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.
Changing a Tire
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.
NOTE: Airstream does not supply a jack with the travel trailer.
Leveling blocks can be used instead of a jack to change a flat tire. Position the leveling block under the trailer’s good tire. This will raise the flat tire clear of the ground. All tire and wheel assemblies are balanced at the factory. Be sure to rebalance the tire and wheel assemblies each time a tire is changed.
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 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.
Torque Aluminum Wheels to 110 ft. lbs and Steel Wheels to 100 ft. lbs.
In an emergency, remove a flat tire. The independent suspension of the rubber torsion axle allows four- or six-wheeled units to be safely towed on three or five wheels for a short distance (100 miles maximum) and only at a low speed (30 MPH). Be especially careful when crossing holes or dips in the road. Under these circumstances it is good practice to set your rear view mirrors so that you can observe your tires at all time.
The maximum speed rating on the tires installed on your trailer is 87 MPH. Do not exceed this rating. Failure to heed this warning could cause catastrophic tire failure resulting in property damage, personal injury, and/or death.
Wheel separation can occur:
1. On first trip, tighten wheel nuts at beginning of trip, and at 10, 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.