Originally Posted by GeorgeB
Made it home 60 miles with only one incedent. Pretty good I'd say considering this trailer problably hasn't moved in 10-15 years. The tires are old, but were well protected and actually look really good. I still don't trust them though.
Half way back the belly pan decided to start removing itself at the front edge and worked quite a few of the rivets out. some duct tape got us the rest of the way home.I figure since it is halfway off now I'll take a look in there to see what needs to be done.
It's not the prettiest thing out there, but it'll do and well get busy fixing it up. The guy included a whole sway-reducing trailer hitch. these worth installing? the trailer seemed to pull just fine as-is.
I would suspect that your Airstream is bottoming out when hitting bumps.
From your photo, it shows that part of the tops of the wheel, are hidden.
When the rubber rods, within the axle are ok, you should be able to see a couple of inches of the tires, "above the top of the wheels". If the rods are bad, they either solidify or collapse. In either case, bottoming out will occur, when towing.
There is an article in the Airstream Central portion of this web site, titled, "Dura torque axle," that will teach you how to check them out.