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Old 06-22-2007, 01:23 AM   #183
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So SilverGate returned from Wal-Mart and the Body Shop with an armload of Meguiar’s products including their Deep Crystal Car Wash, wash mop, mitt, sponge, wheel brush, wax, wax applicator and a bundle of terry cloths.

He had his job cut out for him… see that dirt on the bow top:
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Old 06-22-2007, 01:27 AM   #184
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He remembered the warning to thoroughly hose off the dirt, debris & aluminum particles from the top down:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f441/warning-washing-new-airstream-32221.html
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Old 06-22-2007, 01:30 AM   #185
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Then he scrubbed, washed, & sponged (but not too hard according to Owner’s Manual),
Followed by drying with chamois to avoid water spots:
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Old 06-22-2007, 01:32 AM   #186
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The stainless steel segment protectors (rock guards) were the most challenging to clean as others have noted:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f381/panel-corrosion-33058.html

SilverGate found the above thread helpful along with 2air’s advice (post #21) on the following thread:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f441/order-walbernize-31480-2.html
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Old 06-22-2007, 01:40 AM   #187
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Well, after an afternoon of cleaning, washing and drying…

And the following afternoon of waxing and polishing...
(he only used ½ of the 16-oz. bottle of wax/polymer sealant)...

Ol’ SilverGate did a pretty good job…

And I was proud again to be seen next to this gleaming beauty!
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Old 06-22-2007, 01:44 AM   #188
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So I brought him out a Bud!

Cheers!

-- Diego Flamingo
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Old 06-22-2007, 05:45 AM   #189
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So I brought him out a Bud!
Cool!

Him?
Interesting choice.
That is the first time I have heard of an A/S referred to as a "male"... when talking A/S gender, I have noticed that many folks refer to their A/S as a "female".
Just an observation!
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Old 06-22-2007, 01:11 PM   #190
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Thanks yukionna for the "cool" comment…

But you seem a bit confused (understandable posting so early this morning).

You see I, Diego Flamingo, SilverGate’s talking avatar and shining mascot…
Was standing in (on one leg) for SilverGate and reported on his wax project.

He did good, so I brought him (SilverGate) a Bud!

But thank you for the opportunity to re-introduce myself…

And invite you to take the first tour that I conducted of SilverGate’s Safari (post #18, page 2) at:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f396/silvergates-safari-home-last-29471-2.html

Cheers,

Diego Flamingo (still standing-in on one leg for SilverGate as he preps for next trip)
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Old 06-23-2007, 06:10 AM   #191
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You see I, Diego Flamingo, SilverGate’s talking avatar and shining mascot…
Too funny! I guess I did miss that part as I was still working on my first cup of coffee!

Where did you find your mascot friend?
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Old 06-24-2007, 12:11 AM   #192
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Thanks, yukionna, for your latest post.

Sorry for the initial confusion…

Sometimes it’s more fun to let Diego Flamingo do the talking.

He was a birthday present last November at the start of the Christmas shopping season.
I was told he came from Mervyn’s and is a seasonal item.

SilverGate

P.S. I wouldn't offer a Bud to my Safari... it's underage and prefers water!
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You're killin' me with all these great trips!

Gotta ask: what's that favorite mountain site you're headin to next?

Cheers,
-jd.
Thanks, -jd for your post and question here.

As you know, I sent you the answer by private message.
But others might like to know also:

Our favorite local mountain camping site is Wm. Heise County Park near Julian, CA.

It’s wooded, quiet, with lots of wildlife.

Last week we returned to our favorite, secluded non-hookup site:
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Old 06-25-2007, 12:57 AM   #194
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This site has nearby shade, but also full sun to enable our 2 Solar Panels to recharge the 2 AGM batteries to 100% by mid-morning each day.
Last week this site was quite warm resulting in an inside trailer temperature of 88 degrees by mid-day (but cool enough at night to need blankets).

So during the summer months, we need to find out the ideal partial shade conditions for trailer comfort and still be able to adequately recharge the batteries. (We don’t want to use generators).

We really appreciated the benefit of having 3 awnings and 2 Fantastic Fans.
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Old 06-25-2007, 01:03 AM   #195
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Earlier here this spring, the Rio Grande Turkeys were having quite a frolic as they courted each other: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f396/silvergates-safari-home-last-29471-11.html,
Page 11, post #145.

Last week we saw the outcome: hens with their chicks:
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(BTW, did you click on the last photos to enlarge them to see the chicks?)

On this outing, we re-discovered the benefits of the Hibachi:
Compact, easy to store, and provides a hot fire with an efficient use of coals.
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