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Old 09-08-2019, 01:37 PM   #1
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Adco trailer cover--bad fit !

Purchased a ADCO COVER for my OUTDOORS RV 21FQS--ordered by directions-20.1 to 22 ft. thought this would work-NOPE-Way to short on the sides,by about 2 ft each side. could be another foot longer as well.What have you all used to cover your tall OUTDOORS RVs?? (tried to insert photos,but always have a hard time with this site ) Thanks
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I've been wondering about how well a universal cover would fit our new ORV. Looks like we might be better off doing a custom fit. There are links on ADCO's site detailing how to measure for the custom fit. I had a universal fit for our previous Jayco which was a bit oversized due to the narrower width of that unit.
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Seems to be a common issue with Adco and others.

They fail to design for our taller roofs due to the arched design.

Having said that, the OP's cover appears it will do the job it was intended to do.

Thanks!

Transparency: I never have used a cover. Too old to climb on roof.
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Did you use Adco's tool to select your cover or did you measure yourself?


https://www.adcoprod.com/Universal-R...iler-RV-Covers
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I've been wondering about how well a universal cover would fit our new ORV. Looks like we might be better off doing a custom fit. There are links on ADCO's site detailing how to measure for the custom fit. I had a universal fit for our previous Jayco which was a bit oversized due to the narrower width of that unit.
Make sure you have the roof wider to give room for the corner gutters-they are ready to poke thru--longer to cover the front curve-all around the bottom add about 2 feet...
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Seems to be a common issue with Adco and others.

They fail to design for our taller roofs due to the arched design.

Having said that, the OP's cover appears it will do the job it was intended to do.

Thanks!

Transparency: I never have used a cover. Too old to climb on roof.
Putting the cover on was like putting 100lbs of potatoes in a 80lb sack ! The gutters will tear thru any minute.Guess i will sell outright and order a LARGER cover-but the gutter prob. will probably be the same.
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I just give up covering the TT. This thing is just too tall and the rounded roof is not something I want to walk on. One fall from the roof and i won't be needing a cover. I just keep it clean and waxed. 5 years old and no sun damage yet. The size of the cover for this thing would be a beast to install.
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Did you use Adco's tool to select your cover or did you measure yourself?


https://www.adcoprod.com/Universal-R...iler-RV-Covers
I did measure myself. Didnt take under consideration the height tho..Just to tight,will rip.
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I did measure myself. Didnt take under consideration the height tho..Just to tight,will rip.

Their tool lets you enter in your exact make, model, and year.


Try it out and see if it recommends a different cover size.
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Only if they put it on and take it off.
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Our friend installs his by placing the cover in the bed of his truck. He backs the truck as close as possible and his wife feeds the cover up from the front.

Works for him, but he is half my age. He has a Anderson hitch he removed first to accomplish this task.

Nope. Don't want to lift a 100 pound hitch out of my truck either!
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I was just looking for a cover for my 23DBS.
My Buddy has a cover for his TT made by Calmark, and he has had it for 10 years...
I got a rough quote from them and it was around 1K for it..
Not sure If I want to spend that much but they have a 6 year, deterioration & defect warranty...
Plus they use sunbrella...I have had boat covers made out of that which lasted a long time....
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I'm on my fifth Adco trailer cover. My trailer is 34' long and they recommend using a cover 2' shorter so it fits snug. The 32' cover was not even close to fitting.
I then tried a 34' cover and it was too short on both length and also did not cover the sides.
Next I used a 36' cover. It just barely fit. It lasted 18 months. It faded badly and disintegrated from the sun. They replaced it with a newly design Dupont Tyvek cover. The Tyvek is just on the roof portion and desinged to resist UV. It lasted just over a year and the Tyvek disintegrated.
This time I paid extra and ordered a 38' cover that is designed for a toy hauler. It fits my 34' trailer much better and comes all the way down the sides. The length is perfect.

Now if they could just find a material that would hold up to the sun I'd be happy.
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Short of storing your rig under a metal roof, no material I know of will withstand months of UV from the sun, not to mention the heat and moisture that attack it.
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