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Old 10-10-2020, 12:19 PM   #21
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Best thing I ever built in my life is a 40x50 and 16í tall 100% metal barn with cement floor. I did 14x14 doors on both ends. I go camping and go out one door, come home and drive in the other. We live in central Texas, so the heat and sun are brutal. I canít wait for late fall, winter and early spring. Best time to go camping here. Not sure about any covers. Sorry, but good luck with the winter snow! Any cover would be better than no cover IMHO.
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Old 10-10-2020, 12:35 PM   #22
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I had my trailer covered for the first 5 years. We've had very mild winters for the last 3 years but I've got a bad feeling about this one upcoming as Mother Nature has a way of evening things out eventually. I think I'm going to purchase a new cover for it this year. I'm looking at the 34' Expedition model at National. I can find them cheaper on Amazon but not near the quality. Thanks for the link, J.
You're welcome Tom. I think they're going to be good covers.
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Old 10-10-2020, 12:53 PM   #23
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I tried it here in eastern Wa. The wind shook the cover frequently. The paint was rubbed off several of the edges of the trailer by spring. Do not cover anymore. Do use a sun shade to minimize from more sun damage.
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Old 10-10-2020, 12:58 PM   #24
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I have one I think is called elements. Have had it for I think 4 years now. Still going strong. I do know I got that one thru Camping World.
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Old 10-10-2020, 01:47 PM   #25
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First time TT owner (2015 Jayco 24FBS) and looking ahead to storing for the winter. It's parked alongside my house. Eventually, I'll have a metal shelter built for it, but for this year and maybe next I'll want to put a cover on the trailer.

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Carefully consider the danger in putting a cover on your trailer. Youíre dealing with a great deal of fabric. Itís difficult to see where youíre stepping. One mistake could be life changing/life ending. Iíve done it a few times but decided it wasnít worth the risk.
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Old 10-10-2020, 04:16 PM   #26
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I got the Classic Cover from Walmart. It only lasted 18 months..but they replaced it free. The UV rays just destroyed the cover, you could put your finger through it, but the way I look at it, it is prolonging the life of my TT, and keeping it clean.

People who say you don't need one, don't understand how UV rays cook everything. The sun is going in the windows, and making the TT hotter. So, its better to spend $300 on a cover, than let your expensive TT cook in the sun.

i cover my TT after every trip.
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Old 10-10-2020, 06:15 PM   #27
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We cover our 16XRB with a breathable fabric car cover. It has kept our roof protected for three Michigan winters without a problem. We rake off deep (18+") or heavy snow and watch for ice. Winter winds have not been a problem. The cover protects the roof and about a foot down the four walls and is held in place with eight rope and bungee (to allow movement) tiedowns. Hooks and knots are padded to avoid damage from wind. We keep the roof vent open and three small buckets of damp rid in the trailer. This set-up has worked very well for us so far. Another month or six weeks and we'll be trying it again.
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Old 10-10-2020, 08:14 PM   #28
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We use the Adco Designer Tyvek Plus Wind Cover. We found the best price at rvcovers.com. Fast and free shipping. The covers fit well and have sufficient ties. We used the same style cover when we had a 5-wheel. They have a 3-year warranty and both lasted about three years before they started to wear out.
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Old 10-12-2020, 08:20 AM   #29
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Adco Designer here. NJ winters have been fair to the cover. To prevent them from shredding in the wind, you need to first make sure you get the right size cover for your trailer - too big and you can't get it tight enough. Follow the directions from Adco to measure and order the right one.

Second, wash it thoroughly before you cover it. Dirt and debris will act as sandpaper against the cover and dull the finish. I have a gelcoat Jayco Eagle that's 6 years old now and practically looks new, except one decal that's starting to deteriorate at the edges. If you don't wash the trailer first, the dirt will be in the cover for good.

Third, before you cover it, use pool noodles and other foam to cover any potential rip points. I cover the downspouts, antennas, door stops, step edges - anything that isn't rounded or smooth. Then I put the over on and cinch it down.

Lastly, you NEED to cinch it down properly so there's little to no billowing or movement. There's straps and clips all over to pull it tight against the top, sides, front and back. If the cover is too loose, it will whip around in the wind, which leads to tearing.

If you do these things, you will have a much better time avoiding ripping and have a trailer that looks great for years.
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Old 10-14-2020, 08:42 AM   #30
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Make sure you cover your tires also -UV breaks down the rubber -allow air to circulate under the cover ( all the cover does it protect from UV rays and keep the grim off the paint ) make sure the cover is UV rated. personally i do not use a cover same with my home AC unit it is designed for outside the only thing I do is cover my tires..
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I have an Adco Designer Series cover purchased from Amazon. This is my second Adco cover. The first one was for a different tow-trailer and was too small for my new Jayco. If the wind flaps the cover, it may tear the fabric. I don't think this is unique to the Adco cover. Expecting a cloth cover to withstand flogging is unreasonable. I had to patch the last cover a couple of times. It was about 4 years old when I sold the camper. Adco sizes their covers pretty well. My new camper has a 26' box as measured on the outside including the ladder. The bumper is not covered. The 24-26' Adco cover fits very snug. Measure your box carefully and size accordingly.



I also bought wheel covers to keep the sun off the rubber tires.



Don't listen to the nay-sayers. Its best to keep the sun and weather off your camper when in storage. If the cover last only 5 or 7 years, so what? Get a replacement when the thing wears out. An RV is a big investment and worth protecting.
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