If you purchased a customized or Airstream specific kit, there will be a diagram showing the suggested tube placement inside your welcome kit.
For other travel trailers and 5th wheels, diagrams are not provided, as setups will vary based on length, width, and location of jacks, drains, etc. Sample diagrams are linked at the bottom of the page.
For your first time setting up, after you’ve covered all sharp edges and corners with the protective material included in your welcome kit, we suggest placing the uninflated tubes around the trailer to determine placement before you begin installing them.
See the diagrams linked at the bottom of the page for suggested placements based on kit size. These are examples only and your personal setup may vary based on the width of your trailer and location of tires, drains, and jacks.
Then, beginning at the tires, work your way out towards the front and rear of the trailer. For 5th wheels, you’ll want to place the tubes inside of any stabilizers that are mounted directly to the I-beam.
Once you’ve gotten your placement figured out, be sure to install any tire accessories first, then start inflating the tubes next to the tires first, being sure to place the edges snugly together. Note that the tubes should be mostly under the trailer and only inflated enough until they hold in place.
Work your way out from the tires to the end, being sure to inflate slowly around irregular objects and give your pump a rest after about 30 minutes of use.