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Old 01-18-2012, 01:21 PM   #435
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Well, this is certainly one thread where I'm not going to ask for pictures...
And given the history of my trailer, I won't be asking Terry for any specifics, either!
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Old 01-18-2012, 01:41 PM   #436
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Everyone knows size doesn't matter, right?
Well, a lot of Airstream buyers are now valuing the oldest and smallest silver twinkies higher than the long, young ones.

So size does matter, but I take that it's in your favor.... ;-)
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Old 01-18-2012, 01:59 PM   #437
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Well, a lot of Airstream buyers are now valuing the oldest and smallest silver twinkies higher than the long, young ones.

So size does matter, but I take that it's in your favor.... ;-)
It's all in what you do and where you go with them, isn't it? teehee!
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Some like 'em short and narrow, and others like 'em long and wide bodied. There's a size for every parking place and every person.

The European models are fairly short and narrow. US buyers like 'em long and wide.

I don't know if this has anything to do with the lower birthrate in Europe.

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The European models are fairly short and narrow. US buyers like 'em long and wide.

I don't know if this has anything to do with the lower birthrate in Europe.
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Some like 'em short and narrow, and others like 'em long and wide bodied. There's a size for every parking place and every person.

The European models are fairly short and narrow. US buyers like 'em long and wide.

I don't know if this has anything to do with the lower birthrate in Europe.

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I hear the Europeans also really like them with segment protectors on the front to protect against excess wear to the very susceptible front end.
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I hear the Europeans also really like them with segment protectors on the front to protect against excess wear to the very susceptible front end.
Maybe we can get "segment protectors" that fit around more of the unit to protect the entire tube. It will keep out road oil, bacteria and viruses. I suppose it could be marketed "for prevention of disease". Everyone wants a clean unit.

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I wonder if we could maybe do some kind of whole Twinkie sheath? To prevent filiform corrosion?
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Maybe we can get "segment protectors" that fit around more of the unit to protect the entire tube. It will keep out road oil, bacteria and viruses. I suppose it could be marketed "for prevention of disease". Everyone wants a clean unit.

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Oh, but I've read on the forums many times before to never ever cover my silver twinkie because excess chafing and rubbing of the cover will damage it.

To avoid those problems you mention I always park it in a garage and never in the smaller backyard where it's more prone to damage and viral infiltration. I've also never trusted those rental garage (and sometimes backyard) spaces in shady parts of town.
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I wonder if we could maybe do some kind of whole Twinkie sheath? To prevent filiform corrosion?

Filiform corrosion on our unit makes my wife sad,, I guess that I need to get some that are extra strong and ribbed, for her pleasure!
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Filiform corrosion on our unit makes my wife sad,, I guess that I need to get some that are extra strong and ribbed, for her pleasure!
Urm. Wouldn't ribs just pick up...stuff that would be hard to clean off?
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Oh, but I've read on the forums many times before to never ever cover my silver twinkie because excess chafing and rubbing of the cover will damage it.
That's one of those myths that you hear. "Don't ever rub your unit!" Then they tell you you'll grow hair on your palms or go blind. Modern science has proven that if you properly lubricate your sheath, any rubbing will only polish it better and all will be happy.

Wally knew this and told people the Airstream shape was inspired by an airplane fuselage, but Wally was an expert salesman and knew just what people wanted.

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Some like 'em short and narrow, and others like 'em long and wide bodied. There's a size for every parking place and every person.

The European models are fairly short and narrow. US buyers like 'em long and wide.

I don't know if this has anything to do with the lower birthrate in Europe.

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