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Old 11-14-2016, 12:14 PM   #1
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MH cover or not

I live in Fresno California where the summers are over 100 degrees from June through August, and warm in May and September and nice the rest of the year.

Should I get a cover for my 2005 Winnebago Voyage? The paint and colors are nice but it seems like it would be a hassle taking it off and putting it on each month as we try to go out one weekend each month.
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I live in Fresno California where the summers are over 100 degrees from June through August, and warm in May and September and nice the rest of the year.

Should I get a cover for my 2005 Winnebago Voyage? The paint and colors are nice but it seems like it would be a hassle taking it off and putting it on each month as we try to go out one weekend each month.
You are right, it is a hassle. I used covers for years and finally decided to give up on them. I would not even want to attempt to cover and uncover this 35 foot coach, others I had were only 30 feet and it was a pain. It is true that the covers can protect the paint, etc. but they can also tear and will rub corners and mess up the paint on the coach if not secured properly because they get filthy and act as sand paper.
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Thank you. It's how I felt but wanted to do what is best.
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We cover the RV. Sun and UV damage will hurt your RV faster than anything else in storage. Paint can be waxed, but a rubber roof, plastic bits, and the seals on every opening, vent and such are exposed too...

And, don't forget to cover the tires too. The outer sidewalls of our last set of tires had the only visible damage...all interior tire surfaces looked great.

Covered storage is best...of course.
And, covering the RV IS extra work...but for us (keeping the RV longer than others - maybe) it is a no-brainer to protect our investment.

See:
http://www.irv2.com/forums/f121/i-lo...ml#post1309930
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http://www.irv2.com/forums/f121/outl...ml#post1681530

Don't cover the RV when it is dirty from a trip. Wash the RV to keep the inside of the cover clean and to save the cover to RV body contact from wear marks.

On removal we fold the cover on the roof like big burrito...makes install easier and being folded, storage it much better..

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Thank you. It's how I felt but wanted to do what is best.
I use Wash Wax All that supposedly has UV protection and it does a great job cleaning the coach as well. I also use 303 for all my rubber and plastic goodies like A/C units, etc. Besides putting on a cover, you can do other things that help protect parts from sun damage. I do not have the rubber roof so that is not a concern for me but I do cover my tires as well as put 303 on them too. Like I said, I used to cover but not anymore.
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