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Old 09-07-2016, 11:48 AM   #1
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Is it kosher to wrap my travel trailer in vinyl tarps for winter storage outside?

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Old 09-07-2016, 11:53 AM   #2
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i would never do that, 1. wind blowing will eventually scratch the TT, 2nd vinyl tarps don't really keep water out. and i have seen mildew grow under a tarp.

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Old 09-07-2016, 11:54 AM   #3
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You will trap moisture and cause mildew. If you want to cover your RV get a proper RV cover.

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Old 09-07-2016, 11:55 AM   #4
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no, If you want to cover it, get an RV cover that fits your TT. Having a trap flap around in the wind could damage the sides.

I leave ours next to our house and never covered it and never ran into any issues with the snow, rain, etc. on the roof. Think about it, dealers don't cover them on their lots, the manufacture doesn't cover them either while they sit there to be transported.
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Old 09-07-2016, 11:55 AM   #5
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We had mold and mildew on our popup from the tarps.
That's why we'll never use them again. RV covers are breathable.
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Old 09-07-2016, 12:08 PM   #6
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Bad Idea. Just leave it uncovered much better !!!!!!!


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Old 09-07-2016, 12:08 PM   #7
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We use an RV cover. I also wrap 7 lines over the top of the trailer, from front to back, completely around the trailer to keep the cover from flapping in our high central Canadian winds. I pad each line at all corners with pipe insulation foam. Finally I place 6 old tires on the roof to prevent the roof of the cover from flapping at all. I have NO rub marks of decal damage. The trailer looks like new. I do hand wax it before I put it away.

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