Airstream Travel Trailer Bambi 2023 Main Door Care User Manual

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Airstream Travel Trailer Bambi 2023 Main Door Care User Manual

Main Door Care

Lubrication
Apply a little paraffin or grease to the striker pockets and a slight amount of household oil to the lock mechanisms to keep the locks operating smoothly. Also, lubricate the hinge pins periodically with household oil. Use the lubricant sparingly and remove any excess from exterior skin immediately.

Adjustment
Main door adjustment can be affected by:

  • The trailer being improperly leveled (causing twisting of trailer body/shell).*
  • Striker bolt alignment being out of adjustment, (striker bolt is adjustable).
  • The screen door being out of adjustment, resulting in a situation of the door rubbing the frame, or not closing flush (which will create pressure on the door).
  • Main door has come open at some point introducing a change to the contour of the door frame (check for sheared rivets on the interior skin of door).

When using the stabilizers (for eliminating movement-not leveling) on your Airstream be sure to check the fit of your main door before and after extending the stabilizers. The fit of the main door can be affected if trailer is not level side to side and front to back.

Tambour Track Maintenance
Applying a coat of silicon spray to the locker tracks will allow the tambour doors to travel smoothly.

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Windows

Sticking Windows

Forcing the window open may cause the window to shatter. Always follow the guidelines below for releasing a stuck window.

  1. Unlatch the window latches securing the windows on the interior.
  2. Apply some 303 Aerospace Protectant to a nylon wedge window tool.
  3. Starting in the corner, tuck the end of the nylon tool under the glass and gently slide to opposite end.

CAUTION
Prying up or applying pressure to the window may cause the window to shatter, resulting in personal injury or unit damage.

  1. Once the window is released, wash the gasket with a mild soap and water solution, and dry.
  2. Apply 303 Aerospace Protectant (Airstream part # 44845WR-01) to the window gasket. To apply, spray/pour 303 onto a soft rag or sponge and apply a generous coating directly to the gasket. Remove any residue that comes in contact with the exterior aluminum skin. This may be ordered through the Airstream Parts Department or at the Airstream online store at www.airstream.com.

Electrical Diagrams

The following electrical diagrams are representative of the National Electric Code (NEC) and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). All circuits are NEC with the exception of CSA circuits as specified in each respective table.

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Solar Panel Wiring

For your convenience Airstreams has installed a 3 port easy install box to the roof of the trailer, as well as, a plug for a portable solar panel at the front of the trailer near the battery box. The roof port now allows for easy install of an aftermarket solar panel. Simply plug the power cord from the solar panel into the 3 port box. A Cat 5-patch cord for a solar panel display, if supplied with the after market unit, runs from the battery buss bar to an area just behind the See level Monitor display. The best way to reach the Cat 5 cable is to remove the See level Monitor. The solar panel display can be mounted in the area near the See level Monitor panel by routing the proper hole size. The Cat 5 wire is then plugged into the solar display panel.Airstream Travel Trailer Bambi 2023 Main Door Care User Manual 06

NOTE
The yellow wire must be fused with a 35-amp in-line fuse at the 12-volt positive. All wires are identified with labels at all locations. The solar panel has a charge controller that should be mounted close to the battery buss bars, as the battery leads and Cat 5 wire are hooked into it to sense the actual battery charge. The following diagram depicts the way Airstream wires the solar system on factory-installed units and is the recommended wiring for use of the pre-wire system.

Fresh Water Layouts
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FAQs and Answers

Electrical

  1. What size of generator is needed to operate my Airstream?
    Answer: A 1000 watt generator may be used to charge just the batteries. However, if wanting to run appliances such as microwave or AC units, it is recommended to have at least 4,000 watts or more* (This is for a 30-Amp system). Many Airs reamer’s accomplish this using two portable generators run in parallel.
  2. I was told my Airstream is pre-wired for solar panels.
    What does this mean?
    Answer: Wiring has been installed throughout your unit for the solar package Airstream is currently using. For more information on solar packages, you may wish to contact your Airstream dealer.
  3. What type of batteries are in my Airstream?
    Answer: Depending on your chosen option, your Airstream may have lead acid, AGM, or lithium iron phosphate batteries.
  4. Do you recommend using a surge protector when plugged into shore power?
    Answer: Your Airstream is breaker protected. However, with the use of more personal electronic devices and the number of RV users in parks, added protection is always a plus.
  5. What is the battery disconnect switch function?
    Answer: It is a switch that disengages or engages
    the 12-volt power supply from the house batteries to everything but the LPG detector. The switch is used to cut power when the trailer is not being used or put into storage to preserve battery charge.
  6. What does the power converter do in myleaving my dump valves open?
    Answer:
    You cannot leave your black water valve open. This would cause a buildup inside the tank. You need to keep this closed until you are full or ready to leave. (Remember, use your no-fuss flush.)
  7. How do I use my black water tank flush?
    Answer: First, empty your black water tank, then close your black water tank valve. Hook up your hose to the external hookup, run a couple minutes, and then open the valve. Do this a couple times until clear.
  8. Do I need a water regulator?
    Answer: No, your Airstream is equipped with a built in regulator rated for 50 PSI.
  9. How do I get fresh water into my trailer?
    Answer: You can use the on board fresh water tank and 12-volt pump for your water supply when boon docking, or hook to an external water source via garden hose to exterior water inlet when parked at a campground.
  10. What is the difference between a gray water tank and the black tank?
    Answer: The gray water tank holds water from shower and sink drains. The black water tank holds sewer water from the toilet.

Audio-Video

 My TV reception is poor. What can I check?
Answer: Verify your antenna booster is set to proper selection. (ON- for antenna, and OFF- for cable satellite). You should also make sure connections are tight on your TV.

Appliances
should I get the refrigerator cooled down?
Answer: Cooling time will vary with exterior temperatures and time of day. Start by pre-cooling your refrigerator at least 12 hours prior to loading your refrigerator. Always pre-cool food in your refrigerator or freezer to reduce cooling time. Do not pack food too tight in compartment as to prevent circulation around food items. Normal refrigerator operating temperatures are 34ºF to 40ºF.

The heat pump in my trailer does not seem to be providing any heat, yesterday it worked great.
Answer:
The heat pump is designed to knock the chill off your trailer. It functions when outside temperature is 45ºF or greater by removing heat from the outside air. Below 45ºF it will not provide heat.

My air conditioner freezes up. What is the problem?
Answer: In high humidity conditions, the AC manufacturer recommends you operate your AC
(manual mode) on the high fan setting and all vents should be open to have maximum air flow over the coils; this helps reduce icing. Also, dirty air conditioner filters can restrict airflow and cause the AC to ice up.

Maintenance

  1. Where can I find my trailer serial number?
    Answer: A label is attached on the roadside sheet at the front side sheet seam. This label will also provide the inflation pressure of the tires and GVWR. The serial number of the trailer is also stamped on the street side of the A frame by the LPG tanks.
  2. Awning suggestions:
    Your Zip Dee awning is intended to provide shade. Your awning can be used in light rain conditions if front or rear is tilted to let water run off. Light winds should not affect awning use. If you are leaving your trailer for long periods or in threatening weather, the awning should be retracted. Visit the Zip Dee website for more information and instructional videos.
  3. Cleaning the exterior of my Airstream.
    Suggestions:

    Airstream recommends washing the trailer using a mild auto detergent safe for clear coated surfaces. Airstream recommends washing based on operating conditions and waxing a minimum of twice a year. Walbernize Super seal is a product that was designed specifically for Airstream and provides good wax protection.
  4. Can I use a nylon cover for my Airstream?
    Answer: Airstream does not recommend using any type of cover. The installation and movement of the cover in windy conditions could scratch the clearcoat.
  5. My main door is hard to open, is this normal?
    Answer: Your main door is designed differently than a flat surface door. The door is over bent in order to apply more pressure at the top and bottom of door for better sealing. Also, on uneven surfaces the trailer can be in a slight twist that could affect closing. Make sure trailer is as level as possible.
  6. What should I use to clean the aluminum on the interior of my Airstream?
    Answer: The interior aluminum is the same as the exterior aluminum and has a clear coat finish and could be cleaned the same way. For an easy, no mess suggestion, we recommend using a product such as lemon Pledge® for a quick way to remove finger prints and smudges.
  7. How do I clean my drapes and upholstery?
    Answer: Drapes may be dry-cleaned. Upholstery may be spot-cleaned. We recommend dry cleaning as the best overall cleaning solution.
  8. What is a rubber torsion axle?
    Answer: Your trailer has Dexter rubber torsion axles, this type axle has internal rubber cords that provide load-carrying capacity verses leaf spring-type axles. Reminder – never jack up trailer using rubber torsion axle tubes.
  9. My windows are sticking and don’t open easily;
    what is wrong?
    Answer: Your windows have rubber seals around the edges which in extreme, heat and dusty conditions can become sticky. You can help prevent this by regularly cleaning window seals with soapy water and applying a silicone product or Aerospace Protectant 303 to the seals. Clean edge of glass also.
  10. The mattress in my Airstream is an odd shape,
    where can I buy sheets?
    Answer:
    Airstream has a selection of sheets for your Airstream that can be purchased by calling (937) 596-6111 extension 7400 or 7418. You can also access our store website at www.airstreamsupplycompany.com.

Reference Links

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