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Old 10-25-2013, 10:13 PM   #1
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When/When Not to use RV Bib ??

Winter is fast approaching us here in Michigan and I have a leather bib on the front of my DP Class A motorhome. Is it recommended to remove at certain times of the year or just leave it on year round? What about leaving it on during storage. I park it outside under a large canopy and have an RV cover over the entire motorhome? We usually travel at least once in/out of Michigan during winter months, otherwise store for winter. Most traveling is done in spring, summer and fall. Appreciate some advice here...


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Old 10-25-2013, 10:22 PM   #2
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I don't have one on my coach, but have had them for sports cars in the past.

I think their big benefit is to deflect road debris while in motion.

A big caution was to not let water gather between the bra and the painted surface. If the black bra were then exposed to sunshine the water could get pretty hot and damage the paint.

If it were me, I would remove the bra for storage... although I doubt it makes much difference if you're in a covered spot.

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Old 10-26-2013, 06:56 AM   #3
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My Fleetwood Owner's manual advises NOT to store the MH with the bra/bib attached.
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:00 AM   #4
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Never keep it on more than 4 to 6 weeks at a time.
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Hi TomMiller,
I'd remove the bra when the coach is not in use. It is what I do.
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:34 AM   #6
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What about intermittent travel? I'm full timing and usually park one or two weeks and then drive for couple of days. Should I remove the bra for these short stays? Or leave it on until I know we will be parked for a least a month? I'm conflicted. I've been on the road since August and the bra has only been removed while service was performed on the genset.

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