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Old 11-17-2018, 01:12 PM   #1
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Do you cover your motorhome?

We recently purchased a class C motorhome and it will be parked outdoors this winter. I'm wondering if I would need to purchase some type of cover for it or if it would be ok just sitting uncovered for the winter months.
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Old 11-17-2018, 01:21 PM   #2
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We cover our car that sits outside. It is a practice that we have followed for years. If there is any way to store under a roof or inside a building the result is much better. If you can't, keep it waxed, clean, clean, clean and keep the cover clean. Look for a cover that is designed to not to damage the finish on the coach. Pat
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Old 11-17-2018, 01:21 PM   #3
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I cover mine

We have a 36' class A and I cover it. Of course we live in Florida and the sun fades the paint quickly.

I spent $500 for the cover and based on the use of 1 year so far I hope I get 3 years out of it. I bought a Tyvek and it already has 3 tears in it.
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Old 11-17-2018, 01:36 PM   #4
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Covered is better than not covered. We covered for 3 years before we built the RV port. You can see pics of ours after the 1st year, in my photo albums.

If you go in knowing the cover will last only about 3-4 years, you won't be disappointed when you have to throw it out/buy another.

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Old 11-17-2018, 02:39 PM   #5
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

We've never covered our MH. It would just be waaaaaay too much work for this old guy! Have fun and keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 11-17-2018, 02:48 PM   #6
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Mine is covered, keeps the ice and leaves off of the roof. Mike
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Old 11-17-2018, 02:59 PM   #7
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Until we moved north we never covered our coaches, but we also used them all winter. When we moved we erected an RV tent so we could have covered storage and we still used the coach all winter. Just too much trouble to cover the coach when in use every few weeks. Same with the Roadtrek, we use that even more in winter than we used the Newmar. I suspect when we move again we'll build covered storage as opposed to using a cover.
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Old 11-17-2018, 03:34 PM   #8
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As full-timers, naturally we didn't cover it because we used it daily. Used 'The Solution' on it every 6 weeks and looked like new after 8 years of weathering. Keeping yours waxed is very important.
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If you plan on keeping it any more than a couple few years,,, Cover it.... Some people trade/sell cars/rvs every couple years, so no biggy there... We tend to keep things....
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Old 11-17-2018, 06:35 PM   #10
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I cover mine with a large tarp for the winter. It allows me to easily remove the snow from the roof. The tarp is tied tight so it doesn't move in the wind.
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We cover ours but I haven’t gotten round to it yet this year, mostly to keep the leaves and crud off the roof. Planning on leaving for south after Xmas anyway.
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Old 11-17-2018, 08:23 PM   #12
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We recently purchased a class C motorhome and it will be parked outdoors this winter. I'm wondering if I would need to purchase some type of cover for it or if it would be ok just sitting uncovered for the winter months.
It’s an expensive assess and should be protected as much as possible from the elements. Water is your worst enemy and the hot sun will bleach out your paint, dry out your seals, and age your tires. Best option is to park it under a roof when not in use.
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Wow .. lots of replies! I will start shopping for a cover today.

Is there any preferred manufacturer or are they pretty much the same?
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Wow .. lots of replies! I will start shopping for a cover today.

Is there any preferred manufacturer or are they pretty much the same?
If you have the space and can afford it, erect a shelter. I got mine from Carolina Carports. I pull in one end.... and out the other. Depending on your RV size, putting canvas on and taking it off can be a lot of work.
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