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Old 07-08-2015, 08:29 PM   #1
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Covering your Rig during Winter

Hi 1st time owning an RV. I have a 2016 Orion and live in the Northeast. It will be parked in my driveway come Winter...looking for opinions on buying a cover. Is it necesssary and helpful or a waste of money? Any thoughts???

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Old 07-08-2015, 09:48 PM   #2
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Welcome to iRV2.

I've never covered any of my 5 RVs, and 4 of them spent a lot of time covered in 2+ feet of snow , before I retired and started spending my winters in the south.
There have been numerous posts about the damage , due to loose covers scuffing the finish during wind storms.
JMHO: A good outside clean up and a coat of wax, are all you really need prior to storage.

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The covers are notwhat they claim to be. I put one on our TT this year - the best Adco, and it has tears in it and actually left some scuff marks on different places on the rig. I agree with Skip. You should always keep the unit clean and waxed but, especially before a long storage. This should include your roof. Clean it and use a protectant after. That you should do every six months but again, especially right before extended storage. You can also get covers for your AC unit and tires which are helpful and don't cost alot.
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Thank you guys...much appreciated!
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