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Old 06-12-2008, 07:23 PM   #57
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We don't cover our Bambi, but it is under a shelter (the "Bambi Port") while at home...don't think I'd like the rubbing marks, etc that happen when covered. Ov course, it gets dusty in our climate, but we wash it before each trip and we plan to wax it at least once a year (haven't done that yet, though...bad us). We do not cover the tires at home because they are always in the shade, but we do cover them when we are out if we are going to be sitting in the sun for longer than a day...especially in AZ weather...tires here wear out from the sun faster than they do from use!
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:10 AM   #58
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I am going to be storing my new 19ft Safari very close to the SF Bay - and there is always salt spray and other grime deposited on our vehicles. Does this environment change the conventional wisdom on covering the trailer?
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:15 AM   #59
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Old 07-02-2008, 01:04 PM   #60
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...there is always salt spray and other grime deposited on our vehicles...
hi diver' and welcome to the forums...

these 'deposits' will happen regardless, and salts will quickly saturate most cloth covers...

my preference in YOUR location would be a 3 or 4 sided shelter, NOT climate controlled.

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with a new unit, and if you KNOW ALREADY that salt coatings will happen...

purchase a CASE of boeshield t-9 and generously coat/spray/COVER every exposed metal surface....

Anti Corrosive Multi Purpose Metal Protection

now available in gallon size containers, but you will need to experiment with squirt/spray bottles to find 1 that works...

spray the tongue, frame, battery box, axle housings, rear rub rails, and so on (everything BUT the brakes/hubs/lugnuts)...

i would also spray every bare surface INSIDE any storage and access compartments...

like the bumper storage, wet/hose area and water heater, fridge and other outside doors...

do this right away, before the brining process begins, and repeat yearly after a good washing.

skin and fixture corrosion may be inevitable, and perhaps nothing will alter that process...

but i'd give her 2-3 wax coatings with a good polysealant too, and hope it helps...

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Old 07-11-2008, 03:04 PM   #61
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Have been trying to post this photo. If I succeed....you can thank Janet.
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Old 07-11-2008, 04:20 PM   #62
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Hi Aria,

Your cover looks great!..and thanks Janet for helping out!!
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Old 07-11-2008, 05:45 PM   #63
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codybear, I had a problem posting. I did think it was worth trying again. We had questions and many of the forums members helped us. We want to return the favor.

The question on this thread prompted me to post our cover. We are very satisfied with it...and it was not expensive. And we like the way it looks. Glad you agree and I hope this will give other members some ideas. AND yes thanks again for Janet's help. Aria
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Have been trying to post this photo. If I succeed....you can thank Janet.
I like it too! How about a few more details. You know, where you got it, cost, etc...
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Old 07-11-2008, 10:13 PM   #65
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We purchased our Airstream Cover at Harbor Frieght. $189.00. The poles are white and the cover is light gray. Easy to assemble.


We did anchor it...to make it secure. Winter we get strong winds.

We had black-top next to the house. We used wooden 4 x 4 pieces to rest the poles. I think you will notice in the photo.

Hope this gives you all the info you need. Ask if you want to know more. Aria
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can that cover support snow?
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We purchased our Airstream Cover at Harbor Frieght. $189.00. The poles are white and the cover is light gray. Easy to assemble.


We did anchor it...to make it secure. Winter we get strong winds.

We had black-top next to the house. We used wooden 4 x 4 pieces to rest the poles. I think you will notice in the photo.

Hope this gives you all the info you need. Ask if you want to know more. Aria
Thanks Aria,

I had looked at metal covers that are similar, but much more expensive. Harbor Freight had never occurred to me.

As you can see in this thread http://www.airforums.com/forums/f427...ead-40795.html, I am out in the open to sun and wind. Interestingly enough, the latest post on it is about covers.
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Aria,

What a great looking cover. I had been thinking of somethign more like a car cover that sits directly on the trailer - but this is a solution that might work even better in our application. And this would avoid the problem of the cover scratching the trailer - plus in San Fran, we're not worried about ice or snow collapsing the cover.

Thanks for the help.
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We receive SNOW. It does hold snow. Just to be sure my husband takes a soft broom....inside next to the Airstream and "softly hits" the broom and the snow falls off. Not a lot of work. And easy to do. We have had a lot of snow on the trailer when we did not have a cover....and that was HARD work to remove the snow.

We never let the snow stay and keep putting more weight on the cover. He goes along the side across the length of the cover...presto. SNOW gone. It also makes a cozy spot to sit when we are at home. Feels like we are camping. SUPER. When it's just about 6 inches of SNOW...we don't remove.
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Our Airstream without the cover

This was a job. Note the amount of SNOW. My husband blew it with a leaf blower. With the Cover...it is a breeze.
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