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Old 09-14-2015, 10:50 AM   #1
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Winter storage

It's very difficult to find a covered storage/indoor storage spot for our x17z.
What do you guys do in the winter?
I don't want to drive out to the open storage i currently use every time it snows in order to shovel snow off the roof.

I've seen those qua shed covers online. Do they actually work? Wouldn't i still have to shovel snow of the roof? And what about the tires and any other material being exposed to wet and cold over the winter months?

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Old 09-14-2015, 11:08 AM   #2
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Have you checked the parking and storage section on Craigslist?

How much snow do you get before you shovel it off? I've had about 6-8" of heavy snow on my TT and had no issues.
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Old 09-15-2015, 11:48 AM   #3
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Park mine on a pad I built behind my home. Last winter was a good one, lot's of snow. I had no problems and when I pulled the cover HTT was fine and nice and clean.
Cover the tires with covers.

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thanks.

What do you do about the battery cables? stuff them in the battery compartment or is there a way to cover them up better?

Also, what brand of cover is a good one?
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thanks.

What do you do about the battery cables? stuff them in the battery compartment or is there a way to cover them up better?

Also, what brand of cover is a good one?
Hey Schilly, I just leave the battery cables in the box. Maybe spray them with some Lithium grease, but I don't think that's necessary.

Covers are a personal choice. I found in my searches that most covers last about 3 years, more heavy duty covers last 6 years like the Calmarks. Problem is I can by several of the Adco Covers for the price of a Calmark so the jury is still out on that.

Covers also depend on the climate but it sounds to me you would want the Adco like I have with the TyRek. Repels water and looks great despite appearing paper thin. I can also access my HTT all year round as evidenced by the fact I snow blow a path everytime it snows
The ADCO cover unzips to allow me to open the Door.

I do put a bag over my Power jack. Just makes sense to keep water off the head if possible.
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Thanks!

I'm mostly worried about heavy snow (colorado). Even with a decent cover, wouldn't i have to shovel anyways to reduce of weight on the roof?
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Thanks!

I'm mostly worried about heavy snow (colorado). Even with a decent cover, wouldn't i have to shovel anyways to reduce of weight on the roof?
I wouldn't. The roofs are pretty solid and disperse the weight out across them.

Maybe someone else in your area can Chime in. I don't get the snow that Colorado does although it seems that way sometimes.
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We're planning to store ours either in Florida or Texas for the winter. That way there's no snow to sweep off.
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Western NY gets its fair share of snow, also. We do cover the TT, but don't shovel the roof. A friend thought that it was a good idea, until his foot went through the vent lid. Funny how those things seem to change places up there! I'd be concerned about a couple feet of really wet stuff, but that hasn't happened yet. We keep an eye on it through the winter, but that's it.
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Do you have a fairgrounds close to you? Do they offer storage over the winter inside the barns?

We are storing our tt inside the local fairgraounds this year, $2.00/ft per month for the cement floor, $1.75/ft per month for the dirt floor barns. We got in the cement floor barn, and I plan on cutting up a stall mat into a couple 1'x5' strips for the tires to sit on. Start taking tt/ boats/ mh in Nov 1, and p/u starts on Apr 1 from what they have said so far.

If you are referring to the quanset hut style (round top) portable garages, yes you do need to remove snow. BUT, at least in the case of the one my dad has here in Mid-Mi, he would just run the tractor or snowblower along the side, and the snow would slide down off the top.
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