Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-19-2007, 01:32 PM   #43
3 Rivet Member
 
LLB21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 193
Quote:
Originally Posted by slowolf
I contacted Airstream about using covers and this was their official response:

"Airstream does not recommend a cover. The cover can hold moisture and cause the skin to oxidize and will also scratch the finish."
Dick Deardurff / Customer Relations

Dirt and grit on the Airstream will be an issue. Every time you put the cover on and take it off it will scratch. Every time the wind blows it will scratch. I prefer to keep mine waxed and uncovered.

I agree. You should not cover clearcoated Airstreams.

Argosys are OK. They are painted with multi-stage automotive paint.

That is not the same as the clearcoat on the Airstreams.
__________________

__________________
Louie
LLB21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2007, 02:27 PM   #44
Rivet Master
 
2007 25' Classic
Hydes
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 705
My 2007 25' Classic is going to be covered, so this can be the test.
__________________

__________________
craftsman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2007, 02:34 PM   #45
Rivet Master
 
TinShack's Avatar

 
2005 28' Safari S/O
Paradise , California
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 3,438
Images: 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by craftsman
I think ,if you have any doubts at all ,you shouldn't do it.
I have doubts so I don't think I will. You don't seem to have any doubt about it so I think you should cover yours and report back to us after a few years and let us all know how it went.
__________________
Steve
"THE OLDER I GET, THE BETTER I WAS"
TinShack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2007, 06:06 PM   #46
Rivet Master
 
tphan's Avatar
 
1972 27' Overlander
Longmont , Colorado
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 951
2 years

well ,I'll chime in briefly: took the soft, breatheable, JCWhitney cover off my '72 with original OK looking clearcoat, nothing real shiny or special, after 2 years- AND....... it looks the same. There were already some rubbed-through marks from the PO, don't know if from a stiff tarp, or branches, or what- they're still there but no new ones. I think it goes without saying to wash all the grit off your coach before covering, IF you're thinking of covering.
__________________
tphan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2007, 06:45 PM   #47
GLASS GODDESS
 
2011 22' Sport
Greenville , South Carolina
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 119
Ah Ha! At last...a reasonable answer! Thank you for your research and diligence! Now, that that is fairly resolved, once again, does anybody or everybody recommend covering the tires for long periods of time with no use? Or is that a myth?
__________________
Dureedesign is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2007, 08:18 PM   #48
Rivet Master
 
2007 25' Classic
Hydes
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 705
Not a myth, the uv rays from the sun will dry the tires. Cover them.Try 303 Products - Aerospace Protectant, Fabric Cleaner, Car Care Kits
__________________
craftsman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2007, 10:10 AM   #49
4 Rivet Member
 
millvalleyca's Avatar
 
2008 27' International CCD FB
Mill Valley , California
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 344
Images: 2
Hey Craftsman
Did you get your cover yet? How is the fit? I'm thinking of getting one because of tree sap and debri.
Thanks
Dennis
__________________
millvalleyca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2007, 12:20 PM   #50
2 Rivet Member
 
geirws's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 56
I went to a garage sale and bought some old sheets. covered the motorhome with them,put a thin plastic sheet over that and then a tarp. And where the tie downs touch the body put foam rubber or something between.
__________________
geirws is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2007, 12:44 PM   #51
2 Rivet Member
 
geirws's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 56
I should have added that I covered my MH because I had a huge tree across the ally from me which in the spring dropped these sticky seeds all over the MH and stained the paint. The tree's gone now.So I won't cover it now. But I do wax it in the fall and again just before I use it for the summer
__________________
geirws is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2007, 10:30 PM   #52
Fuil-Timers
 
DreamStreamr's Avatar

 
2005 25' International CCD
Everywhere , North America
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 641
Images: 38
Send a message via Skype™ to DreamStreamr
I wish we could cover our Airstream while 'on the road'. We built a Sunbrella awning beside our garage at the house to shelter our trailer the last three years. It kept the leaves and bird exhaust and limbs and rain and sun off the top. I would have liked having the ends and side covered too but, unlike Craftsman, didn't challenge the old school about covering an AS. We covered two sports cars but only when they were freshly washed or, as 2Air says, dusted.

Now we are living in our AS so it covers us. We'll pray for no hail in our sites and carefully handwash the unit and keep it waxed. Oh, and cover the tires on the sunny side. Hmm, wonder if I should bother getting another pair of tire covers? Maybe, or watch if its mainly the western side to worry with? We'll just have to see.
__________________
Living the Dream

Jim Cocke,
International President
WBCCI Wally Byam Airstream Club
dreamstreamr.com
dreamstreamr.wordpress.com
DreamStreamr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2007, 06:01 AM   #53
2 Rivet Member
 
1992 34' Excella
Punta Gorda, , Florida
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 51
Images: 3
THe best solution..........take it to Florida for the winter. Your Airstream will love you for it.
__________________
FlaAirstream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2007, 07:55 AM   #54
Rivet Master
 
ZoominC6's Avatar
 
2004 30' Classic Slideout
Colleyville , Texas
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,504
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dureedesign
i never hear of anyone covering their trailer during the winter etc.....I know that other RV'ers do......what's the story? If so, is there a special brand that would fit our aluminium bubbles?
NEVER! Unless of course it's under a roof
__________________
In dog years, I'm dead!
ZoominC6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2008, 09:19 PM   #55
Vintage Kin
 
slowmover's Avatar
 
Fort Worth , Texas
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 7,627
Images: 1
I've seen what happens to vehicles parked outside with a half-decent cover, and then, after a week of the usual 28-30 mph winds (with gusts to 50 and 60 mph) what is left: tatters.

I'd like to think that a cover would work well, but local climate would dictate. Our anodized skin is tougher than AlClad, but not to the point of being immune to wind whipped fabrics.

Will look forward to learning more about you all's success; please include climate data.
__________________
1990 35' Silver Streak Sterling; 9k GVWR.
2004 DODGE Cummins 305/555; 6-manual; 9k GVWR.
Hensley Arrow. 9-cpm solo, 15-cpm towing
Sold: Silver Streak Model 3411
slowmover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 06:44 PM   #56
Rivet Master
 
easyride's Avatar
 
1977 27' Overlander
1973 27' Overlander
1963 19' Globetrotter
Naples , Florida
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,259
Images: 1
It`s OK to cover when it`s in the shop,out of the wind and dust,even though my GTO is not a $200,000.00 car I tried the super soft cover in carport,after a month there was all kinds of dust and sand ,tis stuff had came thru that breathable,custom fit cover,the dust and sand had done quite a job on my clear coat.There will never be a cover on my AS. Dave
__________________

__________________
easyride is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cost to restore a gutted Airstream Draco General Interior Topics 28 02-19-2013 12:17 AM
Late '80s Airstream Aluminum Fifth-wheel acwdgw Integrity 5th Wheel (all Years) 17 01-09-2004 11:20 PM
Trailer Life cover 83Excella Our Community 6 06-16-2002 11:14 AM
Airstream Related List Servers Andy R Link Archive 0 02-22-2002 03:05 PM
AirstreamTrailers.com - Airstream Link Library Andy R Link Archive 0 02-22-2002 02:31 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.