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Old 08-01-2016, 03:01 PM   #1
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thoughts on covering 5th wheel for the winter// PROS and CONS/

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Old 08-01-2016, 07:05 PM   #2
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I cover mt TT for the winter and sometimes in between trips, I have to park it under a tree. Covers typically only last a couple of seasons, and I am finding that true especially in the blustery Ohio winters, also I found out the cat likes to get on top of the camper for what ever reason, so that's more protection. LOL!


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Old 08-01-2016, 07:54 PM   #3
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Have mine under a metal carport. Works in both summer and winter.
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Old 08-02-2016, 04:45 AM   #4
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Covering is a pain. I have an expensive cover and it rubbed on the corners of the roof wearing the paint off the trim and the white layer off the rubber in a few places. At least for me, the benefit DID NOT outweigh the risk of damage. I park my camper under a tree that makes a huge mess in the spring. I have room to move the camper forward about 50' the first week of April and leave it until the first trip of the year. It avoids much of the tree dump.
Anyway, I now have a huge cover rolled up in my basement taking up room. Live and learn....
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Old 08-02-2016, 06:56 AM   #5
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I cover mine with an ADCO cover for the winter up here in New England. Only takes me 20 mins and gives another layer of protection, plus it keeps it nice and clean.

FWIW where I park the camper is relatively well protected from high winds, but I've ready many comments about covers not standing up very well to wind so take that into consideration.
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Old 08-02-2016, 11:29 AM   #6
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We have always covered ours for the winter. We get plenty of snow and wind here in central NY and have never had any problems. I go to the dollar store and buy small foam toy balls to put over the rain gutter ends to keep them from poking thru the cover and cover any sharp corners with padding. Our friends never cover their 5er you can really see the difference. Our's looks like new and their's looks, well, terrible.
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Old 08-02-2016, 11:39 AM   #7
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We had an Adco cover for two years on our travel trailer. Never had a problem. Live in cold,snowy New England. Also a lot of pine trees in our yard. Looking for a solution year round. Need something inspring and sumer just to covet the roof. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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