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Old 03-20-2015, 02:57 AM   #1
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Pick up a cover for my Prowler this past early fall. The question I have is do others notice wear or friction marks on the roof edge where it blends into the drip gutters? I've been rolling up the sides as I continue to do my spring caulking. I'm sort of enjoying Happy Trails soon. I have now started removing cover completely as I work on it during days weather allowing and I've been using Proflex on the Vert. side and above window where needed and Dicor self-leveling for roof and for above mention area where roof material rolls over edge and meets gutter rail I plan on using Dicor non-leveling caulk to help seal between the membrane roof and fiber glass siding.
So there you have my two question, use Dicor non-leveling on Vert. surface of roof and do others get friction marks on roof side edges where I believe throughout the winter with winds the cover fills with air and it balloons up and down. Do you think a person needs to go to the extremes and lash down the sides using the try downs also? I do now. I do use the straps that go underneath the trailer. Just a little winded
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Pick up a cover for my Prowler this past early fall. The question I have is do others notice wear or friction marks on the roof edge where it blends into the drip gutters? I've been rolling up the sides as I continue to do my spring caulking. I'm sort of enjoying Happy Trails soon. I have now started removing cover completely as I work on it during days weather allowing and I've been using Proflex on the Vert. side and above window where needed and Dicor self-leveling for roof and for above mention area where roof material rolls over edge and meets gutter rail I plan on using Dicor non-leveling caulk to help seal between the membrane roof and fiber glass siding.
So there you have my two question, use Dicor non-leveling on Vert. surface of roof and do others get friction marks on roof side edges where I believe throughout the winter with winds the cover fills with air and it balloons up and down. Do you think a person needs to go to the extremes and lash down the sides using the try downs also? I do now. I do use the straps that go underneath the trailer. Just a little winded
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I have found that using no cover at all has caused no problems for 19 years of outside RV storage.
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X2 what Mel said. No cover solves many problems.
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Thanks,so a good maintenance schedule is possibly a better way to go. I the last twodays I see the other reason I wanted to try a cover is the evergreens pollen(have a lot of firs,pines and Cyprus trees). My box van has a light green to itunchecked will turn to moss (tooth bush time). Well anyway thanks for your thoughts.


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Covers are a major hassle to put on and take off especially if your doing it by yourself. Everyone I know that covers their RVs complain about wear marks left by the cover.

I have never covered mine, I just keep it waxed, and it almost looks new.
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I used a cover on our trailer every winter until we were able to pick up and go pretty much anytime we wanted to. The cover is a pain to put on and take off, always waited until it dry, but I did it myself (28' trailer). When putting it on or off you have to be careful not to break the corner rain spouts. For years I padded everything on the roof that might cause a hole in the cover, eventually some tears did develop, but not on the corners. I tied the cover as directed and then some as we can get some strong winds. We also are covered in green pollen here. The cover "breathes" so the trailer will get wet, you do not want to use a tarp under it. I think the sun does more "damage" to the roof & sides, but taking the cover on & off is a job you do not want to do more then once a year. I don't think there is a return on trailer covers once you use them (probably you only realize what a pia it is to put them on and take them off) unless there is a factory defect.
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