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Old 06-29-2016, 02:56 PM   #1
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RV Cover for 24R

What make cover works best for the 24R? Our 24R has the full body paint and looks like new now but the California summer sun will change that I am sure. I want to get a good RV cover and am looking for suggestions as to what works and what does not. An online quote for a "custom" made to fit cover was $750 - OUCH.
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Old 06-29-2016, 03:26 PM   #2
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Although I don't have a motor home, check out the ADCO covers from Camping World. I purchased the one for my Cherokee 274DBH and used it a few times. Problem with covers or at least this one is you can't run the air or the refrigerator with the cover on. Oh and those RV covers are a pain to put on, take off and require you to get on the roof to roll them out on the install.
What I'm preparing to do instead is make a custom cover out of 1 5/8 chain link top rail. I went here:
Canopy Fittings and Portable Shelter Connectors and ordered the fittings and tarp to make a cover to fit over my camper. I am planning to go to a local fencing company and have them cut the center sections and legs at 10' each. Since they come in 24' sections, I'll use 8 of the leftover 4' pieces cemented in the ground with the tapered end up for the legs to attach to. I used an online pitch/run calculator to get my measurements right so in the end I'll have a nice cover that even covers the slide when its out. You can add pretty much whatever type of screen or tarp material to the sides for more coverage as you have funds available. Since you don't have hurricanes in your part of the country, this should work well for you and that company is in southern California so you might be able to drive there and get it cheaper without paying shipping. It will cost me around $800 total but cheaper than a portable cover at $2500.

Hope this helps.
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Although I don't have a motor home, check out the ADCO covers from Camping World. I purchased the one for my Cherokee 274DBH and used it a few times. Problem with covers or at least this one is you can't run the air or the refrigerator with the cover on. Oh and those RV covers are a pain to put on, take off and require you to get on the roof to roll them out on the install.
What I'm preparing to do instead is make a custom cover out of 1 5/8 chain link top rail. I went here:
Canopy Fittings and Portable Shelter Connectors and ordered the fittings and tarp to make a cover to fit over my camper. I am planning to go to a local fencing company and have them cut the center sections and legs at 10' each. Since they come in 24' sections, I'll use 8 of the leftover 4' pieces cemented in the ground with the tapered end up for the legs to attach to. I used an online pitch/run calculator to get my measurements right so in the end I'll have a nice cover that even covers the slide when its out. You can add pretty much whatever type of screen or tarp material to the sides for more coverage as you have funds available. Since you don't have hurricanes in your part of the country, this should work well for you and that company is in southern California so you might be able to drive there and get it cheaper without paying shipping. It will cost me around $800 total but cheaper than a portable cover at $2500.

Hope this helps.
I need an actual cover as the RV has to be stored off my property at a commercial storage lot.
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Old 06-29-2016, 03:50 PM   #4
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I need an actual cover as the RV has to be stored off my property at a commercial storage lot.
Ah. Check out the ADCO covers then. You should be able to get one for around $400.
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Ah. Check out the ADCO covers then. You should be able to get one for around $400.
My 24R is stored indoors luckily but when I had my TT outdoors, I got an ADCO from Amazon.

The trick is to get a couple of extension poles to elevate the cover over the RV when covering and removing. An extra person is a bonus but I was able to handle solo, as well.

I picked up a couple of them from Home Depot, in the squeegie section.
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I've used an ADCO cover for the last 4 years and plan to use it again this coming year. Very good covers.
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I've used an ADCO cover for the last 4 years and plan to use it again this coming year. Very good covers.
I just ordered an ADCO Cover #34813. Hopefully I like it. I have heard they are a real pain to install especially since there is no roof ladder on the 24R. I am sure once you do it a couple times you get the process down.
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Is the 34813 for a 24R?
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Is the 34813 for a 24R?
I hope so. It is a general fit for class C 23' to 26' in length. Got it on eBay for $320 including shipping and no sales tax.
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Check out rvcovers.com. They have lifetime warranty
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