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Old 09-24-2016, 03:02 PM   #1
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Cover or no cover?

Getting the new (and first) trailer on Thursday. I asked the dealer and they say they don't recommend covering. I have read and understand the pros and cons of each. I think. Common sense tells me that covering will protect it better in the elements. I live in the snow belt of NW PA. Lots of snow, lots, and constant freeze thaw cycles. I was thinking of keeping it covered during the worst of winter and early spring.


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Old 09-24-2016, 04:35 PM   #2
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live in the southeast, the gray mildew from pine trees almost makes a cover a necessity, With the humidity though I put 2x4's crosswise on the roof 2' apart to keep moisture from staying between the roof and cover. If I don't I get blisters in the roof fabric. Totally different climate.

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Wind can rip one to shreds. In a windy area I think it would be a waste of money. But I don't know about your storage area.
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Old 09-24-2016, 05:40 PM   #4
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I been using a blue tarp from local farm store. I only cover the roof and make sure it goes over my awning on one side. I'm in Western NY and we get a LOT of snow and January thaw then bitter cold again. Just kinda makes sense to keep the roof protected somewhat. Did it with my pop up for years now with my 29' TT I plan on doing it again.
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Old 09-24-2016, 08:45 PM   #5
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RV cover will help protect from UV damage, keep your unit cleaner, but have to make sure you cover any sharp points with either sponge, tennis ball, or similar. If you take your time and cover the sharp points a cover will last 7 years or more. Wind is hard on them, but we used one with our previous TT and after 12 years, no issues. We sold it this past spring to get a 5th wheel and covering it too. We have the ADCO Designer Series Gray/White DuPont Tyvek all season including Wind protection. Got 10 years put of the previous cover before having to replace.
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Old 09-24-2016, 08:52 PM   #6
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If you are up on that TT putting the cover on or off and fall off for any reason, you won't need a cover any more. I don't cover any more. I live in the southwest and the wind or even breeze will cause the cover to buff the sides of the TT. If it looks bad in 10 years I'll just get a new TT.
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I live on the plains of Colorado.. we get winds like you would not believe. I don't car how hard you try or how much you spend covers here do not last a winter.

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