You own a trailer with about 5,000 rivets in it. Even though an Airstream is very sturdy, once in a while, one of those rivets might break loose.
Fortunately, replacing rivets is no big deal, even if you've never done it before. Of course, you'll need a good rivet tool (or "rivet gun") and some instructions. It's easy—watch our short video to see how anyone can put in a rivet!
We selected this tool as the best for general Airstream repairs. It's a Marson "Klik Turn" made by Alcoa (the same company that made the aluminum for your Airstream).
This quality tool has a unique rotating head with a positive "click" stops that make it very easy to adjust for working in tight spaces, or at awkward angles. The cast aluminum head will turn 360 degrees and hold in over forty positions.
This tool comes with an exclusive Airstream Life Guide that explains how to remove and replace rivets in your Airstream, including the interior blind rivets, the exterior bucked rivets, and the belly pan rivets. (Bucked rivets require other special tools, but they almost never break.)
You'll be surprised how easy it is to replace a rivet, and you'll want to carry this tool on every trip—just in case.
This tool includes built-in threaded storage holes for different size "nosepieces," which allow you to work with all of the different sizes of blind rivets typically used in an Airstream.
If you don't already have rivets, be sure to check out our handy Rivet Kit which includes the two most commonly-needed replacement rivets in an Airstream trailer.