Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-20-2013, 09:19 PM   #1
New Member
 
2008 25' Classic
methuen , Massachusetts
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 1
fresh water tank support brackets

We have a 2008 25 ft Classic, which we love, but last year one of the water tank support brackets fell off completely. Luckily a driver alerted us and we retrieved it. The dealer followed Airstream's guidelines and used a larger bit screw. This year it let go again, and the next two dropped on one side (leaving only one support) It seems as if the brackets, which are quite heavy, are only held on with sheet metal screws into the aluminum skin, not into anything that is substantial. Has anyone else had this problem? Will our water tank drop? What could/should be done? Help!?
deb burch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2013, 06:28 AM   #2
Figment of My Imagination
 
Protagonist's Avatar
 
2012 Interstate Coach
From All Over , More Than Anywhere Else
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 10,868
Quote:
Originally Posted by deb burch View Post
We have a 2008 25 ft Classic, which we love, but last year one of the water tank support brackets fell off completely. Luckily a driver alerted us and we retrieved it. The dealer followed Airstream's guidelines and used a larger bit screw. This year it let go again, and the next two dropped on one side (leaving only one support) It seems as if the brackets, which are quite heavy, are only held on with sheet metal screws into the aluminum skin, not into anything that is substantial. Has anyone else had this problem? Will our water tank drop? What could/should be done? Help!?
You might be able to replace the sheet metal screws with toggle bolts, the same type used to hang mirrors on hollow-core doors. Think of them as the bolt equivalent to a pop rivet.
__________________
I thought getting old would take longer!
Protagonist 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



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 01:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.