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Old 07-26-2012, 12:33 PM   #1
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To cover or not to cover??

Those of you that store your RV's outdoors, do you have a cover for it or not - pros, cons??

If you do recommend a cover, is it ok to use large tarps or not so much??

Thanks!
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:40 PM   #2
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I've seen many cover them in the winter it save it from leaves and other things that fall off the trees, and keeps snow from getting into A/C, and vents a tarp works just fine
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I have had no problems with covering a 37 ft 5th wheel. Just keep the straps tight so it can not rub on the finish. I have done this for 5 years.
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:40 AM   #4
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Glad to hear it, tarps are much less expensive I bet?! Thanks!!!
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:23 AM   #5
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Tarps are, but the custom covers fit well and are soft strong breathable material and it won't rub the finish as said before
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:43 PM   #6
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Will a cover still allow moisture out? Do you open your vents with a cover on? I haven't used the cover we have yet as I was concerned it might also trap moisture in or on the TT.
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I have used a large tarp with vents cracked open for a couple years. Also keep a radiator type portable heater on low setting. This has worked well.
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I have used a large tarp with vents cracked open for a couple years. Also keep a radiator type portable heater on low setting. This has worked well.
WOW, how much did that cost?
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We bought a breathable cover from CW for our 5er. It kept the rig very clean over the fall and winter. My only complaint is that it wore around the stairs and bumper, areas were there were sharp angles. It was made to last probably for 3-5 years. Would I buy another one. Yes.
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I've been using an ADCO cover for 10 years and highly recommend covering. I live in NH and the winters can be rough. I wash the coach before covering it and it looks real nice when I uncover it in the spring. I have not left my vents open in the coach. Never gave it a thought. Ron
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Has anyone covered a TT or 5r in Florida or similar environment? Any lessons learned? We have an ADCO cover.
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I used an ADCO cover on my 2004 TT for years. They last 3-5 years. It kept my TT beautiful...just sold it for top dollar b/c it was so clean! Highly recommended. No "rub" signs anywhere.
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I use mine year round, but, sitting outside, I just keep the roof cleaned and conditioned, applied PoliGlow to the body, and leave her sitting. No streaks, no oxidation, and there's no 200 lb cover to wrestle with or store when not in use.
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