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Old 05-16-2018, 06:43 PM   #1
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New Bambi 22fb trailer questions

Having not layed eyes on our actual trailer I want to be set up correctly when I take delivery.

1. Is the connector on the trailer a 7 pin round or 7 pin blade?

2. Are there four lift points under it for jack stands if I need to elevate it and work under it?

Thanks!
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Having not layed eyes on our actual trailer I want to be set up correctly when I take delivery.

1. Is the connector on the trailer a 7 pin round or 7 pin blade?

2. Are there four lift points under it for jack stands if I need to elevate it and work under it?

Thanks!
#1 Round
#2 No. two jack points in the back and the tongue jack. You can put jack stands under the axle.
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Old 05-16-2018, 07:26 PM   #3
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As to your second question, there will be a sticker stuck on the bottom of the trailer with an arrow that tells you where to place the jack to jack up the trailer.

Off-topic, but there is a great little county campground by the MN zoo if you need a good place for a shakedown trip.

Lebanon Hills Campground 651-480-7773
Address: 12100 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd. Apple Valley, MN 55124
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All Airstreams are equipped with industry-standard 7 pin flat umbilical connectors, and there are two jack points for raising the trailer, along with the tongue jack.
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All Airstreams are equipped with industry-standard 7 pin flat umbilical connectors, and there are two jack points for raising the trailer, along with the tongue jack.
Our last trailer had frame members we could see and we were able to suspend it up on cinder blocks at four points (with wheels off the ground) for the entire season at our site. Very solid and the trailer’s weight was off the axle. We over-flashed the top course and it stopped the mice cold.

Sounds like four corner support and leveling is not going to be possible? There must be a frame under there somewhere right? Thanks.
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Having not layed eyes on our actual trailer I want to be set up correctly when I take delivery.

1. Is the connector on the trailer a 7 pin round or 7 pin blade?

2. Are there four lift points under it for jack stands if I need to elevate it and work under it?

Thanks!
1. 7 pin. While the plug is round, the connectors are blade type, excepting the center pin...industry standard that will match what is on any late model vehicle equipped with a tow package.

2. Typically only two but then you have the trailerís tongue jack for your third point.
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Our last trailer had frame members we could see and we were able to suspend it up on cinder blocks at four points (with wheels off the ground) for the entire season at our site. Very solid and the trailer’s weight was off the axle. We over-flashed the top course and it stopped the mice cold.

Sounds like four corner support and leveling is not going to be possible? There must be a frame under there somewhere right? Thanks.
Remember the frame on an Airstream is a bit different than SOB trailer. On other brands the frame supports the weight of the entire trailer and therefore is a much more rigid frame. On an Airstream the frame, the shell, ribs and inner walls all work in unison to support the structure. Therefore the frame itself is lighter, thinner and more flexible. This is why people’s doors jam when they try to use the stabilizer jacks as leveling jacks...it actually twists the frame and therefore the walls.

I know people do it in the off season during storage but I’d be very cautious about trying to lift the entire trailer (wheels and all) off of the ground while being actively used during the season.

Perhaps a call/email to Airstream to get their take on how best to accomplish what you wish to do.
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Thanks for that insight, The comment about the doors especially. This is mainly to keep using our very successful strategy on our property to avoid mouse problems. We elevate it, support it on four points, and flash those points at the top with sheet-metal to prevent mice from getting into the superstructure. This is kind of depressing with the money we spent on the trailer not to mention our air/hydraulic whole bumper jack which is only used for this purpose.

I am not giving up though. Perhaps a two point suspension on the jack points and a devised wider beam-like suspension under the tongue for lateral reinforcement, along with some sort of raised pods (also flashed) for the rear stabilizers?

I am assuming they've built the frame in the front and tongue area much more robust. I obviously need to take a look under there and see how rigidly they've attached the frame to the tongue and see if I can spot where the real weakness of the frame begins.
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Off-topic, but there is a great little county campground by the MN zoo if you need a good place for a shakedown trip.
Thanks Piggy Bank!
I don't think this trailer will ever see MN, we have no place to park it here! Pick it up in Chicago and haul it up to the Keweenaw. Maybe some day we'll go out boon-docking with it.
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Thanks for that insight, The comment about the doors especially. This is mainly to keep using our very successful strategy on our property to avoid mouse problems. We elevate it, support it on four points, and flash those points at the top with sheet-metal to prevent mice from getting into the superstructure. This is kind of depressing with the money we spent on the trailer not to mention our air/hydraulic whole bumper jack which is only used for this purpose.

I am not giving up though. Perhaps a two point suspension on the jack points and a devised wider beam-like suspension under the tongue for lateral reinforcement, along with some sort of raised pods (also flashed) for the rear stabilizers?

I am assuming they've built the frame in the front and tongue area much more robust. I obviously need to take a look under there and see how rigidly they've attached the frame to the tongue and see if I can spot where the real weakness of the frame begins.
It is designed to be supported by the axle, so I would start there. Pads if you want to raise it, sheet them if you like. The tongue is the third point of contact. The stabilizers are just for stabilizing, not support.

Any support not at the three points where it is designed to sit risk flexing it. That flex is OK with a jacking point, it is just while you change a tire, not while you are using it.
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