Caring For Your Airstream
As a general rule of thumb, we recommend the trailer be washed about every four weeks and waxed in the spring and fall. In coastal and industrial areas cleaning and waxing should be done on a more frequent schedule. When traveling through winter weather, all road treatment chemicals should be removed immediately.
Always clean your trailers in the shade or on a cloudy day when the aluminum skin is cool. Oil, grease, dust and dirt may be removed by washing with any mild non-abrasive soap or detergent. Cleaning should be followed by a thorough clean water rinse. Drying the unit with a chamois or a soft cloth may prevent spots and streaks. When washing or polishing your trailer, always wipe with the grain of the metal. To remove hard water spots, use a 50/50 solution of water and vinegar.
After cleaning and drying, a good grade of nonabrasive automotive paste or liquid wax will increase the life of the finish, especially in coastal areas where the finish is exposed to salt air or in polluted industrial areas. It will also protect the shell from minor scratches and make subsequent cleaning easier.
It is important to remove sap, gum, resin, asphalt, etc. as soon as possible after they appear by washing and waxing. Sunlight and time will bake-harden these materials making them almost impossible to remove without heavy buffing. If asphalt remains on the trailer after washing, use a small amount of kerosene on a rag and wipe the spots individually, being careful not to scratch the finish.
Wheels & Tires
The aluminum wheels and axle end cover come clear-coated. They keep their good looks simply by washing with soap and water. Do not use abrasive clean- ers or polishes on coated aluminum wheels.
To get the maximum performance from your tires, check the air pressure often. Prevent ultra-violet sun damage by parking in the shade or using tire covers. Check wheel lugs before each trip, after excessive braking, and following winter storage.
The main door of the trailer is manufactured with a built in keyed dead bolt and door lock. The door lock in engaged from the inside by a lever and the dead bolt is engaged by a turning the knob.
A main door hold back is mounted on the side sheet. The hold back secures the door to the side of the trailer. When opening the door, push it gently into the spring operated slide. To release the door, slide the hold back bolt back.
A little grease in the striker pockets and slight amount of household oil in the lock mechanisms will keep the locks operating smoothly. Don’t forget to lubricate the hinge pins periodically with household oil also. Use sparingly and remove any excess from exterior akin immediately.
Please Note: When towing, the door lock and dead bolt must be secured. If it is not locked, the constant vibration of travel may cause the door to open with possible damage.
Complete instructions have been provided with your awning. You should make sure your traveling companion is familiar with the operation of the awning. We remind you that the awning is a sun protection, so please roll up your awning in case of heavy rain, wind or snow. To prevent water build up on the awning during a light rain, position one upper arm substantially lower than the other to create enough of a slope for adequate water run off.
Please Note: If wind or extended periods of rain are expected, roll up the awning and secure it, just as you would before traveling.The effects of wind and rain on awnings are unpredictable, and may cause severe damage that is not covered by your warranty.