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Old 04-21-2016, 06:51 PM   #43
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As I stated earlier, the inside surface of my door that has the with-in a door trailers designs of the early 60's trailers have a concave surface and (if polished and left open) can concentrate the sunlight into a hot line on the ground. This is capable of melting the plastic based mats. If there is a material with a low ignition temperature, I guess it could start a fire. I know of no other concave surfaces on an Airstream. Shinny ones do present some annoyance to other drivers.

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Old 04-22-2016, 07:54 PM   #44
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I was checking into a campground in AZ last year and the owner told me that he wouldn't register anyone with a polished Airstream. He said that he'd had too many complaints from other campers annoyed by the glare into their trailers! I'd heard rules about "old" trailers being rejected but this was a first.

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Old 04-28-2016, 04:43 PM   #45
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While we're discussing AirToasters, what about those 18 wheelers that say "England" on the back of the trailer along with a very shiny surface. If the sun is in back of them, it is hard to see. However, it has not melted me or my truck yet.


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