Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-17-2016, 02:37 PM   #15
1 Rivet Member
Belleville , Illinois
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 7
Originally Posted by rugjenkins View Post
Go for it! I boxed my c channel in and the rotten outriggers I welded 2x5 rectangular tube cut to the original shape
Oh that's great news. I THOUGHT I saw somewhere where folks mentioned that the extra rigidity transferred the road vibrations to the frame which could potentially work rivets loose or something like that. I'm all about overbuilding it if there's no detriment. I've always said "anything worth doing is worth overdoing"...

dudedah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2016, 06:47 PM   #16
Rivet Master
rugjenkins's Avatar
1975 Argosy 28
Springville , Alabama
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 660
Just remember the goal is to camp in a kick butt airstream! That's my motto too. Then I realized that if I wanted to get this done, awesome way cool ideas needed to wait.

rugjenkins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2016, 06:59 PM   #17
1 Rivet Member
1972 27' Overlander
Austin , Texas
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 14
Let us know the price he gave you.. Probably going to be close to the 3900 after he includes labor,... which he should. I was looking at my metal today and it looks pretty good in most places. I'll look closer as I grind and sand to make sure.. there will be some 'cancer' removal but I've already done that once on a boat trailer..

A builder friend of mine once said... it's all mud and sticks, just high tech mud and sticks.
Metal is nothing more than high tech mud. Heat it up, stick it together, and grind it down. Or just buy the new frame from AS... especially if it includes axles. that alone could be 1600 for axles and brakes etc.
sir_tob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2016, 04:56 PM   #18
4 Rivet Member
millertimeUS's Avatar
1976 25' Tradewind
, Florida
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 351
My main rails on my new frame are rectangular tube, over 3000 miles no issues.

Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums

76 'Airstream Tradewind
millertimeUS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2016, 05:38 PM   #19
Rivet Master
J. Morgan's Avatar

1972 31' Sovereign
1975 31' Excella 500
Currently Looking...
Benton , Arkansas
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 5,056
Images: 11
Originally Posted by millertimeUS View Post
My main rails on my new frame are rectangular tube, over 3000 miles no issues.

Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums

76 'Airstream Tradewind

Which will make your Airstream among the very sturdiest Airstreams on the road.

I have frame envy.

Superat stultitia.

The fact that I am opinionated does not presuppose that I am wrong......

J. Morgan is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Boy I hope I didn't Make a mistake Jay Wheeler Sprinter and B-van Forum 15 03-29-2017 05:32 PM
Newb trying to avoid classic pitfalls Eartheart Member Introductions 0 08-24-2013 04:17 PM
Dope! I think I may have made a big expensive mistake. Petethefeet Ribs, Skins & Rivets 31 05-12-2008 03:27 AM
First real trip; real dumb mistake... myoung On The Road... 49 03-29-2006 07:37 PM
The 2500 Mile Mistake. Safari Tim Our Community 15 05-01-2005 04:50 PM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:29 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.