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Old 06-21-2010, 10:20 PM   #15
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I measured mine same location near rear bumper, under the entry door (felt for frame over sheet metal) and at the front coupler.

Until I check a few other trailers, I'm going to keep an eye on it. My gut feeling is the frame is square when produced and develops the bow when the trailer is built onto it and that most/all trailers will exhibit this. 2air's post regarding the floppy frames, my experience with somewhat flexible pickup truck frames points in that direction.

If my concern level grows I'll run over to Southwest Coach and measure a couple if they'll let me. Since I'm not seeing any visual evidence of structural failure, since I'm not a high miler, I'm pretty much inclined to ignore it at this point.

I was under the impression the 25' Safaris had a pretty good frame for the weight. Can someone shed some light on this?

Meanwhile it would be great if others with this or similar models would do a few quick measurements. If you don't want to post it on here drop me a PM.

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Old 06-21-2010, 11:18 PM   #16
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For what it's worth, I went and measured mine. Mine has nearly 11,000 miles on it, 10k of which are with the ProPride 3P with 1000 lb bars. I tow with an '01 F250 ext cab, short bed 4x4. I'm not certain the concrete pad I'm on is perfectly level, and I'm not certain the Airstream is perfectly level (I level off the beltline trim, always works for me). All measurements are within about 1/2" of each other with the lowest at the rear at just under 17.5" and the front close to the coupler is at just over 18" and the spot near the front of the body in between. I think my frame is fine.

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