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Old 10-24-2006, 10:38 AM   #1
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This is our first winter with this motorhome. I plan to have it winterized within 2 weeks. I am thinking of buying a full cover, Tyvek, etc. Our location is NJ, 1/4 mile inland from a large saltwater bay. The coach won't be under any trees. Roof is fiberglass. If it is covered I will be able to start it (diesel and diesel genset) at least monthly but won't be able to drive it until probably March. If I don't cover it, I will be able to drive it once a month to exercise the engine and running gear. I plan to exercise the genset with an electric heater for a load for 1/2 hour.
What are your suggestions?
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Old 10-24-2006, 10:38 AM   #2
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This is our first winter with this motorhome. I plan to have it winterized within 2 weeks. I am thinking of buying a full cover, Tyvek, etc. Our location is NJ, 1/4 mile inland from a large saltwater bay. The coach won't be under any trees. Roof is fiberglass. If it is covered I will be able to start it (diesel and diesel genset) at least monthly but won't be able to drive it until probably March. If I don't cover it, I will be able to drive it once a month to exercise the engine and running gear. I plan to exercise the genset with an electric heater for a load for 1/2 hour.
What are your suggestions?
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Old 10-24-2006, 02:27 PM   #3
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Drive it once a month just to keep that feeling. Besides you never know when you may have to move in a hurry and you will have your house with you in case.
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Old 10-24-2006, 04:10 PM   #4
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I used a cover once for a few months. Installing and removing the cover is a bit of a chore. I'm not afraid of heights but it seemed like a job that was an accident waiting to happen. I found covered storage.
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Old 10-26-2006, 05:10 AM   #5
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I covered my first 2 motorhomes. However it was a big chore to put on and remove. I also found that unless you properly secure the cover it will shift with the wind and rip as mine did.

Today I do not cover. With the fiberglass roof and sides, it holds up to the winter quite well if cleaned and waxed peoperly.

With it uncovered I can drive the coach to exercise it and get the engine up to running temperature. I also run the generator while doing this. This also eliminates the need to add a gas treatment which is needed if you do not run the engine and generator.

I hope this helps you.
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Old 10-26-2006, 02:48 PM   #6
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Yes it will rip in the wind even tied down as they suggest. I have a new replacement still in the box to fit 34-37' if you want it. I built a shed next to the house with the front and back open.
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