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Old 08-04-2005, 12:35 AM   #1
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Removal of wheel and cover

One of our trailer's wheels and its cover is inside the vanity (under the bathroom sink). Since the trailer will never be moved again, and since we want to redo the bathroom, we need to remove that wheel and its cover.

We're not sure where to start on this. Any do's and don'ts? Anyone has done this before?

TIA !

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Old 08-04-2005, 02:09 AM   #2
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Photos????

Agnes -

Photos ALWAYS help those who try, or what to assist!!!! Any and all photos of current situation helps. Also, any description of where/why/ what you want to do are helpful in figuring out if your way is the best, or it there are perhaps other ways of achieving the desired goal and not hurting your long term value. Just a thought....! Trailer is being parked LONG term?? AS's are meant to MOVE baby!!!!! My 2 cents...

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Old 08-04-2005, 11:25 AM   #3
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Yes, this trailer has been where it is for 11 years and is permanently attached to an addition. No moving this baby, no way !

I will try to get a picture, it's difficult as it's hidden in the vanity and I can't back up enough.

Thanks for your prompt reply!

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Old 08-04-2005, 10:21 PM   #4
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Ok, I got a couple of pics, now how do I post them?
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Old 08-04-2005, 10:25 PM   #5
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Old 08-04-2005, 10:34 PM   #6
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Thank you Janet! Your instructions were very clear !

Ok, the first image is the one that needs to go. It's under the little vanity. Since it's hard to see, I took a picture of the other wheel cover, this one is in a larger closet so it's more visible.

Thank you all for any advice

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Now I get it! You want to remove the wheel and the wheel well.
Just like you said....
Well, that would more or less transform this from a trailer into a cabin or shed.
Take the wheel of from the outside, and then start removing the screws from the inner wheell well, all the way around. It might be riveted to the inner skin, so you will have to drill out the rivets.
Then, you will have to drill out all the rivets that hold the outer wheel well to the outer skin, and remove it. This will be difficult, because the wheel well tucks under the flooring. But since you will have to extend the flooring anyways.....no - sorry, can't help you further. You're looking at a highly unusual modification to an Airstream.
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Old 08-04-2005, 11:04 PM   #8
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You want to remove the wheel and the wheel well. Just like you said....
Well, I didn't know that a "bump" would be called a well

Yes, we call it the cabin too .

Does this fall into an average person's ability, or should we look for someone with a handy streak?
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