Do You Have A Screw Loose?

airstream-queen-bedWe heard stories recently about 2 different Airstreams that had their cabinets over their bed fall while they were towing! Well that certainly freaked me out. We sleep under a cabinet and the last thing you would expect is for it to come crashing down on your face!

So with that in mind, I checked the screws on all of our cabinets and discovered one had fallen out in our kitchen and one was starting to come out in our bathroom. The crazy thing is, it appears that there are only 2 screws holding each cabinet in place. I can’t imagine that it’s enough to hold them up, there’s probably something else going on that we can’t see. Either way, it’s probably a good idea to check your screws regularly.

Dinner Last Night:
I won’t be doing too much (if any) cooking this week. Last night we went to dinner at a friend’s house.

2013 Cost of Camping:
16 nights paid camping
96 nights free camping
Total spent on camping this year: $495.75
Daily average cost of camping: $4.43

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  • Reply Monica April 23, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Wow, this is great to know! I have some friends who recently purchased and Airstream and they commented to me that they found a screw on the floor and couldn’t figure out where it came from . . . I’m definitely passing this onto them so they can check (and I’ll be checking mine too). Thank you !!!

    • Reply dan April 23, 2013 at 9:07 am

      Monica, we always find screws tucked in the corners of our Airstream. However ours is just from the people at the factory leaving them there when they were building it. We have been finding them since she was new!

  • Reply jerry April 23, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    I will be on the look out as well. I noticed to screws in the cabinet under the fridge had work their way up. I screwed them back in. Let the paranoia begin!

  • Reply John and Pam Wright April 23, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Glad you checked before something happened…good save!

  • Reply Roger April 23, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    We got our new one in Jan and proceeded to have a hunk of the Corian countertop breakoff because there were NO screws holding the cabinet to the wall (I have a blog entry about it)!

    Airstream did fix it but come on!! We also had to take the trailer to the ‘local’ repair shop. 100 miles each way. Quality control needs to be a bit tighter.

  • Reply Anna-Marie White April 29, 2013 at 12:40 am

    VERY good post. Imagine how many people you may have saved from injury or repairs etc. Thanks 🙂 Ill make sure our renovators beef up on the hardware.

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