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Old 11-15-2013, 03:08 PM   #1
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Hello all,
I'm covering up my x23b tomorrow . She's all winterized and ready to hibernate. I'm looking for tips on covering. I bought the ADCO Designer Tyvek cover that is supposed to be good for the rain/snow/wind of the Northeast (pic attached). I plan to:
  1. Take off the radio antenna (I'm assuming it just unscrews, correct?)
  2. Core out some tennis balls and put them over the rain spouts
  3. Put padding in some other places that might have sharp edges (like where?...stairs?)

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  1. Any other good ideas out there on the best way to do this.
  2. I'm assuming I can go right over the A/C unit, fan hood, and Television Antenna (lowered), no problem. That true?
  3. Do I cover the back bumper too? or leave that hanging out?
  4. Anything else I should be doing?

As usual, thanks in advance for your help.

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Old 11-15-2013, 03:55 PM   #2
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I used the cover you have on my X23B and it does a great job.

I did not use tennis balls for the rain spouts (and wished I had), because now I have holes that poked through the cover. My son-in-law helped me install it and it seemed pretty simple to do, definately easier if you have someone to help feed it to you. You are correct in that it will go over the A/C and fan hoods. And don't forget to remove the radio antenna.
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:49 PM   #3
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On my 17Z, I just tuck the top of the radio antenna into the refrigerator vent. I don't know if it is located that close to the vent on the 23B, but it is easier to do that removing it.

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Old 11-16-2013, 03:49 AM   #4
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My 23B's antenna has a screw that loosens and the antenna will pivot down to the roof with no need to remove it.
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I don't cover mine at all. They don't cover them at the manufacturer, they don't cover them at the dealer. They're made to be outside, so I winterize it and let it be. A good wash and wax in the spring, and away we go. Plus I don't want to obsess about the wind causing my cover to rub and give me more problems later on.
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I got it all wrapped up. Tennis balls work great on the rainspouts. I'll post pictures later. While the ADCO Tyvek cover seems like it will do good job, the stitching of the tightening straps to the cover is horrible. I had one snap completely off...and two others are holding on by a thread. I'm going to have to return it for a new one
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I don't cover mine at all. They don't cover them at the manufacturer, they don't cover them at the dealer. They're made to be outside, so I winterize it and let it be. A good wash and wax in the spring, and away we go. Plus I don't want to obsess about the wind causing my cover to rub and give me more problems later on.
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I have my 23b covered with the same cover. I put the tennis balls on this year after poking a hole in it removing it last year. It also go stuck on the ran gutter above the slide out watch out for that too. A second set of eyes when removing it would have helped.
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What size cover for 23B?

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I have my 23b covered with the same cover. I put the tennis balls on this year after poking a hole in it removing it last year. It also go stuck on the ran gutter above the slide out watch out for that too. A second set of eyes when removing it would have helped.


What size cover did you buy for the 23B? I bought one for my 2008 23B and have never used it. Think I bought the wrong size.
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I, too, covered our 2008 23B with the same cover this winter. I did use the included "socks" for the downspouts, but I used some of those cheap Styrofoam pool noodles over them too. I also cut some to length and sliced them the long way to cover the rails on the TV antenna. We bought the 20'1"-22' cover. It fit very nicely. I live in Mass, and we've had some decent snow, melting, rain, and high wind. No cover issues yet.
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