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Old 07-13-2010, 07:54 AM   #1
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5er cover's

It has been a long time since I have been here alot of good info to be had. My question's is to anyone are these frabric covers do what they are claming to do, are they a pain to get on and off and do they last??? We are in the works of getting a new to us 2005 North Shore 25 RK and just looking for a way to help keep it in great shape.

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Welcome to iRV2, metalbender. We're glad to have you here.

If you do a search of the Forums for "rv cover" you'll find several threads discussing these items. For me, even though ours didn't hold up well, it saved UV & elements exposure to our RV during winter storage. I would not bother with a cover if you are just between trips, but for long-term, they do work. Yes, they are heavy, bulky & you wrestle a lot getting them on & off, but once you've done it a couple times, you develop a system to make it, at least, manageable.

Take a look at the ADCO cover photos in my albums (click on the link in my sig) for the issues we had after the 1st season using one.


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Old 07-13-2010, 01:18 PM   #3
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The biggest problem I had with the cover was to get if off when it was still frozen onto the trailer. Can't use it if you live in snow country and you plan on going on a winter trip down south...
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Ed, ya gotta get out of here before the snow gets that deep, like mid Oct. / 1 Nov. at the latest.
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Ed, ya gotta get out of here before the snow gets that deep, like mid Oct. / 1 Nov. at the latest.
I hear you.... I had the cover for the trailer before I retired and could only get away for a few weeks vacation in the Winter..... But, I found that it did not take much snow to freeze the cover to the trailer. The cover is not water proof. This is so it can 'breathe' and let the moisture out. But if it rains/freezes or snows/melts/freezes, the result is the same. The cover freezes to the trailer.
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The ADCO covers I find are fragile if you don't pad anything that comes close to a point or fairly sharp radius. They can be very heavy depending on length of trailer and awkward to install if you have much more then an a/c and 2-3 vents. I have 5 vents, an a/c, a rack and two 24x48 inch solar panels.

Now with that said, they do work for my needs, but it goes on in Nov and off a week or so before the first spring outing. It's a minimum 90 minute install on my 5er regardless of their advertising. The less expensive one, IMHO, works best for the rust belt part of the country.

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