Gasket at she'll and bumper storage
[QUOTE=ckottum;1631868]Schu, on the 2012 model year Airstreams they began installing a gasket between the shell and bumper plate during manufacture. Ours has it, we have seen some leakage come down from above but I think that gasket is preventing rub rail leaks.
Has Airstream Service Center (or any other folks for that matter) seen any failure of bumper area gasket from 2012 models and newer?
We still recommend and use a moisture detection meter with a probe to poke through the vinyl in the plywood subfloor to periodically inspect for leaks here, and around the interior perimeter of the Airstream. We do it quarterly, and sometimes after a really heavy wind-driven rainstorm.
I am not aware of any failures with the new gasket at the end she'll and bumper compartment. The other change was how the insulation was installed at the rear of shell.