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Old 10-12-2011, 06:42 PM   #1
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Tarping roof of class c

I'm Interested in the opinions of experienced rv'ers on putting a tarp on the roof of a class c motor home. I'm new to this and have read and been told different opinions.
We live in Victoria, BC and we tend to get quite a bit of rain and strong winds during the winter.
I'm just wanting to do the roof not the entire unit.
We bought an '85 minni winnie to see if we will enjoy it.

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Old 10-12-2011, 08:19 PM   #2
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My only real question is are you planning on driving it like that? If not, over here in southeast Alaska where it's just as rainy and windy if not worse, it's a commonly accepted fix. Lots of folks around here have tarps on their houses, trailers, and rvs. Figure where your wind direction and bungee that down and securely tie the rest down.
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Old 10-13-2011, 09:29 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, and no not planning on driving it like that.

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Old 11-17-2011, 11:00 AM   #4
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We also have a 1985 Minnie Winnie and we live in Rochester NY - we tarp it every winter!
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Old 11-17-2011, 11:28 AM   #5
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Hi Byron & WELCOME!!

You picked a nice coach to start your new lifestyle with! That is one that I looked at, when I was hunting for a MH.

On my old TT I used a tarp, without issue, but moved to a cover when I realized that the shaded side was turning green. The cover was on sale and solved that issue. After that, when I uncovered the TT, it was the same color as when I covered it

Post photo's, when you can. We love looking at them.

Also take a look at the Vintage threads. Lot's of good information there!

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Old 11-18-2011, 10:54 AM   #6
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Thank you for your replies.
I posted pictures of the frame I made for the tarp and the MH tarped.
I made the frame out of white PVC. Nothing is glued so I can dismantle and store it easily.
I posted the pictures today under member galllery.
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This will be the first winter for us with a recently acquired Class C. I used a tarp on our old pop-up for many years without any problems, so I'm going to give it a shot on the Class C. The tarp is secure, but i think it still has enough "air gap" along the sides to keep from having any mold problems. I guess I'll know for sure come spring.
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NICE FRAME! What a great idea

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I forgot to mention that I put tennis balls between the tarp and the MH wherever I have a bungy cord attached at a crommet. The idea was to keep the bungy cord hook from rubbing on the MH and to alow alittle more air to circulate.

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