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Old 07-02-2016, 04:01 PM   #1
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Looking for some frame sag knowledge

Good Afternoon, I have a 74 Airstream Ambassador and currently interested in a 73 Argosy 26 footer. I've heard of reinforcement kits from Airstream but cant find any info. If it's not sagging , how hard is it to reinforce the frame ?

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Old 07-03-2016, 11:49 PM   #2
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Those kits came out decades ago. It is doubtful you will find one. Not sure if it applied to all models.

Traveling with empty tanks helps in reducing the stress.


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Old 07-04-2016, 01:26 AM   #3
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I welded a 3" x 3" angle to the bottom of my frame after aggressively jacking things straight.

The added angle also raised my trailer 3".

My trailer already had the kit, but there was sag anyway. Now not so much, but I had to be VERY AGGRESSIVE with a very large bottle jack placed at the rear of the frame to get the sag out before welding.

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Old 07-04-2016, 07:15 AM   #4
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check out the Vintage Airstream Podcast they recently had a discussion of frame reinforcement methods..
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The factory may still have some.
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