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Old 03-18-2016, 05:09 PM   #1
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Damage from sun verses damage from cover

My BayStar 2903 will spend a lot of time by itself this summer in Palm Springs.
Any comments about using a cover to protect it from the sun?
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My .02... Most are great, soft inside to prevent scratching. Beware of the eyelets though, the bang against the sides around the door opening. We just have a good wax job done to prevent/slow sun damage or damage from a covers eyelets..
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I tried a couple of covers, both were premium covers from Camping World, on my first 38 ft. MH with poor results. They both wound up in tatters from the wind within 3-4 months of purchase. They were installed per instructions and on the second cover I also used extra strapping to tighten it. Also they were a B#### to get on the roof, stretched out and draped over the sides. It is really a two person job and don't even attempt it if the wind is more than a gentle breeze. Almost the same problems taking it off.
Now I just wax a couple of times a year and don't worry about it.
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My BayStar 2903 will spend a lot of time by itself this summer in Palm Springs.

Any comments about using a cover to protect it from the sun?

We used an Adco cover on the last three motorhomes. The first two were custom made. The current one is the less expensive general fit one. I actually prefer the latest. It's lighter and in our case, actually fits better. It's easier to get up on the roof because of the weight. It's been on and off again for one winter with zero signs of wear to the cover or mh.






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We used an Adco cover on the last three motorhomes. The first two were custom made. The current one is the less expensive general fit one. I actually prefer the latest. It's lighter and in our case, actually fits better. It's easier to get up on the roof because of the weight. It's been on and off again for one winter with zero signs of wear to the cover or mh.






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Thanks. Sounds like you are commenting on winter care. I am concerned with sun damage.
I appreciate your response
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My MH is almost 9 years old and still looks new. Never covered but it gets a good wax job every January.
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Thanks. Sounds like you are commenting on winter care. I am concerned with sun damage.

I appreciate your response

Hopefully my comments about fit, "relative" ease of on/off and lack of any damage apply regardless of what elements you are protecting your MH from.


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Absolutely and thanks very much!
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We tried the Adco general fit one...
LOUSY fit
Had it on less than a week when we noticed a rip along the ladder. Well, the ladder is PART of the MH so why should it rip from JUST being over the top of the ladder.
It broke the radio antenna. (We replaced it with a stubby version)
Even with two people it was worse than trying to fold a king size fitted sheet!

Ours now resides under the coach and will not be used again...we will just deal with whatever Mother Nature hands us.

Absolute WASTE of money for the cover.
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