Originally Posted by funkill
Another interesting observation....
The plastic catch that usually secures the screen door to the main door has pulled loose again (popped the outboard rivet). This is the second time it's happened. I previously popped open the catch and re-riveted it to the main door.
Could this be associated - and indication of an underlying problem?
Your squeaky hinges are always lubed with "silicone spray".
The groove in the striker bolt is cause by "unbalanced running gear".
That same unbalance also is usually the cause of breaking latches or loosing rivets, such as your screen door latch.
Broken copper tubing in the water system as well as the air conditioner, fatigue cracks in the sheet metal, fatigue cracks in the frame, shearing of rivets, inside and out, breaking copper wire within the walls, is all caused by unbalanced running gear.
Plus, bad rubber rods within the axles are known to also contribute to some strange damages to an Airstream trailer. Torsion axles, regardless of manufacture, only last about 25 years, or even less if the rubber rods were not exercised for a couple of years or so.