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Old 08-23-2006, 03:09 PM   #1
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Shoes or no shoes?

I was recently asked to remove my shoes before entering someone's Airstream and that incident got me to thinking about how many Airstream owners remove their shoes (and ask others to remove their shoes) before entering their Airstream.

So, fess or no shoes? Feel free to add "why" to your post too.

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Old 08-23-2006, 03:19 PM   #2
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of course no shoes

Airstream owners are justifiably proud of our homes away from home and most take very good care of them...not to mention all the TLC that went into restoring's just like visiting someone's home, of course we take our shoes off. Now if the dogs could learn to wipe their feet, it would be a perfect world!

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Old 08-23-2006, 03:24 PM   #3
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Shoes on

We allow shoes at the moment. The previous owner had put white (yes white)carpet in right before we bought the trailer so this year we have just gone with it but as soon as I get everything fixed it's coming out and wood is going in, at that time I may ask that your shoes come off.
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Old 08-23-2006, 03:26 PM   #4
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I have been beaten into submission (it's taken years and years). I am struggling to be good, in the no shoes group...
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Old 08-23-2006, 03:29 PM   #5
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I installed laminate flooring in the kitchen/living rm. which cleans up easily. If we had carpet, I'd probably opt for no shoes. --dave
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Old 08-23-2006, 03:35 PM   #6
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here in europe Airstreams are a bit rare.
At about every stop I make people ask if they can have a look.
I don't mind but ask then to take the shoes of.
It's my home and bedroom on vacation, do you want anyone in your bedroom with his/her shoes on.
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Old 08-23-2006, 03:39 PM   #7
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No shoes

We don't wear shoes in our Airstream. I don't ask that visitors remove their shoes, though - it's usually for a tour and doesn't make too much of an impact on the floor.
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The wife and I take our shoes off. The grandchildren shoes off. Everone else can leave their shoes on. We clean the carpet when we get home.
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Old 08-23-2006, 03:47 PM   #9
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Shoes? What shoes? I live in Dixie - they're optional, and I don't like them.

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Old 08-23-2006, 03:57 PM   #10
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In our Argosy, we asked people to remove their shoes because of the carpet, but with our current Airstream, it doesn't matter so much since we have vinyl flooring.
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Nice thread! It is dependent on weather really, and conditions of the area just outside my steps. I won't demand a lot if things aren't particularly sandy or muddy. I haven't had to ask much if conditions are unfavorable -- other Airstreamers "just know."

But when I go visiting I definitely operate on the Japanese principle of not wearing shoes into somebody else's baby -- unless they pooh-pooh the idea as they see me reaching to take off sandals, shoes, etc.

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Old 08-23-2006, 04:18 PM   #12
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We keep our shoes on. I have problems with my feet and left ankle, so wear custom shoes with a brace on the left one. Obviously, if it is muddy, we do our best to clean up the shoes before going on the carpet.

Vacuums, if used often keeps the carpet in good shape.
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Old 08-23-2006, 04:31 PM   #13
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After seeing how much sand/dirt was under the carpet of Zep's Caravel when we took it out, (must have been at least an inch, no lie) I opted for shoes off (most of the time). Little Bambi likes it better. Always use an outside carpet, or two or three.
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Old 08-23-2006, 05:00 PM   #14
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We allow shoes as we have vinyl flooring. We do respect others' wishes when we enter their Airstreams.

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