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Old 11-29-2006, 06:26 AM   #1
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Once again I am in a quandry. I bought a real nice Adco cover for my 35' motorhome and used it one season. When I bought my 39' the next year, of course I gave the cover to my buddy for his 36'er and bought a new one. I used that one one year and upgraded to my beautiful new coach. So now I have a 40' cover which won't fit on my new 43'er and I can't find a cover over 40'. Do any of you fine folks know where I can get a cover without having to break the bank??
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Old 11-29-2006, 06:26 AM   #2
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Once again I am in a quandry. I bought a real nice Adco cover for my 35' motorhome and used it one season. When I bought my 39' the next year, of course I gave the cover to my buddy for his 36'er and bought a new one. I used that one one year and upgraded to my beautiful new coach. So now I have a 40' cover which won't fit on my new 43'er and I can't find a cover over 40'. Do any of you fine folks know where I can get a cover without having to break the bank??
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Old 11-29-2006, 07:43 AM   #3
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CW has a custom cover page for longer than 40'plus a number to call 1-888-853-6851 if you have tried already maybe someone else has an answer.
Congrats on your new coach.
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Old 11-29-2006, 08:57 AM   #4
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I know covers are like flavors of ice cream, what one likes someone else may not like.

Having said that, and having wrestled with a cover for a 32' fifth wheel we used to own, I will make
my case AGAINST covers.
Let alone the obvious issues of wrestling with the cover some 12 feet off the ground, to me there are several other issues to deal with.
Firstly, the issue of getting the "right" cover for your coach, then making sure it's fastened such that it won't actually do more harm than good by rubbing at the corners.

Personally I would rather give my coach a good waxing and leave it uncovered, but I guess there may be an extreme situation where one "may" desire to cover it, I've just never seen that situation.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Having said that, and having wrestled with a cover for a 32' fifth wheel we used to own, I will make my case AGAINST covers. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Amen to that.. Unless black pitch and tar are raining from the sky, I don't see how they are justified, especially as they retain so much moisture against the sides and top of the RV.



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Old 11-29-2006, 10:23 AM   #6
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Thanks for the input fellas,
I agree with not covering the coach, however I figured that my decisions aren't always the best. Now my decision has been made. Thanks to all of you for your responses and now that my coach will remain uncovered -- I have a nice Adco 40' cover for sale. lol
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Old 11-30-2006, 02:40 AM   #7
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One other thought...if you cover it, do you intend on driving it during the storage period? If you are in a cold weather climate, you may not be able to remove the cover during the winter (ice and snow storage period. These rigs need to be driven at least once per month to keep everything moving and exercised. My Cummins engine dealer suggested driving the MH at least 100 miles per month to get the engine temp up to help minimize or eliminate the negative effects of moisture in the engine and oil.
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If you park under/near trees a cover can help keep the grime and slime from leaves or tree drippings off your finish as well as the black soot fallout from everyday pollution. All a function of where you park.

Cover modifications? Take your cover to a marine canvas maker (yellow pages). Even many land-locked cities have a shop. They can modify these monster fabrics anyway you want. I paid about $40 to have an ADCO shortened. Used the same factory look double stitch. I'll bet it would not be much more to lengthen or even rearrange the door and the like.
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Old 11-30-2006, 05:53 PM   #9
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If i had a new MH with full body paint I would never cover it, because the wind blowing that cover will surely wear the clear coat and the paint off over time. As much has I hate to leave my 2001 DSDP outside its better than having to have it repainted after a short time.

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jag2001, WELCOME to iRV2 and CONGRATS on your first post....and I agree with ya!!
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jag2001, welcome to iRV2.com. We are glad to have you join us here and look forward to reading of your adventures and experiences. I agree that you are better off not covering (unless the cover has a roll up door) for reason already stated.
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