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Old 09-25-2007, 09:09 PM   #1
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Leaks; preventative maintenance

I just bought a new AS; hope to keep it a long, long time. Been reading about leaks--Is there anything that can and should be done to prevent leaks occurring in the first instance. In other words, what would you do to a new AS TT to prevent it ever leaking or is that just wishful thinking? Thanks, Brad
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Old 09-25-2007, 09:26 PM   #2
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Roof Vent Leak

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WELCOME TO THE OBSESSION!!

This is the only exterior leak wev'e found on our 03 classic.

Knock on wood.

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Old 09-25-2007, 09:35 PM   #3
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Kitchen Skylight Leak

i have a vintage 2005 CCD International.

my only leak so far:

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post #182 w/ pictures.

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most folks do visual inspections of the sealants and roof top and so on....

yearly.

IF you really want to check for leaks (even on a new a/s) have a pressurized leak test done.

several dealer now offer this.

basically the trailer is pressurized with air, sprayed with soapy water and inspected for bubbles.

then the leaks are sealed again.

it's a good thing.

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Old 09-25-2007, 10:00 PM   #5
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I just bought a new AS; hope to keep it a long, long time. Been reading about leaks--Is there anything that can and should be done to prevent leaks occurring in the first instance. In other words, what would you do to a new AS TT to prevent it ever leaking or is that just wishful thinking? Thanks, Brad

Keeping the running gear properly balanced does wonders to prevent many water leaks, and other strange damages.

Using a properly rated hitch with whatever tow vehicle you have, also contributes heavily towards avoiding other types of damages.

Welcome to Airstreaming.

Your life will never be the same.

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We had no leaks whatsoever for the first year. Then we took an extensive trip to National Parks and Forests in Montana and Wyoming. We were driving on some pretty rough paved and unpaved roads. We have since experienced some leaks. We are planning a trip to JC in October to hopefully have these rectified.

I guess the best advice that I can give to totally avoid leaks is to not take your airstream on the road.
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i like andy's advice. balancing the running gear has great merit. i have added in the last month the Centramatic Balancers to all four wheels. my trip this next week to the ABQ Balloon Fiesta will be my first outing, hopefully running in balance. i'll post and let ya know...

shimmy in simi valley,

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