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Old 03-11-2016, 10:17 PM   #1
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ADCO Roof Cover ~~ Do Not Buy One! Save Your Money!!

Now that I have a full winter with this less than quality product, I would rate it -5 stars. I already posted a thread regarding the ADCO Roof Cover but it's not in the Product Review category.

In the previous thread I wrote:


"Okay, I admit, we went the cheap route and bought an ADCO roof cover. As appealing as is appeared when we bought it, I wish we had bought the full cover.

"We bought it for simplicity sake as we have had full covers for previous RVs in the past. ADCO made this the way they did so the straps do not bang the side of the trailer in the wind. However, it would have been better had they put on a few more straps to hold it in place.

"From the front, it looks pretty good:



"Not quite so good from the back:



"And the sides:









"Now, keep in mind that my last name is Murphy and, according to my 90 year old mother, direct descendants of the Son-of-a beot-ch that created Murphy's Law, so your results may vary.

"BTW, do not attempt to put one on even in the mildest of windy days!

"Rant over! Will buy the whole cover next year!"

Now that this thing has been on top of my trailer for four months, here is what it now looks like:





This cover may have worked has ADCO put one more strap on each side in the center!! The way it is set up, the wind is able to blow up and under the center. I added some 'tarp auxiliary hooks" to the center to keep the wind from going through it. Unfortunately, the last wind storm tore it up pretty good.

So, in my humble opinion, this product sucks and I give it a dunzle


Full cover next year because it goes all the way to the bottom of the trailer and the wind will not get under it.

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Old 03-12-2016, 06:57 AM   #2
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Old 03-13-2016, 04:58 PM   #3
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Well, another wind storm hit today and the useless ADCO trailer cover is now garbage. Like my neighbor to the north in this thread:

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f1...ory-34162.html

Listen to Murff (Direct descendant of the "Murphy's Law" Murphy) don't buy one of these types of covers. A full cover will do a better job. How do I know? I had a full ADCO cover on a 30 foot Komfort that lasted three winters in an area with more hostile weather than Seattle and the new owner of that trailer is still using it three years later!

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Old 03-13-2016, 05:03 PM   #4
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I suppose they have their advantages but covers look like a real pain in the butt to put on/take off, to be politically correct.
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Old 03-13-2016, 05:13 PM   #5
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I suppose they have their advantages but covers look like a real pain in the butt to put on/take off, to be politically correct.
I will second that.

Perhaps a big heavy tarp would be an option. If you can wrap the trailer tight, the wind isn't a problem.

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Old 03-24-2016, 01:41 PM   #6
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A tarp big enough to cover a trailer is going to be 10x more trouble than using a full cover. Ever tried to fold a 4'x6' tarp in the wind? Imagine putting a 20'x40' tarp over a trailer.

I use a full cover on my trailer and have been very pleased with the results. I take it off before every trip and put it on after; takes me about 30 minutes to do either. Trailer is in pristine condition after nearly 6 years.
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Old 11-21-2016, 02:03 PM   #7
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I have the same cover, I wish I would have seen this review first and saved my money.
Cover lasted all of two weeks, before it developed a tear. We had a bit of breezy weather (nothing like they get in the great plains or anything, maybe 10-15 mph winds).
So, I agree, the only use for this cover is if you want to cover your trailer when it is inside the garage, to keep the dust off.
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Old 11-21-2016, 02:32 PM   #8
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I just installed my cover a couple of weeks ago. So far, so good.
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Old 11-06-2017, 03:45 PM   #9
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I've been thinking of a full cover for my Jay Flight 175RD trailer. But, the TT has rain gutter extensions on all 4 corners and I'm afraid they will tear the cover. Any experience and/or advise.

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Old 11-06-2017, 04:01 PM   #10
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My ADCO cover came with booties to go over the rain gutters but I cut pool noodles instead. They fit snugly over the gutters and have worked well.
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