We bought our first airstream in May of this year. It is a 1998 34 ft classic ltd. After having it winterized in October at an airstream dealership we towed it to a storage facility.
While driving we noticed a squeal coming from the trailer that started a few minutes after leaving the dealership. It got progressively louder and we pulled over to check things but since we are new to owning trailers we couldn't tell what was wrong. We had picked up the trailer from the dealer at closing time so we decided to continue to the storage area since we were about equal distance between the two, and we arrived with no trouble just a loud squeal.
Then while the husband was towing I noticed that the front left wheel was locking up and skidding. I don't think it locked in reverse. We stored the trailer and intended to return the following week to troubleshoot -the dealer told us to jack it up and if the wheel spins, it's the wheel bearings, if it sticks, it's the brakes.
Then we had a baby unexpectedly early
, and only now are we able to think about the airstream again. We aren't going to try to repair ourselves, just want advice on getting it back to the dealer in spring for repairs. Is there anything special to know about taking one wheel off and towing in that condition? We don't want to risk doing further damage so we came here to start learning from this great resource!
Thank you for any advice.