Rock Guard Flips Off (2005 Classic)
Just back from a weekend of camping. When we parked the trailer we noticed that the Rt front rock guard was missing. Was able to re-track and find the guard along the roadside. On examination, was surprised that the guard front hinge was held on to the trailer front body by 4 piddling screws and what appears to be some type of grey caulking material. Apparently the screws let loose and the guard rotated out away from the trailer sufficiently to catch the wind and rip entirely off where its attached on the right side of the trailer by the door. The guard is in pretty good condition apart from some heavy scraping on the trim. The attachments by the door will need to be replaced as the screws pulled out of the metal. I guess I was lucky it was not the left front guard which would have swung out into traffic and let loose with the potential of injury and an accident.
Question: have others experienced this and what way have you reattached the guard. Not impressed with Jackson Center, Ohio method of using 4 screws. Someone has told me the more recent models also have an attachment to the trailer body in the middle of the guard. Can this be bought from Airstream? Is this an option? Thanks
2005 30' AS Classic SO
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