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Old 11-24-2018, 06:05 AM   #15
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I would suggest looking at the jacks and the attach points. You should be able to see damage if there is any
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Old 11-24-2018, 11:23 AM   #16
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My son was rushing around lowering the stabilization jacks before I had leveled the front to back pitch with the tongue jack. To finish leveling the Airstream, I raised the foot(lowered the front) and all the front weight was briefly supported by the stabilizer bar. Once I realized our mistake I immediately took the pressure off the stabilizer jack.

1-Do you think i damaged anything?

2-Where should I check for damage.

3-what are the possible damage areas.

The attachment plate is mounted to the frame that bears weight seems to be attached to the frame.



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Hi - replies 14 and 15 are spot on. I just wanted to chime in and let you know many of us have made the same mistake - the first time I did it, my heart sank. I thought I destroyed the frame or something horrible like that. I think unless you raised or lowered the a frame by more than a foot, you probably donít have anything to worry about - especially if the door functions properly and you donít see any ugly damage underneath.

Been there - done that - still camping
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Old 11-24-2018, 11:34 AM   #17
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In my experience...the stabs will collapse before damaging anything.
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Old 11-25-2018, 12:04 AM   #18
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Yes. My door is in the front.

Door works fine. Donít see any damage around the frame. The attachment points appear to be the same on both sides. One doesnít really look different than the other side. Although when I get home I plan to get a crawler and go under for a better inspection.

Like you guys, I had a lump in my throat once I realized what had happened for fear of severe damage.
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Yes. My door is in the front.



Door works fine. Donít see any damage around the frame. The attachment points appear to be the same on both sides. One doesnít really look different than the other side. Although when I get home I plan to get a crawler and go under for a better inspection.



Like you guys, I had a lump in my throat once I realized what had happened for fear of severe damage.


You can probably just add yourself to the group of us (some admit it, some donít, so our number is unknown) who have been there, done that, and lived to camp another day
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