Storage: sunny uncovered vs. salt air but covered?
We live on the Central California Coast, within five miles of the ocean. We have an Airstream storage question and we’re looking for an opinion; think we know the answer, but trying to support it.
Read and re-read that one should not cover an Airstream with even a custom-fitted job, it will scratch etc.- Acknowledged.
We do not have storage for our new “Dream” at home, and consequently must rent a space from one of two local RV storage facilities located equal distances from home and charging the same rate.
The dilemma: One facility is approximately 10 miles inland, and although there currently exists quite a few of the very nice, professionally built and high-priced RV storage “shelters”, the storage yard will not allow new ones to be raised, and will not bend despite our pleas.
The second facility, is approximately one mile from the ocean (with its salt air), but will allow one of the aforementioned RV shelters to be erected.
Sorry, finally the question: Knowing the damage that can be caused by both, in your opinion, is it better to store the “Dream” in the sun uncovered (and relatively dry), or erect the sun protectant closer to the ocean and brave the damages of the salt air. I’m thinking with regular waxing, the inland location is the better option. What say you?