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Old 08-10-2011, 11:26 AM   #1
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RV Covers in Northern States

I've read a lot of opinions about covers, but I'm wondering in particular about their use by hybrid owners, and especially those of us in northern states. I life in the snow belt area near Lake Michigan, so we get a whole lot of snow and ice in the winter. I don't have anywhere to store the new X18D indoors, so I need to figure out the best way to cover it.
What's the best way to protect/cover a hybrid particularly in the winter months? Cover, tarp, portable garage, nothing? Are there covers that are specifically fitted for my Jayco model?

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Old 08-10-2011, 02:58 PM   #2
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el.jefe--- The covers that are made for tt's that you nbuy based on the length of your TT. They are a 2 person job to put on but they will protect as they are water proof. I think I paid between 2-300 for mine. I guess you could use a large blue tarp, thier a lot cheaper. Larry

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Old 08-10-2011, 04:17 PM   #3
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I also reside in Michigan and have stored my TT's outside for decades without a cover.....no problems.

Most of the TT's, HTT's, FW's, etc., where I store my TT outside are un-covered, but the ones that are covered you can sure tell the quality covers from the ones that aren't. So if you buy a cover, pay the extra for quality, they seem to fit better, panels don't blow in the wind, and they last longer.

With or without a cover, check your HTT throughly twice a year for any caulking issues on the roof and outer sidewalls (seams, windows, vents, etc.). I also found when in storage keeping my TT at a slight angle (nose up in my case) minimizes any standing water and helps with snow/ice melt-off.


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