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Old 11-05-2013, 08:17 PM   #1
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Who uses an rv cover for snow protection?

I'm taking delivery of my Sunseeker 2300 in a couple of weeks and was wondering if I should use a cover for the winter. The 2300 will be parked outdoors. I never covered my TT for the 10 years winters I owned it but I have a bit more invested in the 2300. Any thoughts on covering the unit? Pros and cons?

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Old 11-05-2013, 08:35 PM   #2
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I went with the car/RVport, for under $3000 I thought it was a good investment.

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Old 11-05-2013, 08:56 PM   #3
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I've aways put my TT in a storage building. We have over 200 inches of snow to keep off the roof.
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:28 PM   #4
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Where we live covers don't last due to the high winds so a metal carport type would be cheaper for us in the long run. Covers can rub the paint.......


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Old 11-05-2013, 10:58 PM   #5
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This is the first MH for us and we covered our 2860 with a CalMark cover. Not taking any chances with any winter damage.
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:57 AM   #6
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The past 2 Travel Trailers I have owned were always covered during the Winter Months. Special Care needs to be done in order to prevent holes in the cover. Things like your gutter down spouts need to be covered with a tennis ball or pipe insulation. Any areas that the cover could snag on needs to be covered with something to prolong the life of the cover. Unless you can store it indoors or under a carport this is your next best option if you chose to keep it covered.

I spend more time preping the trailer for the cover than actually installing the cover. I just want to get a few years out of the cover so I'll spend the extra time covering items.

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Old 11-06-2013, 07:21 AM   #7
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I never got more that two years out of a cover. I went to indoor storage for the winter.
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Old 11-06-2013, 05:11 PM   #8
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I keep my Sunseeker and toyhauler in a pole building. I did however use a cover on the toyhauler for 2 years. Biggest pain was shoveling the snow off one winter when we got a 2 foot wet snow. Not sure I had to but my dealer suggested I shovel to be sure the roof wouldn't get damaged.
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:21 PM   #9
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I just bought a Camco cover for my 3010. This is the first time I have had to park it outside as I am loosing my current storage building. Hopefully this will be the only winter it sees outside... (Other than our winter camp trips)
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:49 PM   #10
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We just ordered an Addco cover from Campingworld for our 2300 I just couldn't see leaving that much money out in the weather.

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