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Old 11-12-2015, 12:23 PM   #1
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RV Cover or no Cover?

I was looking at purchasing a cover for my Travel Trailer, but a coworker suggested against it. He is of the opinion that a cover will actually wear or rub through the edges of a rubber roof as the wind blows it around a period of time in storage.

That is the first time I have heard that, so I wanted to post it here and see if anybody has an opinion on this?
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Old 11-12-2015, 01:17 PM   #2
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Modern covers have straps to keep them from flapping and potentially damaging the finish or roof of your RV.


The main reason I cover my RV is to prevent water from getting into the little nooks and crannies and then freezing/expanding as ice.


Where I live, most winter days are near or above freezing with below freezing nights. The constant cycling destroys roads, but won't damage my *covered* trailer.
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Old 11-12-2015, 01:25 PM   #3
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Do you cover your RV poll and discussion;

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f1...oll-15377.html
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Do you cover your RV poll and discussion;

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f1...oll-15377.html
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Modern covers have straps to keep them from flapping and potentially damaging the finish or roof of your RV.


The main reason I cover my RV is to prevent water from getting into the little nooks and crannies and then freezing/expanding as ice.


Where I live, most winter days are near or above freezing with below freezing nights. The constant cycling destroys roads, but won't damage my *covered* trailer.
Those are the exact reasons why I wanted to go with one....
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Old 11-21-2015, 06:09 PM   #6
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We cover ours with an adco cover. In my opinion the more water you can keep off them the better. Same as melting snow water can find its way in that way too.
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Old 11-21-2015, 08:02 PM   #7
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I have been covering our Rockwood Roo for the last ten years and yes it has worn in a couple of spots along the bottom from the straps rubbing in high winds. I also had an Adco cover torn to shreds a few years ago when it got a small tear in the top front corner and we had an extremely windy day. It ripped all the way along the top until the cover was flying out behind the trailer like a kite.
The cover I have now came from my dad and it is heavier than the Adco was and so far it has out lasted the Adco cover. I like to keep the cover on mainly because we face west and there is a main road in front of our house . When the road is wet in the winter with snow and road salt it blows back toward the trailer. I make sure I pad all the sharp edges now and cover the straps with pipe insulation to keep them from wearing on the trailer and I put an extra rope the length of the roof to keep the wind from billowing the cover on the top.
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Old 11-21-2015, 08:31 PM   #8
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As odd as this may sound, living here in Alaska, the most common trailer covering you will see as you drive around neighborhoods or look into storage lots; the common blue or silver tarp people can pick up at your local wal mart. All of them tied on securely, and some weighted down on top.
We purchased a nice fitted cover and found we had to modify the tie downs and secure it better after two of the straps tore out during one of our nice wind storms.
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