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Old 03-18-2016, 03:43 PM   #1
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Roof Air Conditioner Cover - is it necessary?

When not using your RV for a month or more, is it important to cover the air conditioner?
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I don't cover it and its stored outdoors all year. Haven't had any issues.
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Old 03-18-2016, 04:19 PM   #3
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Old 03-18-2016, 05:59 PM   #4
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The advantage of a cover the A/C stays out of the UV rays and after 15 years the get brittle. With cover it will prevent that.
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Old 03-19-2016, 05:21 AM   #5
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I only cover our A/C units during winter storage (winter storage is ~5 - 6 months in our area).

Never thought about covering them during the camping season.
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I only cover our A/C units during winter storage (winter storage is ~5 - 6 months in our area).

Never thought about covering them during the camping season.
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Old 03-19-2016, 06:31 AM   #7
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Those covers can actually trap moisture inside and cause problems. Open airflow is a good thing. I have decided against covering my A/C even in the winter.
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I have a full TT cover so mine is covered. So far so good.
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Old 03-19-2016, 07:31 AM   #9
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Do you cover your home AC outdoor unit in winter? I never have, the HVAC techs don't tell you to do it, so why would the trailer AC be different?
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I put an cover on my AC unit, I have a tree in front of my house. I have used it for 3 yrs now with no issues. It protects the AC shroud from UV rays and grime out and the coil clean from debris.
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In a short answer, no.
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Old 03-19-2016, 02:22 PM   #12
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Do you cover your home AC outdoor unit in winter? I never have, the HVAC techs don't tell you to do it, so why would the trailer AC be different?
Can't, I have a heat pump for winter... otherwise I probably would. The main reason I put one on the TT's AC is to keep the mud daubers out of it and the UV issues down here in Florida.

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We store ours in a paved/covered RV storage facility. Can't see any reason to cover tires or AC under these conditions.
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