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Old 04-27-2015, 03:43 PM   #1
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Hail Damage question

I've seen a bunch of hail damage photos of vintage Airstreams on various forums. My wife & I have a newer Airstream (2015 Flying Cloud).

Does anyone know if newer Airstreams are anymore hail-damage resistant than earlier vintage models? They appear to be made of different type aluminum (non-shiny).

I live in Colorado which is a hail risk every Spring!

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Old 04-27-2015, 03:48 PM   #2
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Newer Airstreams are made of a slightly thinner gauge of aluminum than older models (not 100% sure what year was the cutoff.) I'm not sure if the difference is sufficient to have a meaningful impact on resistance to hail damage.
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