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Old 04-27-2017, 08:50 PM   #15
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Thanks for the info, I love the new Tundra, never thought I'd own a truck.

From what I've read seems like the majority of the issues are being resolved. I spoke with a dealer a few days ago and they told me the water tank and axel issues were resolved on all BC's produced after 3/2017, that just leaves about 5 or 6 leaking, sticking and other problems.

Gail seems to have a handle on things. It's been a great help to me reading all posts.

I can't wait to get my BC and hit the road!
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Old 05-07-2017, 03:44 PM   #16
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I Trae and Ann have you had any problems with your Tundra electronic brake controller? I've been reading the 2015 16 and 17's have had massive problems with their electronic brake controller.
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Old 05-07-2017, 03:52 PM   #17
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I Trae and Ann have you had any problems with your Tundra electronic brake controller? I've been reading the 2015 16 and 17's have had massive problems with their electronic brake controller.


We installed a Curt brand brake controller a year ago and have had no problem or issues. We towed our previous trailer that was about 4500 lbs and it worked great with both.
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Old 05-07-2017, 04:22 PM   #18
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Hi all, I spent 2 1/2 hours at my local dealer here in Florida crawled up and down inside and out on the top through the bottom of four different base camps they had in stock. I found so many quality control issues. I get that they weren't PDI however I was shocked to see what comes off the assembly line. I spoke with the salesman in depth on the base camp and even spoke with one of the engineers or original designers he seemed a little angry that I did so much research and knew about so many problems at the base camps. I'm still not convinced that the axle recall is going to be satisfactory. I don't like the look of the smaller tire and the way it sits in the wheel well. I wonder how serious airstream is when it comes to forums like this because I will not be purchasing one anytime soon. This saddens me because I really love the look and the feel that the base camp has.
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Old 05-13-2017, 08:41 PM   #20
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Your choice, others will disagree and buy.
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Old 05-13-2017, 08:49 PM   #21
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And that's the reply that thousands of people will see.
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Old 05-14-2017, 09:57 AM   #22
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I plan on purchasing a Basecamp in the fall this year, after the many problems associated with a new product are cleared up. Im making a list of very specific things to look for when I do buy it. I would like to hear the details of the quality issues you found.

My understanding is that the axle fix is an entirely new axle. Im curious why you don't think this will fix the problem. Torsion axles like this are fairly common on small trailers.

Is Airstream really replacing the tires with smaller ones? I dont see anything in the recall report that mentions that. What size the was tire changed to? The Basecamp user manual lists the size as 235/55R18 (thats a 28" diameter tire). In the photos it looks the same to me, it just sits lower so there is a larger gap between the tire and the fender at the top of the tire.

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Old 05-14-2017, 12:41 PM   #23
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Yes they have replaced them with the smaller profile tire in other words the original tire was at 255 series tire it is now at 235 series tire. Here's a picture of a I recalled axle replacement. As you can see the tire favors the rear of the trailer this means the wheel still moves in an upward and backward movement toward that smaller space I'm just not sure why it's not centered.
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A torsion axle doesn't flex / compress the same way a leaf spring of coil spring configuration does. So the location of the tire should reflect this. Are you saying it's favoring the wrong side? As in it's going to make the clearances worse upon load? I don't remember which way the arm is situated.
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Hi all, I spent 2 1/2 hours at my local dealer here in Florida crawled up and down inside and out on the top through the bottom of four different base camps they had in stock. I found so many quality control issues. I get that they weren't PDI however I was shocked to see what comes off the assembly line. I spoke with the salesman in depth on the base camp and even spoke with one of the engineers or original designers he seemed a little angry that I did so much research and knew about so many problems at the base camps. I'm still not convinced that the axle recall is going to be satisfactory. I don't like the look of the smaller tire and the way it sits in the wheel well. I wonder how serious airstream is when it comes to forums like this because I will not be purchasing one anytime soon. This saddens me because I really love the look and the feel that the base camp has.
Thank you for this info. It's a shame there are so many issues with the BC as I would buy one tomorrow if the reviews about the quality were better. From my research, these Airstream quality issues do not seem limited to just the BC...which, ironically, is what made me start considering the BC in the first place; I was hoping the more simple design would mean less issues. I do hope Airstream has addressed and fixed these issues for the 2018's. I'm assuming this is the forum where we may find out?
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Thank you for this info. It's a shame there are so many issues with the BC as I would buy one tomorrow if the reviews about the quality were better. From my research, these Airstream quality issues do not seem limited to just the BC...which, ironically, is what made me start considering the BC in the first place; I was hoping the more simple design would mean less issues. I do hope Airstream has addressed and fixed these issues for the 2018's. I'm assuming this is the forum where we may find out?


It's really a shame, as I love the BC myself. But I'm staying far away maybe for a couple years maybe indefinitely. It's too bad airstream did not take more care and time to test before they put the product out. And I don't believe they take it all into consideration of how powerful this forum and all other forms are.
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It's really a shame, as I love the BC myself. But I'm staying far away maybe for a couple years maybe indefinitely. It's too bad airstream did not take more care and time to test before they put the product out. And I don't believe they take it all into consideration of how powerful this forum and all other forms are.
I bought one manufactured in late April after the axle was changed. At that point the water tank issue had long since been resolved and apparently the leak in the front vent too since mine doesnít leak and it does rain pretty hard around these parts. Because of what Iíve read here I thought Iíd have some sort of issue because the tire aspect is a bit smaller and the trailing arm angles a bit taller, but no issue seems to exist.

You mentioned you saw so many quality control issues but didnít mention what they were. If I were new to this rodeo I might be upended, but Iíve owned four Airstreams and other brands too. One of my Airstreams had some extra manufacturing issues but in retrospect Airstream took care of them in a satisfactory manner. Now, are all dealers created the same? No. People may want to research their dealerís reputation as much as they research the trailer.

As mentioned, mine was manufactured after the axle was changed, I havenít seen all of the issues youíve mentioned.
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