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View Poll Results: To cover or NOT to cover your RV
I do NOT cover my RV 190 54.44%
I DO cover my RV 106 30.37%
I have covered my RV and will not do it again 19 5.44%
I love my RV cover 25 7.16%
I hate my RV cover 3 0.86%
I`ve experienced damage from an RV cover 8 2.29%
An RV cover has saved the looks of my RV 26 7.45%
I have no opinion, enough of these polls, Crabman! 13 3.72%
I own an RV cover but not sure if I like it or not 18 5.16%
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:45 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by crabman View Post
i just added a category for ya....
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:23 PM   #12
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I don't have a cover but am thinking of getting one. It rains more often then not in the fall, winter and spring here. Before we bought our trailer new we checked out a number of 5 to 10 year old used ones and found water damage was common. Don't want that to happen to my new and expensive trailer.

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Old 09-04-2013, 09:04 PM   #13
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I have had a rv cover for our old 5th wheel since we bought the trailer. I have been trying to sell it for the last 7 years with no success. I can't even seem to be able to give it away. In my opinion they are a perceived need. If they were essential they would come with each trailer from the factory.
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:19 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by katgar05 View Post

Not sure how I should answer, I just bought a cover, but haven't put it on yet?

Same here! I'll be real interested in how this one shakes out. I've wrestled with this one ever since we got our new TT in December. I had a cover for our old pop-up but I'm not sure it actually helped much.
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Old 09-05-2013, 03:18 PM   #15
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The reason I don't cover ours is because of the corner extended drip spouts. I would think that either the spouts would break or be damaged due to the weight of the cover on them, they are just cheap plastic after all. The other concern is that if they don't break that they would cause wear on the cover to the point that it would rip or put a hole in the cover. Covers are far to $$ for me to experiment with. That said, we are now in the process of purchasing and moving to a 5 acre ranchette in the country. One of my first projects will be to erect a 3 sided metal cover about 18 X 38' to park the trailer under. Then I won't have to worry about it.


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Old 09-07-2013, 05:46 PM   #16
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We are sitting on the fence about this as well. Living in northern Ontario the winters are pretty bad with lots of snow, so removing snow from the roof might also have to be done and a cover might make that a little tricky. Our salesman had a good point, they have 20-30 trailers sitting on the lot all winter with no covers.
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Old 09-07-2013, 07:25 PM   #17
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Does my camper shed count as a "cover"?
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Old 09-07-2013, 07:27 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Soulman View Post
Does my camper shed count as a "cover"?
Not in this case.....Only the fabric covers that you can purchase.

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Old 09-08-2013, 10:51 AM   #19
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No cover, but I do cover the tires on the sunny side of the trailer. Putting a cover on the a/c might be a good idea, since mine gets pretty dirty parked under oak trees
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Old 09-08-2013, 12:58 PM   #20
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We had a business making boat covers for over 10 years. Covers are great at keeping the sun off to avoid fading, and keep the dirt and snow out. I think only an acrylic fabric like Sunbrella would last very long in the FL sun and for a 25 foot trailer, that would be kind of pricy. Coated polyester would be OK for winters in the north, but in FL, you would get 3 years tops on stitching and zippers, and maybe 5 years on the fabric. And since coated polyester fabric doesn't breath, you would mildew.

I did just make covers for my RV trailer tires, but in 40 years, I never had tire covers on my boat trailer. Go figure.


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