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Old 07-06-2013, 12:38 PM   #1
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Exclamation Circus Tent?

Just bought a Goldline cover for our 2013 Winnebago View (24' Class C). Haven't tried to use it yet. This thing weighs about 50 lbs! (This doesn't include the so-called "designer" bag it was packed in & which I'll never be able to get the cover back into since I don't have 8 people in the manufacturing place to help...usual scenario with bags of any kind: once you take out the product, forget about trying to get it back in the bag!) Researched covers & came up with this one. Never used cover before since we had an RV shelter @ previous home. Not the case now. Would appreciate any tips on how to rassle this monster over our rig. Feel like I bought a circus tent & didn't get elephants to help lift it up! Please don't tell me to buy a crane! Thanks.

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Old 07-06-2013, 12:55 PM   #2
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I have used covers on many of my cars and motorcycles. The first time putting them on is always the hardest. you have to figure out which end goes where. With your application I would make sure the front is well marked, climb up on top of your RV at the rear and then gently pull the front over the objects on top. Finally pull the remaining down across the back end. Of course I have not covered an RV.

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Old 07-06-2013, 02:29 PM   #3
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Yeah, there's quite a difference between a car/cycle and the roof of a 12' RV! It's a longer fall. But that's the general idea. Just wanted some suggestions from someone who's had hands on experience.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:07 PM   #4
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I used a winter cover over my old Class A motorhome. I would lift the cover up to the roof top using an Ezee up cover lift from Camping World. This is a red hand crank which costs about $50.00 and clamps onto the roof ladder (same crank used to lower cover after removal). Then I would lay out the cover on the roof and unroll it from rear to front and then side to side letting the cover drop over the front and back first and then the sides. My cover was clearly marked as to which end was for the front of the rig. Anything sharp or destructive like an antenna would be protected using the pool noodles and tape. My radio antenna could be lowered. Not an easy job, but I usually did it by myself. I stopped using the covers because I fond they were only lasting two seasons (winters can be harsh in NY). Now living in Florida for four years, I use my motorhome at least once a month so the cover would have to be removed way too often. I find waxing the unit twice a year does a good job of protecting the finish. My roof is fiberglass, so I also wax it. Best of luck.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:21 PM   #5
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I bought a cover for a 27' travel trailer we owned.

The first time I put it on my wife and daughter helped.

The 2nd time my wife helped.

The third time everybody made themselves scarce.

Got rid of the cover.
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:43 AM   #6
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Circus Tent

Thanks to both. Yeah, I imagine after a few times of rasslin' this thing around, it will find a corner in my attic. Unfortunately I spent big bucks on one of the best rated (always like to get the best if I can afford it thinking it will last). But not sure the cost of cover overpowers the cost of rebuilding my body when I'm tossed off the top by this tent like cover...and it's supposed to be polyester! Guess it's a (very!) heavy type of poly. Suggestion on crank & method of putting on is one I'll consider. But also living in S TX & using this very drivable RV more, using the cover may get to be more of a hassle. Appreciate your thoughts.
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:54 AM   #7
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Easy way to get the cover to the roof. Find the front of the cover, tie a rope to the front, just wad up some of the cover and wrap the rope around it. Go up on the roof with the rope. now start pulling the cover up with some one helping to unroll it as you pull it up.
You are correct that it will not go back into the storage bag, I got part of it in the bag the shelved it in the garage.
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