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Old 05-21-2012, 08:17 PM   #1
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Who Makes the Best RV Cover?

My 42 foot Cover-It will not accept my 36 foot Class A. It's a height issue.

Who makes a high quality RV cover? Camping World sells a $400 unit but I paid almost that much for a Corvette cover. I assume it is junk.

Any recommendations for covers? My thoughts are that a $1000 unit would be short money considering our investment. UV damage to paint and rubber can be devastating.

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Old 05-21-2012, 08:56 PM   #2
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I cover my MH but I am in the minority.

Most people do not and a lot of people do not like them. They chafe the corners of the MH almost no matter how well they are secured. Some people complain about getting them on and off all the time. They deteriorate and rip what ever the sun does to paint it will do to material.

I use one of the $400. ADCO Premier. I don't think of it as junk but I know what I paid for and get what I expect out of it. I get about five years out of it and discard it and get another. The same company advertises custom fitted cover made from Sunbrella. You might check them out.
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Sunbrella ADCO Custom-Fit RV Covers for 36' Class A RVs

I found this---the "Best" is relative subject to lots of opinions. But here is a start.
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Go to a marine canvas shop and have one custom built out of sunbrella fabric with vinyl reinforcements at all wear points, both those that will wear on the cover and also any place that the cover will wear on the M/H. Put zippers in the 2 front corners so you can unzip it and pull the cover off from the back also zippers at the door so you can get in without taking the cover off.
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:52 AM   #5
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I cover my MH but I am in the minority.

Most people do not and a lot of people do not like them. They chafe the corners of the MH almost no matter how well they are secured. Some people complain about getting them on and off all the time. They deteriorate and rip what ever the sun does to paint it will do to material.

I use one of the $400. ADCO Premier. I don't think of it as junk but I know what I paid for and get what I expect out of it. I get about five years out of it and discard it and get another. The same company advertises custom fitted cover made from Sunbrella. You might check them out.
I reread my post and perhaps junk was inappropriate. I have a very light cheesy cover over my Soft-Tub brand hot tub and it does a fine job.

Being a boater I am very familiar with Sunbrella. That would be a price swing from cheesy to unobtainium. However you guys are correct that a Sunbrella unit would be a rugged high end piece.

The weight might be too much for my wife to lift as she covers the motorhome. No problem, I'll by her a gym membership. I could get a younger wife but then I'd need a gym membership.
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I reread my post and perhaps junk was inappropriate.

No offense is taken here;
Eventually all this stuff is junk.
But as to enlisting in a gym
The message really stunk.

I recline tonight with faithful wife
We ponder what you say
we sneak a peek at our sagging bods
and quickly glance away

We are forced to admit
Since we see
No sign of a pumped up lover
the only real solution now
Is to get a bigger, better cover
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We bought Sunbrella fabric and my wife sewed it up. We have used the Sunbrella for covers that are in the sun all day long and after 8 years they still look good and still are waterproof.

If you lack the sewing skills or don't want to bother with making one yourself I would suggest going to a local awning shop and have them make one to order. It will outlast three or more ready made covers and you are supporting a local business.
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Go with US Steel. It will outlast any fabric cover and not produce potential scuffing of the paint.
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Go with US Steel. It will outlast any fabric cover and not produce potential scuffing of the paint.
Hi Mike:

Do you mean a building?
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Go with US Steel. It will outlast any fabric cover and not produce potential scuffing of the paint.
Sorry, cannot resist.
Actually it can produce potential scuffing, but at that point scuffing would be the least of your worries.
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Hi Mike:

Do you mean a building?
Yes, or at least a roofover.
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A permanent cover is the best I tried the fabric type lasted about 4 years and did not use it much because I was to lazy. I bought mine from TNT Carports just park it and forget it.
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To be honest the only RV cover I'd consider is a Garage..

The covers look good on paper, but imagine if a bit of grit gets under it and then the wind blows and sandpapers your finish for you.
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