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Old 02-05-2011, 05:18 PM   #29
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Congratulations! Your going to have a blast with her. Have fun and share your journeys with us.
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:17 AM   #30
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Congratulations. The trailer looks well kept. Its sitting a little low though...probably needs new axles.
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:51 AM   #31
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Beautiful. How about some interior pictures
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Old 02-07-2011, 07:33 PM   #32
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Axels

F & F your axels look "OK" to me...but do a search on here for Inland RV (Andy) and send a closer pic of your axels to Andy. He's been involved with Airsreams forever and is "THE go to guy" for axels. He can tell you by the relationship of the top of the rim to the wheel well how much axel you have left.

If your axels are shot you might start experiencing rivets breaking and you could eventually damage the coach...but like I said they don't look too bad...i've seen worse but let Andy help you make a decision.
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:04 PM   #33
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Thanks for the advice. I began to search for knowledge on axles a couple nights ago and I will definitely send him a photo.


I will get some interior photos taken soon as well. We love it to death so far.
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:24 PM   #34
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I attached a before and after picture to show the height difference with new axles. My trailer was sitting down a little lower than yours. I also had about 8 broken interior rivets and an overhead storage cabinet came loose from its wall anchor and had to be re-secured. All classic signs of bad axles. Andy installed the new axles. The blue belt line trim is now just above the top of the rims as opposed to a few inches below. I'm a good 4-5 inches higher in height. I actually need to deploy the 2nd step now. Also, the rear end never scrapes bottom anymore. My trailer was used once a year for years and did not move for 6 years before I inherited it. My experience is the less the trailer is used, the more the axles will deteriorate. If your trailer is in excellent condition and was lightly used, the axles could be prematurely bad due to lack of exercise.
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:39 AM   #35
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dougsale thanks for the pictures. We know exactly what to look for now!
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Old 02-08-2011, 08:31 AM   #36
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Dougsale, beautiful! Is that painted?
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Yes it is painted. Andy painted it 21 years ago. The paint is like airplane paint and is very durable. It shines up nicely with a good coat of wax. I have a couple of panels that need touch up but am having a hard time finding a painter who will touch it up.
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:56 PM   #38
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Thanks for the advice. I began to search for knowledge on axles a couple nights ago and I will definitely send him a photo.


I will get some interior photos taken soon as well. We love it to death so far.
Congrats on your new purchase. I agree with the post that Said you will find issues to address but that is the fun. We bought a used AS and have really enjoyed this forum and our learning experiences.

One piece of good advice we got from someone was to do your first trip close to home to figure everything out and find out what you are missing in terms of gear. That proved to be sage advice. We made a list and hit camping world the next morning to pickup some missing items - we were first time rv-ers so it was all new!

Your new rig looks very clean. Someone took care of it.

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By the way, have to ask about "fishandfly"-flyfisherman?
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:23 PM   #40
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Sandy, thanks for the advice. We were thinking the exact same thing. In fact, I'm sure our first outing will be in our driveway As for the name, fly fishing and aviation That's why I love the aluminum and rivets so much.
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