Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


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%
Voters: 39. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-05-2014, 07:14 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 670
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?
__________________

SkyBound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2014, 07:25 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
cariboocreek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Just outside Calgary
Posts: 283
Yes.

The dealer threw in the cover.
It can't hurt.
__________________

__________________
2013 Ram Longhorn 3500 Crew Cab 6.7 Turbo Diesel, Aisin Transmission.
2014 Jayco Eagle Premier 351 RSTS, Mor/Ryde Suspension and Pin Box, 17.5" wheel upgrade, 18k Pull Rite hitch.
cariboocreek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2014, 08:16 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
BCx213's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Langley
Posts: 356
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.
__________________
2012 Jayco Jayfeather X213
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Quad Cab 4x4
BCx213 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2014, 09:07 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
dougfir1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Selah, Washington
Posts: 130
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.
__________________
2011 Jayflight 23FB G2
2003 Chevy 1500 4x4
Wife Peggy and 2 Beagles and a rescue Cocker Spaniel
2007 Yamaha Grizzly 400 ATV and Yamaha 2000 watt Genny
Me/retired insurance claims and DW/retired RN.
"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy."-Red Green
dougfir1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2014, 09:11 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: CENTRAL NEW YORK
Posts: 654
No, my reasoning is I hate going on the roof more than I have too. lol
__________________
2013 33 RLDS
2004 Chevy Avalanche 2500 8.1
2007 TBSS
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora
2015 Chrysler 200C AWD
33 RLDS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2014, 11:14 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Southwest Florida
Posts: 748
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.
OnTheGo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2014, 01:10 PM   #7
Site Team
 
WVDusty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Charleston
Posts: 1,295
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.
__________________
http://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/re...%3A_douuy_o5dq

TV 2005 Ram 3500 CC LB SRW Cummins POWER
2014 Jayco Jayflight 32BHDS Prodigy P3 brake controller.Reese dual cam 1400/14000
WVDusty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2014, 01:40 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
SMS1115's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Fuquay-Varina
Posts: 401
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.
__________________
Steve
----------
2008 Jay Flight G2 29BHS
2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Z71 4x4
SMS1115 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2014, 03:43 PM   #9
Moderator Emeritus
 
Rustic Eagle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 6,982
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'.

Bob
__________________

2016 GM 2500HD 6.0L/4.10
2005 Jayco Eagle 278FBS
Reese HP Dual Cam
Putnam Class V
Rustic Eagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2014, 08:25 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Grumpy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Where ever the boss says we're going.
Posts: 3,598
Haven't covered any since we installed our first one in 1979, never had a problem.
__________________

__________________
DISNEY LOVERS
PINNACLE 2015 38FLSA. aka: "Roam Sweet Home"
Grumpy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.