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Old 09-02-2014, 07:39 AM   #1
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Adco RV full covers

I just bought a 36' Kountry Star and am thinking of an Adco full cover. I would very much appreciate any comments from current or former users of this product. Thank you
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I just bought a 36' Kountry Star and am thinking of an Adco full cover. I would very much appreciate any comments from current or former users of this product. Thank you
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I know more RV owners that bought a RV cover and only used it once than I know owners that have one and USE it every year.
Covers are a PITA to put on and remove..... and they can damage the paint if they are not secured properly.
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Old 09-02-2014, 08:23 AM   #3
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Bought one for my '37'er last year. Up here in the Pacific NW it did good keeping the rain out/off of the MH, but ripped out a couple of the buckle catches on the bottom during installation. Our rv sits at a campsite 20mi from town and would have returned it but it was late in the season, plus it weighs about 40lbs and takes up a lot of room. Ordering one too small was an original concern so I went with a 39' and had plenty of extra length on it.
DW helped me with the install, that was a big plus. Definitely get someone to help. Also watch out when putting it up as it tends to catch on just about everything on the roof.


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Old 09-02-2014, 08:31 AM   #4
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I know some people that swear by their covers. I also know a lot of people that sweat AT their covers (me included). They are heavy and unwielding. A pita to put on and take off. I used mine one year.
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One problem we had with ours is the slide topper on the drivers side has small "arms" on the roller that tore holes in the cover. A couple of tennis balls with a slit cut and stuck on them them fixed that but the cover is still ripped of course. That said we have not had the cover on much since buying it because it is a PIA to put on if you plan to move the coach any time soon.
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One other note, the minimal instructions that came with it said there was an install cd in the "pocket". I have yet to find the "pocket".


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I never used one in New England winters kind of tough to get off with snow frozen over it.
If you have roof cleaned and waxed and coach wash and wax for winter coach will stand up to any weather and you have access to it if you need it in a hurry.

Give me info on year of coach and if gas or diesel have information for you plus in my signature below many links to info for your coach.
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I used ADCO covers for our Fleetwood Popup. The problem was, after 1 season (winter) of use, I would come back to find the cover in shreds, You could literally tear a hole in the material, by using hardly any pressure at all. It felt like the cover was dry rotted. I thought maybe it was a fluke, so I replaced the cover with a new one. The following Spring, I found the cover in the same condition (massive tears from one end to the other). Maybe Maryland Winters are to blame. The storage lot was about 100 Ft from the Chesapeake Bay, so maybe salt water or high humidity had something to do with it. Needless to say, there wasn't a third cover.
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Really depends on where you are located..I used one for 3 yrs in San Diego on a 30' MH and it survived nicely.....Mild weather though and little wind normally......Harsher climates and I can see it would not last long......

It is a PITA to get to the top ......

Never damaged any paint and no rub marks ....Did an excellent job of protecting the paint.......30' though is about the max I would handle.....
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I used one for three seasons but am now going to do something else. I only used it from Nov to the end of the year, and again from mid Jan thru March. It is a PITA, but better than nothing IMO.

I don't think I would use one if I live in an area prone to a lot of wind.
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I've seen a few in use in the lot I store my MH. They don't seem to last long. Wind ripes them apart and one guy who had a blue tarp he used to fashion a cover found blue smudges on the edges of his camper the next time he came. Another fellow found he had made a very convenient home for racoons. They climbed up his ladder and nested next to his roof A/C. They eventually needed to expand the room for their growing family and dug into his rubber roof before he started eviction proceedings. I considered a cover but then I learned how much they weigh and imagined how I would get it up on a roof. I rethought the idea.
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We have used one on our motorhome for several years. ADCO was the worst one - we had another that was like parachute material; light, easy to put on and it stayed on due to 3-4 straps that went around - top to bottom of coach. Hope I can find that one again to cover our new Canyon Star.
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