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Old 05-06-2014, 08:29 PM   #1
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Cover questions

So last fall I purchased a TT covered for the trailer for the winter. MY model
has 4 little "rain gutter" spouts in each corner. So to help protect the cover I put a tennis ball on each spout.

Well now that the snow is gone and spring is thinking about staying I removed the cover and checked for any damages during the winter. Lucky
there was no inside issues. But the cover on the front left corner did wear a large hole in the cover where the tennis ball was at.

Fortunately I purchased a extended warranty and they replaced my cover this year. So my question is what do others do to help protect their covers from such damage to the covers?

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So, 3 of the 4 corners protected by the tennis balls were OK?

I would ask, why the 4th corner is different...cover too loose, too tight?

We use a cover and use foam pipe insulation, tennis balls, and rags as padding to protect the cover from sharp edges. We have only had issues when the padding slipped away from the sharp edge.

Sorry...can't offer any specific help

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Forget the covers.. Covers come in two types. Skin tight (Meaning you actually shrink wrap the Rig) must be cut off and new every year, Common among boats, not so much on RV's.

Sandpaper type.. Some Grit gets under the cover, blown up by the wind or picked up in summer storage, and then as the wind blows and the cover moves about a bit it sands the finish for you.. Seriously dulling it.

Best advice: Unless you live in an area where for enviormental reaons covering is a must. DO NOT COVER. Garage yes, Cover no.
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Forget the covers.. Covers come in two types. Skin tight
Sandpaper type
Best advice: Unless you live in an area where for enviormental reaons covering is a must. DO NOT COVER. Garage yes, Cover no.
I must have found a rare 3rd type. The kind that fits very well, does not damage the finish and protects the exterior from the elements.

Be it UV in the Sun belt or other natural hazards in the north, a cover has a very smart purpose

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What's that in the pic...? A Tow Dolly! Those aren't popular either, but they work!

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What kind of cover do you have? Is it easy to put on? Was it expensive? how soon until you have to replace it?
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