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Old 02-18-2022, 05:46 AM   #1
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I cannot find any online guidance on this subject. I purchased an ADCO cover for my 2012 Jayco Skylark travel trailer. Now, with no large indoor space at home (no garage, no basement), how can I dry my high dollar cover prior to storing my cover until next winter? Surely I am not the only owner with this storage problem!

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Old 02-18-2022, 07:45 AM   #2
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Maybe like I dry off my pool cover? I clean the driveway, then stretch the cover out to dry in the sun.

Or, take it to a commercial laundry facility. They have big dryers there.
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Old 02-18-2022, 07:54 AM   #3
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Timing Is Everything

I have the same concern every spring. Basically since my ADCO cover is "breathe-able" and is somewhat loose fitting, it is already dry. I don't want a cover that keeps in moisture. I wait for a sunny, breezy, warm day if possible and remove it before the sun goes down and temps start to drop. Catch it before the evening dew starts. I've never had mildew spots appear with this method.

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Old 02-18-2022, 08:53 AM   #4
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Just leave it in place. A few (2-3) clear days with no rain will see it plenty dry, Just be really careful removing it as these ADCO covers tear very easily, especially the lower priced ones. I stored mine in a large Rubbermaid plastic trash bin. Be aware that mice and chipmunks love to camp in those bins if the cover isn't sealed. They totally destroyed my last one - and 400 plus bucks went down the drain.
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Old 02-18-2022, 01:46 PM   #5
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These sounds like my best bets. This is how I have previously taken care of the cover but then I store it in a canvas tent bag in my attic. My ADCO was over $800 so not a "cheapie" and it is also breathable.

My thanks for all replies. I thought maybe there was a sure-fire way other than what I have done in the past.
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Old 02-18-2022, 03:15 PM   #6
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Put it in the dryer.
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I try to take it off after a few dry sunny days, and if there's any wat or damp spots, I drape it over the deck railing, and then fold and roll it up before any nighttime dew.
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