Originally Posted by jloco
My new 2016 will be stored down the Cape with no cover. I'm a little skeptical as to what effect a cover may have on the edges of the rubber roof.
I happen to live just off the Cape. No effect if you can manage to park out of the wind. Most if not all stories I've read about covers failing prematurely are due to strong or gusty winds.
The Adco one I had on my last camper fit very snugly and had straps in front, back, and that ran underneath the camper. I am lucky in that I have tons of trees around so no direct wind really (as compared to, say, parking in a field). And like most I use tennis balls on the corner downspouts, which is the main spot you'd expect a cover to tear.
Net net...you would be hard pressed to point out any spot on the camper or the roof where you could say "oh look what the cover did" after 3 consecutive years with the same cover (and it's in good enough shape for a 4th)
Such is my experience anyway. I spend a lot of time cleaning and maintaining the roof and will take whatever additional protection I can get over the winter (I don't have the option of constructing any sort of permanent storage)
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