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Old 03-05-2016, 03:20 PM   #1
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RV Class A cover

Hi, This is my first post. Looking for advice on purchasing a good class A
Cover. We live in Florida so we need one that will hold up in the extreme sun. Would appreciate any ideas.
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Old 03-05-2016, 03:35 PM   #2
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Hi Elizabeth! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

Sorry I can't help with your question! Keep her between the ditches!

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Camping World has a variety of covers to fit all sizes. I used the Adco cover for 2 years in our northern climate. It was well vented to prevent mildew but I don't think it really matters what climate your in, these things only last for about 3 years at very best.

Key is to pad any sharp edges like roof vents, ladder, awning edges etc.

When I used mine, the first time getting it on the roof was a challenge. When it came time to remove it, I bought a big 45 gallon garbage bin with wheels. Set the bin at the rear and with one person on the roof gathering it to the middle of the roof, a second person on the ground pulling it into the bin.
To install was just the reverse. Pull it out over the length and drop the sides.
Bit of a PITA but worth the effort, IMHO,,
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Old 03-05-2016, 07:42 PM   #4
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I also have the Adco cover. It goes on easy, keeps the coach
out of the sun and is clean when I take it off.
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Old 03-05-2016, 09:32 PM   #5
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We had an Adco cover for 3 winters. They're better than nothing as at least it'll protect from UV & weather damage. As Dennis stated though, they'll last only about that long, 4 at most. No matter how I padded sharp edges, or even removed anything that could possibly poke through, after the 3rd year, I was patching more holes in it than I had patches for. Take a look at it in my albums - click on link in my sig.

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Agree with all here. The longest we have been able to use our is 4 years. Getting ready to get a new one. Our current one is almost shredded from our last storm.
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If you are parking on your own property, a company that installs carports for about $800.00 will put you up an rv port for about $2000.00.
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Old 03-06-2016, 09:03 AM   #8
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JMHO, but covers are a lots of trouble...expensive, big, heavy, cumbersome, dirty, hard to get up and on the roof, hard to put on, rub spots on the RV/get holes rubbed in them, have to store them someplace when using the RV, etc. If you can afford it (and find it) covered storage is much better and worth every penny
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I agree on the ADCO covers. I have one and it is very good for protection, my coach is 36' so it is cumbersome, I have figured out after the first struggle how to get it on and off fairly easily (that's a relative term). I will use it for now and hopefully have my RV port built in the next year or two as I also agree the best protection is a permanent cover facility. I store my coach on my land, so I will built a carport for it with 2 sides enclosed and big enough to park my car beside it.
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I used Adco on 2 successive rigs. The big issue I avoided was the nasty damage of repeated freeze/thaw cycles on the roof.

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I bought the ADCO designer with the Tyvek roof material. I live in Oregon and it works well with our wet climate. Its kind of a pain to install, but I am close to my lot line so I am unable to build a temporary car port.
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I got tired of dragging ours around today, and donated it to Good Will. Never took it out of the bag. The previous owners used it,tho.
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You guys are great! Thanks for all the quick & helpful replies. Guess we're going to give the most popular one a try. Even though word has it that it will only last a few years- it will be worth it just to keep things cleaner and protect the roof from our wonderful Fl sun.
Thanks to all who replied.
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Mine lasted 10 years for me and was in great shape when I sold the rig. The key is protecting it from sharp stuff with cardboard and securing the straps carefully.
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