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Old 11-06-2012, 05:47 PM   #1
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Ready for winter...almost

We have the camper winterized just no cover yet(still debating whether or not to get one).Also I want to be absolutely sure the storage place is alright. We have it in our back yard on concrete blocks about 2 or 3 inches thick. we think we might get a cover.Is there anything wrong with the winter placement?Also any input on the cover?Thanks
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:41 PM   #2
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:57 PM   #3
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I think covers are nice but a pain. I want a shelter instead.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:08 PM   #4
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We have the camper winterized just no cover yet(still debating whether or not to get one).Also I want to be absolutely sure the storage place is alright. We have it in our back yard on concrete blocks about 2 or 3 inches thick. we think we might get a cover.Is there anything wrong with the winter placement?Also any input on the cover?Thanks
The biggest element of age and wear is probably the sun. It fades and dries plastic to brittle failure. It fades paint and exterior graphics not to mention the interior coloring of fabrics and flooring. Its best to cover but if you do you must be careful about projections on slides, corners etc. The prevent of flapping damage to paint and cover is to strap it down securely. The straps the makers provide are of little use by themselves. You can add some thin 1" or 1/1/2" wide belting maybe three times around the girth. Since its in you back yard you can watch it and add more if necessary. Typical cover come off over a foot in the winds and smash back, lots of damage. If you strap it right, no sun and no whip damage.
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Old 11-10-2012, 03:23 PM   #5
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Should I close all the drains with the stoppers or leave them open?I don't know if antifreeze can evaporate and if this would stop it.sorry if this sounds dumb but I'm new to this haha.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:02 PM   #6
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IMO leave them open. Air contracts and expands with the temp and I'm thinking your lines could collapse causing cracks, or expand and crack.
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