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Old 07-25-2016, 12:04 PM   #1
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Storage: Covered Parking OR a Cover?

we are getting a 2016 Travel Trailer. I am looking at these two options.

1. I can put it in covered storage (it will have a roof and half the sides in shade - it's not a garage... it's a carport) for $50 a month = $600 first year.

2. I can put it on our local Air Force Base uncovered for $15 a month/$150 a year and then buy a cover from Amazon for about $300. So, while the first year will cost me about $450... it would drop to $150 a year after that...

Also, I'm in Wichita Falls, Tx where we enjoy 100 degree weather for 90 days straight in the summer time and hardly any rain.

So, my question is - how would a "cover" compare to a carport as far as protecting the RV from sun damage and the inside of trailer cooking like an oven?

We are planning to take it out of storage on trips 2 times a month.

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Old 07-25-2016, 12:42 PM   #2
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Anything out of the sun will help.

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If you are going to use it that often I would take the carport storage. Getting up and down off your roof to put the cover on and off that often will get old quick. You also really need a second person to do it. Can be done by one, but it takes longer. Also any pre-prep gets to be a pain to have to roll up and down the panel and not being able to deploy slideouts if you need to. Carport back up and hitch up. The only toss up is if there is available electric utility to charge your battery a bit so your landing gear will work if it does sit around awhile.
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Old 07-26-2016, 07:42 AM   #4
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Carport. It will be just as hot under the cover as it will be sitting outside.
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Covers don"t last for S**t.My brand new cover started ripping
in less than 6 months. It was parked next to my house with no
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Old 07-26-2016, 09:15 AM   #7
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Carport, for many reason, but the main one is the hassle of putting and taking the cover off. We did the cover option for our Class C and Class A MH's. Finally built a shop that also has a covered area big enough for the MH.

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