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Old 10-15-2005, 05:11 PM   #1
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Not So Good .. VIBRATIONS

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Is it normal to feel the vibration of footsteps or any other movement in our trailer once everything is set up at a campsite? This can be very annoying especially when we have retired for the night and the kids are still active at the other end.

The Safari 28 is our second trailer and we can't remember this problem in our Trailmanor.

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Old 10-15-2005, 05:36 PM   #2
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You may find that the metal skin, and metal frame, and metal walls will transmit more vibrations through the coach than you are used to, as wood doesn't transmit those vibrations as readily as metal does. Just make sure your stabilizers are down to minimize any excess movement.
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Old 10-15-2005, 05:37 PM   #3
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Hi Silvercamper and welcome to the Forums!

It's difficult to say what's normal and what's not without actually visiting your trailer while you're set up. There will be some vibration transmitted through the trailer, but it should be minimal, particularly if your stabilizing jacks are properly deployed.

Next time you're out and about, go to your nearest Airstream dealer and check out other new trailers and see how they are compared to yours. If you can make it to any rallies, that would also be a good opportunity to see how other folks' trailers feel in comparison with yours. Then you'll have something to judge yours against.

Good luck!

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On edit... I see that Terry beat me to posting!
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Old 10-15-2005, 07:04 PM   #4
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My Friends

Is it normal to feel the vibration of footsteps or any other movement in our trailer once everything is set up at a campsite? This can be very annoying especially when we have retired for the night and the kids are still active at the other end.

The Safari 28 is our second trailer and we can't remember this problem in our Trailmanor.

Any comments or suggestions? Thank you.

Sharon and Winston
I don't remember my prior 2 trailers (not Airstreams) shaking as much as my Airstream does. Of course, the floor in those trailers didn't squeek and groan like my Airstream does either. I don't have kids bouncing around, just my wife walking anyplace in the trailer is practically unbearable. I have corner power stabilizer jacks, and a BAL lock and chocks on the wheels - all to no avail.

I suppose anytime you have an RV sitting on rubber tires there will be some vibrations; however, based on my experiences with other trailers, I don't think the vibrations in my Airstream are within what one would call "normal". -- To get a fair assessment though, you'll have to be more descriptive about what you mean by "the kids are still active".

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Old 10-15-2005, 07:12 PM   #5
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I noticed a fair amount of motion in both my Airstreams, a 71 25ft and a 1963 26ft. trailer. Both have BAL stabilizers and wheel chocks, both feel pretty much the same way. Airstreams are somewhat flexible, so walking around in them makes the person that's sitting still feel quite a bit of motion. It took me a few trips to get used to it, but then it became sort of soothing to know my wife was walking around while I snoozed in the back....
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Old 10-22-2005, 08:07 PM   #6
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Thank U All

It seems that we will have to get use to the movement. Small price to pay for such a great experience.

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