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Old 08-28-2003, 05:46 PM   #1
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Talking Disadvantages of polishing...

Besides the obvious, that you have to maintain the polish...what are some of the disadvantages of polishing your trailer?

I have come up with a couple already...and we aren't even done yet!

1. The neighbor with no morning sun now has to pull their shades at the breakfast table... <teeheehee>
2. The reflection off of it has burned & killed the grass adjacent to it...
3. Sitting outside next to it at happy hour I've got a killer sunburn...on one side of my face...
4. The reflection off the concave door will melt your nylon door mat...
5. You can't sneak up on anyone anymore...
6. You have to "entertain" all those nosy neighbors that are now your "new best friends"...

What else have you found, so I can be prepared?

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Old 08-28-2003, 06:08 PM   #2
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More than once the reflection off it has freaked me out while we were travelling. Once we were driving through flat farm country, and I looked in the sideview mirror and the trailer's reflection of the blue sky/puffy clouds/flat fields was so convincing that for an instant I thought it wasn't there at all. Oh my god, we lost the trailer! But a glance in the rearview showed it was still there. Kind of unnerving though...
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Old 08-28-2003, 08:23 PM   #3
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The wife nags me about the reflections in the breakfast window almost everyday. Shari could have a point, maybe it is killing the grass (weeds) next to it? Sometimes when pulling it I get a reflection that will set me off for a second or two, like the trailer is starting to pass me or something.

One good thing is now I can check the tailights on my tow vehicle very easily.

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Old 08-28-2003, 10:38 PM   #4
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Re: Disadvantages of polishing...

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What else have you found, so I can be prepared?

Shari
All you are describing is Urban symptoms.
Just wait for all the "great outdoors" headlines:
Rutting elk destroys Airstream

Forest fire started by polished Airstream

Roadrage: Airstream owner shoots his own trailer thinking he saw a mad driver

Airstream owner found dead next to polished trailer, assumed heart attack due to seeing his own reflection early in the morning.

Airstream owner drives through his own trailer, blinded by his headlights.

Science news: Airstream owners discover ultimate light source, by placing a simple light bulb between 2 polished trailers. After removing the light, the area stayed illuminated for 68 days.

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Old 08-29-2003, 06:59 AM   #6
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After removing the light, the area stayed illuminated for 68 days.
Sounds like a blackout solution. And the way my electric bill keeps rising sounds like one I might have to try.


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My neighbors accross the the street now get to enjoy the late evening sun through their front windows just like we do.

Birds freaking out at their own reflection and attacking it.

Neighbors dumb dog does the same. But adds dent when he runs into it.

Neighbors dumb dog drops dead from trying to sniff other dogs butt for 3 days because other dog kept moving.

Single cat "cat fights" till they just drop dead because the other cat didn't back down.

NASA continualy sending investigators to see what bright light is spotted from space station every day.

Alien vistitors (and not from accross the border) wanting tours of your "vintage space ship".

Road rage: Disgruntled near sited driver paces trailer till he runs out of gas because the "f-ing @$$hole" wouldn't let him over and kept making obcene jestures at him.

LEO's continualy running into ditch when they are in high speed persuits because they were about to have head on with another squad car.

"No See ums" calling 911 to report driverless cars going backwards on hwy.

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Re: Disadvantages of polishing...

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3. Sitting outside next to it at happy hour I've got a killer sunburn...on one side of my face...
Shari [/B]

Just an observation, but a guy would turn his chair around midway through happy hour, then have another drink.

PS- just HOW LONG are your happy hours, anyway???
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Old 08-29-2003, 01:00 PM   #9
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Talking HaHaHa, Tom...

It's not how long my happy hours are...it's how pale I've gotten since we moved from So Cal 10 yrs ago!

Next time, I'll take the advice of an ol' pro and turn my chair between rounds...Thanks!

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Old 09-02-2003, 10:28 PM   #10
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This one has me seriously concerned!

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Forest fire started by polished Airstream
While at the Rocky Mountain VAC Rally a couple of weeks ago, the concave door of Herb Spies' super-shiny trailer melted his door mat & carpet! Fortunately, it was in a campground with gravel around the trailers, but if we were boondocking at elevation...who knows!? Pretty scary...

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Oh, you forgot...

- you'll have to change your avatar because no one recognized that dingy, dull old trailer.

- you'll need to start the Adkins diet because all your reflections show that you've gained a few pounds and you're vertically challenged.

- the radio traffic guy in the helicopter crashed because he was blinded by some strange object on the road.

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Re: This one has me seriously concerned!

Most city ordinances prohibit reflective surfaces which produce excessive glare and reflections.
Is there a reason for the Airstream clear coat other than protection?
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Never let your family dog lay next to a polished A/S, as they will quickly turn into a ---ready???? A hot dog.

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Old 09-03-2003, 07:29 AM   #14
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Exclamation What?~!~

This sounds like....Anti Bald Men ...
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Most city ordinances prohibit reflective surfaces which produce excessive glare and reflections.
Too late, we out number them all...lmao
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