Originally Posted by M and R
The workbench retrofit kit portion of the job was fairly easy. The difficult part for me was removing the hose reel assembly from the vehicle. I contacted Airstream for guidance. I received zero help and was referred to Southwire who makes the hose reel. Southwire was very helpful with installing the retrofit kit, but knew nothing about Airstream’s use of their hose reel. Once I figured out the removal, the reinstall was not much of a problem
Great point. As you've said, removal looks to be quite a challenge. If you have any notes regarding your process of removal, please do share.
The reel assembly is hidden inside a metal box that is somehow affixed to the underside of the van. After a quick look, I have no clue whatever how to remove that box. When it fails for good and all, it's either going to take some "reel" study, or a mobile RV repair person who would come out here to remove it, execute the repair, reinstall, and bill me for their time and expertise.