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Old 09-24-2019, 04:23 PM   #1
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Camper Cover, what is the best RV cover

I here good and bad, does anybody recommend a truck camper cover, I know it needs to breath. I know the camper will last longer under cover.
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I bet you will find some disagreement on this topic. Yes, keeping the sun off of the RV is a good thing. Keeping the rain off keeps it cleaner. On the other hand it is hard to get enough ventilation particularly underneath where a gravel or dirt parking surface will cause the undercarriage to rust without constant air motion. They also make it hard to remove snow without tearing. A concrete pad is best underneath. Many prefer a shade structure. This one might be overkill but they also come in fabric and some have sides that don't come all of the way down.
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For the 35 years we had TC's I used a blue plastic tarp tied on with parachute cord. The camper's were usually unloaded and held up by 4X4's at both ends supported by jack stands. The jack stands were adjustable enough to bring the 4X4's level and in line with each other. These were usually on 12X12 1/2" plywood squares placed on the grass and later gravel to keep them from sinking. Sometimes they were on cement. For me it was whatever worked, and the protection was from rain as we didn't get a lot of snow.

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I wish i could put up a carport but my CC&R don't allow, the camper is on a RV pad and one side is sheltered from the wind.
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We've been using RV covers for years. In the desert SW they only last 18-24 months under constant use. In areas with lower UV's, they'll last much longer. Unless you purchase a custom, model specific cover with some kind of exotic material, there's very little difference in longevity from one brand of RV cover to another. IMO, how you use/install a cover determines its longevity more than which brand you buy. Although an RV cover is designed to protect the RV, you also need to protect the RV from the cover, too. A cover can rub against an RV thousands of times a day in windy weather---especially the fragile edges of the rubber roof and various corners. Painter's tape can be your friend. Proper installation is key to preventing damage to both the RV and the cover itself.
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Same for tarps. I buy the cheap HF tarps, and they're good for about one season. They are a lot less expensive than covers, but may be prone to rub the RV a little more in wind.

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