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Old 11-26-2018, 11:46 AM   #15
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Old 11-26-2018, 12:07 PM   #16
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no, that's my rear solar panel.

it pops up when we park
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Old 11-26-2018, 01:19 PM   #17
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1. I think I might have painted it neon orange.

2. I would mount reflective driveway markers on the corners at least.

When he "bumps" the front corner and pushes the whole frame to the rear that angled 2x4 you have -in front of- the rear bumper will also more than likely impact and bend the bumper.
I agree with the paint and reflective tape versus the grey blend in color it currently is.

I also concur about the corner, although if the color is changed, hitting the corner might not happen...

However, if you have the time or desire, or perhaps for next year's design, making the corners beveled as a way to distribute the energy from the impact away from the protector would go a long way to ensure your AS doesn't get hit. Think of the rounded corners of a castle or other defensive medieval military building. The rounded corners protected the whole structure from ramming because it pushes the energy away from the structure, lessening the chance of the wall collapsing.
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Old 11-26-2018, 08:49 PM   #18
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When I lived in Skaneateles NY it would become a huge target for my plow driver.

And we received feet per hour of Lake effect, That barrier would be buried in one day. Then the snow plow driver would have used that Airstream as a 40 MPH bumper.

Your hard work and attention to detail protecting your investment should be commended.
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Old 11-26-2018, 10:33 PM   #19
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i also added pipe insulation on the top edge to keep water and snow of the edge of the plywood ( its PT treated and painted also)

i added a strip of reflective tape on the front in case the driver is blind (;

we get our share of snow also
but not as much as this guy in 1966 N.Dakota
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Old 11-26-2018, 11:48 PM   #20
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Nice job of protecting your Airstream. Hopefully there will be no damage to the aluminum after your winter hibernation.

I am so thankful that we live in Virginia, an easy days drive from Florida.

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Old 11-30-2018, 03:45 PM   #21
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as per the feedback

i added
a angle panel in front
and two mount light reflectives

i also added pipe insulation on the top of edge so that snow/ice/water does not get into the edge easy
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Nice job protecting your Airstream!

My problem is the UPS/FedX/USPS guys trying to turn around at the top of my driveway where I have an RV pad off to the side. I found a line of large orange, reflective cones four feet in front of the AS keeps most drivers far enough away. I also made a sign for the bottom of the driveway which states no large delivery trucks in the driveway, so basically, only the USPS truck is allowed in.

My office looks down on the driveway which allows me to enforce my rules... I know most of these delivery guys and they have been pretty good about it.
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Old 12-03-2018, 05:56 AM   #23
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as per the feedback

i added
a angle panel in front
and two mount light reflectives

i also added pipe insulation on the top of edge so that snow/ice/water does not get into the edge easy
Looks good. That's pretty much all you can do, not just make sure your plow guy is insured for plowing and hope you never need it.

Maybe a motion security camera on the garage, so every time he (or anyone) goes near it it's recorded and if there's ever an issue, it's recorded for visual proof.
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i have had cameras for years
i have been using foscam ext cameras, they are inexpensive, long lasting work outdoors. They work fine done to -40C /-40F
i also use the FREE Contacam cameras monitoring sw. Buy a cheap camera and let the sw do motion detection and selective area for selective recording



it even got a postal guy "fired"
they often just leave a note saying " you were not home" that ensures that their shift ends sooner, so they can get to their second job

the front video captured this , the guy was quickly " moved" on to a new "non-customer facing" job
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One does not cover Florida AS in winter or summer,.........because we use 'em all year.
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Old 12-03-2018, 03:04 PM   #26
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Snow plow protector

It is great you are trying to keep the naughty snow plow driver away from your AS. I backed my AS into our backyard for the winter months. I do plow my own drive, but do not even trust myself to not make a boo-boo First winter for us owning an AS. Will look into putting up a carport type cover next spring as we have 8.6 acres AS not covered this winter.

Good luck with the BIG snow you might experience.

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