Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-29-2005, 11:33 PM   #1
_
 
. , .
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 8,812
what's your favorite airstream WARNING label?

hi folks
one thing i noticed about the new trailer was the abundance of warning labels. when inspecting the new tube i took photos of a few and here they are.......

there's also the "check your lug nuts" label over the wheels.....sorry no photo...i was too busy checkin' my......lugs.

so what's your favorite warning label?

cheers
2air'
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	airstream winterset 2005 020.jpg
Views:	103
Size:	95.7 KB
ID:	14312   Click image for larger version

Name:	airstream winterset 2005 026.jpg
Views:	105
Size:	91.0 KB
ID:	14314  

Click image for larger version

Name:	airstream winterset 2005 035.jpg
Views:	110
Size:	80.0 KB
ID:	14316  
Attached Images
  
__________________

2airishuman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2005, 11:38 PM   #2
_
 
. , .
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 8,812
my 2 favorites

actually my 2 favorites are the one over the sink.......
it reminds us that everything is a carcinogen in california.....

and the really odd one buried inside the cabinetry,
on top of the furnace housing......
would anyone really store gasoline on the furnace?

cheers
2air'
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	airstream winterset 2005 047.jpg
Views:	132
Size:	84.6 KB
ID:	14318  
Attached Images
 
__________________

2airishuman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2005, 11:45 PM   #3
_
 
. , .
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 8,812
why so many warning labels?

all these labels got me thinking.......

why does airstream have so many and where do they get the ideas for them?

well on my factory tours last week i noticed,
hanging around the factory the "answers" to my questions.....
including my all time favorite which is in this set of photos.....

enjoy folks.

2air'
Attached Images
    
2airishuman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2005, 12:03 AM   #4
Cartoon Character
 
Porky Pig's Avatar
 
2004 34' Classic
On The Road , U.S.A.
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 885
Images: 10
These should come on every credit card ...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Credit_Card_Warning_Label_CC.jpg
Views:	857
Size:	13.9 KB
ID:	14323  
__________________
Porky

TrailerGypsies.com
WBCCI #3405 Escapees #80360

I live the life I love and I love the life I live.
-- Willie Dixon
Porky Pig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2005, 12:11 AM   #5
3 Rivet Member
Commercial Member
 
JeepinAudiophile's Avatar
 
1968 24' Tradewind
Fort Myers , Florida
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 178
Images: 66
Send a message via AIM to JeepinAudiophile Send a message via Yahoo to JeepinAudiophile
Quote:
Originally Posted by Porky Pig
These should come on every credit card ...
I suppose these could also all apply to the A/S trailers themselves...lol
__________________
Tow Rig: 2005 GMC Sierra Denali AWD, 6.0L HO- LOTS OF UPGRADES to help Towing (and Fun)
Trailer: 1968 Tradewind 24', Land Yacht trim (Shell-Off Rebuild and upgrades)
***Missing from my life***

WBCCI # 13657
++Take a look at my restoration photo album++
https://picasaweb.google.com/ChadsAirstream
JeepinAudiophile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2005, 04:35 AM   #6
Rivet Master
 
overlander63's Avatar

 
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 21,136
Quote:
Originally Posted by JeepinAudiophile
I suppose these could also all apply to the A/S trailers themselves...lol
Except for the "overuse" one...Most of us have the opposite problem.
__________________
Terry
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2005, 05:02 AM   #7
Rivet Master
 
SilverRanger's Avatar

 
2005 19' Safari
1968 24' Tradewind
Rural , Delaware
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,476
Whoops, I removed most of the visible warning labels and stuck them in the inside of my AS Manual... which I read all the time.
SilverRanger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2005, 07:55 AM   #8
Rivet Master
 
Tarheel's Avatar
 
2001 34' Limited S/O
Moyock , North Carolina
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,010
Images: 21
The sad part is if there is a warning label, it is because someone has done it and probably put in a lawsuit because no one told them not to store gasoline on top of a stove.
__________________
Keep the shiny side up.
WBCCI # 348
Past Region 3 President
Past President Tidewater Unit 111
Rick Bell in "Silverbell"
Tarheel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2005, 08:05 AM   #9
Naysayer
 
Boondocker's Avatar

 
1968 24' Tradewind
Louisville , earth
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 4,635
Images: 7
Send a message via Yahoo to Boondocker
There should be one on my mirror stating: WARNING OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR ARE LARGER THAN THEY APPEAR.
__________________
Rodney

Visit my photography page
and the
Favorite camp grounds project map
My Blog

(The artist formerly known as General Disarray)

Boondocker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2005, 09:53 AM   #10
Rivet Master
 
Westfalia's Avatar
 
2008 27' International CCD FB
Boerne, TX / , Evergreen, CO
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 904
Images: 35
Send a message via AIM to Westfalia Send a message via Skype™ to Westfalia
I did laugh at all of the labels in the trailer. Most are now removed.

__________________
Chris and Christina- Boerne, TX / Evergreen, CO - TAC TX-7
2008 27'FB Int'l Signature CCD
Westfalia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2005, 01:08 PM   #11
Rivet Master
 
redeagle313's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
NE , Indiana
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 617
Images: 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2airishuman
hi folks
one thing i noticed about the new trailer was the abundance of warning labels.
2air'
Interesting topic for discussion!

Abundance....is a good word for it. All those labels detract from the clean lines of the design, IMHO. The thing that "bugged" me (probably because I am the obsessive/compulsive type) was that none of the labels 'coordinated'. All different formats,sizes, fonts, etc.

So, in the kitchen galley area, I removed all the labels and replaced them with labels that I had created on a labelmaker. I edited the text to the bare minimum and printed them using a small font on clear tape. Eventually, I plan to remove them all. But for now, I have the safety reminder WITHOUT the unsightliness of the mish-mash of labels.

I also (discreetly) labeled the multitude of switches throughout the trailer for the time being...eventually I will remove these, too. It's that 'ob/com tendency thing,' again.

Randi
__________________
Hi Yo Silver, Away II?
looking for our next AS
TAC IN-3
AIR 7185
redeagle313 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2005, 01:44 PM   #12
_
 
. , .
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 8,812
felix unger would be proud!

Quote:
Originally Posted by redeagle313
in the kitchen galley area, I removed all the labels and replaced them with labels that I had created on a labelmaker. I edited the text to the bare minimum and printed them using a small font on clear tape.
I also (discreetly) labeled the multitude of switches throughout the trailer
hi randi

so you made your own labels?

mmmmmmm i say that's more like anal retentive than ocd.....unless you have to count all the labels 12 times before leaving the trailer!! just kidding of course, you can 'label' the condition anything you want.

i agree they affect the look, so i've removed almost all of mine too.

now maybe someday these labels (and the instructions on how to use everything) will be low energy leds or holographic pop up images....so that when you touch a given item the warning/instructions appear...and then vanish magically.

that'd be cool, no?

speaking of anal retentive........everyone out there over 50 needs to have a colonscopy and sooner if family history warrants!!!!

cheers
2air'
2airishuman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2005, 01:58 PM   #13
3 Rivet Member
 
cammur's Avatar
 
2005 25' Safari
Roseville , California
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 237
nonflammable wood?

Or this, attached to a piece of wood (presumably nonflamable) inside the arm of the goucho on the street side, but not found in the curb side arm.
cammur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2005, 02:07 PM   #14
3 Rivet Member
 
cammur's Avatar
 
2005 25' Safari
Roseville , California
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 237
nonflammable wood?--photo, I think

Sorry, got away from me. I have to learn how to post photos .

Label, stuck on wood inside left arm, reads:

"WARNING: DO NOT STORE COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL IN THIS AREA. FAILURE TO COMPLY COULD RESULT IN A FIRE OR PERSONAL INJURY".



No label in curb arm.
cammur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2005, 02:33 PM   #15
Tom, the Uber Disney Fan
 
Minnie's Mate's Avatar
 
2006 30' Safari
Orlando , Florida
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 4,693
Images: 7
In the believe it or not category: a friend of mine is an attorney and told me of a man who, several years ago, mounted 2X4's to the edge of the underside of the mower deck of a push mower and lifted it by the 2X4's in order to save time trimming his hedges. Yes, I said he picked up a running lawn mower by the deck with his bare hands to trim his hedges. You can see this one coming.

One day he slipped and the mower blade cut off the four fingers of one of his hands that were curled under the 2X4 on one side. He sued the mower manufacturer and won because there was no warning that if he used the mower like this it would be dangerous!

Now you know why there are labels on new products that warn that using products in a manner for which they were not intended can result in personal injury. Some labels go so far as to say that using for unintended purposes are illegal. I think these "generic" labels are because there isn't enough room to list every possible dumb a** thing somebody can come up with.
Minnie's Mate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2005, 03:24 PM   #16
Retired Moderator
 
john hd's Avatar
 
1992 29' Excella
madison , Wisconsin
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 4,644
Images: 40
beer

my favorite, given to me by brett. strangely enough it is taped to the door of my basement "man" fridge.

john
Attached Images
 
__________________
you call them ferrets, i call them weasels.
john hd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2005, 03:25 PM   #17
_
 
. , .
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 8,812
westfalia and others

that sign cracks me up......that's a great one.

and actually applies quiet nicely to airstreams......
maybe they could modify it a little and slap in on the door....

'caution this trailer contains lots of sharp edges.
expect to catch your skin and clothes
on screw tips, trim ends, aluminum sheeting and various metal burrs....
but enjoy, it's part of the airstream owner experience!'

as part of the ongoing customer service experience
we now include a box of bandages in every trailer....

cheers
2air'
2airishuman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2005, 03:55 PM   #18
4 Rivet Member
 
silver 67's Avatar
 
1967 30' Sovereign
Leavenworth , Kansas
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 382
Images: 3
Arrow I feel left out............

I haven't found one label in our 67.

The only warning sign I have is a red ribbon hanging from a top cabinet edge to remind me that there is no bottom cabinet, should I bend over and wack my head on the way up.

We plan on removing it when the unsafe condition is rectified.

Hope OSHA approves.
__________________
Beth and/or David

67 Sovereign, double bed, rear bath-"Moby"
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Hemi, Quad Cab-"Ahab"
"Vintage trailer, vintage owners"
silver 67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2005, 04:34 PM   #19
Rivet Master
 
overlander63's Avatar

 
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 21,136
Our 63 has warning labels on the propane tanks, both the van and the car have warning labels telling us the safety devices (airbags) may kill us.
Quote:
Originally Posted by silver 67
I haven't found one label in our 67.

The only warning sign I have is a red ribbon hanging from a top cabinet edge to remind me that there is no bottom cabinet, should I bend over and wack my head on the way up.

We plan on removing it when the unsafe condition is rectified.

Hope OSHA approves.
__________________
Terry
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2005, 05:46 PM   #20
We can tow it!
 
tin sista's Avatar
 
1996 28' Excella
Where the water tastes like wine , Michigan
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,625
Images: 82
Cool Top cover must be open when the surface burners are

in operation...Just on the stove. Hello? Oky doky.
Not many warnings in my vintage, maybe the po took em off.
__________________

__________________
Steph in MI Air# 6996-
I Hockeytown USA!!
tin sista is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cost to restore a gutted Airstream Draco General Interior Topics 28 02-18-2013 11:17 PM
Airstream vs. Avion? 68 Suburban Vintage Kin 29 11-21-2008 07:35 AM
future airstream motorhome betteleal Airstream Motorhome Forums 11 02-12-2005 01:39 PM
Airstream Related List Servers Andy R Link Archive 0 02-22-2002 02:05 PM
AirstreamTrailers.com - Airstream Link Library Andy R Link Archive 0 02-22-2002 01:31 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.