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Old 12-27-2014, 10:30 AM   #11
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Tex,are you saying a cover keeps water off the roof
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Old 12-31-2014, 05:08 PM   #12
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Yes it keeps your roof completely dry. Air circulates from the sides. It's an Adco cover. I am a big proponent of covering. Protect your investment!
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Old 12-31-2014, 06:08 PM   #13
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OK I will look into it but thought I'd take it for a spin once a month or exercise the generator.
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Old 12-31-2014, 07:34 PM   #14
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Haven't covered any of our units, starting with our first TT in 1977 all the way up to the SENECA that we just traded in and have never had any issues. Had a friend who said it was one of the worst investments he ever made for his MH.
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Old 12-31-2014, 08:39 PM   #15
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I covered mine with an adco cover and it's the first winter I've had it. $250 seemed like a good investment to keep the ice and snow off the roofing. Living in the northeast I've seen what snow and ice can do to my home roof and have had a few ice dams cause damage to my interior ceilings. I wish adco made a cover for my cape!
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Old 12-31-2014, 10:19 PM   #16
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My previous trailer (HiLo) showed evidence of prior roof leaks so I purchased a cover for it. Cheap insurance that did work, even if only while parked/covered.

If I can get thru these current xmas expenses and next months teeth capping I'll look into a pole barn for a more permanent cover.

Unless I spend it on a new TV.
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Old 03-02-2015, 06:09 PM   #17
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Hello to other fifth wheel owners. We love our 2008 Designer but we have decided to leave it on our Arizona lot ( south of Phoenix in at our RV park) for the spring/fall until we return in January. Of course it will be extremely hot and dry. I understand that there is heavy rain in the summer as well as wind and dust. We have taken it home ( 2000 miles plus ferry ride to Vancouver Island in Canada) the past few years but this year we would like to leave it on our lot with a cover on it. I know there is lots of controversy and mixed opinions about covering a fifth wheel. It is the heat and dust and wind that worry me.
I haven't seen any opinions from anyone who leaves their RV in such a hot climate for April through to January. I would love to hear from those people who leave their RVs in Arizona for that hot time frame. Do you cover or just leave it bare to the elements?
Also, my husband has had some advice to leave our air conditioner "on" set at 90 degrees so it will kick in at temperatures above 90 degrees which is frequent, of course.
Opinions, please, if you have dealt with leaving your much loved RV for the hot time of year in a desert climate? Thanks!!!!! Pam and John
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Old 03-03-2015, 10:37 PM   #18
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We bought a nice high dollar cover to protect our new 5er that has gotten destroyed this winter. We never had a problem with our old cover on our last camper but for some reason this one did not hold up.with the new 5er it has longer rain gutter ends that has poked holes on all four corners up high, I did install the booties on the gutters but it didn't help, our old cover was a heavy canvas type fabric as the new one is the new breathable fabric and I am not sold on it.
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Old 03-03-2015, 10:46 PM   #19
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Just traded in our 2004 Forest River. It spent it's entire life in Phoenix without a cover. No problems except the decals faded and curled after about 5 years. Just go through it and make certain that there is no food or other item that could spoil in the heat and leave the fridge open and off.
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Old 03-03-2015, 10:50 PM   #20
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I don't use one, honestly because every time I go into the storage lot, I see torn, ripped and flapping in the wind, covers. I can see dropping $200-$400 a year on a new cover..... But that's just me
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