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Old 06-08-2021, 07:08 AM   #1
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New Tires

Need new tires on 2014 Bambi 16 ft. Should I stay with 14” and if I take to tire store can they accommodate a trailer & do they have experience with changing tires on trailers vs Airstream Dealers? Live in So Cal
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Old 06-08-2021, 07:37 AM   #2
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Some tire stores can accommodate, but you should call the specific location you plan to go to if you want to be sure. We used Discount Tire and had a pleasant experience. You'll need to look in your owner's manual to figure out where the jack locations are on your model. They're usually marked under the trailer as well. You'll need to make sure whatever tire store you use puts the jacks there and only there or you risk frame issues. I explained this to DT and they were very accommodating and didn't mind me supervising the job.
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Old 06-08-2021, 08:02 AM   #3
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We won't weigh in on tire size question, but we did get new skins on our 5-er last summer. I called out local Discount Tire and they were very helpful with the order placement and installation scheduling. On the install day they had me back into an area next to their building. Then they brought their equipment out and discussed with us where we wanted the jacks placed. They took it from there. Very pleased with their service.

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Old 06-08-2021, 08:31 AM   #4
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Yes, have tire shop use “jacking points” labeled underneath. DO NOT allow tire shop to “jack up” your airstream by the axle. Chances of ruining your alignment goes up exponentially
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Old 06-08-2021, 09:52 AM   #5
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How do you locate proper hacking points? 69 Overlander.
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