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Old 03-16-2019, 11:01 AM   #1
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Rolling up and storing the cover after winter?

Looks to be a major PITA.
We had a 70 degree day that got me anxious to uncover the TT. Now we have more snow ;(
Anyways, I'm thinking I'm going to either need a few warm dry days in a row to try to roll it up ON the TT or many warm dry days to roll it up in the yard.
How do you folks using fabric covers attack this problem?
In the yard would be easier but getting dirt, grass, and possible moisture in it concerns me. Lay out a big plastic tarp to work off of?
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Old 03-16-2019, 11:26 AM   #2
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Yes, it is a PITA! Once mine is dry the wife and I take the sides and the ends topside (on the roof), and commence to do the fold overs to eventually get it the size of the storage bag. I then roll it up from the front to the rear, stuff it in the bag and drop it to the ground. When it comes time to cover the TT again I haul it up to the rear topside, take it out of the bag, then roll it out forward and undo the folds. It takes about an hour each way, but it's the easiest way I've found.
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Old 03-16-2019, 04:58 PM   #3
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We have always dropped and folded the cover into a plastic roll-out garbage can with a hinged lid. Takes two people but stays dry.

Reverse the process for putting it back on.
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Old 03-20-2019, 02:53 PM   #4
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Crawled onto the roof and folded and rolled it up. Luckily the storage bag was much bigger than the box the cover came in. It was 55 degrees out and I was sweating the whole time, fighting with that cover.
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Old 03-20-2019, 06:07 PM   #5
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We have always dropped and folded the cover into a plastic roll-out garbage can with a hinged lid. Takes two people but stays dry.

Reverse the process for putting it back on.
X2... Works great!
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:22 AM   #6
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I'll have price out a large lidded garbage can for storage. Then I could store the cover in my shed. Otherwise the ground moles, mice, and squirrels would use it for bedding ;(
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:47 AM   #7
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We have always dropped and folded the cover into a plastic roll-out garbage can with a hinged lid. Takes two people but stays dry.

Reverse the process for putting it back on.
Exactly what I do. Heard about doing that....tried it....and love it. I get everything loose, pull it up from the front, pull up the sides, climb down the back and slowly pull and stuff it into the garbage can, close the lid and it's ready for fall.
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I just stuff it hand over hand into the large bag it came with.
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Old 03-24-2019, 11:52 AM   #9
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On our 26 foot TT, I would just pull the sides up onto the roof, fold it on the roof, and then roll it up. After that, I just put it back into the box that it originally shipped in. Then, up on the shelves in the garage until the next fall. Worked fine for years. Never had any trouble with mold or anything growing on the cover. Of course, do this on a dry day after the cover has been dry for a while. I also sometimes laid it all out on the driveway, but over time found it just as easy to do it without taking it off the TT. For bonus points, remember which way you took it off and its then easy to put on the next fall.
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We have always dropped and folded the cover into a plastic roll-out garbage can with a hinged lid. Takes two people but stays dry.

Reverse the process for putting it back on.
X2
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