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Old 09-28-2014, 07:24 AM   #1
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Cover Installation

I am curious as to how some of you may have covered your T/T for the winter months. I have factory gutter extensions and looks like they are installed with silicone or similar and before I start to pull them off I thought I would check around here to see how others may have handled this and also what you may have used to protect the cover from sharper edges.

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Old 09-29-2014, 11:43 AM   #2
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covering our travel trailer

Since upgrading to a longer and higher TT this year, we no longer have a covered indoor place to store it. So after removing the new cover this past May, we found the usual rips in it. The "condom" that the cover mfg provided for the roof drains didn't stay because of the wind. We thought we had the other stuff that sticks out ( bolts for example) protected but apparently not. My wife thinks she can sew things back up. That cover is bulky so I don't know how that will work. I am wondering also if a cover is even worth it. I have been told to cover the roof drains with Coke cans !!! I don't want to take them off. So don't have any real suggestions but do want to keep this discussion alive. I know there must be other "posts" out there if I look.

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Old 10-02-2014, 02:44 PM   #3
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We had an Adco cover on our previous trailer and loved the way it fit and protected the trailer. The way I protected the cover was to cut off about 6 inches of foam pipe insulation and force it on to the gutter drains. This is our first season for the new larger trailer and I am getting my new cover in today and if they fit I will use the same pipe insulation again.
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Old 10-03-2014, 12:39 AM   #4
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I covered our previous trailer for 11 years (Adco cover) and used foam pipe insulation where ever I could to prevent tares I used towels to cover the TV antenna and those spots that the foam pipe insulation would not work. No tares for years, but tares did develop eventually in a few spots. The tares did not get much larger over the years, and the new owner is still using the cover. I would not remove the drain extensions, protect them with foam or what ever works and be careful when you are putting on or taking off the cover as it will catch on the corners and you will tear off the extensions.
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Old 10-03-2014, 06:40 AM   #5
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Winters have been brutal here lately in Northern Illinois and I could just see a vent cap cracking or similar from the ice and snow then having water damage when opening it up in the spring. Pretty sold on the cover idea now and thank all of you for your ideas. Only thing better would be a nice pole barn.....
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Old 10-05-2014, 06:49 AM   #6
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We just bought an Adco Designer Series Aquashed cover for our TT. We have rain gutter extensions & were pleased to find rain gutter covers included with the cover. They tie on & were still in place after we shifted the cover around.
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Old 10-05-2014, 07:21 AM   #7
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Cut a criss-cross slit in four cheap tennis balls and push them on the rain deflectors.
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Old 10-06-2014, 06:04 AM   #8
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Even the camping store did not know anything about the rain gutter covers. That certainly helps, thank you. And I also like the idea about the tennis ball for added protection and will give it a whirl....

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