Airstream Travel Trailer Bambi 2023 Maintenance Schedule User Manual
Failure to maintain your trailer can cause premature and unexpected parts breakage and/or erratic operation that may be hazardous.
See appliance manufacturers’ literature for further information.
|Every 1,000 miles or 60 days|
|Escape Window||Check the operation of latches and upper hinge.|
|Battery*||Check water level, lead acid only.|
|Smoke Alarm, CO Detector||Test and replace battery as required.|
|Tires||Check tire pressure, see Specification Chart on page 4-3|
|Hitch||Check for loose bolts or unusual wear.|
|GFI Circuit Breaker||Test and record.|
As a battery age and becomes less efficient, the water level should be checked more often and replenished only with distilled water. Checking the water level does not apply to Glass Mat Batteries.
|Every 5,000 miles or 90 days|
|Main Door Latch||Lubricate with dry graphite|
|Exterior Door Locks||Lubricate with dry graphite.|
|Exterior Hinges||Lubricate with light household oil|
|LPG Hold-Down||Lubricate with light household oil|
|LPG Regulator||Check bottom vent for obstructions.|
|Wheel Lug Nuts||Torque Aluminum Wheels to 110 ft. lbs and Steel Wheels to 100 ft. lbs.|
|Breakaway Switch||Pull pin and lubricate with household oil, see Breakaway Switch on page 8-9|
|7-Way Plug||Spray with contact cleaner.|
|Every 5,000 miles or 90 days|
|Hitch Ball||Lubricate with hitch ball lube or wheel bearing grease.|
|Exhaust Fans||Clean fan blades and wash filter.|
|Roof Vent Elevator Screws||Lubricate with light household
|Main Door Step||Lubricate and inspect moving parts.|
|Every 10,000 miles or 6 months|
|Brakes||Inspect or replace as necessary.|
|Wheel Bearings||Clean and repack (Units less than 25 ft. only).|
|Tires||Inspect and rotate.|
|Spare Tire Carrier||Lubricate moving parts.|
|Windows, and Door Seals||Clean with mild detergent and apply 303 Aerospace Protectant|
|Escape Window||Lubricate latches with WD-40 or light household oil.|
|Battery||Clean, neutralize, and coat terminals with petroleum jelly.|
|LPG Tanks||Have purged by LPG supplier.|
|Seams||Check and reseal exterior seams, windows, lights, and vents as needed.|
|Hitch Coupler and Ball||Ensure all parts operate freely. Replace any component if worn or damaged.|
|Interior Cabinetry||Visual Inspection of latches Locks, Hinges, and Slides. Silicone Spray as needed.|
Suggested Maintenance and Replacement Parts
(Part numbers listed are Airstream part numbers and can be ordered by calling a certified Airstream dealer.)
|Exterior 12-Volt Lighting|
|License Plate LED light||PN – 514065-01|
|Amber LED Clearance Light||PN – 512859|
|Red LED Clearance Light||PN – 512860|
|Step Light LED||PN – 513660|
|Convenience Light (Dump Valve)||PN – 512533|
|NOTE: Most Exterior Lighting is LED and a replacement fixture will be required.|
Always replace the bulb or light fixture with the correct bulb for that light or matching fixture. Failure to heed this warning could cause fire, property damage, personal injury, or death.
|Interior 12-Volt Lighting|
|LED Light w/Switch||PN – 513707|
|LED Light with switch (Double)||PN – 513706|
|LED Shower Light||PN – 513961|
|NOTE: Most Interior Lighting is LED and a replacement fixture will be required.|
|1 Amp Blade Fuse||PN – 500773-01|
|15 Amp Blade Fuse||PN – 500773-15|
|20 Amp Blade Fuse||PN – 500773-20|
|Replacement Circuit Breakers – USA Breakers|
|Breaker, Bryant, 15-15 Amp||PN – 510564-03|
|Breaker, Bryant, 20-20 Amp||PN – 510564-04|
|Breaker, Bryant, 30-20 Amp||PN – 510564-05|
|Breaker, Bryant, 15 GFCI Amp||PN – 510564-07|
|Breaker, 12V DC Type II, 20 Amp||PN – 510947-20|
|Breaker, 12V DC Type II, 30 Amp||PN – 510947-30|
|Breaker, 12V DC Type II, 50 Amp||PN – 510947-50|
|Dome Head||Dome Head||Dome Head||Large Flange||Large Flange|
|Body Diameter (Inches)||0.125 (1/8)||0.125 (1/8)||0.125 (1/8)||0.125 (1/8)||0.125 (1/8)||0.187 (3/16)||0.156 (5/32)|
|Grip Range In (Inches)||0251-312||0376-
|Length Under Head (Max Inches)||0453||0640||0337||0400||0438||0690||0415|
|Head Diameter (Nominal)||0250||0250||0250||0250||0250||0625||0468|
|Typical Sheer Strength (lb.)*||155||155||520||520||520||85||225|
|Typical Tensile Strength (lb.)*||235||235||600||600||600||135||350|
|*Values shown are a guide only and may vary depending upon the application.|
|Air Conditioner (11,000 BTU)||PN – 690323-102|
|Air Conditioner (13,500 BTU)||PN – 690323-102|
|Caulk, Saami, White||PN – 360301-02|
|Caulk, Saami, Black||PN – 360301-04|
|Fil-Stik, Black||PN – 28431W-01|
|Fil-Stik, Grey||PN – 28431W-02|
|Fil-Stik, White||PN – 28431W-03|
The following exterior care products are recommended by Airstream. Read and follow label directions. Exterior sealant should be checked and resealed once a year.
Walbernize Super Seal (PN – 2)
Use on exterior aluminum of trailer; recommend two applications a year.
Acryl-R Seam Sealer (PN – 28430W-01 [16 Oz can-Gray])
Use anywhere a fine bead of Gray sealant is required.
Acryl-R Seam Sealer (PN – 28430W-04 [16 Oz can-White])
Use anywhere a fine bead of White sealant is required.
Acryl-R Seam Sealer (PN – 28430W-06 [16 oz. can-Clear])
Use anywhere a fine bead of Clear sealant is required.
Ad Seal Premium Quality Sealant Adhesive
(PN – 365330-01 [10 oz. tube-White])Use anywhere a thicker bead of White sealant is required.
Ad Seal Premium Quality Sealant Adhesive
(PN – 365330-03 [10 oz tube-Gray]) Use anywhere a thicker bead of Gray sealant is required.
Ad Seal Premium Quality Sealant Adhesive
(PN – 365330-04 [10 oz tube-Black]) Use anywhere a thicker bead of Black sealant is required.
Your trailer is equipped at the factory with name-brand trailer tires. Most Airstream dealers cannot make adjustments to tires. An Airstream, or tire dealer that handles that particular brand, must do this. If you experience tire problems, contact the nearest dealer.
To change a tire with a jack, see the label affixed to the underbelly located to the rear of the wheels. This label reads JACK with an arrow pointing to a plate riveted to the mainframe rail where the jack head must be placed.
Airstream does not supply a jack with the trailer.
Do not exceed the maximum speed rating of the tires installed on your trailer. Failure to heed this warning could cause catastrophic tire failure resulting in property damage, personal injury, and/or death. Refer to the Tire Safety Information Addendum in your Owner’s packet for more information.
Never attempt to change any tire on the trailer without securely chocking the trailer’s remaining wheels. Never position yourself in a manner where a raised trailer can come down on you if it should become dislodged from a jack or ramp.
When removing aluminum-forged wheels from the spindle, it is very important to mark them to ensure the wheel is placed in the same position of the drum when reinstalling. If the aluminum-forged wheel is to be mounted on a different drum, it is important to sand all loose corrosion from the mating surfaces.
Wheel separation can occur:
- On first trip, tighten wheel nuts at beginning of trip, and at 5, 25, and 50 miles.
- Thereafter, check wheel nuts before each trip.
- Following winter storage, check wheel nuts before beginning a trip
- Following excessive braking, inspect wheel nuts.
Torque Aluminum Wheels to 110 ft. lbs and Steel Wheels to 100 ft. lbs.
Tire Load and Inflation Information
Maintaining proper tire inflation pressure is essential for both tire safety and performance.
Proper Tire Inflation
The level of air in your tires affects your vehicle’s overall performance. A maximum inflation pressure specification is found on the trailer’s exterior on a metal tag riveted to the lower front, and roadside of the trailer, as well as on the original equipment tires.
Air pressure should be checked based on the load on each individual tire. Cold Inflation Pressure should be adjusted to handle the maximum tire load, and all tires on the axle should carry the same inflation pressure. Cold tire inflation pressure is the tire pressure checked in the morning before you drive more than a few miles or before rising ambient temperatures or the sun’s radiant heat affects it.
Underinflation brings a higher risk of damage due to road hazards, reduce casing durability, cause a loss in fuel economy, and will result in uneven or irregular tire wear. Severe underinflation brings about an increased risk of tread separation, handling difficulties, and possible tire failure, caused by overheating.
When minimum inflation pressure requirements are not met, tire durability and optimum operating conditions are compromised. Tire inflation pressure should always meet the guidelines for vehicle weight.
Observe the following:
- It may be necessary to inflate your tires at a truck stop or truck service center in order to achieve adequate air pressure for your trailer’s needs.
- Only permanent air seal metal valve caps should be used.
- Be safe – if a tire has been run in a 20% underinflated condition, it must be dismounted and inspected by a trained professional. It should not be aired up without a full inspection or without using a safety cage. Use a calibrated gauge. If your tire is rated for higher inflation pressures, a special gauge will be required designed for larger tires.
- Do not bleed air from warm tires to reduce pressure buildup.
- Do not inflate tires to cold PSI rating beyond rim specifications.
How Overloading Affects Your Tires
Tire pressure is what enables your trailer tire to support loads, thus, overloading can have serious consequences. Too much weight can cause stress on the suspension system components, brake failure, handling and steering problems, irregular tire wear, and possible tire failure. If you discover that your tires cannot handle the load, lighten the weight of the load on your tires.
Weighing Your Trailer Or Towed Vehicle
Since a trailer or towed vehicle adds to the load on the tires, it is crucial to properly weigh towed vehicles; see Loading on page 7-3 and see Weighing Your Trailer on page 7-4
The most important function of tires are to provide traction while moving, and grip when steering or stopping. The tires on your trailer are designed for highway use and must be properly maintained in order to maximize tire life, as well to provide a safe mode of transportation.
Tire Care Tips
To reduce the risk of tire failure, we strongly recommend the following:
- Check the pressure in your tires, including your spare, at least monthly when the tires are cool (after the vehicle has stopped three hours and then driven less than one mile). Do not reduce pressure when tires are hot. Use a tire gauge to check the pressure and maintain it at the recommended level.
- Never overload your tires. Heed the maximum load-carrying capability of your tires.
- Check your tires frequently for scrapes, bulges, separations, cuts, or snags resulting from use. See your tire dealer immediately if any such condition is discovered.
- Never operate your vehicle in excess of lawful speeds or the maximum speeds justified by driving conditions, or in excess of speeds recommended for the tires you are using.
- Make every effort to avoid running over objects that may damage the tire through impact or cutting, such as chuck holes, glass, metal, etc.
- Never drive on smooth tires. Tires should be removed when 2/32 in. of tread depth remains. In most states it is illegal to drive with less than 2/32 in. remaining tread depth.
- Park out of the sun whenever possible when in warm climates. In desert regions, use tire covers to prevent ultraviolet light deterioration to tires.
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