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Old 03-12-2010, 07:03 PM   #1
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A/C Cover question

Is a A/C cover recommended for my Airstream? if so which is the one to get? Thanks
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Old 03-12-2010, 08:18 PM   #2
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You really don't need one where you are, a cover is more to keep ice and snow out when it's parked for the winter. Ig you want to get one, it won't hurt anything, though. It's kind of a PITA to take off and put on.
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They work well to keep snow off unit in winter and keeps the the AC unit clean if you store outside under trees etc. Keeps wasps from nesting only if you tie them down SNUG at bottom.

MUST remember to remove before you hit the road or they get shredded in about 50 miles....guess how I learned that lesson.
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Thanks very much for the info. This is the best Forum I have ever used, now matter what, someone is always willing to help. THANK YOU!
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Old 03-13-2010, 09:45 AM   #5
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POI....watch out with the OEM shroud, it is VERY brittle, ours was cracked at every screw hole, had to fiberglass reinforce all mount areas. Will not withstand much pressure at all.

We do cover the AC while stored for Winter, along with the plastic vent covers and skylight... UV rays a killer.
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POI....watch out with the OEM shroud, it is VERY brittle, ours was cracked at every screw hole, had to fiberglass reinforce all mount areas. Will not withstand much pressure at all.

We do cover the AC while stored for Winter, along with the plastic vent covers and skylight... UV rays a killer.

I assume you have a homemade solution for the covers on the skylight and the plastic vevt covers. What do you use?
Around here, ozone and UV sunlight are major factors in stuff falling apart, especially rubber and plastics. Any ideas are welcome.
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I assume you have a homemade solution for the covers on the skylight and the plastic vevt covers. What do you use?
Around here, ozone and UV sunlight are major factors in stuff falling apart, especially rubber and plastics. Any ideas are welcome.
Pretty simple, Large white plastic garbage bags.

Look close you can just see 'em...
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Is an A/C cover recommended for my Airstream?
When I started researching RV air conditioner repair many years ago, one article read advised against using a cover because a cover will trap moisture inside the air conditioning unit. The fan motor, the article advised, usually suffered.

I suppose a solution could be a two-sided, tent-like structure over the unit. Such a covering would shield the unit from the elements while allowing air circulation.

I suppose it would also draw ridicule from everyone who saw it, too.

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Thanks Bob,
Looks like you got a system. White on the roof stuff, brown on the hitch, and black on the running gear. The pic works.

TomW, You might have a point there about traping moisture.

It's alway something! Certainly want to pick the lesser of the 2 evils.
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Looks like you got a system. White on the roof stuff, brown on the hitch, and black on the running gear. The pic works.

TomW, You might have a point there about traping moisture.

It's alway something! Certainly want to pick the lesser of the 2 evils.
Yeah....winter's a killer around here....

The AC cover I got at Camping Wld covers the shroud only leaving about 3" at the bottom so it does breath.

Snows almost gone, all rain, 55 and windy today.

St. Pat's Day soon, it's all downhill from here.
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I don't know where you are in the state but, upstate NY is one of my favorite places in the Spring. Camping anywhere along lake Ontario. I'm sure you will be enjoying nice weather everyday soon and getting out there having fun.
This year, I'm stuck for another month before I can do any camping, aaarg!
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'Bout 20mi S/West of Bflo. on Lake Erie.

Lots of time spent in the Adirondacks.
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