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Old 11-07-2014, 08:46 AM   #29
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I have some buckles in my vinyl, one next to the kitchen cabinets below the drawers and one under the rear dinette. Both are adjacent where the vinyl goes under the cabinetry. Not noticeable. I haven't noticed any seam humps. 2008 Classic 25fb.

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Old 11-07-2014, 09:05 AM   #30
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You know - seam humps of 3/8 inch seem improbable to me. The last time I was at the factory, they were using plywood with tongue and groove edges. So how the heck do you get more than 1/16 inch difference at a seam in the plywood with T&G plywood?

Or have they stopped using T&G?

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Old 11-07-2014, 09:08 AM   #31
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Get the ADA involved? Let's see, widen the door for wheelchair access, change the bathrooms so the showers and toilet has grab rails, lower the appliances for better access, etc, don't go there!
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Old 11-07-2014, 09:47 AM   #32
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So far ADA does not have jurisdiction on trailers. However Lawyers might sight the standard when presenting a case. A customer that wants action might also make Airstream aware of the standard.

If we all ready have a couple of owners with this problem you might consider acting together when contacting Airstream. Individually you will be blown off because of the extensive cost required to fix these humps. GM blow the public off for 10 years till the death rate became public. Now I doubt deaths will occur here but are you satisfied with what you paid for?
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Old 11-07-2014, 10:20 AM   #33
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I guess it's like the tar seams in a concrete roadway vs. a speed bump. One is a thump, thump and one is a BUMP. It's all relative to our perception.
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Old 11-07-2014, 06:42 PM   #34
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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a "trip hazard" as any change in vertical height greater than 1/4". The rise of the floor in my AS as measured by the dealer and reported to JC is 3/8".
That is pretty big. Mine are so small they are just barely noticeable. The light has to hit them a certain way, or I have to rub my sock foot across them to tell where they are. One is about from the kitchen sink cabinet across to the dinette bench. The other is about from the cooktop cabinet to the other dinette bench. No big deal really. Seams in the plywood-
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Old 11-08-2014, 08:50 AM   #35
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Just wondering if any other owners out there have experienced this situation with their units? There is a definite "hump" in the floor opposite the fridge. The AS is brand new and during our maiden voyage we took it to a dealer who said they had no way of fixing it and suggested we take it back to the factory. Upon our return home the local dealer had "never seen anything like it" and was quite surprised when Airstream told them that this is "normal" for this model. I'm trying very hard to not be concerned about this.
We took possession of a 2014 '28 foot AS in May. We used it for 27 nights. We have never noticed any humps or bumps.
There was a little spring feeling in the bedroom street side, but when we were in Jackson Center we had that fixed. The technician tightened up the quarter round holding the vinyl down.
I would highly recommend talking any new airstream to Jackson center in it's first twenty-four months. They will fix anything large or small. What impressed me is these units are handmade, with that said there are bound to be minor imperfections that need correcting.
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Old 11-08-2014, 09:28 AM   #36
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Ditto-
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Old 11-13-2014, 05:21 PM   #37
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There was a newbie a year or two ago who filled her water tank by pushing the hose down the opening - and overfilled it so severely that it broke and buckled the floor.

Hate to say it but a 3/8" bump just isn't normal. Some dealerships just don't want to tie up a bay for a 3-5 day job. I say - time for a trip to the mothership.

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We also have humps

We've got a 2015 FC 30' bunk and also have "humps" going from side-to-side. However they are not 4' apart as other commenters said. Ours are a few inches apart and there are 4-5 of them. We've also got 2 leaks underneath the humps, one of which is dripping reddish water. Our vinyl got a small puncture where the humps are and reddish-brown liquid is VERY slowly seeping out. We are taking it to Bay Area Airstream in 3 days. Hoping it's not anything major.
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