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Old 01-06-2019, 09:51 AM   #1
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High winds vs cover...

Planning on putting cover on today but just learned winds 30-50 mph tonight with gusts to 90! Should I wait until less windy? Id hate to shred a brand new cover. Thoughts?
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Old 01-06-2019, 11:40 AM   #2
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Yes, wait!

Actually wait for a very calm sunny day with no wind or rain in the forecast. Allow yourself plenty of time to install it properly,
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Old 01-06-2019, 01:44 PM   #3
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Actually if you don't wait and you just go for it you could put the video on YouTube and possibly become an internet sensation...

'Man vs trailer cover'

Or

'The trailer cover challenge'

Then again... Maybe not..
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Ever been parasailing?? I put mine on with 10-15mph gusts and almost got blown off the roof with the cover. I'd wait.
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I wasnt planning on covering it during the wind storm.
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My covers usually take a little damage each windstorm but don’t get destroyed until about the 5th year when the fabric quality has started to decay.
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My covers usually take a little damage each windstorm but dont get destroyed until about the 5th year when the fabric quality has started to decay.


Thanks. Really good to know.
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Probably a little late now, but wind isn't a problem. Debris is, so the answer is; It depends... If the cover were a full wind version (Elements or the like), I would have covered it vs have it get sandblasted. If the cover was a lesser model, I would wait, unless the storage was in an area where the sandblasting would be horrific. The cover is cheaper than the exterior finish. If there was no dirt/sand/gravel anywhere near it, I would wait. If the trailer was pretty dirty; I would wash it and cover it, or I would wait.
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Ditto those that said wait for a VERY calm day to put the cover on. Trying to do it even on a day with 10 ~ 15 mph winds could be a big problem. The cover catches wind and it's like a big sail.
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