Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-01-2019, 07:55 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Arlington
Posts: 1
RV Covers Experiences

Has anyone had any positive or negative experiences with RV Covers?
Iíve heard about them damaging paintwork, Pros and Cons of Using a RV cover For Winter
If so, ideas to abate same?
I was considering buying rv cover to protect my rv well in such a cold winter.
__________________

Dean Akerman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2019, 08:50 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
2edgesword's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 1,011
I am a total advocate of covering a trailer during the off season. While it takes some work to get the cover on and off it keeps a tremendous amount of dirt, dust, leaves, bird droppings and assorted grime from having to be clean off the RV at the start of the season. It also offers some UV protection if the storage area is exposed to direct sunlight. I had my first trailer for five seasons and it looked almost new the day I traded it in for my current unit. The cover lasted four off seasons before it started to shred but in my opinion the $250 spent for it ($65/off season) was well worth it. The pleasure in uncovering a clean trailer ready to go for the first trip of the season is a tremendous plus in my view.
__________________

__________________

2018 Jayco 28RLS
2012 F-250 6.2L 3.73
Equalizer Hitch
Yamaha 2400ISHC
2edgesword is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2019, 09:01 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
LuckyDuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Nor Cal
Posts: 721
I wonít claim to be an expert, but Iíve used a cover to protect our trailer from intense summer sun, when weíre not traveling. And this year, I put it on for the winter, too. It passed its first test ó a recent storm that dumped a couple inches of snow and had 50 mph winds. I had used tennis balls on the four gutter downspouts and cut half sections of foam pipe wrap to cushion the straps from the bottom edges of the TT. Everything stayed in place with no rips. I have an Elements All Climate Tyvek cover with plenty of vents. Quite sturdy.
__________________
2018 JayFlight SLX 212QBW
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat SC, 7.3L PSD, 3.73
Transfer Flow 50 gal aux; Andersen WDH
😁 "If a man says heíll fix something, he will. Thereís no need to remind him every 6 months.
LuckyDuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2019, 10:40 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
RAurand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,328
We cover our 28BHBE with an ADCO cover. Takes my kids, wife and I about 1/2 hour to cover the whole trailer. We use Slit x's on Tennis balls over the rain spouts to keep from punching holes in the cover and a pool noodle up the outside step bars of the ladder to keep them from punching holes in the cover too. Going on out 4th winter now with the same cover.

Use cut off 1/2 gallon plastic milk cartons on the front corners at the bottom.
__________________

2012 Ford Expedition EL
2016 28BHBE, Elite and Thermal Packages.
Southwire Black 34930 Surge Guard 30A, Tire Minder TPMS A1A
(2) Yamaha EF2000iS Generators
Micro-Air EasyStartô 364 (3-ton) Soft Starter
GoodYear Endurance ST225/75-15 Load Range E
RAurand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2019, 11:22 PM   #5
Site Team
 
JFlightRisk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Newark
Posts: 3,370
We cover ours at the end of the season, and after 7 years, there's no damage caused by it. It's in the driveway on the west side of the house, so it does get the wind. We protect the gutters and sharp things the best we can, and this will be it's last winter on the camper. There's a new one on the way as we speak, for the next 7 years (I hope).

If you clean the outside of the camper before you install it, it'll look just as good when you remove it.
__________________
2012 Jay Flight 19RD
2010 Tundra TRD DBL Cab
1 Spoiled Dog
JFlightRisk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2019, 09:04 AM   #6
CAG
Senior Member
 
CAG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 129
The general feedback from another site I belong to (previous RV) was that they were tough to get on and off, and if you live in a windy environment they flap and wear the finish off of areas of the trailer/RV. The other complaint was from humid parts of the country and the amount of moisture that gets trapped causing mold and other issues.
CAG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2019, 07:59 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
2edgesword's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 1,011
Quote:
Originally Posted by CAG View Post
The general feedback from another site I belong to (previous RV) was that they were tough to get on and off, and if you live in a windy environment they flap and wear the finish off of areas of the trailer/RV. The other complaint was from humid parts of the country and the amount of moisture that gets trapped causing mold and other issues.
I'm a 5'6" senior citizen and cover my 32' TT by myself. I store the cover rolled up and when it's time to cover the trailer I carry it to the roof, unroll it front to back, let the sides fall over each side and strap it down. Taking it off pull the sides, front and back up, roll it up from back to front, tie it up and toss it off the side.

This is something you should NOT do on a windy day for sure and you need to be careful walking around on the roof to insure you don't trip over anything but it's not an extremely difficult job. In the seven years I've been covering my trailer there has been no damage to the finish. That said I'd take the minimal abrasion of a cover over the work of having to clean the filth off of the trailer after sitting through the fall and winter uncovered.
__________________

2018 Jayco 28RLS
2012 F-250 6.2L 3.73
Equalizer Hitch
Yamaha 2400ISHC
2edgesword is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2019, 09:34 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Lake Huron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Port Huron, Mi
Posts: 297
This is the 4th year we've covered our 5th wheel and it's been covered in the winter months since we bought it brand new 4 years ago. Our cover is a Classic Accessories brand. I've found one small spot on the lower corner of the front cap where it rubbed the paint down a little bit. The bottom of the walls where the straps go under is a painted sheetmetal that's angled in and those strap locations put a little wear on the paint.
To keep it from happening anymore I put 4 layers of painter's tape on the front cap corners and a couple of layers on the wall bottoms in the strap locations. I also put cut pieces of a pool noodle on the straps for added protection.
When I take the cover off in the spring the trailer is just as clean as when I put it away and the painter's tape will have some wear but not all the way thru. Nice thing with the painters tape is it peels right off very easily, but it may also have something to do with the fact that the trailer got a fresh hand wax job before I put the cover on.
__________________

__________________
2017 North Point 375BHFS
2015 Silverado 3500HD Crew Dually Dmax 4x4
Lake Huron is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Jayco, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.
×