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Old 09-01-2013, 10:11 AM   #1
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Hi all. My wife and I just bought a new 23 international and are hoping to get some camping The big thing is we are going to do some late fall early winter, well November in Algonquin park Ontario Canada. I am unsure about pulling it in the salt and snow. Any helpful tips. Also looking for helpful tips on owning are first airstream. Can't wait to pick it up.
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:55 AM   #2
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Given your location, I assume you are picking it up at Can Am, but even if you are not, they area terrific resource and will give you the pros and cons. I am all cons. Airstreams are not like cars in the rust proofing department and salt just destroys the thing. I have spent far too much time underneath the thing with my riveter alongside 75 to want to drag it around on salted roads. You will find most campgrounds in Ontario close by thanksgiving so unless you go south you may not have to worry about it. In October and November we boondock at various boat launches since they are mostly vacant. They get a little sticky about that in Algonquin park. I guess Cathcart Park is a little close to you for an outing but we usually tie that location in with a visit to Can Am. Jim
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Welcome aboard, it's a good lifestyle.

As for towing in salt and snow, it's a metal trailer and will corrode badly. Here's a long thread about it, and a few maintenance tips to help.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f142...ams-31743.html

Our alternative is to never tow in salt, but still do the maintenance. No trace of corrosion.

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Just ordered my first can of boeshield T-9 - ouch $$$
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Hi all. My wife and I just bought a new 23 international and are hoping to get some camping The big thing is we are going to do some late fall early winter, well November in Algonquin park Ontario Canada. I am unsure about pulling it in the salt and snow. Any helpful tips. Also looking for helpful tips on owning are first airstream. Can't wait to pick it up.
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Are you sure the Algonquin Camp grounds are open that late in the year? As Jim said, most Provincial Parks close after Thanksgiving. The one exection I know of is The Pinery on Lake Huron, where part of the campgrounds now stay open all year round.

Additionally, in November you will conceivably have to worry about frost and your water lines freezing. Either you keep your trailer heated 24/7 or you should perhaps consider dry camping, where tanks and water supply have already been winterized.

It's not impossible to winter camp in an Airstream, but it takes a fair bit of organizing. Personally speaking, our trailer will go into covered, heated winter storage on the 1st of November, where we'll keep it until April.
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