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Old 09-15-2011, 08:03 PM   #1
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To cover or not to cover coach

I have read all the threads in the archieves with regards to covering a coach. I have not yet reached a decision. I live up here in Canada where we have cold weather....-40 below with lots of snow and wind..Bilzzards. I have a full body paint coach and am considering to cover it for the winter. Camping world has them on special at the present time. I would get a tryex cover with custom fit as they seem to be better adapted for the cold and snow..

I have heard they wear the paint off from flapping in the wind..

What do you all think of covers????

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Old 09-15-2011, 08:16 PM   #2
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I had a custom cover for our last coach. It fit like a glove, however after a winter with wind, snow, etc the coach had wear spots in the paint on the corners and 2 holes from the air conditioners. No more covers for us. Inside storage is of course more expensive, but it saves the coach.
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:50 PM   #3
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Tedde, you are suppost to hop into your rig on the first of Nov. and point it south, keep going till no-one knows what your talking about when you say FROST.
Covered a unit once, ended up with mould, between the cover and the roof; bad dis-coloration; covers are better now , but prefere the other solution!
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:38 PM   #4
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Since you said you already searched the archives, you've probably read my posts & seen my pics of our cover. Pad as many pointy thingies as you can & cinch the straps down snug but not too tight & you should, mostly, be ok. For all the pain it was, I have to admit it did keep the coach protected & clean during the 3 seasons of winter storage we used a fabric cover. Although, now I'm glad we have an RV port.

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Old 09-15-2011, 09:46 PM   #5
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I use one--have every since my coach was new---I'm glad I do---but I will never reccomend or defend the use. Tooo may people in these threads have reported just what you have heard. I think much has to do with geography and storage location etc; too many variables. I would favor a comment from someone who lives closest to your area regarding their experience.

I do not have full paint----some minor rubbing---but my rig is also protected on both sides and I store in the summer not winter-------

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Old 09-15-2011, 10:26 PM   #6
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a quality cover of quality material will NOT harm any painted or unpainted surface. The cheap covers are not soft enough to avoid paint damage. I cover the RV, toyhauler and race trailer. The covers sure keep black streaks down and best of all help stop sun damage.

years ago I was out of garage space. I had an open trailer and a slick black car that couldn't be in garage during a restoration of another car. I put the black car on the trailer, covered it and in spring uncovered it and put it back in the garage. Paint was a bit dusty...not 1 spec of damage, rub, abrasion. All due to a quality cover...not some cheapy
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:41 PM   #7
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We are Canadians that have been rving for over 40 years. Although our previous rigs were in Canada in the winter they were not as elaborate as the Dynasty. None were ever covered and none suffered any damage. Cold is a much better preserver than heat!! If you are really worried step up to the plate and rent covered storage. Snow will not damage your paint but it can hurt the roof.
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Old 09-16-2011, 08:44 AM   #8
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thanks to all who replied..Yes I plan to go south where winter is just a bad memory....I have 2 years left of this ..wind...cold...snow....before I can leave it behind. Right now I have my snowblower covered and no rub marks yet...LOL.

These are very good points about covering. I do not have the choice of indoor storage. Where I do have it stored is between 2 other coaches so they block the wind at least. The outdoor RV storage compound has lots of RV's of all shape and sizes so the snow does not really blow around that much. Sort of like cattle backed into the wind..everyone helps everyone..LOL..

I have decided not to cover...I will make sure I have a good coat of wax on it though....and tire covers..

Thanks everyone...
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