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Old 03-15-2016, 09:12 AM   #99
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Go for the Dill internal Tpms. They have the correct length and work great.
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Old 03-15-2016, 09:56 AM   #100
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TST has both internal and external sensors. If you go externals I use the non flow thru type. Shorter than the flow thru's and easy to remove. They don't stick out as far.

And yes, get the tires dynamically balanced. When I got my Classic I went to Discount Tire. Replaced all of the rubber stems, replaced all of the lug nuts with solid nuts and had a balance down with the sensors installed. Under $100 for everything.
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Old 03-15-2016, 10:00 AM   #101
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How did Discount Tire jack up the AS to remove the wheels?
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TST has both internal and external sensors. If you go externals I use the non flow thru type. Shorter than the flow thru's and easy to remove. They don't stick out as far.

And yes, get the tires dynamically balanced. When I got my Classic I went to Discount Tire. Replaced all of the rubber stems, replaced all of the lug nuts with solid nuts and had a balance down with the sensors installed. Under $100 for everything.
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Old 03-15-2016, 10:06 AM   #102
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Old 03-15-2016, 11:11 AM   #103
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We got the TST with internal sensors installed with our Michelins so did all at once, including dynamic balancing at the tire shop.
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Old 03-16-2016, 05:57 AM   #104
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Not sure what all the worry about balance is about, I just put the tst's on the metal valve stems and went with it. Trailer seems to ride smoothly, everything stays in place, no sign of uneven tire wear. This on s different Rv's, same Tv.
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Old 03-16-2016, 07:54 AM   #105
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This picture illustrates the wrong way to lift an Airstream. Dexter Axle, the manufacturer of the axles that Airstream uses, specifically states not to lift the trailers in this way.
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Old 03-16-2016, 08:09 AM   #106
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This picture illustrates the wrong way to lift an Airstream. Dexter Axle, the manufacturer of the axles that Airstream uses, specifically states not to lift the trailers in this way.
To me it looks like the jacks are directly under the axle mounting bracket if you blow up the picture. It is acceptable to place a jack or jack stand in this spot.
Do not place the jack directly under the axle tube.
My trailer is left on jack stands all winter with the stands just under axle bracket.
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Old 03-16-2016, 08:17 AM   #107
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What is the correct lifting point on the trailer?
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Old 03-16-2016, 08:57 AM   #108
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What is the correct lifting point on the trailer?

Mine are aft and slightly inboard from the rear axle. They are marked with a small attached patch,
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Old 03-16-2016, 09:14 AM   #109
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This is one truly annoying thing about Airstream trailers. If the jack point is so critical, why don't they mark the doggone thing with a big yellow sticker and a "Jack here" sign so nobody does it wrong? Seriously, this is something about which there should be zero mystique.
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:55 AM   #110
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This is one truly annoying thing about Airstream trailers. If the jack point is so critical, why don't they mark the doggone thing with a big yellow sticker and a "Jack here" sign so nobody does it wrong? Seriously, this is something about which there should be zero mystique.
My rig does have "jack here" labels on those jack points. And even have the owners manual instructions that highlight using them. I used them once to drop my tank covers. They put a huge amount of flex in the frame. Door could not even come close to closing. I now use the axle mounting plate as shown in the photo. In my opinion, much better for not stressing the frame.
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:59 AM   #111
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Do the new (2015+) trailers still have the non solid lug nuts?
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TST has both internal and external sensors. If you go externals I use the non flow thru type. Shorter than the flow thru's and easy to remove. They don't stick out as far.

And yes, get the tires dynamically balanced. When I got my Classic I went to Discount Tire. Replaced all of the rubber stems, replaced all of the lug nuts with solid nuts and had a balance down with the sensors installed. Under $100 for everything.
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Old 03-17-2016, 08:50 AM   #112
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This is one truly annoying thing about Airstream trailers. If the jack point is so critical, why don't they mark the doggone thing with a big yellow sticker and a "Jack " sign so nobody does it wrong? Seriously, this is something about which there should be zero mystique.

Mine does, see previous post for picture of jacking point. Both sides have this little patch. One side still has the "Jack" sticker. It came of the other side somewhere down the road.
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