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Old 10-07-2021, 09:27 AM   #1
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Are RV covers worth the money

this 98 we have now had water damage from top frt vent,i replaced it and resealed whole frt..i have a cheap green tarp.but was wondering if these $500 covers are worth the money..
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this 98 we have now had water damage from top frt vent,i replaced it and resealed whole frt..i have a cheap green tarp.but was wondering if these $500 covers are worth the money..
A $500 cover might last a year outdoors. A number of folks leave their RV's in the park in Mexico. One was a $3000 class a cover. Came back the next fall and it was basically thread.

Plus others have commented they seem to trap moisture under the cover causing mold and mildew inside the coach.

The best thing to do is keep it sealed, and fix any seals right away that show any signs of failure.
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We’ll be facing this question next year. Watching.
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For the money I would consider a metal carport. Where we live in Nevada the sun destroys everything. Tarps only last a few to six months as soon as they get a little sunburnt, the winds shred them. We are going to have one installed at the home ranch as soon as we are home long enough to figure out where we want it. My folks have used one for probably close to fifteen years for their coach. Around here they use 6 ft long augers to anchor them to the ground, and as I understand it's the most common method.
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Like a lot of things; it depends. I bought a Camco cover in 2009 and probably paid around $400. While there is now some wear showing, it is still functional for my use in central Kentucky. I park the motorhome with the two story end of the house providing some shelter from winds blowing from the West and it's nice to uncover a clean motorhome each spring.

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