Originally Posted by Fly at Night
Oh boy, now I really don't know what to do.
Sounds like I should put the AS on blocks and take the wheels off, but that's not why I bought my escape pod for. Just having the option to go somewhere at the spur of the moment means a lot.
Does everyone put their AS on blocks for the winter? For those who don't/didn't, did they all have axle problems later?
I do it for two reasons.
Nasty Winters...Leaving the trailer idle for at least 5mos, with tires exposed does them no good.
Under-rated axles....our gross trailer is 7300lbs, and loaded for camping we have been as high as 7640lbs.
Airstream equipped the Classic with two 3500lb axles=7000lbs.
The fact that they are already stressed and leaving a torsion axle immobile for an extended period can cause premature failure, I have decided to do all I can to make them last. Hence they stay unloaded while in storage.
Plus....it's hard to steal a trailer with no wheels.
"Sticks & stones can break your bones...and hail will dent your Airstream"
So when is this..."old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?