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Old 10-07-2013, 08:30 PM   #1
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To cover or not to cover that is the question?

This is my first year with my TT and was wondering what everyone's thoughts were on whether or not to cover it during the winter storage. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I live in southern New Jersey about 10 miles from the ocean.

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Old 10-07-2013, 10:51 PM   #2
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PRO's: Protects against the elements; salt, UV rays, flying debris

CON's: Cost of cover, Cover rubs against finish, Trapped moisture under cover resulting in possible mold. Difficulty to place over RV. Storing cover in spring.

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Old 10-19-2013, 03:46 PM   #3
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We have tried both ways and decided that a cover, for the reasons stated above, does more damage that it's worth.
Give it a good wax job, cover the tires and maybe 303 Protactant or similar on the roof.
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Old 10-19-2013, 04:03 PM   #4
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I cover my 36' MH and have since new. It has protected my MH very well and I am glad I cover.

Most people do not for all the reasons you will read and they are basically correct. Out of 15 or so MH's in the same storage area there are only two covered mine and someone elses. My MH looks a lot better than the uncovered ones. I get my cover on and off by myself but it is easier with two people. There is some chafing which I rub out and I repair the cover occasionally because they do rip. I use an ADCO designer series and they breath just fine so I do not get mildew or moisture build up.

I am a seasonal user so I only remove and re install my cover maybe four/five times per year. If I traveled every month perhaps I would look at this differently.

Covers cost about $400 and last about five years.
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