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Old 10-12-2012, 08:46 AM   #1
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I have bin looking at 5th wheel RV covers. Are they worth it and if they are witch one is the best. I live in Kansas do they last
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:10 AM   #2
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I have the ADCO Designer Series cover for my trailer and it works great. Got it from camping world. The cover was purchased last April and made it through a hot, harsh Tucson summer with no signs of wear.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:57 AM   #3
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I am an advocate for covers all the same most people do not cover their rigs.

I use the ADCO designer series as well. I have covered my rig since new.

Do they last? I am on my third in ten years. I expect to get five years out of this one because they made significant improvements in the cover.

Are they worth it? I would not do without one and I feel my MH is protected. My rig looks new basically I wax at least once per year and cover it when not in use.

Some complaints I hear about covers:

They chafe, and that is pretty much true no matter how you secure them. Is the chafing harmful? Well not to my rig, I have buffed out any corner chafing easily.

It is a pain to take them on and off. Well I can put mine on and take it off by myself, I am 70 years old. However, we are seasonal so I do not do this except four times per year. If I did it every weekend, or every month maybe I would resent it I'm just not sure.

They rip. Sure they do, it is cloth drapped over some very pointy objects. Padding the protrusions helps a lot.

They deteriorate. A lot depends on where they are used, high winds, blazing sun pretty much deteriorates anything, even the sides of MH or RV's.

Mine has been under cover since May, I check on it every three weeks or so, do maintenence etc; It is clean under there, and shiny. No other rigs (15)at the storage area are covered they are dirty.

I'm getting ready for a new season soon.

Good luck on your decision.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:01 PM   #4
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I am an advocate for covers all the same most people do not cover their rigs.

I use the ADCO designer series as well. I have covered my rig since new.

Do they last? I am on my third in ten years. I expect to get five years out of this one because they made significant improvements in the cover.

Are they worth it? I would not do without one and I feel my MH is protected. My rig looks new basically I wax at least once per year and cover it when not in use.

Some complaints I hear about covers:

They chafe, and that is pretty much true no matter how you secure them. Is the chafing harmful? Well not to my rig, I have buffed out any corner chafing easily.

It is a pain to take them on and off. Well I can put mine on and take it off by myself, I am 70 years old. However, we are seasonal so I do not do this except four times per year. If I did it every weekend, or every month maybe I would resent it I'm just not sure.

They rip. Sure they do, it is cloth drapped over some very pointy objects. Padding the protrusions helps a lot.

They deteriorate. A lot depends on where they are used, high winds, blazing sun pretty much deteriorates anything, even the sides of MH or RV's.

Mine has been under cover since May, I check on it every three weeks or so, do maintenence etc; It is clean under there, and shiny. No other rigs (15)at the storage area are covered they are dirty.

I'm getting ready for a new season soon.

Good luck on your decision.
Would you buy the warrantee for the cover? I just bought the universal fit ADCO cover with a 4 yr warrantee. I was told the same tyvek material is used on the lightweight AND the medium weight covers. The medium would have cost over $600 on sale and supposed to last for 4 yrs and take about 4 weeks to get to me, while the lightweight was $322 plus the extended warrantee to equal the same 4 yrs. This doesn't make much sense. I bought the universal fit as it wouldn't be so tight to fit over the rv. Am I being flim flammed by Camping World or did I make a good decision? I live in the mountains of NC and am not ready to pay for an rv carport as of now.
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