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Old 05-08-2018, 04:28 PM   #1
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Quality not so good.

Hi, I have had so many water leak issues with the 27' TB I had to share this photo of the back of the shower valve. Duck-tape and spare wood! No kidding. Thats from the factory.
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Old 05-08-2018, 05:59 PM   #2
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I suppose you should be glad it isn't chewing gum and cookie dough!
Sorry you're having trouble!
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Old 06-20-2018, 02:05 PM   #3
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I had to remove out toilet from the floor because it was not secure and discovered that the idiot that cut the hole in the plywood floor, made it way too big. He squirted some liquid nails where the wood should have been and screwed the unit down. This is a 2012 unit, found the issue a few years ago.
I was furious, when considering that the cost of an Airstream is way up there, these things should not happen.
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Old 06-20-2018, 02:31 PM   #4
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Here I am doing Warranty Work outside Alpine, Wyoming at the Ace Hardware Shop. The hot/cold water valve hardware detached from behind the shower wall. I also needed to secure a Ptek clamp on a water line behind the shower as it was not secure.

How else will you discover the secrets behind the... wall?

Ace Hardware let me borrow their tool to secure the clamp.

The hardware was attached to a piece of wood that was not attached to anything. The 2006 Safari was less than one year old. This was the first time I was able to be in the shower... to repair it.

Do not ask me how hot it was to understand how to disassemble my Safari to then, figure out what I needed to do. Never had another problem with the shower until selling it in 2014. Upgraded... of course.

It is secure now.
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Old 06-20-2018, 02:40 PM   #5
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A PEX ring squeezer and a stack of the stainless steel PEX rings are also part of the AS "Go-To tool and spares kit".

The kit includes:

All manner of fuses
Spare screws
Gaskets, washers, and O-rings
Pop Rivets and tool
Blue tape
Duct Tape
Caulk
Wire
Crimp lugs and ratchet tool
Common hand tools
Metric and fractional size wrenches and sockets
Spare toilet valve assembly
PEX tubing pieces in both colors
PEX fittings and spare valve
Teflon tape for water (white)
Teflon tape for Propane (yellow)

And at least one of any weird tool, bulb, smallish spare part, or whatever I have ever needed to make any repair or modification on the Airstream...

Justin Case is a good buddy of mine...
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Old 06-20-2018, 02:47 PM   #6
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rmkrum.... you left out... chainsaw. Needed when in New Mexico while camping in the Gila National Forest. When the wind blows in the Gila... you have to chainsaw your way back out.
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Hi, I have had so many water leak issues with the 27' TB I had to share this photo of the back of the shower valve. Duck-tape and spare wood! No kidding. Thats from the factory.
Wow!
I'm a plumber and don't have words for that, not that I can say here anyway.
So is every TB delivered that way? other models with the same valve? makes me wonder.
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Hi, I have had so many water leak issues with the 27' TB I had to share this photo of the back of the shower valve. Duck-tape and spare wood! No kidding. Thats from the factory.
Either done at the AS factory, or by the dealer prior to delivery. AS dealers will try to fix or repair minor problems prior to delivery to the customer.

I recently tore my 2018 Flying Cloud 25FBT apart to check quality and looked at the plumbing system, and also replace the mixing valve on my Atwood hot water Heater.

Everything looked great and properly fitted, but it is the typical "lite weight" RV plumbing system used industry wide. Nothing special by Airstream....
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