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Old 11-16-2014, 07:00 PM   #1
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Cover Or Carport ?

Picking up our new 2015 TT soon and what is better, a metal roof carport to keep in under or a better quality cover. I know the cover is going to be a pain, but which gives the best long term protection. Retiring soon, so got to make this baby last !!!

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Old 11-16-2014, 07:24 PM   #2
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You might use the carport every time that the trailer is at home. The cover will probably be used just over winter. Unless you get an oversize carport with sides, it won't offer much protection from sun damage.
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Carport. The cover is a challenge to put on, so you won't do it often. For winter storage consider to put on a cover along with being under the carport.
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Old 11-16-2014, 07:41 PM   #4
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Covers are a pain to use. The RV sized car port is easy to use and does a much better job protecting you investment.
Be sure to have RVport wide enough to have slides out.
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Old 11-16-2014, 08:03 PM   #5
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I've asked myself the same question. I see you are in Georgia and I'm in South Carolina. If the pollen is as bad there as it is here you may want to forego the cover I had one on my pontoon and in the spring it was awful with the thick layer of pollen on the cover, especially when it comes time to remove and store it. I'm having a carport installed in a few weeks.
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A cover would also tend to wear on paint and such,, would it not? I would go with the rv size carport... Back in, pull out, and you can still access the TT ..
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Carport is better than a cover. A cover will be pain to put on and off, and can cause wear issues itself on the rub areas. Especially as it traps dirt between the cover and the trailer surfaces.
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With a little creativity,Click image for larger version

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Picking up our new 2015 TT soon and what is better, a metal roof carport to keep in under or a better quality cover. I know the cover is going to be a pain, but which gives the best long term protection. Retiring soon, so got to make this baby last !!!

Jim and Pat
I agree with everyone. Carport. You can get one that has the sides that go halfway down and you will be protected. Don't forget to drive up on wood and cover those tires.
getting one fully enclosed is the best. But protect that roof, and being your retiring I would not want to mess with a cover
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With a little creativity,Attachment 79263A trailer port can be so much more
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did you build that yourself? I think that is a good idea with the screen room would look nice in my back yard to for grilling and keeping the Mosquitos out.
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Mine's in covered storage for $72- / month... Clean, dry, and out of the sun. It also has lighting, gated security with cameras, power, and a dump facility. I think they're gong to add a wash facility soon.
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Old 11-17-2014, 01:55 PM   #12
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Carport!

My new RVport currently under construction. 40x40x14, for 2rvs with room to open the slides.
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RICKIPM - now that is thinking and working outside the box. That would be great at a lake lot as well.
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RV/carport all the way. Im not sure if others look at it this way or not. I see it as a major $$$ saver over the long haul. If you only use your camper 8 times a year you could literally have a 15-20 year old rv that is like new if it's kept in a garage or rv port.

A lot of the TT crowd trades there trailer every few years because of leaks/delamination etc. You could keep a throw away trailer forever if it is out of the elements when at home.
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