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Old 10-05-2016, 06:04 PM   #1
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How to protect the roof of a CS?

What should I use to protect the roof & especially for winter storage (outside)?
Do you recommend covering the roof?
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Old 10-05-2016, 06:11 PM   #2
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What should I use to protect the roof & especially for winter storage (outside)?
Do you recommend covering the roof?
Not sure what CS is??? But, covering the roof with say, a tarp, can cause more damage than CS......................Oh wait! I'm not sure what that is. But, tarps and wind can be hard on paint, etc.

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Not sure what CS is??? But, covering the roof with say, a tarp, can cause more damage than CS......................Oh wait! I'm not sure what that is. But, tarps and wind can be hard on paint, etc.

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This is true, but I've covered all our RVs including, boats and the Spitfire, for many years with tarps. Neighbors sometimes ask if I have an interest in a tarp mfg. co.:-))

There will be some paint wear where the tarp or attaching string rubs, but I've always felt that I would rather have this than water inside the vehicle. IMHO, a roof of some kind would be best.

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I think she's talking about her Canyon Star aka CS
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Old 10-05-2016, 06:53 PM   #5
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LisaBlue, Thanks, that makes more sense!

Steve, Where I live 20 knots wind is normal, 40+ also pretty common through winter. Tarps act as better sails. Spitefire? As in WWII Mark IV or so?

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If you live in an area with high winds, a regular tarp may not be the answer. I live in the great NW and I've been covering my 5th wheel, and now my Newmar, with a tarp, in the Winter, for years. I use a 12X40 Tarp just to keep the junk off the roof.
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LisaBlue, Thanks, that makes more sense!

Steve, Where I live 20 knots wind is normal, 40+ also pretty common through winter. Tarps act as better sails. Spitefire? As in WWII Mark IV or so?

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Here in the Rogue Valley of OR we get some pretty stiff winds too, but for me it's a matter of leaving it out in the weather, or covering it with a tarp for protection realizing there will be some paint chafing. I tie them down good with parachute cord.

Don't I wish it was a Mk. IV, but alas it is only a namesake produced by Triumph in 1975. Actually a GT6 with a Spitfire body. We always loved watching the flying Spitfires and Lancaster at Oshkosh. There is nothing like the sound of a Merlin engine.

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I would cover with something that breathes. A tarp out of plastic could
cause moisture to form. Next comes mold.
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I would cover with something that breathes. A tarp out of plastic could
cause moisture to form. Next comes mold.

That's why I use a roof cover only, and all vents are closed...
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