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Old 09-29-2016, 02:22 PM   #1
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Should I cover it for the winter

i just had the roof totally re-sealed..the RV dealer said it only needed one vent ,was in great shape for a 92. previous owner had it under a pole shed in winter and his father had it under a roof for 16 yrs in some Arizonia RV park. sides are all faded., but..do i tarp it. or leave it ? we were offered inside cold storage for $500.but really cant afford that,not working much and not old enough for the Big Canada pension yet..just the small one ,which hardly buys groceries.
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It's one of those questions that has almost no downside and could help protect it from the elements. In other words, it will not hurt it and could actually help it ... although lots of owners choose to not cover their RV during the winter months.
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The motorhomes that are on dealer lots aren't covered. I would like to cover mine, but the cost of a cover in my mind could be spent on something else more useful. Besides, us older people should not be climbing around that far off the ground. JMHO.


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Old 09-29-2016, 09:01 PM   #4
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I cover in the winter. They work well. Just remember to lift the cover before starting your MH or you will burn a hole in it.
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I also use a cover. In addition to keeping the cover clear of the motorhome exhaust pipe, do the same when you do the monthly generator exercise (ask me how I know...).

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should i cover it ?

my sons have offered to climb on roof and cover it. why should we do a monthly genertor start? rather not.condensation stays in exhaust and will rust out faster,generator only has 200 hrs on it and exhaust is nice shape.
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Yours is easy if you want to run both since the tailpipe and the generator are in close proximity. I used to prop up my cover and run the generator and motor at the same time once a month.
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should i cover it ?

John no the generator is behind drivers frt wheel..exhaust out drivers rear. our winters are from 45 below to 20 below for months.. rather not start them.
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