Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-02-2017, 06:41 AM   #1
3 Rivet Member
 
2000 25' Safari
Denver , North Carolina
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 147
Images: 3
Blog Entries: 16
Rubber bumpers on bumper and rear storage hatch

Hello, I was able to purchase some repacement bumpers. Before I take a small flathead screwdriver and pop them out, anyone have some past experience with removing and replacing them. Mothership says they are the right parts but no build plans to show how they are installed. Any help is appreciated.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3553.jpg
Views:	75
Size:	439.0 KB
ID:	291129   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3554.jpg
Views:	85
Size:	273.1 KB
ID:	291130  

__________________

mbubbaca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2017, 07:07 AM   #2
jkwoodrow
 
1987 34.5' Airstream 345
Springfield , Ohio
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 155
The bumper looks like it is not a factory piece. It looks like a rubber bumper pad that somebody stuck on unsupported aluminum skin. It should just peel off the skin and clean the adhesive residue with 3M decal remover, stoddard solvent, rubbing alcohol or lighter fluid. I would suggest putting a new one on the structural strip below the existing pad and one on the door to mate with it.
__________________

John Woodrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2017, 07:38 AM   #3
Overkill Specialist
Commercial Member
 
GMFL's Avatar

 
2014 23' International
Dadeville , Alabama
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 3,753
Images: 4
Blog Entries: 52
Yes not factory
GMFL is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2017, 06:17 AM   #4
3 Rivet Member
 
2000 25' Safari
Denver , North Carolina
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 147
Images: 3
Blog Entries: 16
OK now I have more information

Thanks for the replies to my questions. It seems like the PO did this modification. I won't get to it until the weekend, in case there are some other views that can confuse me more. The part is and Airstream part I picked up at the mother ship last week. So maybe it was used for another application?
mbubbaca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2017, 05:05 PM   #5
4 Rivet Member
 
2000 30' Excella
Toledo , Ohio
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 486
My 2000 Excella has them looks like factory to me . I think they are self stick on .
woodfox45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2017, 08:07 AM   #6
3 Rivet Member
 
2000 25' Safari
Denver , North Carolina
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 147
Images: 3
Blog Entries: 16
I think factory too

I hope a couple of 2000 built owners will respond. The facotry rep i was in email contact with gave me the impression they were factory installed, stick on and should be easy to replace with the ones I purchased. The look like they are installed in divots in the metal so I'm thinking facotry. BTW I love the collective knowledge of the Airstream Forum.
mbubbaca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2017, 08:20 AM   #7
Rivet Master
 
Al and Missy's Avatar

 
2002 30' Classic S/O
Melbourne Beach , Florida
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 3,881
I had them on my 2001 Safari 25. On my twin bed model they are to keep the bumper cover latches from scratching the aluminum skin of the rear storage compartment when the door is opened. Mine may have been replaced at some point, and either wrong part used or poorly placed because the door still got scratched.

Al
__________________
"You cannot reason someone out of a position they have not been reasoned into"
Al, K5TAN and Missy, N4RGO
WBCCI 1322
2002 Classic 30 Slideout -S/OS #004
2013 Dodge 2500 Laramie 4x4 Megacab Cummins



Al and Missy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2017, 05:48 AM   #8
3 Rivet Member
 
2000 25' Safari
Denver , North Carolina
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 147
Images: 3
Blog Entries: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Al and Missy View Post
I had them on my 2001 Safari 25. On my twin bed model they are to keep the bumper cover latches from scratching the aluminum skin of the rear storage compartment when the door is opened. Mine may have been replaced at some point, and either wrong part used or poorly placed because the door still got scratched.

Al
Yes! That seems to be the purpose of the bumpers. Must have been a part of the build for a few years. From your experience, it would seem that they are not recessed slightly but as others have suggested, attached on the surface. If there had been obvious divots in either surface, I'm sure they would have been replaced correctly. So what I am seeing as ridges of a divit are just crud buildup that should come off with some elbow grease. Looking for my razor knife, and decal glue remover or just plain moonshine to clean it up. That should give me more time for feedback from other owners from the time period.
mbubbaca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2017, 11:34 PM   #9
2 Rivet Member
 
2006 30' Safari
Donalds , South Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 23
They are on my 2000 27' safari. I'm convinced they are factory. Mine have rotted too. Mine appears to be nothing more than a triangular rubber pad with a sticky back.
__________________

SCFamily 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
a Hatch, I want a hatch snkrichards General Repair Forum 4 05-17-2012 08:56 PM
Safari rear storage hatch dimensions Goal15 Exterior Storage Compartments & Access Doors 2 05-07-2011 10:48 AM
"PVC" Styled Sewer Storage/Rear Bumper Storage Repair Frank&Mike Bumpers & Bumper Storage 5 11-04-2010 08:30 PM
Bumpers Larry Brown Airstream Motorhome Forums 7 09-08-2002 08:50 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 01:06 PM.


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