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Old 02-25-2007, 07:10 PM   #1
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WE have just purchased a new airstream . We called the manufacturer to see if they sold covers. We were shocked to hear that they do not recommend covering the trailer while in storage. Are they just covering their exposure or is it true that covering can damage the trailer some how?????
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Old 02-25-2007, 07:15 PM   #2
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WE have just purchased a new airstream . We called the manufacturer to see if they sold covers. We were shocked to hear that they do not recommend covering the trailer while in storage. Are they just covering their exposure or is it true that covering can damage the trailer some how?????
We had every intention of covering our 345. But we were told, and we have heard it several times since, that it is a no no for the aluminum skin.
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Old 02-25-2007, 07:51 PM   #3
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WE have just purchased a new airstream . We called the manufacturer to see if they sold covers. We were shocked to hear that they do not recommend covering the trailer while in storage. Are they just covering their exposure or is it true that covering can damage the trailer some how?????
Welcome to the forums.
Covering your Airsteam is not recommended, the movement of the cover by the wind will wear the clear coat, and if there is no clearcoat, it will cause marks in the aluminum where it touches it.
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It will scratch the living daylights out of it. If you want to "cover it". get a framed structure with a covering. Do not let it com in contact with the trailer skin. Lots of work to fix!
Putting a tarp on the skin is like rubbing it with sand paper.
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WE have just purchased a new airstream . We called the manufacturer to see if they sold covers. We were shocked to hear that they do not recommend covering the trailer while in storage. Are they just covering their exposure or is it true that covering can damage the trailer some how?????
They would be covering your exposure. Yes the cover will damage the finish. I purchased one of the temp carports form PEP boys and made some mods to is construction and park my trailer under it. I raised it 11 inches and attached the frame to my new hurricane proof fence. About $150.00 invested.

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