. (After reading the hundreds of stories about putting on a lift kit and why. It makes me mad that my dealer did not at least mention this to us this problem). I found out the hard way bring it home. I could not even pull off the driveway at home. This problem is not good and very costly for the owner. Is this a case of buyer be ware. Why hasn't Airstream had a recall?
I would never have thought a company like airstream would not solve the problem. Thank God for the Airstream forum or
I would never have known the problem was just not my trailer.
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Old 02-19-2019, 07:16 AM   #143
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... I found out the hard way bring it home. I could not even pull off the driveway at home. This problem is not good and very costly for the owner. Is this a case of buyer be ware. Why hasn't Airstream had a recall?
I would never have thought a company like airstream would not solve the problem. ... I would never have known the problem was just not my trailer.
Why would Airstream add a lift kit when many (most) owners don't need the added cost? There is not a problem with the trailer - the problem is your driveway. If the dealer offered the lift kit to every customer they would be accused of upsetting unneeded equipment. How would the dealer have known you had a driveway problem? I had a 22' Sport before trading for our 25' and we never had a problem anywhere we went with it.
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Old 02-19-2019, 08:22 AM   #144
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I just bought a 22fb 2019. This is my 3rd airstream. (After reading the hundreds of stories about putting on a lift kit and why. It makes me mad that my dealer did not at least mention this to us this problem). I found out the hard way bring it home. I could not even pull off the driveway at home...

TK,

The lift kit may have helped in your case, but if your driveway is steep enough, you may also want to have the rollers welded to the rear frame. This is another relatively inexpensive safeguard. So far the lift has been plenty for me, but I looked into the rollers too. Good luck

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Old 02-19-2019, 11:49 PM   #145
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I doubt Airstream considers this a design flaw. The trailers are designed to be aerodynamic, i.e. low and sleek. If you find that the ride height gives you grief, just install a lift and enjoy better days. Most of us who have installed the lift have found it very satisfactory. Given the somewhat unreasonable price we have already paid for these units, the added cost of the lift kit is quite insignificant. Personally I would be cautious about adding rollers to the frame. I have heard stories of the frame buckling and causing unsightly creases in the skin of the trailer. It does bother me that Airstream doesn't at least consider the lift as a factory approved option.
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Old 02-20-2019, 08:07 AM   #146
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I hadn’t seen anything on the roller causing damage, thanks for mentioning that. Not hitting the ground at all is the best option, which is why I went with the lift first.
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Old 02-20-2019, 07:48 PM   #147
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Old 02-20-2019, 09:00 PM   #148
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Just hitting a skid on my streetside rear corner gave me a set of new, permanent wrinkles. The Airstream has some buckling on that corner as well.
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Old 03-04-2019, 05:41 AM   #149
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The install quote was around 500. Luckily my son has all of the air tools. However the kit the dealer exchanged to me is NOT the correct one. You are definitely looking for the #11 kit on a 22FB. The kit I was sold is too short horizontally. The holes in the kit brackets are 8” on center. It needs to be 9” so make a note to try not to use a #10 kit. Perhaps that is what goes on a 16” or maybe a smaller tandem axel series. Definitely not on a 2014 22FB. I’m hoping they exchange me again.
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Old 03-29-2019, 08:54 AM   #150
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Dealer installed lift kit

We’ll be picking up our new Sport 22 next week and we’re very excited. We had the dealer install the lift kit. We previously owned a fiberglass Casita TT and I had ordered it with the lift kit. It saved a lot of bottom scraping at some rough campgrounds and on my driveway with incline. I had the dealer, install it at $1000.00. Kinda steep, compared to other dealer installs mentioned here, but I know in the long run, I’ll be glad I had the lift kit installed.
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Old 03-29-2019, 09:29 AM   #151
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We’ll be picking up our new Sport 22 next week and we’re very excited. We had the dealer install the lift kit. We previously owned a fiberglass Casita TT and I had ordered it with the lift kit. It saved a lot of bottom scraping at some rough campgrounds and on my driveway with incline. I had the dealer, install it at $1000.00. Kinda steep, compared to other dealer installs mentioned here, but I know in the long run, I’ll be glad I had the lift kit installed.


Nice job it’s worth the investment.
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Old 04-01-2019, 02:04 PM   #152
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Any more half kits available?

I'm also looking for a single axle kit for a 22FB. Anyone else have an extra set for sale?
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Old 04-01-2019, 03:52 PM   #153
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I just received mine today from eTrailers.com. Let me do an inventory of all the hardware and I can send Wed or Thurs this week. $95.00 including shipping assuming continental US.

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