Friday, December 9, 2022


Urgent recall: Airstream trailers may separate from tow vehicle


Airstream is recalling 1,888 model year 2019-2020 Sport, Nest, Flying Cloud, International Serenity, International Signature, Classic, Globetrotter and Tommy Bahama trailers and 2020 Basecamp, Bambi and Caravel trailers. Due to improper welding, the Demco ball coupler installed on the travel trailers may not provide enough clamping force on the tow ball, potentially causing the coupler to separate from the tow ball.

If the coupler separates from the tow ball, the trailer can detach from the tow vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Airstream will notify owners, and will send a temporary use adapter that can be slipped over the ball portion of the coupler to allow owners to tow their trailers. For the final remedy, dealers will add a shim plate to the backside of the ball coupler clamp to put it in position to apply the required clamping force on the tow ball, free of charge.

The recall, #19V753000, is expected to begin December 20, 2019. Owners may contact Airstream customer service at 1-877-596-6505 or 1-937-596-6111 extension 7401 or 7411.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).

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Mike Bertin
3 years ago

This item prevents accidental uncoupling.

Ed Day
3 years ago

The money one spends for Airstream products you would think these type of issues would not exist! I have a new Flying Cloud, already have drove 300 miles for one recall item; tire mount defective weld, which I fixed with a temporary cable and lock before I got it to the nearest dealer. Now this! I check my connection every time I hook up, I use the 4000lb. capacity electric tongue jack to raise the truck ball just enough to put some weight on it, so far it’s held? I don’t look forward to driving over the mountain in winter for another visit to the dealer!

Lawrence Radford
3 years ago
Reply to  Ed Day

I would make them put a whole new ball hitch on not just modified the defective one and it would not be the same make as the one coming off.

Brian Carrozza
3 years ago
Reply to  Ed Day

Airstream is now made by Thor. ‘Nuff said.

2 years ago
Reply to  Brian Carrozza

The god of thunder?

Sink Jaxon
3 years ago

Ohhh Greaaaaaat….