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Old 08-28-2016, 09:48 AM   #1
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To cover, or not to cover...

I have a 2009 Eagle 328 RLS that I keep at my recreation property, all year long, here with the New York winters. I use it all summer thru late fall, and keep it outside for storage as well the rest of the year. My question is this: Should I purchase a good cover for this and keep it on when not in use? Will this make matters worse for sealing in moisture, etc? This is an area of much snow, and it is partially in the woods, but does get a lot of sun on one side. This is my second TT, and usually bring it home every 3rd year to check/clean/ wax it. If I should cover, what kind is recommended?
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The less water falls on your roof or window gaskets, the less chance of a leak. My camper stays covered anytime we aren't camping... but I have an RV carport.

If you own the property, I would encourage you to consider a Carolina Carport (or other brand) and install it on your property. That will keep it clean and dry for a LONG time.
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Camping World has sales on covers every year. They are still expensive but to me, well worth the expense. One year I had broken my leg so I couldn't put the cover on. The difference in the conditions of my trailer after an uncovered, particularly tough NJ fall-winter-spring verses the years I covered was noticeable.

I wash my trailer a two or three times a year and wax at least once. You should should inspect the roof a week or so before you cover so you have time to take care of any caulk issues before covering.
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The less water falls on your roof or window gaskets, the less chance of a leak. My camper stays covered anytime we aren't camping... but I have an RV carport.

If you own the property, I would encourage you to consider a Carolina Carport (or other brand) and install it on your property. That will keep it clean and dry for a LONG time.
X 2. You'll thank yourself in the long run. No leaves, no rain, no sun, no sap, no snow, etc. Depending on your snow load, consider getting one the snow will slide off of.
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Old 08-28-2016, 09:14 PM   #5
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Rv armor roof treatment on my tpo roof. I laugh at everything all season. But i still will do top cover,
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Here, just east of Rochester, we put a Dri-Z-Air inside, lace it with dryer sheets, and cover it for winter. Stays cleaner, no moisture issues, and smells nice in the spring.
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Another vote from the "Cover It" camp.


Protect your RV from the elements with a sacrificial cover.
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Another vote from the "Cover It" camp.


Protect your RV from the elements with a sacrificial cover.
X2 - We keep ours in a friend's pole bard during the winter months and cover it with a Camco cover from Walmart at home.
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I have never covered the entire trailer. I cover the AC unit and the tires. And the tire covers are more to minimize rust on the wheels than anything else. So long as you inspect the roof at least twice a year and take care of any questionable seals you'll be fine.

Where a cover might be a benefit is to protect the decals. On my last trailer they were starting to bubble and shrink. Of course it was 10 years old...
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If I don't run out of mod money by the time the snow starts falling, a cover is on my list. I didn't see any that were covered at my lot over the weekend, about a thousand RV's) probably too soon.
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