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Old 09-27-2004, 06:50 PM   #15
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All of you with your metal, vinyl, whatever shelters for your babies are making me break out in a cold sweat as I gaze outside at Gypsy, exposed to the elements and tree limbs/debris. Do we really love her? Doesn't she deserve a shelter? Questions to ponder. . .relocating sometime this year. . .hoping to find small acreage with metal building. . .what if it hails before then. . .oh, the agony of Airstream ownership!
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Old 09-27-2004, 07:19 PM   #16
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Ingrid, check out temporary RV covers. They cost from $300.00, and have a vinyl cover, and aluminum frame, usually are around 12ft tall.
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Thanks all. Are those covers that you put right over the trailer with door zippers, as found on campingworld, ok for the aluminum? I guess I shouldn't scratch it any more than it already is...

I should point out we don't really have "weather" here. The only thing would be a light rain, which are small little drops compared to other states, we only have 10 "hot" days a year, which rarely break 100, and there's no hail, snow, hurricanes, or anything extreme to worry about. I only need something to keep water out. Not even really windy days. I think a cover from camping world would be my best bet....do they scratch?

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Old 09-27-2004, 07:37 PM   #17
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Are those covers that you put right over the trailer with door zippers, as found on campingworld, ok for the aluminum? I guess I shouldn't scratch it any more than it already is...
If for no other reason, the 'future owner' of your trailer will thank you for NOT using those!

You will also be happy you didn't use one if you decide to polish someday. The Alclad (pure aluminum layer) is thin enough that zippers, seams, edges, etc will wear through it with time. When you or whoever goes to polish it, it will be permanently discolored in areas because the alloy aluminum under the Alclad is a darker color.

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Old 09-28-2004, 01:20 AM   #18
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If for no other reason, the 'future owner' of your trailer will thank you for NOT using those!

You will also be happy you didn't use one if you decide to polish someday. The Alclad (pure aluminum layer) is thin enough that zippers, seams, edges, etc will wear through it with time. When you or whoever goes to polish it, it will be permanently discolored in areas because the alloy aluminum under the Alclad is a darker color.

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Well, we're definitely going to polish someday, thank you for saving me a lot of money, hassle and heartbreak.

Maybe we'll just cover up the window and back door real good. The trailer didn't leak otherwise.

What about Saran Wrap?

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For temporary leak control Saran Wrap (or a Hefty Bag) & duct tape are better than nothing! Then you just need to deal with getting the tape residue off...Bestine works really well at that.

Ideally, the best solution is to fix the source of the leaks before the rainy season hits.

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For temporary leak control Saran Wrap (or a Hefty Bag) & duct tape are better than nothing! Then you just need to deal with getting the tape residue off...Bestine works really well at that.

Ideally, the best solution is to fix the source of the leaks before the rainy season hits.

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he he I was only kidding but then I thought, hmmmmm...

I'm definitely going to tape up the window and door. I can deal with getting residue off.
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I got a camera for Christmas and now it's time to post some pictures, I hope.

This is how I cover my airstream.
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