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Old 08-28-2014, 06:16 AM   #15
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Thanks

We're newbies and just brought home our new 2014 27 Flying Cloud FB yesterday from the dealer. The plexi and suction cup solution is a fantastic idea and we plan to use it for our AS too! Thanks for sharing. Any ASers visiting the Sullivan County, NY area be sure to look us up and stop by.
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:46 AM   #16
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Greetings with an update:

I ended up buying (1) piece of 18" x 24" and cutting it in 1/2. So that gave me (2) pieces of 9" x 24" and that was lots of room to place my red numbers with our the WBCCI logo.

Sa a side note; If one wants to cut plexi, the best is to draw a line where you want to cut and run tape over the line on both sides. Make sure you use tape (like masking tape) that still allows you to see the line. Then cut the plexi or lexan with a Jig Saw. The tape will stop the product from chipping and you will get a nice clean cut.

I'm assuming we will be like Florida 55 and not use these all that much but at least we have them if one needs them

Thanks for all your input into this

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Old 08-28-2014, 08:50 AM   #17
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We're newbies and just brought home our new 2014 27 Flying Cloud FB yesterday from the dealer. The plexi and suction cup solution is a fantastic idea and we plan to use it for our AS too! Thanks for sharing. Any ASers visiting the Sullivan County, NY area be sure to look us up and stop by.
Congrat's Rick75 on your new purchase! We looked really close at the 27' and really liked them a lot. In the end we got the 28' but it was a toss up either way. What are you planning to tow it with?


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Old 08-28-2014, 10:50 PM   #18
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You can definitely reduce the size of the plexiglass. I used a stock sheet of plexi from Lowes and didn't want to cut it. We store it in a pillowcase in between the queen bed and the closet next to the bed in our Airstream so it is protected from scratches and is out of the way when not in use.
Wow, I'm glad I found this thread. I'm also planning to go the plexiglass route, and was considering mounting aluminum channel to the plexiglass to hook it over the front window frame, but had not figured out how to hang it in the back.

Using suction cups is a great idea! Do you think mounting the suction cups directly to the plexiglass would work, thus avoiding the use of the hooks? Like you, I'd use 3 along the top, and 2 or 3 along the bottom.

do you think they'd stay on while on the road? I'm not sure about freeway speeds!!
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Old 08-29-2014, 05:10 AM   #19
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Doug,
We're towing with a 2014 F-150, 5.0 V8, supercab with tow package and an Equalizer hitch. On our maiden tow from the dealer to our home it seemed plenty capable of doing the job. Our only change will be to add extendable tow mirrors and I have already asked the dealer to order them so that next time we take it on the road I should be able to see the back of the AS too.

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Old 08-29-2014, 06:41 AM   #20
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Wow, I'm glad I found this thread. I'm also planning to go the plexiglass route, and was considering mounting aluminum channel to the plexiglass to hook it over the front window frame, but had not figured out how to hang it in the back.

Using suction cups is a great idea! Do you think mounting the suction cups directly to the plexiglass would work, thus avoiding the use of the hooks? Like you, I'd use 3 along the top, and 2 or 3 along the bottom.

do you think they'd stay on while on the road? I'm not sure about freeway speeds!!
I doubt suction cups will hold on the road even if mounted directly to the plexiglass. The only time I use the sign is when in camp. I went with the hooks on the suction cups so the sheet of plexi could be detached and easily stored flat.
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ArcticFox ... we are in your unit, 120...Region 10.
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ArcticFox ... we are in your unit, 120...Region 10.
Yup Unit Region 10 Unit 120....
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:11 PM   #26
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Just wondering...

I understand that you can wet the number decals in warm soapy water and the aluminum skin and slide the numbers around until you get them in place. If that is true, can't you do that to the plastic?
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I just put my numbers on yesterday. We usually put them on the windows. The numbers slide quite easily in soapy water on glass in back but not so on the plastic Rock Guards in front. I messed up one number and when I replace it I will use more soap. Also DO NOT wet the paper backing before you start to peel the numbers. When wet, the paper stays on the adhesive and the numbers are so fragile you can't easily scrape the residue off the adhesive side.
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