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Old 10-21-2015, 08:10 AM   #1
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COVER question again uuuggg

So we camp allot at Copake KOA. Know some people who have seasonal sites. Four with Jaycos purchased from Camping world Kingston. When winterizing there campers the dealer ship told all the Jayco owners at different times not to cover there trailer. The people that have owned other brands have always covered there trailer. They asked me what I would do. I told them I would cover it. I have been covering my camper since 2007 and now I also cover my 2013 Jayco. Why do you think the dealer would tell them not to cover.
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Old 10-21-2015, 08:22 AM   #2
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The Cynic in me says because not covering will lead to their rigs spending more time in the dealers shop for repairs!
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Old 10-21-2015, 10:33 AM   #3
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Probably concerns over using the wrong material (like a tarp) to cover the rig and rubbing a hole in the rubber. Personally I bought a Carolina Carport and park under it at home. Keeps it out of the weather, no rubbing issues, easy access to the camper and always have dry ground underneath it for loading and unloading.
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From my personal experience they say that to save their customers money. In 23 years of owning 2 pop-ups and 2 travel trailers I have never covered any of them. Well that isn't true. The pup that we bought new in '93 had a cover. It was a supposedly "better" Camco cover that shredded in a winter windstorm half way through winter.

The only ill effect I have seen from not covering is faded decals and some oxidization on areas exposed to the sun.

I do cover my wheels (to minimize rust) and my AC unit. Other than that whole covers are a "feel good". Put one on if it makes you comfortable but like an extended warranty, there are better places to put your money.
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Old 10-21-2015, 11:41 AM   #5
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Strange since our owners manual specifically says to cover it.
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Old 10-21-2015, 11:52 AM   #6
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Put me down in the "Cover It" camp.


Where I live, most winter days are above freezing with nights well below. The water finds it's way into the most unlikely places and then the ice tears it apart.


Keeping trickles or standing water off of things is a priority from October through April. You should see what usually happens on the North side of my barn/shop in late March!
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I am covering mine. think it helps to protect it from the elements when not using it. The sun is a trailers enemy among other thing mother nature throws at them. It gives me piece of mind also. And then best of all at the beginning of camping season its clean. Plus I did not get to see it all winter so it is like a new adventure every time.
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The sun is a trailers enemy among other thing mother nature throws at them. And then best of all at the beginning of camping season its clean.
Agreed, cover mine every winter with no ill effects.
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I do cover my wheels (to minimize rust) and my AC unit. Other than that whole covers are a "feel good". Put one on if it makes you comfortable but like an extended warranty, there are better places to put your money.
I was always told the primary function of wheel covers was to prevent UV damage to the rubber... Same reason, among others, I believe in protecting my rubber roof.
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