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Old 11-19-2015, 09:54 PM   #15
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Hello everyone!
I hope I am not asking a dumb question but why the corrosion protection spray? This is the first thread I read talking about it.

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Foley as well. Great experience, good people.
Really? There are several threads on here about filiform corrosion and how to deal with it. It has been a pretty hot topic for a while now.

The extremely short answer is ... The aluminum panels AS uses are pre-coated. When they cut them and drill them it breaks the clear coating and offers an opportunity for filiform corrosion to start if any moisture is present.
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Old 11-19-2015, 10:18 PM   #16
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Congrats on getting the new trailer home and all the preventative maintenance you have done. Look forward to looking it all over in January.
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Old 11-19-2015, 10:22 PM   #17
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Congrats on getting the new trailer home and all the preventative maintenance you have done. Look forward to looking it all over in January.
Thanks, Al. Busy reinforcing the wardrobe shelf and floor lately - pretty dodgy design if you ask me.
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Old 11-20-2015, 12:01 AM   #18
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Congratulations on your new rig! We'll also be making a trip to Foley the week after Thanksgiving to pick up our new Classic and bringing her home to Orlando. All that stuff you did -- I guess we need to do it too...
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Old 11-20-2015, 02:34 AM   #19
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Congratulations!

Thanks for the thorough reporting, especially on the small detail of the brass vacuum breaker. I am hoping to replace my plastic one soon, but access will require moving the FC20's rear dinette seat (as a unit which will not be too bad). Having owned a 25' AS in the 1990's, I have come to think of any travel trailer as a "full-scale model" of what we really need built.

Improvements, tweaks and adjustments are up to us.

"The devil you know is better than the one you don't know?" -- with Airstreams requiring less work to bring them up to speed than most other brands.

Sad but true IMO in our profit-oriented world.

Have fun with that great new trailer!
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Old 11-20-2015, 07:11 AM   #20
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Congratulations on your new Baby, and personally I don't think you could have made your purchase from a better dealer. Ron is a great person and will assist you in any possible way as will the service department. I give them high marks on resolving issues.

Once again Congratulations !


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It seems to be unanimous, and I totally agree, everybody including the owner, at Foley will help you in any way they can. Better call Ron if you are in the market for a new Airstream.
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Old 11-20-2015, 08:32 PM   #21
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I bought mine from Foley last month and must say, they were wonderfully patient and helpful with me allowing me to stay overnight and overseeing my hooking and unhooking technique the next day. Is is actually at Foley again while they take care of some minor tweaking for me. Not only am I PAINFULLY new to Airstreams, I don't have much RV experience at all. I am also very new to the forum and feeling my way around. The information on use of Corrosion-X as a preventative, while you experienced folks take this knowledge for granted, was an exciting pearl of wisdom for me. The Nyalic coating for a sealant sounds like something I should also apply. I checked on Amazon, but did not see it. Is there another source from which I can purchase? Thanks everyone for your generousity in sharing!
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Old 11-20-2015, 09:12 PM   #22
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http://www.airforums.com/forums/f142...31743-164.html

Here is what you new guys need to scan through for info on corrosion. Nyalic is covered in there also. BIG post, but everything you wanted to know about aluminum Airstreams and filiform corrosion. For Nyalic, Google the word and order directly from the factory.


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Old 11-21-2015, 07:56 AM   #23
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I bought mine from Foley last month and must say, they were wonderfully patient and helpful with me allowing me to stay overnight and overseeing my hooking and unhooking technique the next day. Is is actually at Foley again while they take care of some minor tweaking for me. Not only am I PAINFULLY new to Airstreams, I don't have much RV experience at all. I am also very new to the forum and feeling my way around. The information on use of Corrosion-X as a preventative, while you experienced folks take this knowledge for granted, was an exciting pearl of wisdom for me. The Nyalic coating for a sealant sounds like something I should also apply. I checked on Amazon, but did not see it. Is there another source from which I can purchase? Thanks everyone for your generousity in sharing!

Welcome and congratulations neighbor, hope to see you along your travels. Buccaneer State Park is a nice place to spend cold winter days in January and February.


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Old 11-22-2015, 12:24 AM   #24
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Welcome and congratulations neighbor, hope to see you along your travels. Buccaneer State Park is a nice place to spend cold winter days in January and February.
We're staying at Buccaneer for two nights after picking up our Airstream at Foley's. Wanted a longer shakedown before heading back to Orlando. It looks like a nice place!
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Thought I would stay at Buccaneer myself before heading back home after getting back my AS. It's a lovely place and usually take a little drive- thru when visiting Bay St. Louis. It certainly wouldn't hurt to have a chance to test all the systems while still in the vicinity of Foley as a back up. I spoke with Blake yesterday, who told me they were finally attending to mine and were waiting on a shipment of LEDs to come in. I am pretty anxious to get her home and start the corrosion prevention program, as I am a firm believer in " an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". I have lived long enough to prove this!
Nelson428, nice to know you are close by! I have lived in your town and worked in Hattiesburg. Love that area!
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Old 11-22-2015, 01:32 PM   #26
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Just about have everything loaded back into the trailer and organized. Looks like this week's projects are installing the new charger/converter and an HDMI switch so I can use my WDTV and movie HD's.

Also thinking about upgrading the subwoofer 😳


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We're staying at Buccaneer for two nights after picking up our Airstream at Foley's. Wanted a longer shakedown before heading back to Orlando. It looks like a nice place!

I will start my winter camping at Paul B Johnson December 1st and Buccaneer December 17th till the cold weather is gone. If you are at either place look for me and we will visit, it's always nice to visit with other airstreamers.


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I hope I'll get the chance to stop in and get aquainted! Very nice parks and close by! Thanks for your kind invitation!
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