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Old 06-28-2015, 01:56 PM   #1
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Need recommendation on super durable RV cover.

We just purchased a new travel trailer and want to cover it. UV and heavy winds are my biggest threats. Any first-hand recommendations on a super-durable cover? I'm willing to pay for quality. Thanks in advance. - Floyd
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Old 06-28-2015, 04:44 PM   #2
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The one issue that a cover will not do well in your part of the US is high winds. For any cover, it should be protected from very high winds or could chaf the RV.

The best covers are custom made with material like "Sunbrella" type fabric and have vinyl backers for any wear points. These will last for years, but cost thousands of dollars. We have one of these for our boat.

The mid-grade covers from Adco, Expedition, and similar will protect very well. That is what we use for the RV, but being made from Tyvek and similar materials, they will last 3-5 years before wearing thin in spots.

I would avoid the cheaper "fits-all" covers. Easily ID'd because they are just a big bag and have no corner zippers. They will protect the RV from sun but are hard to install/remove and due to poor fit, will flap in any breeze.

We picked to use a quality mid-grade cover also because the cover gets dirty over time. After a few years it is easier to spend a few hundred for a good new cover than to try to wash a big cover...they don't just fit in the washing machine.

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Old 06-28-2015, 06:17 PM   #3
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Adco use to make some high end covers. I have a 36' duck cloth cover from Adco that cost me $1200.00. We used it on and off for a couple of years, but because we can RV all year long in California, it just became too much work because it's very heavy. If you need to cover your RV for winter, it would be a great cover. For monthly use, not so much. We now have a 40' coach so the cover sits in a container.
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Old 06-28-2015, 09:30 PM   #4
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Durable and RV cover do not comprehend. You can purchase the best and it may last three years if you still continue to climb up and install it everytime.
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Old 06-28-2015, 11:26 PM   #5
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Durable and RV cover do not comprehend. You can purchase the best and it may last three years if you still continue to climb up and install it everytime.
This is not factual The Sunbrella fabric on our boat cover has made it past 19 years...that's the boat in our signature line - 1996 Wellcraft Excel Express Cruiser. The boat is NEVER not covered unless we're on it sipping MaiTai's

Our RV is covered if it will sit over 3 weeks unused. We are on our second mid-priced cover since we got it in 2010...and even being in the extreme southwest sun, the roof is in great condition - and the cover is the reason for that.

Covers are not easy to use, but the options are covered $torage (sure, easier but $ used on purpose) or damaged decals, seals, rubber parts, etc. Your decision.

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Old 06-29-2015, 12:40 PM   #6
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Another vote for Sunbrella fabric. Awesome stuff. I purchased our cover from Calmark Cover Company in 2009 and it has no wear on it that I can see after being used for about 5 months every winter since.
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Sunbrella, good and expensive and very heavy and hard work to put on. I used one for a good 6 years and it eventually started to rot and tear. I do not think I would pay the money for another one for this bigger coach because it is too difficult to put on and off. I am still looking at the roof only cover.
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Anybody ever get their rig wrapped like marine boats? sort of looks like shrink wrap
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Anybody ever get their rig wrapped like marine boats? sort of looks like shrink wrap
Why would you? I mentioned that the Sunbrella was a pain to put on and take off but I can not even imagine doing this to the coach.
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Just my two cents, but I'd look for covered storage. A cover is lots of trouble putting on, taking off, storing it when using the RV, getting it up on the roof to cover it, the wind will either make a hole in the awning or mar the RV, and more.
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I cover our MH with a cover made by Calmark. It has help up well for 7 years. They make covers with Sunbrella.
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To cover or not to cover

Looking for others who have experience covering their RV. Just purchased a 40 ft. Country Coach....and thinking it would be a huge job putting a cover over it. I know some do...but would like to hear of your experience. Thinking of a building on our property as the best solution....but more money of course.
Thanks for your insight....
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Looking for others who have experience covering their RV. Just purchased a 40 ft. Country Coach...
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We cover our 37' (and super tall) RV anytime it will sit for over 3 weeks, unused.

It IS a chore to install and remove the cover, but the alternative is sun damage to the roof, roof top equipment, finish, seals, etc.

- If an owner can use covered storage, that is the best. -

But, we live in the 'burbs with CC&R's preventing at-home storage, and commercial covered storage in these parts start at $550 a month...

I WOULD build a shed for the RV at home if that was an option.

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Bought Adco cover for my trailer last winter ($400). By the end of winter it was torn in sveral places and had holes where the extended gutter stuck out, even with the socks. We have fierce wind. This year I ill see if I can get just a roof cover
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