One of iRV2's hottest topics - Cover/No Cover. Right along with Gas vs. Diesel and Flat or Dolly tow
Poorly fitting covers (like those with no corner zippers and end straps) will flap in any wind and could cause wear marks. But a properly fitted and properly installed (protect the sharp points on the RV) cover should not damage the RV and should last 3-5 years of regular use...see photo below:
We use a moderately priced cover, and have for 5 years. It is a better option than the cost of repair to the finish and more importantly, the TPO roof from extreme exposure with the western Sun. Covered storage would be best - of course. But that costs $550 and more a month where we live - not in the budget.
For full-timers, a cover would not work. But our cover has a mid-coach zipper panel that allows easy entry when the RV is covered - a good function to look for at purchase. And, the sun protection from the cover also reduces summer heat inside the coach.
P.S. Yes, we use a dolly too, pulled by our gas powered RV...and love it!
Kim and Steve, Mustang LCDR (Ret), '07 Damon Outlaw #1193
I have seen gross intolerance shown in support of tolerance, Samuel Coleridge
WE LOVE OUR OUTLAW RV