Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-25-2017, 05:57 AM   #85
Rivet Master
 
2010 25' FB Flying Cloud
Davenport , Iowa
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,691
Blog Entries: 1
Protagonist, that wasn't a girlfriend, she was a GOLD DIGGER. There are better fish in the sea!

SIlVER TV
__________________

Airtandem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2017, 12:27 PM   #86
Figment of My Imagination
 
Protagonist's Avatar
 
2012 Interstate Coach
From All Over , More Than Anywhere Else
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 10,719
Quote:
Originally Posted by Airtandem View Post
Protagonist, that wasn't a girlfriend, she was a GOLD DIGGER. There are better fish in the sea!
As far as I'm concerned, the matter is closed here on the Forums. My own fault for airing my relationship problems here, but those problems WERE the major reason for my absence from the Forums for so long, so they were part of the explanation. But the absence is over, and so is that discussion.

I'll be glad to discuss the relative merits and drawbacks of relationships, including my own, if we meet around a campfire or something. But not here, not anymore. Best to stick to talking about Airstreams and related topics, if you don't mind. I'm sure the forum moderators would prefer it that way!

On that note, I previously said it doesn't matter what color tow vehicle you have, because it's only a tow vehicle when you're pulling your trailer. The rest of the time it's just a truck.

That answer could be considered a non-answer. So I will venture an opinion. Gray/silver is probably the worst color. Not because it matches the trailer; it does that very well. But in areas where it rains a lot or gets foggy a lot— such as here on the Gulf Coast— that color also turns invisible sooner than any other when visibility drops. And when you consider how many people ignore the "wipers on, lights on" laws that so many states have, I would go for a bold, easily visible color of tow vehicle so that other drivers have less trouble seeing you in reduced visibility. You may not WANT a tow vehicle that is Canary Yellow, Lime Green, or Fire Engine Red (though Candy Apple Red is still a beautiful choice), but I guarantee that they won't fade into obscurity when you encounter rain, fog, snow, or in the mountains, low-hanging clouds. Not that I recommend those colors in particular, just that you keep in mind how well your tow vehicle can be seen when no one can see well— even when it's just a truck with no trailer behind it.

In fact, on both my Interstate and my toad, both of which are white for reduced daytime heat transfer, I even added a thin (˝") reflective stripe down the sides of both the van and the hatchback, after my toad was nearly T-boned by someone at a 4-way stop who was in such a hurry to take his turn to go that he didn't realize the toad wasn't separate but rather attached to the van's tail. Visibility to other drivers is a safety issue, and for me that takes precedence over stylishness any day.
__________________

__________________
Cats and ultraleather Airstream upholstery don't mix!
Protagonist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2017, 01:39 PM   #87
Rivet Master
 
richw46's Avatar
 
2006 23' Safari SE
Lexington , Kentucky
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 2,294
Images: 6
At the time I bought my TV I opted for silver (titanium) because there is a panel on the rear, above the hitch, that is silver on all models of that year. I wanted the dark gray but with that silver panel, it looked odd. The luggage rack was the same way, silver for the SE model regardless of body color. So mine matches all around. While we were planning on buying a travel trailer for retirement, Airstream wasn't an early consideration, so the silver color was just serendipity when we got "Dora".

My experience in fog, rain, snow and other low light conditions is that the front of vehicles are pretty much the same, mostly chrome. Body color doesn't mean much when they're approaching. OTOH, I have daytime running lights (DRL) and when there's low light I turn on the headlights (low beam). I have seen others with no lights at all, even at night. Hard to believe, but it's common. When driving conditions are bad, you have to really be on guard for those, uh, individuals.
---------------------------
Know why divorce costs much?
Because it's worth it
__________________
-Rich

Rich & Yvonne
2006 Safari SE -Dora-
2004 4Runner SE

richw46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2017, 02:28 PM   #88
3 Rivet Member
 
1988 Argosy 32
Lomita , California
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 152
How about CASH GREEN ?.
Wolfe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2017, 02:53 PM   #89
PKI
Rivet Master
 
PKI's Avatar
 
2015 23' FB Flying Cloud
Walnut Creek , California
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 3,290
The best color is white with metallic in the paint. It hides scratches and swirls in the clear coat and keeps you looking good on the road, which is where you want to be.

On the subject of lights. Daylight running lights should always be on. When towing, turning on the lights (low beams of course) to get everything glowing on the trailer and tow vehicle is one of the easiest safety practices to implement.

Travel as safe as you can. Pat
PKI is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2017, 08:43 PM   #90
Rivet Master
 
2015 25' Flying Cloud
2016 30' Flying Cloud
Blenheim Ontario , Ontario
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 1,263
WOW! Look at all the answers!
We certainly are a 'colourful' community.
MelGoddard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2017, 05:32 AM   #91
2 Rivet Member
 
tommym1's Avatar
 
2017 27' Flying Cloud
Lansdale , Pennsylvania
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 29
Thanks. We always use low beams as it also powers the rear camera. I agree with the safe part.
__________________

tommym1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best color for Airstream tow vehicle cbgenrich Tow Vehicles 178 08-08-2017 04:51 PM
Best color for a tow vehicle??? Bruce B Tow Vehicles 102 03-21-2016 06:54 PM
Hitch parts-what goes on trailer, what on vehicle? Piggy Bank Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 5 06-19-2014 03:39 PM
Color temperature and color rendition index of fluorescent tubes Jammer Lights - Interior & Exterior 3 08-16-2010 08:29 PM
Furnace goes on, TV goes off whacksplat General Repair Forum 11 05-17-2009 07:33 AM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.