Wow, Aerowood, you really went for it on yours. I am a little bummed to read about all of your experiences with this year/model and the evident QC issues from Airstream.
However, I must soldier on. What I am hoping to do is to NOT go down the rabbit hole too far but rather get the camper watertight and safe to get my boys out camping this spring, and not do any more damage. Save the Full Monte for another time. Any advice on how to reattach everything as a temp fix that could last a couple years?
My frame really isn't that clean. I just replaced the axle, and while it was off I wire wheeled down all the metal there and shot in some spray paint. Regarding the possibility of the dreaded rear end separation, I am not sure. When I went to look at this trailer to buy it, I had read that you can check for rear end separation by standing on the corners of the bumper and see if it sinks at all. Mine drops at most 1/8". BUT, there is this: it looks like the PO may have jacked it up or something, because the bumper at some point crushed upward into the beltline/skin. Note the pinched ID tag there. Thoughts on that?