Keeping Your Trailer Safe and Well Cared For

An Airstream or any trailer/RV, for that matter, is a significant investment so keeping it safe and well cared for is incredibly important. Protecting your trailer, regular maintenance, staying on top of minor repairs, being prepared in case of emergency and appropriately setting up camp are all key components.  This has been the most complicated section for me to write. I've spent countless hours researching AirForums, Airstream Addicts, Google and Amazon finding the products that are the most passionately recommended. But, please do your own research and make sure that the products listed below are appropriate for your trailer and situation.  Again, if I have missed something, please visit the "Contact Us" page and let me know.  I am happy to add it. For direct links to some of your favorites on Amazon, scroll below.

For DIY Repairs

  • The (Nearly) Complete Guide to Airstream Maintenance by Rich Luhr
  • Multi-Piece Mixed Tool Set
  • Drill (with various sized bits)
  • Rivet Gun
  • Rivets (appropriate sizes for your year/model)
  • Vice Grip
  • Duct Tape
  • Fuses
  • Plumbers Tape
  • Electrical Tape
  • Eternabond Tape (small quantity for on-the-road leak repair)
  • Zip Ties
  • Utility Knife

Sound the Alarm!

  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Carbon Monoxide Alarm
  • Fire Alarm

General Maintenance, Washing, Waxing and Sealing

  • Bucket/Soft Exterior Brushes for Washing
  • Clear Coat Safe Exterior Wash
  • Microfiber Cloths
  • Glare or Walbernize
  • Tempro or Silkaflex 
  • Parbond or Acrylex-r (Clear listed below. Silver available from other retailers)
  • Silicone Spray
  • 303 Aerospace Protectant

Exterior and Tire Safety

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Tire Gauge
  • Portable Air Compressor (Tire Pump)
  • Roadside Visibility Kit (Reflective Vest, Triangle, Warning Light)
  • Torque Wrench with Socket Set
  • Chocks
  • Levelers 
  • Hitch/Sway Bars (Specific to Your Tow Vehicle and Trailer - Favorites Include Blue Ox, Hensley, Reese, ProPride, Equilizer)
  • Hitch Lock

Hooking Up

  • Black Water Hose 
  • Black Water Hose Support
  • Fresh Water Hose
  • Fresh Water Hose Filter
  • Water Pressure Regulator
  • Power Cord
  • Surge Protector (with or without EMS)
  • Electrical Adapter (50 to 30, or 30 to 110, as applicable)
  • Extra 110 Extension Cord
  • Generator (2000 watt for general electricity, 3000 watt for one air conditioning)
  • CarGenerator (Visit www.cargenerator.com)
  • Cable Cuff (for cord/hose management)
  • Gear Ties (for cord management)

For the Love of Airstreams

Amazon Links - Keep Your Trailer Safe and Well Cared For