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Old 03-20-2015, 02:34 PM   #1
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1997-2000 airstream cutterstructure:frame and members

1997-2000 AIRSTREAM CUTTERSTRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS
Units affected: 334AIRSTREAM, INC.
Report Date: 2001-03-14Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MOTOR HOMES BUILT ON FREIGHTLINER CHASSIS. THE REAR FLOOR SUPPORT LEG ATTACHMENTS COULD FAIL. I have pictures of the new supports
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Old 03-21-2015, 10:34 AM   #2
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Welcome to the AirForums JOHNEF805.

Have you just purchased a unit?

If you can post those pictures for the benefit of others, that would be good.

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Old 04-02-2015, 01:07 PM   #3
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Hmmm OK, so being from out of town, and since I guess my 99 Cutter fits the bill, what is the procedure.

Is there a link to the official document. Recall, advisory, DIY fix at owners expense?
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Old 04-03-2015, 10:44 AM   #4
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The procedure

Contact Airstream. Ask Airstream if they still have the brackets if not you could probably make them, I have been trying to post some pictures of where they go but for some reason they will not post If you open up the door leading into the propane tank and you look over the top and look down to the other side you will see this too flimsy brackets there those are the bad ones I hope that helps
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Old 04-03-2015, 10:47 AM   #5
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The brackets

This is a fix the owner has to do on his own expense
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Old 04-03-2015, 11:46 PM   #6
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John, if you want, you could email the pictures to me and I will post them on the forum.
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Old 04-08-2015, 01:46 PM   #7
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No pictures and no reply from Airstream so I guess the third avenue will have to do. Get under and have a look and if they are still in one piece despite the terrible places I have taken the Cutter over the last several years, figure they will be OK for a few more years yet.
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Old 04-12-2015, 06:39 PM   #8
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there are NHTSA recall on this. look it up. has diagram for support repair and water tank supports. 5 recalls total
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The last recall on this list deals with this
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007-03-07 (Published by NHTSA on 2007-03-07)
Recall Summary: CERTAIN TRAVEL TRAILERS AND MOTOR HOMES EQUIPPED WITH A TWO-DOOR REFRIGERATOR, MANUFACTURED BY THE DOMETIC CORPORATION, MAY HAVE A DEFECT IN THE BOILER TUBE. PRESSURIZED COOLANT SOLUTION COULD BE RELEASED INTO AN AREA WHERE AN IGNITION SOURCE (GAS FLAME) IS PRESENT.
Hazard: RELEASE OF COOLANT UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS COULD IGNITE AND RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy: AIRSTREAM WILL BE WORKING WITH DOMETIC IN ORDER TO REPAIR THESE REFRIGERATORS (PLEASE SEE 06E076). DOMETIC WILL REPAIR THESE REFRIGERATORS BY INSTALLING A SECONDARY BURN HOUSING, A THERMAL FUSE, AND A MELT FUSE FREE OF CHARGE. DOMETIC HAS RETAINED STERICYCLE INC. TO MANAGE THIS CAMPAIGN. STERICYCLE WILL ASSIST YOU IN LOCATING DEALERSHIPS OR SERVICE CENTERS AND WILL PROVIDE ASSISTANCE WITH SCHEDULING OF APPOINTMENTS. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DOMETIC/STERICYCLE AT 1-888-446-5157 OR AIRSTREAM AT 1-937-596-6111.
Additional Info: CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls...l_ID=07V083000

2001-03-22 (Published by NHTSA on 2001-03-22)
Recall Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MOTOR HOMES BUILT ON FREIGHTLINER CHASSIS. THE ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS) REAR BRAKE VALVES CAN BE DAMAGED DUE TO THE FRESH WATER TANK SAGGING DOWNWARD.
Hazard: THIS WILL RESULT IN AUTOMATIC APPLICATION OF THE EMERGENCY BRAKE CAUSING A RAPID DECELERATION AND STOPPING OF THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSTALL A STEEL SUPPORT BRACKET THAT RUNS FORE AND AFT UNDER THE FRESH WATER TANK BETWEEN TWO CHASSIS CROSS MEMBERS BELOW THE TANK. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 19, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT AIRSTREAM AT 1-877-596-6505.
Additional Info: ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls...l_ID=01V086000

2001-03-22 (Published by NHTSA on 2001-03-22)
Recall Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MOTOR HOMES BUILT ON FREIGHTLINER CHASSIS. THE LIQUID PROPANE GAS (LPG) LINES CAN BE DAMAGED DUE TO THE FRESH WATER TANK SAGGING DOWN, RESULTING IN LEAKAGE.
Hazard: DAMAGED STEEL LPG LINES COULD RESULT IN A LEAK THAT COULD CAUSE A FIRE OR EXPLOSION, RESULTING IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSTALL A STEEL SUPPORT BRACKET THAT RUNS FORE AND AFT UNDER THE FRESH WATER TANK BETWEEN TWO CHASSIS CROSS MEMBERS BELOW THE TANK. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 19, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT AIRSTREAM AT 1-877-596-6505.
Additional Info: ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls...l_ID=01V087000

2001-03-22 (Published by NHTSA on 2001-03-22)
Recall Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MOTOR HOMES BUILT ON FREIGHTLINER CHASSIS. THE REAR FLOOR SUPPORT LEG ATTACHMENTS COULD FAIL, CAUSING FORCE TO THE LPG LINE FITTINGS AND COULD RESULT IN LEAKAGE.
Hazard: DAMAGED STEEL LPG LINES COULD RESULT IN A LEAK THAT COULD CAUSE A FIRE OR EXPLOSION, RESULTING IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL RE-ENFORCE THE REAR FLOOR SUPPORT WITH A SUPPORT LEG WELDED TO A STEEL TUBE. THE OLD LEGS WILL BE LEFT IN PLACE AND THE NEW SUPPORT LEG FITTED OVER THE FLOOR SUPPORT TUBE, AND THE SUPPORT WELDED IN PLACE AT THE FLOOR SUPPORT TUBE AND THE CHASSIS RAIL. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 19, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT AIRSTREAM AT 1-877-596-6505.
Additional Info: ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls...l_ID=01V088000
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OK thanks. When I go back, I'll have a look at that area and check if there are any obvious mods.
Given this recall was only a couple of years after manufacture, I'd hope that the mod was carried out by the first owner 13 years ago. Same with the fresh water tank mods.
Previous owner told me the fridge mod had been done, but guess I'll check that as well
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I was lucky both of my rear supports were bent or broken, but the supports were done and they are much better than the originals
I sent some pictures to Tony Lee....
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From John

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Here are some pictures of the Frame supports to the chassis. These pictures are taken through the area where the propane tank is and on the other side the exhaust pipe. Thanks John I hope this helps







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