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Old 02-09-2004, 02:36 PM   #15
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I have two A/S also, A 64 Bambi and a 74 29' . Painting the top white made a big difference in the temp. Here in the south anything will help. I can touch the the top at high noon but were the paint ends you can cook an egg.
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Old 02-09-2004, 04:35 PM   #16
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That's great`

Thanks Smiley and Fred...

I was wondering what to use when the time came to do the top..Now, you've saved me lots of hours in searching time..`
Thanks again..
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Old 02-12-2004, 07:11 PM   #17
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I hope I don't get in trouble for this, but I took a picture of the picture out of the book. I think this is the photo that Voyager is talking about.
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Old 02-12-2004, 07:47 PM   #18
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Counted 3 of them.
Now where and when was that?
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Old 02-12-2004, 08:14 PM   #19
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That is just part of the picture. I had trouble getting that much to come out right.

According to the caption;
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Jerash, Jordon. 45 trailers left Los Angelels in 1963, covered 35 countries in 14 months. Photo: Fran Hall
I counted about a dozen in the whole photo. There is one more in the lower left, but it is hard to make out through the glare.
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Old 02-12-2004, 08:21 PM   #20
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A different view....
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Old 02-12-2004, 08:30 PM   #21
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I am seriously considering coating mine with a white elastomeric coating. This is a product that we use commercially with great results, and so far on my test piece I haven't had any kind of streaking. Truco Coatings

But like a lot of other things it is down the list aways

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I think what you are thinking of is the "Cruisette". It was a small Airstream made for weekenders...it had fewer amenities than it's big brothers, but it was also more economical. Kinda a "beginner Airstream"...alot of them have since been stripped of their white painted tops. They were only made for a year or so - 1951. Here's a link for additional info & pictures. Actually, there also is a great article by Fred Coldwell - the VAC Historian in the most recent Vintage Advantage about the Cruisette and it's features...as well as the other 50's models.

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Old 06-14-2005, 01:48 AM   #23
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A couple of threads that have some things to say about painting an airstream and the relative results of different kinds of insulation are the following:

http://www.airforums.com/forum...ad.php?t=13953
http://www.airforums.com/forum...ad.php?t=13363

In the first one listed I documented some tests that I performed on different types of sample panels including a both a white one and a red one. In general my personal conclusion is that paint on top of an AS helps mostly because it is an additional coating that reduces the amount of heat that transfers through the aluminum by conduction - not necessarily because it is more reflective than shiney aluminum is.

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