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Old 10-15-2013, 07:29 PM   #2059
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When storing for winter I understand you need to get your tires off the blacktop. Is plastic ok or does it need to be wood. I cut up an old bed liner into squares to put under the tires but I was told it needs to be wood. What do you think?
Also I did buy the Tyvek Designer series cover from CW on sale for $350 but I'm not sure I will use it. It seem to be the best cover for the money. The custom fit cover is @ $1000. But I think the wind would even move it around also.
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:46 PM   #2060
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When storing for winter I understand you need to get your tires off the blacktop. Is plastic ok or does it need to be wood. I cut up an old bed liner into squares to put under the tires but I was told it needs to be wood. What do you think?
From what I remember from Camp Freightliner you should not store your RV with the tires on wood, the ground or cement. It is best to have a plastic or rubber shield between the tire and the surface beneath the tire. But my memory is not always right so someone else can either verify or set the record right.
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:11 PM   #2061
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From what I remember from Camp Freightliner you should not store your RV with the tires on wood, the ground or cement. It is best to have a plastic or rubber shield between the tire and the surface beneath the tire. But my memory is not always right so someone else can either verify or set the record right.
You are correct, that is what the tire makers say. I use the interlocking floor mats for workshops that are inexpensive and available at Lowes.
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Has anyone purchased a cover for their Palazzo? If so, which one and why that one in particular? Of course indoor parking when not in use is ideal but not everyone has that opportunity.

Has anyone else reviewed the pro and con and decided not to get one? Reasons beyond expense?

Here is what I am thinking:
PRO:
- Protect the finish when not in use from both sun and collection of "stuff" on it
- Provide a sunlight barrier in hot weather that might help reduce interior temperature

CON:
- Palazzos are meant to be used outdoors so no reason not to have it outdoors and uncovered when not in use.
- No matter how tightly fastened there is going to be some movement of a cover which will cause some wear points on the finish.
- Putting it on and taking it off is not worth the time, trouble and risk involved with climbing the ladder and walking around the roof.

Anyone with other thoughts both pro and con?
Jerry,

They are bulky and hard to put on without additional help. In my case it will only be a few months before using our RV between now and January when we will be going to the Keys for a month in mid January. Then we will be going again in at least early April for another month or so. So I don't see the need or expense of getting one for such a short period of time in between trips.
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They are bulky and hard to put on without additional help. In my case it will only be a few months before using our RV between now and January when we will be going to the Keys for a month in mid January. Then we will be going again in at least early April for another month or so. So I don't see the need or expense of getting one for such a short period of time in between trips.
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You helped me make up my mind.
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You are correct, that is what the tire makers say. I use the interlocking floor mats for workshops that are inexpensive and available at Lowes.
What kind of time are we talking about? Do you need to do it if it sets for 2 or 3 weeks, or months?
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When storing for winter I understand you need to get your tires off the blacktop. Is plastic ok or does it need to be wood. I cut up an old bed liner into squares to put under the tires but I was told it needs to be wood. What do you think?
Also I did buy the Tyvek Designer series cover from CW on sale for $350 but I'm not sure I will use it. It seem to be the best cover for the money. The custom fit cover is @ $1000. But I think the wind would even move it around also.
Just back from the TDC Rally and it was suggested that plastic place mats like those used for dinner place mats work well. They are cheap and easy to find.

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Old 10-16-2013, 01:31 PM   #2066
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At the TDC Rally I had Roger install a set of Magna Shades. Roger was great to work with and the Magna Shade looks great. We also bought a set of Flip Shades for the side windows. They work well to keep the sun from shining in the your eyes from the side as you travel down the road. The Flip shades fir on the inside of the window and can be adjusted to block as much sunshine as needed while still allowing the driver to see the mirrors.

Also worked with Jessica at TechnoRV. Nice lady that knows lots about Tire Traker and the Rand McNally RVGPS. She was a great help in selecting which LED bulbs to use to replace some of our burned out halogens and setting up our Tire Traker TPMS.

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I know it's off topic but I got involved with a idiot driver that doesn't know what yield means the following are pics of my pickup, my palazzo wasn't involved but we are leaving tomorrow after noon

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Truck is all broken on the front right, wheel is bent and tire flat they had to put it on a roll back rear first to keep the right front together.
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glad no one was hurt... these are "stuff" that can be fixed or replaced, you or your loved ones cannot. Sorry about the accident.
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:09 PM   #2069
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I looked into a cover for our last MH. They are heavy and awkward to unfold. Not sure if one person can lift it onto the roof. I saw some You Tube demos of putting a cover over a large travel trailer and that convinced me that I wanted no part of a cover.
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I am also looking at shades to replace the original(cheaper ones) that the Palazzo came with up front...can anyone send photos of theirs if you love them? Need ideas and company names! Ty
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I am also looking at shades to replace the original(cheaper ones) that the Palazzo came with up front...can anyone send photos of theirs if you love them? Need ideas and company names! Ty
Me too. Gotta replace those things.
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I am in the process of replacing the driver/passenger accordian shades. Also in the process of changing the windshield night shade into both day/night shades... I am in contact with MCD innovation and they are looking at interior pictures I sent to them. Looks like it is a doable DIY.... I will keep everyone posted, or even do a write-up (it may take a month or so though). At first I was going to go with Magna Shades for the windshield... but recently saw a setup for the duo shades for the windshield... It looked pretty nice and not that much more in price. However, it is more labor intensive.
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