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Old 05-14-2018, 08:14 AM   #15
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I cover mine with my rv garage's roof. Works great!

X2. But a carport would be the cheaper alternative. A lot harder to air condition though. Just sayin.
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Old 05-16-2018, 10:04 AM   #16
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I built a prefab metal carport 29'x12' (menards) for mine. I constructed it on (2) concrete beam foundations, landscape fabric and rocked the floor and drive access. Rated for 95 MPH wind and hail protection.

Make sure to order it at least 2 foot longer on each side and at least 12foot wide for access, sun and rain blow in. I also skirted the perimeter with vinyl picket fence to help keep out leaves and add architectural charm. Cost about $5k but it will be there a long time.
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Old 05-16-2018, 10:12 AM   #17
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if your comfortable with the cost of the carport then that's the way to go. I park mine in the carport close it all up and put a small dehumidifier inside, always nice and fresh inside.
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Old 05-16-2018, 12:40 PM   #18
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I've been using a cover for two coaches for nearly 20 years

Yes, they only last 2 years before they disintegrate, but they have definitely saved my finish here in the So Ca sun.

I'm gel coat and vinyl graphics so no need to worry about paint scratches

Ultimately a Car Port would be ideal but impossible for me

I still wax twice a year and wash it everytime it comes home

My 2008 coach looks incredibly clean for a 10 yo coach

Frankly, I wouldn't be without a cover

As far as installing it, I can do it myself in about 10 minutes

I don't follow the recommended install, Too old to climb a ladder with the cover over my shoulder

Much easier to fold it up to a manageable size (about 6" x 3") on the ground, wrap it with a nylon strap, get on the roof and hoist it up with a rope over the side

To remove, fold it up while on the roof and roll it over the side

Just be careful of sharp edges
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Old 05-16-2018, 01:33 PM   #19
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If an rv port is an option, do it. Don't scrimp on the size. Get one big enough for the next bigger rig you buy and make sure it's tall enough. I don't know where you found one for $2500. Ours was much more than that seventeen years ago. But if it does the job and meets wind requirements for your neck of the woods, go for it.
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Old 05-16-2018, 01:36 PM   #20
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I cover mine with my rv garage's roof. Works great!
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gets dusty but not pooped on

when we live din florida, there was a not room on the side of house to build a steel port to meet wind loads. so we attached 1" pvc to the fence, made a HUGE U and connected other end to house eves. this made a lightweight frame to support a large poly tarp. i could pull the rv in our out of yard and it stayed covered during the harsh summers. tarps lasted about a year and pvc i think 5 years before it brittled out and broke, it swayed in the breeze a bit and looked like a grey whale undulating.
here in texas, the summer sun is killer so a steel port was a must, then after ten years we decided this winter to close it in.
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I would pay $5000.00 for a carport if I could put one up versus covering it. When I was younger and more agile, 15 years ago, I bought a heavy duty cover for my new Diplomat. I even installed a large plastic garden box atop a wall that the motor home backed up to, where I kept the cover. From the roof, I could open the box and pull the cover out. I used the cover for the first year or two and then found that it was a pain. We use our coach almost every month, so the cover was constantly having to be installed and removed.

Now......If I lived where I had to winterize every year, I would have a cover on the coach while it was in storage over the winter. If I only used the coach every few months, I might use a cover, but when you use the coach a lot, it's just a pain.
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I still get complements on my 13 year old after I wash it (Right now it's ineeding a bath too much driing in wet weather)

I do not have a cover
I would not put a cover on it unless there was overwhelming enviormental reasons to do so.. Can trap moisture and cause Molde/Mildew and if dust gets under it abraid the finish (Sand it down) I wash and wax spring and fall.
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I can not pay the price for covered storage. The cover I install I lift up by rope while it is in it's pouch. I un roll it on the roof, open it up, and flip it over the sides. When I remove it I reverse everything, except I use a long 2 x 1 to lift the front corners of the cover up onto the roof, this way the cover does not catch. I then fold it up to the center to about 3' wide, pull the back forward and start rolling it up. When rolled I put it in the pouch it came on and throw it over the side, put it in the trunk of the car I came in and there it stays until I return. I like it. I have a 26' C class. I am in Florida.
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I can not pay the price for covered storage. The cover I install I lift up by rope while it is in it's pouch. I un roll it on the roof, open it up, and flip it over the sides. When I remove it I reverse everything, except I use a long 2 x 1 to lift the front corners of the cover up onto the roof, this way the cover does not catch. I then fold it up to the center to about 3' wide, pull the back forward and start rolling it up. When rolled I put it in the pouch it came on and throw it over the side, put it in the trunk of the car I came in and there it stays until I return. I like it. I have a 26' C class. I am in Florida.

Garage, Carport, or RV Cover...anything is better than storage exposed to the impact of sun and ozone. A wax job is not going to protect the RV's seals and soft parts.

And don't forget the tire covers...UV killed our last set of tires, but the rear inner duals still looked like new (replaced anyway)...and 22.5's are not cheap
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