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Old 11-25-2011, 08:41 AM   #1
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How does it handle Florida heat?


How will the Airstream handle ( outdoor storage when not in use) the intense, brutual Florida heat?


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Old 11-25-2011, 10:05 AM   #2
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There are 2 problems storing in Fl. Humidity on the inside in the summer and destruction of the clear coat year round. Many people that leave a trailer in a campground on their site in the summer have a dehumidifier running. The clear coat can only be saved under cover.

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Old 11-25-2011, 10:08 AM   #3
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If you could find covered storage it will add years to the life of the Airstream over time.

The sun is hard on the seals, plastics, tires, and finish. Overheating the interior will shorten the life of most things in it. If a leak develops, a great deal of mold and rot can occur without you knowing it.

Sun, heat, and water damage is not unique to Airstreams.

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Old 11-25-2011, 01:00 PM   #4
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Actually, the salt air will do more harm with corrosion than the sun, however, having a shade tree or some kind of roof will help with the sun/heat. Set the max fans on auto.
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Old 11-25-2011, 03:07 PM   #5
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Using "Damp Rid" will help. It only lasts a few weeks and you will have to dump it and refill the canister, but you will be surprised at the amount of moisture collected. When you park the trailer you might want to get some wood, probably 2X4s under the tires to protect them from rain and moisture induced dry rot. Also if you are parking on grass or dirt, spraying around the tires and trailer tongue would help combat ant invasions. Washing mold and mildew from the roof periodically, followed by waxing will help.

One nice thing about living in S. Florida is not having to winterize.

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Old 11-25-2011, 07:11 PM   #6
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I would say that salty air would only be a problem for those close to the Atlantic or Gulf of Mexico. Even though I'm 'technically' on the coast of Gulf of Mexico, salty air isn't a problem, simply because I'm still a good 10 miles away. Never had any issues with salty air on my cars. But, my motorhome was parked next to Tampa Bay for 2 years, and I've got a bit of corrosion on the window frames to deal with.
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