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Old 04-10-2013, 09:07 PM   #1
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Ok so I tried using a cover on our new 2012 Greyhawk, but as folks have warned, covers will rub the finish... what they didn't mention that it can also damage the caulking on the roof where the seams are! Nothing some polish and a good sunny day can't cure, but certainly more than I want to deal with.

Fortunately we found a barn that would fit the motorhome once we enlarged the door a bit, and the barn came with a house, so both the motorhome and family now have a new place to live.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:30 PM   #2
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Now that's a classy storage barn :-)
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Now that is a very nice cover!

Do you think Campingworld should take back the custom cover I ordered and used once this year?
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:26 AM   #4
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Probably not. Sell it on Craig's List. My RV man told me not to cover. Put in a shelter. Or if you can't do that. Have the roof checked annually.
I have a barn but it is not high enough to get my unit in.
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:21 PM   #5
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Now that is a very nice cover!

Do you think Campingworld should take back the custom cover I ordered and used once this year?
I doubt it. I know I can't get anything back on mine... it's an expensive custom made job from CalMark, really a decent cover, and would probably be fine where the weather is milder, but here in Colorado with the wind on the storage lot where I had the Greyhawk parked, the cover rubbed the rubber handle to help you get into the camper smooth, and two of the lower grommets tore out. I was out weekly to tighten things up, but that wind and friction from the cover can do some serious damage. The other area I noticed today that took a beating on the coach was the clear bra on the hood and fenders, good thing it was there though, I would hate to see what it would have done to the paint otherwise.
It does have me wondering what I am going to do with all that nice fabric now though
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:24 PM   #6
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Very nice garage. Looks like a tight fit. DO you have to pull the mirrors in?
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Hi thanks, yes it's a real tight fit, it's a 10 foot wide by 12 foot high door (I framed it at 11'7"), so mirrors have to come in to clear the door way, and the AC clears by about an inch and a half on top. I started another thread for suggestions on how to see the sides up high to make backing out without a spotter a little less of an adventure.
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I would want a spotter always. You're mostly blind backing up.
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So what I am hearing here is a cover is not recommended? I live in sunny So Cal.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:37 PM   #10
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Well, I have never experienced the type of wind we get here, east of Denver, when I have been in So Cal, so a cover may work fine there, but my experience here was enough to show me that a cover can damage a motorhome more than the elements where lots of wind is involved. I'm glad I only had it covered for a little while, as I was able to polish out the rubbed areas. This was not a lose cover either, it was custom made with sunbrella fabric, and lashed down well, but where the seams were seemed to be the roughest on the motorhome. If anyone wants my cover to try in less extreme weather PM me and we can work something out, seems a shame to have it just sitting on the shelf.
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