Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-08-2011, 02:19 PM   #1
4 Rivet Member
 
kevin242's Avatar
 
1977 25' Tradewind
Waskesiu Lake , Saskatchewan
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 393
Images: 15
Be safe in 2011!

Today, in less then 45 minutes of driving, I passed a 5th wheel RV and a tandem axle utility trailer parked on the shoulder of the highway with tire blowouts.

... I think thats an ominous warning to go and check all tires for age, condition and pressure and check all other safety-related components (fire extinguisher OK?... check. New batteries in the CO/smoke detector... check., etc.) on my Airstream. I got the hint, and I will pass the hint to everyone here - hopefully preventing you from becoming a warning to others in 2011.

Safe travels and camping everyone .
__________________

__________________
Every home needs a dog, and every dog needs a home.

1977 25' Tradewind (with two ... three... FOUR dogs)
2011 Ram 1500 Quad cab, 5.7 Hemi, tow pkg.
kevin242 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2011, 03:53 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
Splitrock's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Sioux Falls , South Dakota
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,398
Blog Entries: 20
Good advise! Thanks!
__________________

__________________
Click on the link to see a picture of the Sioux River falls near my home.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...g?t=1278182564
Eastern South Dakota is very pretty with hills, rivers, and trees.
Splitrock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2011, 02:37 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
JFScheck's Avatar
 
Vintage Kin Owner
Rockville , Maryland
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,474
Images: 33
Don't forget grease and lube.
__________________
John "JFScheck" Scheck
2015 Roadtrek CS Adventurous XL
2015 Mercedes Sprinter 3500 XL Chassis with Mercedes BlueTec V6 Diesel
**I Love U.S.A.**
JFScheck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2011, 04:02 PM   #4
3 Rivet Member
 
flynmike's Avatar
 
2005 30' Classic
Sacramento , California
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 152
Excellent advice!

We're not heading out 'til mid June but I'm bringing the A/S home around June 1st for a thorough inspection, cleaning and a wheel bearing pack...gonna install my Dill tire pressure monitor system too....WOOOHOOO!!!! Summer's almost here!

Mike
__________________
'05 30' Classic rear queen with an '11 Dodge Cummins Turbo Diesel tow vehicle
Avatar is inflight refueling of an F-15 over Nevada...best job ever!
flynmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2011, 06:08 PM   #5
5T5
2 Rivet Member
 
2004 28' Classic
2006 22' International CCD
Saskatoon , Saskatchewan
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 68
could be the roads around here!
Kim
__________________
5T5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2011, 01:27 PM   #6
Rivet Master
 
pappy19's Avatar
 
2002 30' Classic S/O
Garden Valley , Idaho
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,418
After our 6,000+ mile trip from Utah to Florida and back to Idaho, the day after I parked our AS in the driveway, next moring it had a flat. Took it to our local auto shop/tire repair and he showed me where there was a small rock cut on the side wall and it finally ate it's way through to seperate the inside of the tire. Bought a new tire on the spot. Sure was a blessing to have that happen in my driveway instead of while going 70 in west Texas or the middle of Phoenix, what a nightmare that would be!!

Pap
__________________

__________________
2008 F-250 4X4 Lariat V-10
2002 Airstream Classic 30' w/SO #2074
2007 Kubota 900 RTV
1996 Ford Bronco
2007 Lincoln LT
pappy19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
blowout, safety, inspection


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2011 Airstream 22 FB SPORT 2011 eBay Watch Airstreams on eBay 0 01-21-2011 06:40 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.