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Old 10-17-2014, 07:25 AM   #1
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Hello All,
I am looking for feedback from the RV community on leaving my RV at the CG where we have a permanent site for the winter. Specifically should I cover the unit or not? We live in SW Wisconsin where we can get substantial snowfalls, cold and wet weather from November thru March. I am considering buying a cover for my (40') 5th wheel Forest River Cardinal and we are looking for feedback from others that have experience with leaving their units in the elements. Thanks in advance for a great forum!

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Old 10-17-2014, 09:47 AM   #2
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The only reason I might cover it would be if I built a peaked roof over the top to shed the snow...

This will be an interesting thread to follow. Evidently the issues come down to cover weight, trapped moisture causing problems and snow load. Let's see what comes up.

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Old 10-18-2014, 12:35 PM   #4
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Unfortunately, our 40' mh has to sit out here in Central Missouri. We bought a fairly cheap cover but it was not intended for snow (found out later) so opted for an Adco cover from CW when they went on sale. Bought the next to top of line and very satisfied with it. Breathes and has many straps included for hold down along with zippers at different places to get to different things.
Did have a neighbors cat that thought it was a scratching post but took care of that right away.
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