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Old 08-03-2008, 10:50 PM   #1
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Cover or not to Cover?

I see alot of SOB's that are covered with an rv cover, however when I see an AS in storage they are not covered. Is there a reason for this, and do you cover your AS? If not, why?

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Old 08-04-2008, 04:50 AM   #2
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From what I understand covers has the potential to scratch your aluminum. However, I am not speaking from experience, just from what I have read in the forums.

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Old 08-04-2008, 07:52 AM   #3
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If you put a cover directly on the aluminum you run the risk of scratching and black marks. Only cover your Airstream with a portable garage a barn...anything that will not actually touch the skin
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Old 08-04-2008, 09:58 AM   #4
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Don't cover with a cover - the aluminum will be be scratched. I know for a fact.
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Old 08-04-2008, 10:09 AM   #5
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We had purchased a custom cover for our 2005 International- however- we never used it! If its inside and there is no wind to the blow the cover around the skin it might be okay- but certainly do not cover it outside where the wind will cause the cover to leave black "tarnish" marks on the skin.
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Old 08-22-2008, 06:36 PM   #6
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I always cover mine. water seeps in and freezes it will open the smallest whole up
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Old 08-22-2008, 07:02 PM   #7
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Here is just one thread with a lot of discussion about covering vs not covering... ...and there are others in the Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers subforum... check it out...
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With this type of investment, the best option would be a metal, aluminum, or steel carport. These are available for much more reasonable pricing than you may think. It really is important to protect your investment!

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