When buying our 2014, there was a perfect 25 foot 2015 Flying Cloud with Solar for our Boondocking preference of camping. Why, did we not purchase this one?
It had been towed from Jackson Center, Ohio during the winter and the salt was not washed off of it when delivered to Denver, Colorado. The rust and corrosion of copper and iron was severe. The exterior openings to the refrigerator and furnace fittings were corroded.
My wife and I seriously discussed if we could buy it... cheap enough... could we reverse the corrosion and obvious future problems the salt had already left on this beautiful trailer. NOTHING would tempt us was the decision. Why buy new when this trailer already had weathered worse than the 8 years we used our 23 footer 2006 Safari.
IF you even find yourself driving on wet WINTER TREATED roads on the way home, take the tow vehicle and trailer to a car wash and buy $20 of quarters. Wash and rinse EVERYTHING before parking the trailer for the next trip. Even if salt or other chemicals were not encountered... you will have a clean Airstream, Tow Vehicle and never miss the $20 investment that could turn itself into thousands of dollars of immediate depreciation due to laziness.
Since Cheryl made it home without a problem, this is for the rest of us, myself included, to avoid wet chemically treated roads during the winter or ice covered over passes. We waited out a couple of snow storms in Colorado before leaving Las Vegas, Nevada this winter... Since we are both retired, in a way, it sure relieved our driving through these conditions, while sitting outside a restaurant having breakfast and hot coffee in Boulder City, Nevada. It was a tough decision, but someone had to do it. Calling friends back home and in Buffalo, New York making our bad situation known... was well worth the wait.