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Old 09-15-2012, 03:38 PM   #1
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RV COVERS .... Yes or no ?

Any input about your experience good or bad would great... I'm moving and loosing the carport that covers my 5ver now... Just looking for opinions

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Old 09-15-2012, 03:43 PM   #2
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There are many threads on this. Search " RV covers ".


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Old 09-15-2012, 03:52 PM   #3
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I cover mine...just protecting the investment. It's a hassel to put-on and take off, but the alternative is chalking gell coat, peeling stickers, and roof damage from the sun.
Bought a mid-priced cover so it fits pretty well, but is much less $$ than a custom. That way I can just replace after 3 years or so without the sticker shock of buying a new custom.
Can't afford the covered RV storage lot - but that would be the BEST!
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:09 PM   #4
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Pain in the neck if you are in and out if your trailer regularly. Had one on for about three weeks and it shredded in the wind. IMHO they arw a waste of time and money
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:13 PM   #5
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If you can, find another carport/garage/shed. It's well worth it rather than the hassle of a cover.
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Old 09-16-2012, 04:16 PM   #6
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Just ordered one for our M.H., I just have to have one as I am very finicky about my vehicles as well as everything else. My dw loves to tell the story of catching me ironing my money as I like my money with no ears turned down and not wrinkled.
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:20 PM   #7
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As with any question on this forum you will get all kinds of answers. I have had covers and do not have one now. I have full body paint and keep a good wax job on the unit and have had no problems. The last motorhome I had was gel-coat and I did have a cover but did get some rub marks from the wind and a loose fit. I guess its to each his own. Some like them, some dont.. Good luck whatever you decide. Don
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:02 PM   #8
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I had ours covered when we lived in Western Washington. The cover kept the green slimey moss to a minimum.
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:07 PM   #9
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Been using the same cover for 4 years and have not had any problems. Putting it on and taking it off is not that big of a problems. Its on a 37 ft 5th wheel. Well worth the cost.
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So I also bought a middle of the road cover and installed it myself. (not easy) Especially if you have any amount of wind at ALL! I realized after strapping it down I put in on backwards Front was on the rear. Apparently too difficult to print front or rear on the cover.
Whatever I didnt plan on going back inside until spring. So it comes with about 100ft of nylon rope to secure it through the various eyelets along the bottom. No instructions or even suggested methods of attaching the cover. So I decided on starting at the rear tying a knot in the first eyelet and then zig zagging my way to the front with a final knot at the front.
Two weeks later the storage place calls me to say the cover blew off. The rope is in about 4 different pieces. That didnt work. So I go over and attempt to re-install it on a 20 degree day in a 15mph wind alone. Did not happen. So I balled it up to the size of your washing machine and stuffed it into the trailblazer.
Waited about two weeks until 1) No snow 2) No rain 3) No wind 4) Had daylight. 5) Had help.
So I installed it and this time I had bought ratcheting tow straps rated at 150lbs and used them to secure the cover. It looked much better and hopefully will stay in place. I will let you know.
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:14 PM   #11
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I bought an Adco cover from CW this fall. It went on real slick. The package was labeled FRONT. Took the bundle up the ladder (two people) and spread it out from front to back. Dropped the sides down and connected the straps. They even supply a dummy strap with a weight on the end that you use to toss the strap from one side to the other.
I am told a person can feed it off the roof into a large plastic garbage can when it comes time to remove it.
So far the process was fairly painless but, I did not plan on the ladder and with the wind, it wore four holes into the cover from the edges of the ladder rungs. Bought the CW Unconditional 3 Yr. Warranty so I guess we will put that to the test come spring.
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:20 PM   #12
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Love my ADCO...I roll it back up when taking it off up on the roof for the next time she goes back on...tie some line to it and lift it up there...bet it weighs 30 lbs or so...but it keeps the coach like new!
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:37 PM   #13
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A factor is your ability to put the cover on and off. I cannot get onto the roof of the MH. If I were storing the coach for an extended amount of time, like through the winter, I would have one put on. But for the couple times monthly we use the coach the on/off would not be doable.

I do plan to build a RV carport this summer. The most bang for the buck when it comes to protecting the MH, IMHO.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:05 PM   #14
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