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Old 04-23-2011, 09:43 PM   #1
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Tyvek cover for class A

Due to the fact that My 36ft Bounder (Full body paint) is parked out in the sun, I have though out about purchasing a cover. Anyone have any experience with covers, do they really protect? are they really that bad putting them on? and can they really damage the paint if not secured properly. Are coach never really sits for more than a month, but would like to protect the paint! Thanks

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Old 04-24-2011, 09:34 AM   #2
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Yes they work as advertised, just not as long as advertised. The first one I had was replaced under warranty, but the replacement failed too soon for my likeing. Adco sell patches as well but they don't work very well either. The problem I had was the seam around the top would tear next to the stiching. That being said, the trick is getting it to the roof, now Adco makes a hoist for that purpose. The other important thing is rolling it up when you take it off in a way that makes it easy to unroll it when you get it to the roof the next time. I park mine under roof now. I don't think you will like putting it on and taking it off every month, it is a little bit of work and it's usually hot or windy when it has to be done.

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The best cover still will not last exposed to the sun, they all give up far too soon vs. money that was spent.

But besides that, they are a major, repeat, major PITA to put on and take off. 2 Ladders, one on each side, and going back in forth to pull it over as it hangs up on everything, makes it difficult at best.

Mine rotted to death in the box I put it in after I vowed never again.

Anything that is too much like work.....
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:54 AM   #4
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to answer your question, I have covered mine in the winter for 2 years, Seems to work, all looks good when I take it off, It was at the time the best that Adco made........this year I'm putting up a reasonable Steel building 18wide by 46' long on the side of pole barn, never again will i put that cover on. Just as jamesgr81, Major PITA, nuf said Cost of building about 2 covers, and will last much longer. I know not all have room for building addition, maybe local warehouse to store when not in use, probably better alternitive.
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:58 AM   #5
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We are on our 2nd cover the only problem is as they stated they don't last as long as expected. However I still think cheaper then putting up a steel building, unless that only cost 5 or 6 hundred. Getting it on and off is not that difficult after the 2nd or 3rd time. Important to roll it up so it unrolls front to back.
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Old 04-24-2011, 12:10 PM   #6
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Agree with PITA to put on and take off. Also if you have it on in winter months where it snows, rains and other disturbing crap from the sky be very careful removing it or add a plastic tarp to the roof part. When snow gets on then rain or it melts some it become ice and sticks to the cover. Not easy to remove without ripping it. If you have any thing that might wear through it find a way to cover it. The little arms on the roller of one slide topper rubbed through ours. A couple of tennis balls with slits cut in them worked to protect it after the fact. A large plastic bin upside down over the air horns and we removed the radio antennas and loosened the screw then bent over the CB antenna. More PITA.

Adco does supply little weights that attach to the straps that go underneath to toss across to make that a little easier. Rolling it up is kind of a joke like any other tent type thing you buy. No way to get it as small as it came. Two people is almost a must but you really don't need to pull the whole thing up at once. Tie a rope to the rear and have your helper toss it to you standing on the roof near the front. Then have him/her feed it to you as you pull it toward the rear. If everything goes well it will kind of fall into place.
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i have one on my 5W for the winters. it has been on now for 8 winters with some only minor rips. it is a PITA to put on, the worst part is getting it up on the roof. i thougth about one for the MH, but when i talked to the ADCO sales rep, he told me that with the Winegard Traveler that I have, it would probably rub their too much and tear apart. plus their are times during the winter i go to the storage lot, crank up the generator and heat for a couple of hours and watch TV, so the cover would not work too good. This is my peace and quiet time.
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Things to consider...cost, will a hole be worn in the cover or a spot on the MH, how will you get it on the roof to put on, need a helper to put it on, where will you store it traveling, etc. I found a storage garage at a boat dealer...20 x 50 secured, with power...worth every penny.
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I agree; a MAJOR PITA to put on and take off. Mine lasted 3 yrs and tore itself to bits in a wind storm. I wouldn't buy another. There are plenty of dry storage in most areas.

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