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Old 08-20-2014, 05:47 PM   #1
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Buying a new TT Cover

I need to purchase a new cover. Here is the glitch..... My TT has small "gutter spouts" on each corner that protrude approx. 4 to 5 inches at an angle away from the camper. Awesome idea, I thought, until i purchased a cover and put it on. On each corner the cover was very tight and eventually tore a hole in it. How do I get around this problem ? Every company I've looked at so far just mention a custom fit. Are they all the same width ? If they made them wider they wouldn't rip at those corners.
Any help would be great.
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Old 08-20-2014, 06:23 PM   #2
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Couple of options:

1) cut a slit in a tennis ball. Slide it over the sharp protruding down spout.

2) don't cover it. After several seasons I gave up. First of all, campers are meant to be outside. Secondly, if it does start to look "weathered" it is probably time for an upgrade!!
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Old 08-20-2014, 06:30 PM   #3
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I am going to keep mine waxed and clean best I can. When it looks bad, it's gone. I really don't want to be walking around on the roof, causing leaks and falling off.
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Old 08-21-2014, 01:21 PM   #4
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Couple of options:

1) cut a slit in a tennis ball. Slide it over the sharp protruding down spout.

2) don't cover it. After several seasons I gave up. First of all, campers are meant to be outside. Secondly, if it does start to look "weathered" it is probably time for an upgrade!!
The tennis balls work well, but if the spouts are extra long, a suitably long piece of pool noodle also works and gives some support to the gutter.

When we ordered our CalMark cover, they asked us what kind of spouts we had and left a little extra room. If the cover is overall too wide, it can be hard to secure properly.
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Thanks, I'll look at their products and possibly contact them on the length of my gutters.
Thanks everyone for your responses.
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Old 08-21-2014, 07:10 PM   #6
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covers always rip and tear, waste of hard work getting them on too.
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Old 08-21-2014, 08:01 PM   #7
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I tried the tyvek cover for my starcraft pop up and over the very first winter it had holes and looked like it was a hundred years old.. Ohh and by the way did I say the camper top looked worse that when it was sitting there uncovered.?.it had terrible roof stains.. On my new I-Go I just ordered a steel carport cover to park it under.. I figure it's cheaper that buying a cover once a year...
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