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Airstream Travel Trailer Bambi 2023 Maintenance User Manual

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Airstream Travel Trailer Bambi 2023 Maintenance Schedule User Manual

Maintenance Schedule

WARNING
Failure to maintain your trailer can cause premature and unexpected parts breakage and/or erratic operation that may be hazardous.

NOTE
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

oil

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
Exterior Wax
Escape Window Lubricate latches with WD-40 or light household oil.
Every year
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.)

WARNING

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.
Replacement Fuses
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
Replacement Rivets
Interior Exterior Underbelly
Part Number 330127-05 330127-08 330126-02 330126-03 330126-04 330034 330038
Rivet Name AD45ABS AD48ABS SSD43SSBS SSD44SSBS SSD45SSBS AD68ABSLF AD54ABSLF
Head Style Dome

Head

Dome

Head

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)
Hole Size 0129-

0133

0129-

0133

0129-0133 0129-0133 0129-0133 0192-0196 0160-0164
Drill Number 30 30 30 30 30 11 20
Grip Range In (Inches) 0251-312 0376-

0500

126-0187 0188-0250 0251-0312 0376-0500 0126-0250
Length Under Head (Max Inches) 0453 0640 0337 0400 0438 0690 0415
Head Diameter (Nominal) 0250 0250 0250 0250 0250 0625 0468
Head Height
(Max. Inches)
0040 0040 0040 0040 0040 0092 0075
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.
Replacement Filters
Air Conditioner (11,000 BTU) PN – 690323-102
Air Conditioner (13,500 BTU) PN – 690323-102
Touch-up Caulking
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

Exterior Care
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.

Tires
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.

Tire Changing
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.

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NOTE
Airstream does not supply a jack with the trailer.

WARNING
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.

WARNING
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.

WARNING
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.

WARNING
Wheel separation can occur:

  1. On first trip, tighten wheel nuts at beginning of trip, and at 5, 25, and 50 miles.
  2. Thereafter, check wheel nuts before each trip.
  3. Following winter storage, check wheel nuts before beginning a trip
  4. Following excessive braking, inspect wheel nuts.

NOTE
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.

Underinflated Tires
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

Tire Care
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:

  1. 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.
  2. Never overload your tires. Heed the maximum load-carrying capability of your tires.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Make every effort to avoid running over objects that may damage the tire through impact or cutting, such as chuck holes, glass, metal, etc.
  6. 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.
  7. Park out of the sun whenever possible when in warm climates. In desert regions, use tire covers to prevent ultraviolet light deterioration to tires.

Reference Links

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