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Old 09-21-2012, 06:48 PM   #1
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Need skirts for winter?

We are new to the RV game and winter is coming in Michigan. We are thinking about using a ADCO RV cover and I have read all the threads with the pros and cons.
What I was wondering is does anyone put skirts around the base to keep out the snow? Does it hurt anything if you get snow blowing under your class A.
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If you have it winterized and do not need to use it in the winter,let it be. It will be ready for you in the spring. No need for skirts
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Lived in Michigan for 51 years and had 4 motor homes and this is what we did. We covered it "Once" and never again for several reasons.
1. Heavy snow then freezing rain weighed down the adco cover and not only ripped the cover but cracked the A/C cover
2. When we went to leave for Florida in January ..... 12 inches of snow on the cover had to be removed first.
3. the snow and ice wont do any harm its the ultraviolet light that does the damage.
As for a skirt around the bottom I didnt do it but a neighbor did and it became a home for rodents, which moved up into the coach and had dinner on insulation and wireing.
I never covered again.
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:57 PM   #4
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I was concerned about the skirts making a great home for all sorts of animals.
What to you do to protect against the ultra rays?
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I was concerned about the skirts making a great home for all sorts of animals.
What to you do to protect against the ultra rays?
We took our cue and used the advice of another couple who owned a Winnebago. He got up on the roof bi-monthly and sprayed and wiped down everything with 303 including the fiberglass roof itself. He also applied it to other surfaces on the coach like moldings and tires, etc. He used a NuFinish for the vertical surfaces quarterly although NuFinsh claims it protects for a year. They never had their coach under cover and after six years when they sold it last year, the buyer swore it was garaged because the roof and everything on it looked practically brand new.

We now try to do the same thing with the same two products. We buy 303 by the gallon at a spa-supply outlet and NuFinish at Costco. I know not all like NuFinish because it does contain silicone and Winnebago supposedly recommended that polishes with silicone not be used. But we called CDI, Winnebago's paint contractor, and they said it was okay and the notion the silicone is bad for paint has now been debunked by most experts. I'm not sure if that's been proven or not but if the initial paint contractor said it's okay, then we're okay with it too. NuFinish is widely available and is reasonable in cost.

Both products claim to protect against UV damage.
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303 is good on just about everything. Protect All is good for waxing and has UV protection also. I use a high quality car wax which is a polymer wax.
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:15 PM   #7
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Thanks to all for the good information. With winter getting closer, it is time to do the prep work.
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