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Old 11-21-2014, 06:17 AM   #1
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Camper Protective Covers

Hi---My RV dealer suggested that a cover is not really needed and cited their lot full of uncovered campers and RVs. I have to think that with all the snow and ice it PA a cover would be helpful at protecting our 2012 Jayco 154 BH. Do folks generally recommend covers over the winder season? If so, an particular brands? Thank you.
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Old 11-21-2014, 03:32 PM   #2
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Good question I have a cover that is about 15' too long that I plan to get rid of because of that. But do I replace it. Just outside of Chicago
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Old 11-21-2014, 03:38 PM   #3
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It rains all winter long here, so I think that a cover is well worth it. Keeps the trailer clean at least.
Dealers cant really cover all the trailers in their lot if they are trying to sell them, so that argument means nothing.
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Old 11-21-2014, 04:02 PM   #4
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I just bought an Adco Designer Series for my HTT. I used to have an old PUP that never got covered and it got beat up looking over the winter.
We can get an awful lot of snow here and I was more concerned with keeping the snow out of the AC unit.
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Old 11-21-2014, 06:43 PM   #5
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Turns out I purchased a cover today online. I thought the $225 investment can only help. I thought about the snow and ice piling up on my camper. The cover will allow much easier sweeping with a broom to clear the snow. It's breathable which I hear is important. I agree with earlier post, it's not feasible for the RV dealer to cover all RVs so their position is that it's not needed. As for me, I hope to keep my rig for years and need to protect it where possible. Thanks for the responses.
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Old 11-23-2014, 07:29 PM   #6
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I was told the same thing when I asked about a cover. I researched and, despite still being uncertain, ordered a cover from Amazon. It should be here tomorrow.
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Old 11-23-2014, 07:51 PM   #7
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Cover it, I have been covering my campers since 2007 . It protects them from the snow and ice. But also from the suns UV rays and other weather related problems. Also protects it from bird droppings tree sap and leaves. I would recommend getting a proper fitting cover. Just get pool noodles or foam pipe insulation to cover any sharp corners. Or you will find holes in your cover.
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Thanks, Donedroolin. I appreciate seeing other folks ideas on this subject.
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Old 12-01-2014, 07:29 PM   #9
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This is my first year using a cover. My previous TT was a cheaper investment and we knew it was not going to be our last choice. We hope this White Hawk is our last. As far as putting it on, I looked at the You Tube videos demonstrating how to put an ADCO cover on (our is ADCO). I started doing it the way they suggest and it just didn't make sense. They recommend you start from the back and drag it across the roof to the front. My TV antenna and the FM antenna both point to the back when down. How was I gonna drag it over them without snagging. Then, since my ladder is on the back, how was I going to get down? Made more sense to go front to back. It worked fine, although a lot of hard work getting it up on top.
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Old 12-01-2014, 07:42 PM   #10
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The only thing with covers is I worry that they will act like sand paper on the roof when the wind blows and there is any movement. I would rather just cover the AC dog house and clean the roof good in the spring.
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