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Old 03-08-2015, 02:21 PM   #1
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Covers for hot (!) climates

I've just purchased a new Silverback 5th wheel. I live in Phoenix, so I want to protect the unit, especially the roof, from the sun. The unit will be covered while stored in the lot. I had thought about an ADCO cover, but in doing on-line research there seems to be a real distinction between covers designed for rainy climates and those that are hotter and less rainy.

I'd appreciate recommendations on covers, whether the places that the straps meed the fabric need reinforcement, easiest way to put on and take off the cover, how tight/loose should it be (do I need to buy a cover much bigger than my unit)? Lots of good information on older forums about covering downspouts and areas where things protrude. Sadly for me, most people seem to cover only when their season ends; mine doesn't really end here.

Anything you'd care to help me with would be appreciated.
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I installed my cover last fall by myself, as it was a calm day. An extra couple of hand is always nice.

When I removed my cover last spring I pulled the cover up to the roof. Making a long snake like shape running the entire roof of my camper.

Then had a 30 gallon garbage can at the back of my camper and started feeding the cover into the can. Stored that way until this past fall.

To cover the camper I just pulled the top of the cover outta the garbage can from the back up to the roof to the front of the camper. Threw over the sides n strapped her down.

I do cover for the winter so..
I do a lot of prep work before covering and a fair amount tweaking after its covered. Also I check on my cover several times while its covered.

Tennis balls for the down spouts. Pipe foam( for wrapping pipes) on the corners and under the max-air covers. Anything that sharp gets covered or padded.
I dont like a loose fit so I try to tuck everything to its fairly taunt, but not too tight .
If its too loose it could start chafing.

Im very happy with the way this cover has worked out so far.
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