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Old 07-02-2011, 07:47 PM   #1
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To cover or not to cover

My brother in law just got a new jayco popup as his 9 year old daughters make a wish for having cancer. We were over visiting today and he asked me if he should have it covered or not. I was told that my jay flight 27bh doesnt need to be because it has a rubber roof. His pop up obviously doesn't have a rubber roof so what should I tell him to do?
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Old 07-02-2011, 10:13 PM   #2
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When we had a pop-up in the early 90's, we owned it about three years and never covered it. However, we live in a mild climate. Hope you neice is doing well.
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Old 07-02-2011, 10:20 PM   #3
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Its a matter of preference. We also had popups in the 90's living in the Midwest and never covered it. In the winter we would cover any vents with plastic wrap to keep the pop-up airtight and keep insects or other visitors out.
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Old 07-02-2011, 10:26 PM   #4
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Thanks for the responses. I will let him know. We live in south east pennsylvania so we get a wide variety of weather.
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Old 07-03-2011, 07:12 AM   #5
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We have a 2010 1206 popup and live in central MA; we were advised by our dealer NOT to cover it, as that would lead to more places for pests to nest. We've just had our worst winter in years (close to 4 feet of snow on top of the roof of the camper for nearly two months!), and it did fine. The only damage was a few decals coming off the sides. I do like rolling condo's idea of covering the vents, though - I think I'll try that when we winterize this fall.
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Old 07-03-2011, 02:53 PM   #6
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Thank you Blumoon. I will pass the info onto my brother in law. I am not jealous of all that snow you got. We had several near misses this year with big storms but never got more than 8 inches at a time.
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Old 07-10-2011, 04:00 PM   #7
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I covered all my pup's and my 19h. If nothing else they keep they roof's clean. Never had any " pest" problem's. We live in southern NH.On the pup's I used 1 of the blue tarps and covered the whole thing with an offical cover that had straps to hold it on.
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Old 07-16-2011, 12:04 PM   #8
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Our pup was never covered before we owned it- and it showed. Other than some minor hail damage, the roof was fine. A good handwash cleaned er' up real nice. However, the a/c unit and the furnace vents had been occupied by wasps. That took some effort to clean up.
I too like the idea of wrapping/securing the 'vents' and related pass-throughs that could cause trouble.
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Old 07-18-2011, 06:58 AM   #9
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tell him to save his $$$ for camping trips .. those covers are a rip off...
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:30 AM   #10
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I cover my 35' TT, so I would definitely cover a pop up because it would be so easy to do. The cover won't cost much either since it's really not very big. The trailer will stay looking nicer, longer with a cover on it.
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