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Old 03-09-2011, 06:31 AM   #1
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What is the best trailer cover to buy for a 33', and where is a good place to buy it. Thanks.
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Hey Ken,

The answer is none! They chafe the surface of camper, you'll never be able to get it tight enough for high winds, they will rip and fall apart in two years and after the first use, see what a pain in the a** they are to reinstall and remove. I've been there and done that so bottom line is save yourself money aggrivation and time by NOT purchasing!
If you still want a cover check camping world and get the size and mfgr, then go on line for the best $.

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I guess it depends on where you live. For me, in southern Cal, we get a lot of sun. I want a cover that can take UV pounding. Custom Sunbrella covers are $$$, but last years. Had one for my Arctic Fox truck camper, looked like new after two years. They are very heavy, though, my camper was only about 20' in length. I have used an ADCO Tyvek cover and liked it. I only had the trailer a year and the cover was going strong. It did have a few tears where the rainspouts wore through, but I patched them. I would think that you could get at least 3 years out of the cover, maybe more with light wind.

Adco also makes custom all-Tyvek covers if UV protection is a priority. Probably not much less $$ than Sunbrella if any, but a lot lighter. I would probably just buy an ADCO Tyvek universal cover and see how it goes. My ultimate would be an aluminum RV structure, but at about $3-4K kind of expensive. Good luck.

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Hi Grodyman,

When the dreaded Santa Anna winds come to So Cal, most covers can be blown away. I do like your suggestion about a metal structure to cover a 33" RV but it's usually financially not within my reach. I wonder how much inside storage would cost kamperken?


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Hi Grodyman,

When the dreaded Santa Anna winds come to So Cal, most covers can be blown away. I do like your suggestion about a metal structure to cover a 33" RV but it's usually financially not within my reach. I wonder how much inside storage would cost kamperken?


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I'm native to San Diego and am very familiar with the Santa Ana winds, nasty indeed. The ADCO covers come with straps that allow you to tighten the cover to the trailer which eliminates most of the billowing and keeps the wind from getting underneath. I have had good luck with the covers even in the high winds.

Do not get the SFS Aquashed covers however, the one without the Tyvek topper, I got one for my truck camper and the material disintigrated in the sun in less than a month and the first Santa Ana shredded it. Less than a month! That is how I ended up with the Sunbrella cover, ADCO gave me full credit towards new cover, and they don't make universal Tyvek cover for truck campers. If I don't build something, I will get an ADCO cover for my 35' 5th wheel.

My biggest complaint is that I feel they are overpriced.

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Agree with "none." Could wear a hole in the cover, wear a spot through your paint or fiberglass, is heavy and hard to get on the roof to put on, where will you put it traveling? JMHO, but covered storage is a bit expensive, but worth it.
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