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Old 10-04-2012, 01:56 PM   #1
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Can't wait

We are from Montreal, QC and have just ordered our 2013 flying Cloud 27FB and will receive it for Apr 2013. I'm so excited I just know that I'll be learning everything I can on this forum over the long long long winter. We've owned two 5th wheels just love the outdoors and travel out west (over 10,000 km return) to visit our kids every 2 years but now want the simplicity(no more pull outs for us) and durability of an Airstream. Just have a couple of questions:
1. Do people in Canada store thier airstream indoors for the winter?
2. What is that black hook in the back of the RV used for? and
3. We can still upgrade to the ultra leather, is that a good idea with a small quiet dog - it looks easier to maintain?


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Old 10-04-2012, 02:18 PM   #2
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About the hook, are you talking about the awning rod? Not sure what you mean.

The ultra leather works out really well for us with a small dog, any stains wipe right off, my wife loves it.

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Old 10-04-2012, 02:35 PM   #3
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We love the ultraleather. Have a medium size dog, dirt and spills clean up easily.

We take a good leather cleaner/conditioner to it ever couple of months.

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Old 10-04-2012, 02:40 PM   #4
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.

I'm sorry that I can't help with any of your questions, but I'm sure that other members here will provide the answers that you need.

You have found one of the most active and helpful RV forums on the Internet. There is a wealth of Airstream experience here ready to lend a hand.

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Old 10-04-2012, 07:04 PM   #5
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The only hook on the back of an Airstream that would be from the factory I can think of is the small one to hold the awning open.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:48 PM   #6
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Ultraleather should hold up better than the cloth Airstream uses. It is fake leather, but I don't think it is vinyl, but something similar. Cleans easier. Ours came with cloth and we replaced it with good quality vinyl and it looks better and fits better.

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Old 10-04-2012, 07:57 PM   #7
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We have owned our AS for three winters now and have no ability to store it indoors unless we pay a whole lot more than we do for outdoor storage. So far we have had no problems whatsoever.

Many folk will tell you the newer Airstreams are not as well made as to older models and in some respects that may well be so, but I do believe the clearcoat on the newer models stands up better to being exposed year round - ours is still fine

I normally try to check our trailer every month or so even though we store it about 25km from our home, but have yet to find anything amiss.

We do pull it out of storage every year about mid Feb to head south and bring it home for 01 April.

I'm sure you'll enjoy the AS! Sometimes I think about getting a class A motorhome or a big fifth wheel - but really the AS does all we want, and there is that much less to go wrong!

Best of luck .......... Brian, Burlington Ont.

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