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Old 07-25-2003, 11:24 AM   #15
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Telltale buckle etc.

Not to confuse issues, but my trailer does have a buckle in front of the streetside wheel well, but there is absolutely no separation going on, and no droop. I had Andy at InladRV inspect my frame and axles a while back, and it's all in good solid condition. ( Aside from my completely worn out axles) Andy says some trailers just have these buckles, without there being a structural problem. Flex and years of use together with degrading axles and shocks all do their part. I saw numerous trailers since with slight buckles in the aluminum, and others that were completely straight. My guess is that the buckle is caused by the multiple compound curve in this area. Later trailers had a more substantial wheel surround molding, possibly to alleviate these buckles.

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Old 07-26-2003, 09:07 AM   #16
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I would really love someone to give me thier opinion of my Airstream in person! If any of you are on your way to Estes Park Colorado, you are invited to stop in and have a cold one on your way!

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I wish I could be there right now OL76!!! I bet it's a lot cooler there than here in Indiana...

You might want to check and see, but I think there's a Vintage Airstream Club rally in your state sometime soon. It'll be on

You could probably make arrangements to attend, or maybe just stop by and chat with folks.

The Vintage Club members are a great group. It's the primary reason we belong to WBCCI.

Good luck!
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There seems to be some confusion about the rear end separtion and the frame kit.

Installing the frame kit at the axles, does not and will not, cure nor prevent rear end sepaartion.

A frame buckle is an entirely different issue from frame or rear end separation.


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