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Old 12-21-2017, 11:27 AM   #21
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Just got mine and wondering too, trying to figure out how to do it
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Old 12-21-2017, 11:42 AM   #22
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They work it seems... glad got a couple extra for breakage now or later...
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Old 12-21-2017, 12:42 PM   #23
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Just got mine and wondering too, trying to figure out how to do it
Me too. I looked at the hinge in the closet, and the clip and it made no sense. Since I had to visit the dealer anyway, I took a clip with me and showed it to a service advisor. He had no idea either.

Google is my friend. The plastic thingy goes between the metal shell and the attachment part.
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Old 12-21-2017, 01:17 PM   #24
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More Pictures

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Old 12-23-2017, 10:25 AM   #25
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I was at my Airstream dealer the other day for a unrelated item, so I took one of the plastic clips with me. The service advisor had never seen one so he took it to the Airstream experts and the service guys and neither had ever seen it. I guess if you sell the units and never use one, there's no reason to "Fix" the problem.

Until I Googled the images, it made no sense to me either.
Here's some pictures from this issue on an old thread. Thanks to the OP for the pictures.
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Old 12-29-2017, 12:05 AM   #26
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I received my small grey plastic clips today from woodworkersexpress.
They work great! Thanks for this thread and the info.
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Old 05-30-2020, 11:05 AM   #27
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Can someone post a photo of an installed hinge "bumper." The bumper was noted in a different thread and appears to be a gizmo to protect the hinge from bumps that jar the connection loose. It was boat part for attaching a bimini.
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Old 05-30-2020, 03:09 PM   #28
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Nylon Zip Ties... WORK for Boondocker

A Genius on these Airforums fixed the hinge problem for us from a post last year. This may not work for yours.

Although we did pick up these clips in a bag, from our Airstream dealer for no cost... we no longer needed them. Keeping them just in case. We found a better option:

The Airstream owner used Zip Ties. Simple. Easy to attach. They work.

The nylon zip tie, I use TWO on each hinge if I can. Zip tie goes around the front and back and tighten up. I use a needle nose plier to tighten the zip tie... TIGHT. So far, no zip tie has broken getting them snug. After they are as tight as you can pull it, without breaking it... clip the excess, but leave an inch or less if you did not get it tight enough. Find a muscle builder to do the work... if you are unsure about trying this. I did it. The width of the Zip Tie seems to be 1/8-5/16"" or so. If you can break it, too narrow. These were my tool box and handy.

The Zip Tie holds the hinge snug against the metal on the door. You will see the gap on the hinge mounted to the wall and the door. Wear glasses if you do not.

Two Zip Ties will fit under the sink hinges, about an inch+ apart. One on all of the other hinges. You will see the space to slide the zip tie to secure.

I wrote a Thread of my experience some time ago, long forgotten where. My experiences and the ORIGINAL post I used their advice.

Our 2019 has had NO, NONE, NIX or any hinge break loose, come loose or given us any problems. Cheap, inexpensive, keep spares in the event you did not tighten the zip tie and it moved. Mine have not moved. They do not interfere with opening or closing.

This is my THIRD new Airstream. I was sick and tired of doors coming loose. The tiny screw would fall out and you are... well screwed by a tiny screw. Eventually you will find it... after buying one, if they exist other than an entire hinge.

The naysayers will pile on like a Quarterback Sneak at the one yard line... ignore. If you are afraid to try this... others... may try it. Our 2019 hinges are problem free as of today. We travel some roads that should have shaken the hinges loose... but are tight and secure.

Problem solved for almost nothing, as I had these Zip Ties in the tool box for much longer than I owned an Airstream. These will age out before breaking!

(Post #25 has our hinge style. You may have to experiment with yours. You can see the outside edge sticking out to secure to hinge on the right side.)
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Old 06-21-2022, 04:31 PM   #29
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I figured it out.
Hi folks. I know these posts are older but I have the clips and don't know how to install. Anybody have a picture or instructions on how to apply the hinge clips?

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Old 06-21-2022, 05:01 PM   #30
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how do you install these clips?

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Always coming unfastened and difficult to snap back on. Why do they have to be so complicated? Is there an easy way of putting them back together that I am missing? 2017 International Serenity.
Hi there. I have the clips for my 2017 Flying Cloud ... can you help me understand how to install. They came from HQ in a ziploc bag and no instructions. Not apparent to me.

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How do you install these clips

Howdy. Simple question. I have the clips but not clear to me how to install. Thanks for any help.
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Howdy. Simple question. I have the clips but not clear to me how to install. Thanks for any help.


John, I think the answer you may be looking for is a few posts down in this thread…


https://www.airforums.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=225679

If the link doesn’t work search… Grass hinge

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Howdy. Simple question. I have the clips but not clear to me how to install. Thanks for any help.
See the pictures from my post #25. You simply position the clip over the rear of the hinge and push in until you feel a "snap". It will click in, covering the stupid tab that releases the two parts.


The end shown goes inside the hinge. All that shows is the "hook" covering the release.

Do one and you'll go, "Ah! I see now."

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clips appear to have changed

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John, I think the answer you may be looking for is a few posts down in this thread…


https://www.airforums.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=225679

If the link doesn’t work search… Grass hinge

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Thanks Kevin ...but it appears the clip I received from A/S is slightly different - it does not match the pictures in this thread and does not seem to click into the hinge? Part number 381607-16. My clips look like the picture.
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.but it appears the clip I received from A/S is slightly different - it does not match the pictures in this thread and does not seem to click into the hinge? Part number 381607-16. My clips look like the picture.
Those clips limit the amount the hinges allow the door to open. It says "110 degrees".

Three years ago, I took one of the Timos clips to my Airstream dealer. The service rep took it to the techs and the "Airstream expert". None of them had ever seen one and had no idea how it worked.
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Those clips limit the amount the hinges allow the door to open. It says "110 degrees".

Three years ago, I took one of the Timos clips to my Airstream dealer. The service rep took it to the techs and the "Airstream expert". None of them had ever seen one and had no idea how it worked.
Thanks. These clips came from the factor so I hope they are what I need. Have asked my dealer for help too. Awaiting for a reply.

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