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View Poll Results: To cover or NOT to cover your RV
I do NOT cover my RV 200 53.48%
I DO cover my RV 116 31.02%
I have covered my RV and will not do it again 20 5.35%
I love my RV cover 26 6.95%
I hate my RV cover 3 0.80%
I`ve experienced damage from an RV cover 9 2.41%
An RV cover has saved the looks of my RV 26 6.95%
I have no opinion, enough of these polls, Crabman! 15 4.01%
I own an RV cover but not sure if I like it or not 18 4.81%
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Old 09-08-2013, 03:36 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by TeamFoxy View Post
We had a business making boat covers for over 10 years. Covers are great at keeping the sun off to avoid fading, and keep the dirt and snow out. I think only an acrylic fabric like Sunbrella would last very long in the FL sun and for a 25 foot trailer, that would be kind of pricy. Coated polyester would be OK for winters in the north, but in FL, you would get 3 years tops on stitching and zippers, and maybe 5 years on the fabric. And since coated polyester fabric doesn't breath, you would mildew.

I did just make covers for my RV trailer tires, but in 40 years, I never had tire covers on my boat trailer. Go figure.
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:10 AM   #22
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I don't cover my Pinnacle and park it on a concrete pad. I exercise the genset every month as well as move it about a foot. I also exercise the slides and automatic leveling weather permitting. I think a cover would just get in the way of my monthly maintenance.


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Old 02-20-2014, 07:48 AM   #23
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I had a cover for several years before I build my shed. I got it from Camping World and loved it. Kept the camper out of the sun and helped keep it clean. The camper looked as good when I sold it as the day we bought it. I bought straps that went completely around the camper to hold it on in the wind and yes a pain to put on but to me worth it.
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:14 AM   #24
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The reason I don't cover ours is because of the corner extended drip spouts. I would think that either the spouts would break or be damaged due to the weight of the cover on them, they are just cheap plastic after all. The other concern is that if they don't break that they would cause wear on the cover to the point that it would rip or put a hole in the cover. Covers are far to $$ for me to experiment with. That said, we are now in the process of purchasing and moving to a 5 acre ranchette in the country. One of my first projects will be to erect a 3 sided metal cover about 18 X 38' to park the trailer under. Then I won't have to worry about it.

I've read about people cutting a hole in tennis balls and putting them on the drip spouts.

As to the cover I was leaning towards buying one for my new X213; especially after seeing the 10" of snow melting/freezing/melting again on the roof of my X17z ...
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:31 AM   #25
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Just installed the cover
Not sure if I like it. Only time will tell

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Old 02-20-2014, 03:59 PM   #26
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I have a question about how to put one on. My trailer is about 14 feet tall (or more) and I only have one regular ladder. There is no ladder attached to the trailer and I afraid to walk on the roof anyway. How would I take a cover on and off easily
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Old 04-08-2014, 06:58 PM   #27
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"easily" has not been my experience, currently have a 32 ft TT and I find it quite cumbersome! Best advice I can give is to find the back of the cover and toss the whole thing on the roof. Start with the back and work your way side to side to the front. I previously had two pop-ups and never covered them, after my third covering and uncovering, I'm not sure if the benefit outweighs the time & aggravation!
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Old 04-08-2014, 07:02 PM   #28
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I don't cover our Jayco Skylark. I do cover the tires when it is parked at home. The trailer gets stored indoors for the winter months so no snow worries.
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Old 04-08-2014, 07:07 PM   #29
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Voted the straight ticket....
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:23 PM   #30
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Found covered storage (carport like) in the area for only a few bucks more a month.....no brainer to not have to deal with the cover.

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