Tag Archives: maintenance

Airstream gifts

Stuck for a present to give that special Airstreamer? These items, priced from low to ridiculous, are sure to put a smile on their dial. (Hurry, only 18 online shopping days until Dec. 25th.) Tip: Order as much as you can from the Airstream Life store, where shipping is now FREE on all items! Airstream … Continue reading Airstream gifts

The 7-way cable

Most people don’t think about the fat black cable that connects the Airstream to the tow vehicle—until something doesn’t work, like taillights or brakes. It’s called either the “umbilical” or “7-way” cable, and keeping it in good condition is important because it’s the critical link for correct operation of trailer brakes, lights, and signals. The … Continue reading The 7-way cable

Sealants — A Sticky Subject

In the Airstream universe you will find a curious phenomenon: passionate debates about sealants. That’s because the constant movement of all parts on the road causes all travel trailers to leak eventually, and a good sealant is our first line of defense against rain penetration. Rather unfairly, Airstreamers get more of this debate than owners … Continue reading Sealants — A Sticky Subject

Tire Tips—Part 2

“Ignoring your tires can result in really expensive damage,” writes Rich Luhr, publisher of Airstream Life magazine and author of Airstream Life’s (Nearly) Complete Guide to Airstream Maintenance, available this month. “When a tire blows out or is run flat, it often throws off chunks of tread which whack the Airstream and damage the body. … Continue reading Tire Tips—Part 2

Quick News – 8/11/15

Summer savings for early registration Save your space now at Alumapalooza® 7 (May 31—June 5, 2016) and get your cool and coveted event logo t-shirt free. Yup—one free shirt for each paid adult when you register by September 30, 2015; the discount will be automatically applied when you register online. (T-shirts are regularly $20 each; … Continue reading Quick News – 8/11/15

Quick News – 6/30/15

Last chance! Pre-order the new Airstream maintenance book today Pre-orders are still accepted for Airstream Life’s new guide to Airstream maintenance, but hurry—the offer expires on July 15. “My long-awaited Airstream maintenance book is almost ready!” says author and Airstream Life publisher Rich Luhr. “I’ve been working on it for years. It covers everything you … Continue reading Quick News – 6/30/15