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Old 10-30-2022, 08:06 AM   #1
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Winter cover suggestions

I have a 2021 prestige and I am looking for a cover that will stand up to an Ontario Canada winter. What does everyone suggest?
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Old 10-30-2022, 08:19 AM   #2
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I have always used Adco covers. They have held up well to New York winters. I can typically get 5 to 7 years out of their covers.
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Old 10-30-2022, 09:44 AM   #3
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Did you opt for the custom version? And what material did you choose?
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Old 10-30-2022, 10:34 AM   #4
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My opinions since everyone has 'em: Weight matters. You have to get it on the roof to drop the sides, so I've stuck with Tyvec. Two in a row Elements brand. Second opinion: As long as it's 6 inches or so longer than the leading edge of your unit measured to the rearmost point, any universal will work just fine unless you want to impress someone that you bought a custom fit.
Third opinion: full gutter edge to bottom zipper access for getting in and out during the time that the cover is on is particularly important when you forgot something inside that the wife wants for Christmas dinner or whatever.
Fourth opinion: just as important as the cover itself is the preparation before you put it on. Pool noodles, zip ties and tennis balls will make the life expectancy go for quite a long time.
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I use the Olefin all climate cover. I wanted a sunbrella material but couldn't justify the cost. Sunbrella protected my boat for years but it is expensive...
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Thanks for the reply. What do you use the pool noodles and tennis balls for?
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Thanks Marc, I was thinking the same thing. I would like the sunbrella option but you correct about the cost.
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Thanks for the reply. What do you use the pool noodles and tennis balls for?
Sharp edges and gutters on the RV. Cut a hole in the tennis ball and slip it over the gutters so the cover doesn't rip.
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That makes sense! thanks for the advice
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Thanks for the reply. What do you use the pool noodles and tennis balls for?
Being in western NY, our winters are similar to yours. We had an Adco for several years, held up way beyond the advertised warranty period, but couldn't find a duplicate for it, so now we have one from National RV Cover. Only on its third season, so longevity still has to be proven compared to the Adco.

I agree with using protective measures for the gutter extensions, and anything that could rub a hole through it when the wind blows, I use foam plumbing insulation (similar to pool noodle) on the step frame where it touches, and also on the rear. I cut lengths to slip over the upright, between the steps, on the ladder side that touches the cover. Lower trailer corners can be sharp also.

Most covers come with patching material, so if a hole wears into the cover, you can fix it. Then protect that spot the next time.
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Thanks for everyone’s help. I feel I need to not feel rushed on making a decision on which cover to get so I am storing it inside this winter
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Thanks for everyone’s help. I feel I need to not feel rushed on making a decision on which cover to get so I am storing it inside this winter

You are better of with that than any "cover". There are many threads on covers and most who have had them did not like the problems getting them on, the damage from flopping during wind, and the issues with getting them off and storing.
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The bonus part is that it is a heated space. It's a building that was a factory so they have to heat it to keep the sprinkler system from freezing
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The bonus part is that it is a heated space. It's a building that was a factory so they have to heat it to keep the sprinkler system from freezing
I wouldn't cover it then.
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I wouldn't cover it then.
For me it was an either or situation. If i kept it outside then I was going to cover it. If i stored it inside I wasnt going to cover it.
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