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View Poll Results: Do you cover your A/C in winter or not?
Yes, I cover my A/C 18 46.15%
No, I leave it uncovered 21 53.85%
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Old 11-05-2014, 06:14 AM   #1
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How many of you cover your A/C for winter?

For those of you that live in cold, snowy climates in winter - do you put a cover on your roof mounted A/C or not? What's your reasoning?

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Old 11-05-2014, 06:25 AM   #2
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The dealer threw in the cover.
It can't hurt.

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Old 11-05-2014, 07:16 AM   #3
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Mine's covered to protect it from the elements and UV rays. The shroud can get get brittle over time from the exposure....it also helps to keep it clean.
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Old 11-05-2014, 08:07 AM   #4
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I buy a new tarp every couple of years when the farm and ranch store has their 1/2 price sale. I just think covering the roof/AC that way will prevent water from entering the interior on a flat roof TT if we get a heavy year of snow. It has plenty of ventilation. My friend invested in a total cover top and sides and in 3 months the wind had destroyed it. This is the cheaper alternative and so far it works well.
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Old 11-05-2014, 08:11 AM   #5
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No, my reasoning is I hate going on the roof more than I have too. lol
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Old 11-05-2014, 10:14 AM   #6
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I contacted Airxcel some year ago with the same question. An air conditioner does not NEED to be covered. A cover that traps moisture is worse that not covering it.

I never covered mine through several Ohio winters, and didn't have any problems. All that said, protecting a TT from the elements with the RIGHT cover has to be a good thing.
I always try to stay a step ahead of Mother Nature with preventative maintenance. My reasoning for not covering was you still have to do the maintenance anyway.
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Old 11-05-2014, 12:10 PM   #7
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I cover my whole camper with a expedition cover bought from E-bay going on its fourth year and still holding up well. I do cover because where I park my TT is right next to a large row of white pine trees. its nice to uncover in the spring and it is still as clean as it was when I covered it in the fall.

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Old 11-05-2014, 12:40 PM   #8
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Dad covers his in the cold to keep some of the heat inside. I have not covered mine, but I don't use it in the winter/cold months for extended periods of time.
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Old 11-05-2014, 02:43 PM   #9
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Nope, never covered any of my TT's A/C here in Michigan, and I tend to lean towards minimizing the areas critters can nest.

In the case of my home A/C unit the manufacture recommended to not totally cover the A/C (top/sides) and said at the most only cover the top of the A/C......., so in the case of the TT A/C the existing plastic outer enclosure does a good job of protecting the unit over the 'top'.


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Old 11-05-2014, 07:25 PM   #10
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Haven't covered any since we installed our first one in 1979, never had a problem.

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