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Old 06-09-2012, 10:10 AM   #1
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Question Covers for Storage

This winter coming up will be my first winter with storing travel trailer. How difficult is it and are there any tips that can be suggested about putting the cover on your trailer? I know they're not light and have seen some devices you can buy to hoist your cover to the top of trailer provided you have an attached ladder (which I don't have).
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:21 AM   #2
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I just push mine up at one end and then get on the roof and walk it, actually unroll it, from one end to the other. If it is folded right then I unfold from the middle to sides and let it fall.

It's not that heavy but just bulky.

I only do it for the winter as it is a pain during the summer to put on and take off. I also can't use the slides if the cover is on.
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:16 PM   #3
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They are a PIA to put on but well worth the effort in protecting the outside. If you have the raingutter that hang off the sides, you may want to put something over them. I used those swimming pool noodle things that helped, but eventually it ripped through and now the cover is toast. Need to replace cover now and will probably just cut the gutters off so it will not rip-apart another $400 cover.

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Old 06-10-2012, 08:41 AM   #4
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I keep my cover on at all times. It only takes me 20 minutes to get it on/off. It's a heavy sucker, but I just throw it over my shoulder and climb up the ladder with one hand (not as easy at it sounds; haha) As one of the posts above said, if you fold it right when you take it off, it basically unfolds itself. I think it's well worth it, but as previously stated, you have to cover ALL sharp edges, as they will most definitely wear holes in the cover.
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Old 06-10-2012, 02:27 PM   #5
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I f you have corner drain extensions get some plastic tennis or baseballs, cut holes and stick them on, prevents the corners of the cover from tearing. Larry
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i use tennis balls over the drain extensions to keep the cover from getting torn
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Thanks everyone for your replies. I will make a note of your suggestions when putting my cover on.

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