Originally Posted by Wolverine
I was hoping for any tips on winterizing my 19H hybrid. Does anyone recommend tarping their unit as I will have to store it outside ?? I do live in Michigan where we have some dandy winters. Also, anything I should do special with the canvas tents on my unit ???
Any tips would be appreciated.
No, I do not recommend tarping. I tarped mine the first year I had mine years back, as I thought that was necessary, but wind flap caused scratching of my paint everywhere there was a rivet on the tarp.
They are made to be outdoors, I have had mine and my older one uncovered a combination of ten years and no issues. Snow itself doesn't hurt a TT - it is the weight that could be an issue if you are in an area of HEAVY accumulation on your roof (which I trust could very well be a problem in Michigan) but a cover or tarp won't help you with this, you would need a canopy or shelter to park it under.
If one MUST cover, buy a quality fitted cover and I don't recommend skimping. Cheaper ones that are a poor fit can do more harm then good with scratching during wind flap.
As for your canvas tents, I have never owned a hybrid, so I won't weigh in on that. I have owned PUPS, but they store down completely in the box so I never had to do anything to the canvas.