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Old 06-10-2009, 07:21 AM   #1
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Covering a B Van

I'm buying a '98 B Van that has been garaged and looks great. We plan to leave it out and wonder if the Arco AquaShed is a good cover. Have been told that a cover is not recommended for the Airstream trailer and its clear coat finish. Is their a similar problem with scratching of mildew buildup with the B Van?

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Old 06-10-2009, 07:28 AM   #2
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All covers act like sandpaper on the finishes when they get dust under them, regardless of what the inside fabric is. I'd really recommend not using one.


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Old 06-10-2009, 08:23 AM   #3
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Over time, the cover will abraid the finish, no matter what the finish is. It isn't as big a concern with SOB coaches, because they usually aren't around long enough to have a noticeable problem.
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:48 AM   #4
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Just keep it real clean and a good wax - the finish will stay good for a long time.
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:54 AM   #5
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Buckey here. I appreciate all the astonishingly rapid responses to my question re. B Van cover. All printed and otherwise views will be considered. Learned a lot from this brief exchange.
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