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Old 10-08-2008, 10:13 PM   #85
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Oh Andy......if it were just that simple......
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:11 PM   #86
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Pre-emptive Strike?

While I have the front of my 34' gutted doing a floor replacement I thought it might be a good time to add in the front support to prevent front end separation. The photo below shows how little structure there is in the area. Unless somebody has a better idea, I plan on putting a piece of sheet aluminum bent with a 90 deg flange that will bolt to the two existing bolts thru the floor then add a couple of rows of rivits thru the outer skin.
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Old 08-11-2009, 02:16 PM   #87
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While I have the front of my 34' gutted doing a floor replacement I thought it might be a good time to add in the front support to prevent front end separation. The photo below shows how little structure there is in the area. Unless somebody has a better idea, I plan on putting a piece of sheet aluminum bent with a 90 deg flange that will bolt to the two existing bolts thrugh the floor then add a couple of rows of rivets thru the outer skin.
Pull the banana strip off the front of the trailer. You can pop rivet directly through to the existing C channel and double or triple the numbers of rivets that are there. I don't see any broken rivets or elongated holes around the rivets so I would assume you have not yet suffered any separation. However you will get a better view if you remove the strip and see the heads of the rivets.

Also if you do add an angle you will be able to rivet to it and have the strip cover the new rivets.

Check my post 19, 20,and 46 on this tread to see what I am talking about
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Old 08-11-2009, 04:06 PM   #88
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Check my post 19, 20,and 46 on this tread to see what I am talking about
That's the photo I was looking for! #46 is what I am planning on doing. I don't yet have the issues that you did so I'm trying to avoid it! There isn't much strength in this thing the way it stands!
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Body Separation...Confused and needing worldly experience...

Hopefully, this rings in where I stopped reading the thread ‘Body Separation’ (page 3), if not I apologize.

First off, I’m new to the AIR forum and what brought me here is…I’m looking to gather as much information on airstream trailers to assist me through my selection process, which is currently ’87-’89 29’ Sovereign and/or Excella model with ‘Side-Bath’ and ‘Rear Twins’.

And, the reason I rang in here is the fact that I’m confused about a couple of points, as follows:

1) Is body separation, in this case, of HowieE’s 34’ Excella due to too rigid a tow vehicle? Or
2) Weakness in the frame, somewhere? Or
3) Both of the above?

2air you and Andy (Inland RV Center) mention ‘Springs’ and ‘Spring Bars’, which I presume reflects on the tow vehicle. While Artstream and others speak about plates and floor frames.

My concern is that I don’t want ‘Both'...to reflect on my decision - ’87-’89 29’ Sovereign/Excella with my tow vehicle (2010 Ford F150, SuperCrew, 4X4, 6.5’ box, 4.6L engine, 6-Speed auto-trans, with 3.55 Rear-end)!

Again, hopefully, someone on this forum can give me some insight into whether or not I’m looking at the correct combination. And, if I’m not give me some worldly advise (a.k.a. steer me in the right direction).

Thanks for your time,
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