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Old 10-25-2021, 08:14 AM   #1
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Questions about a cover for my class A

Since I don't have the ability to store our coach indoors and live in wonderful, windy Wyoming.

I seriously thinking about purchasing a cover for my 2021 Tiffin Allegro RED 340 and would appreciate some input.
So here's my questions.

Do they really not damage the paint especially in high wind areas?

I've watched a video about installation, but how easy are they to remove?

I'm thinking about the "Goldline" cover from National RV Covers. Any input about this model or suggestions about a different manufacture?

Any comments and suggestions are appreciated!!!

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Old 10-25-2021, 09:44 AM   #2
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I don't cover mine for a variety of reasons. First, I have heard and I suspect it's true, that prolonged use of an RV cover in a windy area will cause paint damage where the roof rounds down into the sides and end caps. My rig was a repo and suffered damage similar to this.

Secondly, once in place, you cannot SAFELY remove the cover until the snow and ice melt off. You're standing 12 feet in the air with a heavy snow and ice laden and water soaked cover. I like to use my rig in February to run to the sun, the cover would preclude that.
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Old 10-25-2021, 12:52 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Fordfixer1 View Post

Do they really not damage the paint especially in high wind areas?
I've heard that claim by people selling covers, but don't believe it for a minute....

Anything that touches your paint will affect it... from micro swirls, to scratches and actual wear marks.

I believe a cover in a windy area on a car, RV, boat, motorcycle, whatever... is a recipe for worn, damaged paint...

How bad the wear/damage is can be a function of the type, texture, and fit of the cover... but I don't think it's possible to store any vehicle in a windy climate, with a cover, and not get some damage...
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Old 10-25-2021, 12:57 PM   #4
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Just put a good coat of wax on it and call it good.
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Old 10-25-2021, 06:10 PM   #5
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Just put a good coat of wax on it and call it good.
I've kept mine covered for 5 years now and no marks. I can't get a cover to last longer than 1 year though. I was thinking of the sunbrella covers but they run around $1000
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Iíve covered my motorhome for 4 Canadian winters. Iím on my 4th winter with an Adco cover. I expect I will get a few more out of it. You have to make sure you cover any protruding parts with foam as they will pierce the fabric if you donít. I use pieces of pool noodle. Make sure everything is tight and doesnít flap easily. The cover has several adjustment straps.
As far as paint rubs, I havenít had any. The cover is soft and not abrasive at all. If you use a $50 old style tarp with steel grommets then youíll get rub marks.

I paid $700 for mine and it was worth every penny.
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Old 10-25-2021, 10:29 PM   #7
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No problems with scratching on mine, but my Dolphin is painted only on the bottom 20% of the coach. A full body paint job might be a different story, but most of the weight of the cover rests on the roof in any case.

Cheap covers are polypropylene and only good for about a year where I live. Polyester fares better, and there are polyester covers available without spending $1,000. I bought one for my 34' class A from Budge Covers on sale for around $325.00 (on sale). Polyester is heavier than polypropylene, so getting the cover up on the roof can be a bit of a chore, but they do stand up to sun and wind much better than polypropylene. I've had one on my car hauler trailer now for two years and it still looks good. I just bought one for my motorhome too.

Even better covers are likely polyester with a felt lining, but they must be terribly heavy. The covers I bought from Budge do not have a lining but are a thick polyester fabric. Perhaps there is some miracle fabric that is both light, soft and durable, but I'm not aware of it. Not in my price range perhaps.

Keeping the cover tight is key to preventing wind damage. In addition to the straps that the manufacturer supplies, I use large office "bull" clips to clamp loose areas to the bottom of the coach to keeps the fabric from flapping around too much.
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Old 10-26-2021, 11:16 AM   #8
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I once had the Sunbrella cover for my 30 foot Adventurer and it was a good long lasting cover. However, it was a challenge to put on and take off and I can not even imagine what it would be like on a 40 coach. I also at the time lived in SoCal so I did not have wind and snow but on occasion when the wind blew that cover would bellow and move all over, even after strapping it securely. I would not want to have one where wind, snow and bad weather could mess with things because if you have a nice paint job it will get scuffed in areas.
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