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Old 12-09-2014, 02:52 PM   #1
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Any opinions about which ones are better than others? I will be using it for the four seasons. How much larger should I get than the size of my MH or exact size?
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I use a cover. Many here will tell you not to, but I want to save the $$ for the TPO roof and side decals being damaged by the SoCal sun,


There are basically 3 types of RV covers:
~Less expensive - no corner zippers or end straps - look like a big bag.
~Mid grade - zippers for the corners/door and w/ end straps
~Custom - often made with "sunbrella" material, made to fit your RV.


The cost goes up as you move down this list.


I do not recommend the less expensive covers for outdoor use. These covers will blow-off the RV and will chaff the finish due to poor fit.
The mid-grade comes from company names like Adco, Expedition, Formosa, and others, will last 2-4 years ...about $300-$400.
The custom covers are great, but cost about $1500 starting and more.


See my other post here: http://www.irv2.com/forums/f120/i-lo...ml#post1309930


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Any opinions about which ones are better than others? I will be using it for the four seasons. How much larger should I get than the size of my MH or exact size?
Have you considered the car port style cover? No muss or fuss. Just park and get ready for the next time you drive off.
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We have the Adco and it works well for us. We're lucky not to have many sharp edges that will punch or rub a hole through the cover.

Whatever kind you end up getting, remember to put bubble wrap, styro-foam, tennis balls, or anything else you can think of, over any sharp/semi-sharp edges. They will poke a hole through if you don't. It will improve the life of the cover.
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Might want to drive through an RV storage yard half-way through winter before buying one... it's amazing how many less-than-one-year-old RV covers are torn up or shredded. Someone came through my storage facility last summer and sold probably 15 new Adco covers to the various RV's, and probably a third of them have sustained major damage already. Sharp edges and wind are the likely culprits, but by summer, there are going to be a lot of unhappy owners with their covers.

Part of the problem is that when an area starts to flap or move about, the owner isn't there to see it, so if your motorhome sits in the driveway, you'd likely have better luck as you can watch it more closely and tighten and strap things down better before the wind just shreds it.
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Might want to drive through an RV storage yard half-way through winter before buying one... it's amazing how many less-than-one-year-old RV covers are torn up or shredded. Someone came through my storage facility last summer and sold probably 15 new Adco covers to the various RV's, and probably a third of them have sustained major damage already. Sharp edges and wind are the likely culprits, but by summer, there are going to be a lot of unhappy owners with their covers.

Part of the problem is that when an area starts to flap or move about, the owner isn't there to see it, so if your motorhome sits in the driveway, you'd likely have better luck as you can watch it more closely and tighten and strap things down better before the wind just shreds it.
Here in Minnesota nobody uses them my storage yard is 300 units and only a handful of them. In addition they are heavy there is a reason they sell a winch that mounts on the ladder
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