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Old 10-25-2015, 05:40 PM   #1
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To cover or not

We will be picking up our new to us 1966 Overlander in a couple of weeks. I'm curious, do you cover your trailer when stored outside? We have other trailers and we do cover them but I don't see Airstreams covered. Is that just my misunderstanding? Also I have not been able to find what appears to be appropriate covers for an Airstream.
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Old 10-25-2015, 05:59 PM   #2
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That's because we don't cover them! Because they never leak !

No seriously .... Tarps can cause serious scratch damage if they flap , not easily fixed. The general consensus is don't cover.
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Old 10-25-2015, 06:31 PM   #3
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How about covering the tires?
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We will be picking up our new to us 1966 Overlander in a couple of weeks. I'm curious, do you cover your trailer when stored outside? We have other trailers and we do cover them but I don't see Airstreams covered. Is that just my misunderstanding? Also I have not been able to find what appears to be appropriate covers for an Airstream.
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That will certainly work. Thanks.
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How about a dust cover for inside storage? Our storage unit is very dusty. I ordered a lightweight ripstop nylon tarp and was just going to drape it over the trailer. There isn't any wind movement inside the unit to move the cover around. Think we are safe doing that?
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How about a dust cover for inside storage? Our storage unit is very dusty. I ordered a lightweight ripstop nylon tarp and was just going to drape it over the trailer. There isn't any wind movement inside the unit to move the cover around. Think we are safe doing that?
Don't see a problem with that plan....I have used a surplus 'chute for covering indoors.

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If you have the space, and local rules allow, a permenate storage shed is the way to go. This is no joke if you ever looked at an older AS that has set outside for years, like the one I purchased verse one that was barn or other shelter stored, it is amazing. A restored AS is an investment in lots of time and often even more money. My working unit has been under cover all its life and is well over 10 years old. When staying at a new camp ground, everyone thinks it is a new model unit. When I traided my older unit in to purchase it, the dealer truely thought it was 3 years old when it was much much older. No place to store my 67AS but after all the work and time; my Yatch will have a home to park in!
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I'm not sure if my reply posted so this may be a duplicate. I have found a barn about 20 minutes from our house. Problem is that we may not be able to make the turn to get into the barn even using a dolly and maneuvering by hand. We'll just have to try it when we pick up in a couple of weeks. If not we can store next to the barn on a concrete pad but still outside.
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