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Old 08-07-2016, 05:21 PM   #15
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I agree with Safari and Wingeezer that is a lot of oil canning. A large unsupported area will do that with heat change. But those relative small panel areas? and the sharp small size of the canning? I would have trouble living with that. I doubt if there is anything that can be done other than maybe the metal may relax given time and not react so aggressively to temp changes. That panel is under stress, so some part of the construction process did not run as smoothly as with sister trailers.

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Old 08-07-2016, 06:07 PM   #16
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2014 25 foot International 'indented area'

I have a 2014 25 foot International, purchased new.

First noticed an area that was not 'flat', where is should be flat... after bringing the trailer home after purchase. It almost appears as if someone leaned their 'back side' into the trailer or pushed into it with some effort.

The slight dented area is between the riveted area, under the rear two side windows, on the door side of the trailer. The panel area measures 41" wide between rivets, and 33" below the lower window frame. This light indent has not changed since purchase.

This indent could be from:

-the original aluminum panel had a 'bow' in that section when cutting to size
-when riveted there was too much and bowed inward some

Although nothing like those posted. Just enough to notice. Although in my case, not enough to care.

It is noticed best after a wet road throws spray onto the sides of the trailer. This area is slightly indented, so the road spray passes over and the dried road dirt is reduced in the indented area. Maybe 30" x 20" total within this section.

I have put a four foot level straight level edge across it to even measure the indent and 'three quarters' will drop between the skin and edge. From flush on top, increasing to three quarters indent, back to flush as you go further down the side.

I suspect my Airstream was 'hand made' by Earthlings and differs, somewhat, from those that were not made ON this World, but somewhere else...

If you were not aware it existed, one would not notice. But if the lighting is right... I found it. Turk123 would prefer mine over theirs any day!

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Old 08-07-2016, 06:36 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Kent M View Post
My comment was two fold, but mostly to confirm that no one would use the stabilizers as trailer jacks.

One less-than-serious question I do have of you is "Why keep an eye on them?" If they do it again, you have excellent reason to believe they won't be permanent, just as others above related. It's an interesting phenomenon, to be sure, and an excellent conversation starter.....

You're right. I did send pictures to my dealer though just in case.
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Old 08-07-2016, 07:59 PM   #18
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Sun deformation removal

First timer posting from a South Pacific Island, my 345 had this prob, tension in how panel was first installed maybe, anyway it upset me so in checking it out I found the pink insulation material had shrunk or slipped in behind the panel, so I managed to repack new insulation from the inside using trickery. No more buckle lovely..

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