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Old 04-02-2010, 12:24 PM   #1
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2008 Airstream losing rivets, should i be concerned?

Making a list of things that need to get done on my 2008 Safari,specifically getting the stair fixed/replace (I have no idea how it got bent, now it's feeling not so safe to walk on) when I look up and find 3 rivets right over the kitchen sink missing. they are all in the same line, going from front of AS to back.
Once I get back home, need to make an appointment with Camping World to get the stairs fixed, and will mention the rivets.

Is getting rivets popped out a common occurrence?


it's a 2008 27' FB in case you need to know. Thanks!
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Old 04-02-2010, 12:37 PM   #2
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Hi. We have a 2008 27ft FB , ours is the International. We too have experienced some rivets popping out of the interior skin, one over the door, one inside the upper cabinets over the kitchen sink, and one inside the upper cabinets above the dinette. I have had the same one pop out a couple of times after my dealer replaced them. I suspect that they may be in places where they do not tie into a frame member, and therefore may not hold as well. I have not asked airstream, but I think they are more of a cosmetic issue than a structural integrity issue. I was going to see if my dealer could get me a half a dozen extra matching rivets so that I could put them back myslef. If you find out that it is a deeper issue, please post your findings! As far as the bent stairs, I would suspect pulling through a sharp dip at just the right angle,and they possibly struck something. I was camping next to an AS last month that had that happen.
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Old 04-02-2010, 12:50 PM   #3
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thanks JDH. I'm wondering if a good rainfall would be an issue. however, i can't tell if there are hole on the outside, because it's pretty near the top of the AS. will look when i get 'home'.
As for the stairs, i'm starting to hear more and more about getting stairs nailed on bad roads, which was my last trip in it.
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