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Old 11-28-2015, 11:46 AM   #15
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An option I never see considered is the most common solution used by boaters.

I live next to the ocean, every boat gets taken from the water at the end of the season and typically heat shrink wrapped for the winter.

Every new boat arrives from the manufacturer shrink wrapped, even multi-million dollar ocean going yachts.

If it is good enough not to damage the gel coat on a high dollar yacht, why not an Airstream?

There are mobile companies doing it as service, or you can buy a kit to do-it-yourself, for example.


AS clear is NOT fiberglass/composite gelcoat. Gel is much thicker & is formulated to be immersed in water and resist scratches.

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Sure, and every boat is design to 'get wet', doesn't mean they don't need wrapping in the winter?
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And just like Airstreams only wet on the outside.😜
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Wink .......never said they didn't.

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Sure, and every boat is design to 'get wet', doesn't mean they don't need wrapping in the winter?
Our little boat stays all Summer with it's 'garage cover' flapping in the breeze without a mark.....wonder why?

I've scratched the AS by getting too close to a twig.



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And just like Airstreams only wet on the outside.😜
AS's do not get wet on the inside?.....


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that is fantastic!!!but at what cost???i like to air out the A.S.when sunny weather..need access to the door,and...need to know i can leave south at any time during jan febr...thank you...great idea..M
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My local marina charges $20 per linear foot for a boat, and we paid extra to have a door installed when wrapping our boat; there maybe cheaper services around. The doors probably wouldn't work for an Airstream as they are much smaller than an Airstream door.

That said, I am considering a hybrid, a hoop frame big enough to drive into, which is then wrapped, that could have a heat shrink door to allow access.
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