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Old 06-03-2015, 12:28 PM   #15
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One of the reasons I am thinking of the roof cover only which leaves the sides exposed. ADCO has this type and it seems great for keeping the bad stuff off of the roof.
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Old 06-03-2015, 12:39 PM   #16
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Are covers worth the money Camping world has a ADCO Class A Designer Tyvek RV Cover 37'1" to 40' on sale for $283.50 is this a good cover.
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From what I read more owners have purchased a cover and only used it once... than have one and use it regularly.
Save your $$ and by something useful.
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Old 06-03-2015, 02:11 PM   #17
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Then there is the humidity issue (for some of us)

If you live in an area of high humidity, be aware mildew will form under those tight covers. We bought one but before we even opened the box, a friend told me her RV turned black with mildew one summer (especially all the caulk) when she was trying to protect the unit from the sun. She said cleaning it was a nightmare. We could not return it fast enough!

I agree with spending the money to put at least a roof over the RV. However, we have discovered since doing so that birds like to built nests under the roof, creating a whole other cleaning issue for the top of the RV. But it is better than leaving it open to all the elements.
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Old 06-03-2015, 03:16 PM   #18
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Bob:

Our Georgetown had a rubber roof and the owner's manual specifically advised against walking on it. They said to use ladders at the side of the rig to access the roof.

Given that embargo, I often wondered why they had a roof-access ladder on the back wall!
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Old 06-03-2015, 05:35 PM   #19
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Our Georgetown had a rubber roof and the owner's manual specifically advised against walking on it. They said to use ladders at the side of the rig to access the roof.
Given that embargo, I often wondered why they had a roof-access ladder on the back wall!
Apparently some believe a that ladder on the back "prettys up" a coach.
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Old 06-04-2015, 01:32 AM   #20
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We use our motorhome during the summer months and will be snow birding in the winter months. I have my coach detailed twice a year which includes waxing. The only covers I use are wheel covers. In Western Washington sun damage isn't an issue.
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They sell plastic owls that you can hang in your covered structure which scares off the birds. I have two and no birds!
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Old 06-06-2015, 09:42 PM   #22
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That is just a marketing product, if you keep your coach clean outside as the inside, you don't need that expense, specially if your mh as a fiberglass top.
BTW, do you keep your regular vehicule covered up when not in use ?
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I bought a pressure washer rather than a cover. I park my RV next to my house, so I just get out the pressure washer and clean it off when it needs it from roof to tires. I find that to be an easier alternative than the cover. I also use the pressure washer for so much more; cars, walls of the house, walks, driveways, gutters, etc.


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Like a cheap painting suit. Not a very rugged cover.
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I can see if your not using your coach often, then you might go through the trouble of putting it on, each time you come home. But to go through getting on a ladder, putting pads in areas so it does not scratch the paint in the wind, and so on and so on, I don't think most people would use it if they use their coach often, so I am thinking a good wax job once a year, and frequent washing with a hose or power washer would be a better choice if you use it often. But the ideal way is if yo have it under cover which if you have to store it can be expensive. A friend of mine pays $350.00 a month to keep his 40' motor coach under cover with power & water. ( in Ca ) ....and to have your coach professionally washed , waxed & buffed out cost $20.00 per ' but still cheaper in the long run to have it done once a year then to pay for covered storage.They say the wax job will or should last 2 years , but I feel better to have it done every year which makes the coach pop. there is no right or wrong way to protect your coach, It just boils down to a personal choice.
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