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Old 03-07-2013, 12:23 PM   #15
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When I had an RV tarp, it was a major pain to get up there by myself, but I devised a system. I placed the cover with it rolled lengthwise beside the front of the motorhome. I tied a rope to the roll and dragged it up top. The tarp was rolled with the front on the outside and the interior of the trap on the outside. Once I dragged the roll up top and near the front, I unrolled enough to cover the front and a few feet of the top. Drop the front over the windshield and unroll the rest toward the rear. Start down the ladder and have a line tied to back edge. Now all you have to do is to pull the cover even and secure it.

The remove it, use a pole to push the back up over the ladder. Up top, roll toward the front of the coach as you go. At the front I would just roll it up and let it fall to the ground. Once on the ground, you can finish, rolling it up and tie it however you want.

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Old 03-07-2013, 02:33 PM   #16
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have you guys seen this

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Old 03-07-2013, 02:53 PM   #17
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Yes I have. If you read my initial post, you'll see that I tried this device already, with very disappointing results.

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Old 03-08-2013, 08:06 AM   #18
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One other thing to add my "Pole" I use is a 10' closet pole (wood) and took a kids sponge play about 4" in diameter and hollowed out the pole diameter about 2" deep and glued the ball on. If you use anything small sooner or later you will rip your cover. I know because I did !
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I covered mine for the first time this year, i had help covering but uncovered it myself. I am sure that I got this from ADCO instructions. I did what tdogking said, tie a rope around the front part of the cover, go up the ladder with the rope, then pull up the front of the cover then walk forward. It worked like a champ. My son helped to keep it from snagging on the ground, and I worked on the roof. To reroll it place the sides on over the top of the cover, then roll from the back and it will be ready to go next time.
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I covered mine for the first time this year, i had help covering but uncovered it myself. I am sure that I got this from ADCO instructions. I did what tdogking said, tie a rope around the front part of the cover, go up the ladder with the rope, then pull up the front of the cover then walk forward. It worked like a champ. My son helped to keep it from snagging on the ground, and I worked on the roof. To reroll it place the sides on over the top of the cover, then roll from the back and it will be ready to go next time.
My cover came with the same instructions and I tried them. The reason I don't like this idea is that my cover picked up too much debris from the ground on it's way up. I was concerned that I would pick up a small rock that would later scratch the paint, defeating the whole idea of covering it to begin with. The only time my cover comes into contact with the ground is after I roll it up from the roof and toss it over the side. Even then I'm careful to brush off any unwanted debris.

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We solved the cover dilemma by buying a 16' X 48' X 16' high garage with an apartment on top. Also has a single car garage at the front.
Garage has a 50A plug, water connection and large floor drain. Dump station is just out the back door.
We are really looking forward to getting settled into our new home and getting the best of both worlds as we come and go.
No more packing and un-packing, winterizing, covering and un-covering.
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With what you are talking about spending, you could have a carport installed. Drive under and no cover to hassle with.
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Unroll the cover on the ground in front or in back but keep it bunched together (skinny) and tie a rope to the end closest to your coach, throw rope on roof , climb up and slowly pull it up while walking back, or stay on end and gather it all up on top. You don't have the weight of the whole cover this way and your wife can help a little on ground if needed. That's how I do mine. One key is to roll it up the same way every time so when you set on ground and roll it out its always the right way (front/back). Covers might be a hassle but its more of a hassle working to pay for something ruined by the sun.
this is what i do
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Go back to post #13 and do what Jim sayes. I`ve been covering mine by myself the exact same way right down to the rubber bands on the straps for over 10 years. Only hangup will be windy days.
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2X on the windy days...like trying to rake leaves in the wind...one of these days I will build a shed...most likely modular over mine...it sits close to the adjoining property line so cant do anything permanent...but not having to mess with a cover will be nice...my only problem right now is water pools on passenger side where big awning runs down the side...went to Wally World and bought several balls to put under it in strategic spots...curses...foiled again...my coach is leveled on jacks to take pressure off tires...its always something with land yachts :-)
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I stored my cover in a 50 gallon trash container with wheels and when I covered my MH I rolled it to the front and tied a rope to it and pulled it up from the roof. I did this by myself alot of times but just make sure there is no wind.
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I stored my cover in a 50 gallon trash container with wheels and when I covered my MH I rolled it to the front and tied a rope to it and pulled it up from the roof. I did this by myself alot of times but just make sure there is no wind.
The whole container or just the cover?

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