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Old 02-16-2011, 08:19 AM   #1
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Getting ready to purchase a 2009 Fleetwood Southwind 32V. Living in Arizona sometimes shade is hard to find. Wondering if anybody has had experience in the cloth covers that fit on to the RV. I have heard different stories that they can do more harm than good.
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ERNSUE,

I've had covers and can tell you they are a pain in the A**!

Try to install or take them off, multiple times without any help.

See what a stiff wind does to the cover and the fiberglass or paint surface where the straps are attached.

My advice is put your money into a permanent cover and framework installed with concrete and anchors, then drive you RV in and back out.

Covers will rip in a stiff wind and after the first year will start to deteriorate.

Worthless and expensive, if you ask me,

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The General hit the screw right on the head. I might add - this scenario for your consideration: you have washed & waxed the rig, and leave for Schwartz acres RV park. After a week stay, you go home. Note that the rig is now covered with a light but visible layer of shmutz. Do you wash the rig all over again, then dry it, then fight with the cover, or do you (2) just put the (useta be) clean cover on the dirty rig. If (2), you now have a cover with a light layer of shmutz on the inside, just waiting to rub into your nice paint job. You can't win. Rest assured that you'll wind up with a somewhat dirty cover and a somewhat dirty rig. Forever.
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Rest assured that you'll wind up with a somewhat dirty cover and a somewhat dirty rig. Forever.
You make that sound so inviting
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I had a cover for my TT. It lasted exactly three years, because the TT was parked in a very wind protected area. It was a pain in the *** to take it off in the spring, because water had leaked through and it was frozen to the TT.
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HERE's a link to a recent thread about covers. If you do a search on RV cover or Adco, you'll find many more.

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ernsue,

Well, as Lori so eloquently understated it, "There you have it"
It will be your decision to decide whether or not to cover.

Good luck and let us know what you decide and if you cover, how that
works out for you.


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Getting ready to purchase a 2009 Fleetwood Southwind 32V. Living in Arizona sometimes shade is hard to find. Wondering if anybody has had experience in the cloth covers that fit on to the RV. I have heard different stories that they can do more harm than good.
.....About 5 years ago I ordered a 15x40 Tarp from Camping world, since building an expensive Carport was not an option @ the time. The cost with free shipping was just under $50.00. It has been wonderful, I put my step ladder beside the rear ladder, I have two bungie cords around the tarp to carry it,and I go to the center of the roof. I unfold to the front 1st, then do the rear. I have probably 1 1/2 ft. of overhang on each side. I secure with bungie's and fold @ the windshield sides and @ the rear. All in all, probably less than an hour. It has a black underside and a silver outside to block sun rays. I have been very pleased and will purchase another one when needed. Since I have two roof a/c's, there's plenty of ventilation and not any chaffing at all. Hope this helps in your decision, JMHO. Good luck & travel safe.
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