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Old 09-06-2016, 07:43 PM   #1
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To cover or not cover???

Ok I live in southern wv. I have a 2015 267bhsk. We get snow and cold weather in the winter. Some days are down to below 0. A lot of 20-38. My question is should I start covering up my camper? This is my 3 winter with it and I never have. Just wandering should I do it or not. I have heard good and bad about it. Just needing and wanting some other people's opinions. Thanks

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Old 09-06-2016, 08:03 PM   #2
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I live a lot further north, get lots of snow, ice. I don't as the wind would either rub the surface off or tear the cover into pieces. I don't see my trailer everyday.

If you are parked under trees and can secure or see the trailer to check the cover I would say go ahead.

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Old 09-06-2016, 08:14 PM   #3
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That's exactly what you will hear good and bad.............

The only cover I would use is a metal carport or building. 30 years of camping one cover lasted 6 months windy here, never another. We are about an hour south of Roanoke VA.


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Old 09-06-2016, 08:33 PM   #4
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I agree with the other 2 posts....I also live further north than you and we get snow in Nov and it stays with us till spring melt. I have never covered either and seen many who have who have suffered more damage by covering. Wind will be your worst enemy, and along with wind comes dust particles than can get lodged under your cover and the constant wind will cause some movement. Ours needs a good wash in the spring, gets a good waxing before onset of winter, and in spring is just fine.
Some people swear by their covers but I think factors to consider are wind where you live and humidity levels. Some have to be concerned about sunlight but in winter in northern climates UV rays are not a factor. With regards to snow load...our trailer is stored in a very open area in winter and I check up on it a few times over the winter and the amount of snow on it is minimal. For some reason it just seems to blow off.
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Old 09-07-2016, 12:46 PM   #5
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cover or not

Plastic tarps, grommets and bungee cord hooks can cause damage in windy areas. Nylon covers that are taylored for your rv are much better but cost more. Used a plastic tarp for a few years with popup and tt and did a little cosmetic damage. We are in mid Michigan near the lake and it seems always windy. Used a canvas car port for a few years. That worked great until the township told us we had to take it down. Now we use in-laws barn which is the best if you have indoor storage available to you.
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Old 09-07-2016, 12:49 PM   #6
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I live in the metro area of St. Louis, and I use a breathable cover during the harshest months. Important to have it snugly attached via the undercarriage or damage could occur. Knock on wood, but no problems yet. Covers do keep it cleaner and offer a little protection from the elements.
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Old 09-07-2016, 12:55 PM   #7
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Cover it. Its the UV rays that ruin a rubber roof, not snow or rain. Covering your rig adds years to the life of your roof. Use a good quality cover that allows air flow through it. If you use a tarp, just be sure the res lots of ventilation under it or you' I'm end up with mold and mildew on it and thats not good either.
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Old 09-07-2016, 01:19 PM   #8
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I had mice and moles build nests between the cover and the roof of mine and thank god the ate up through the cover and not down into my rubber roof!!
They climbed up in between the wall and cover so no more covering for me.
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Old 09-07-2016, 01:25 PM   #9
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I also use a cover but I don't have a choice, the FL sun destroys anything in it's path. Haven't had any problems with damage from the cover. Sunbrella is the best fabric made for covers. See my review for Goldline covers in the product review section.
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Old 09-07-2016, 01:31 PM   #10
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I cover mine, living here in Arizona the sun eats up everything. Would rather replace a cover every few years than a roof.

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