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Old 02-24-2016, 04:51 PM   #1
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Cover for a 17FQ

I'm going to have to keep our new 17FQ at an uncovered storage lot and want to protect it from the brutal Texas sun.

Any recommendations on a good cover?
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Old 02-29-2016, 06:59 AM   #2
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I have a new 17BH living in GA and dealer recommended to clean and treat using the UV roof treatment by Dicor twice a year is best due to moisture concerns with cover. Giving that a shot.. I wanted to cover as well. TX sun probably stronger than GA though...
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Old 03-01-2016, 12:04 AM   #3
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This is the cover we bought on Amazon last fall. Classic Accessories 73163 Overdrive PolyPro III Deluxe Travel Trailer Cover, Fits Up To 20'. It's actually a little big but it does fit. In our dry high altitude climate I'm not worried about moisture issues but am concerned with UV damage.

One issue - with any cover - is any sharp edges will cut through the fabric over time.
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I emailed Dicor when we bought our camper because I wanted to hear what they had to say in regards to their roofs. Their response was to just use their cleaner every 3 months and nothing else.

In regards to a cover, I bought one from camping world and haven't had any issues. As far as sharp edges, the4 edges we have are the roof drains. I bought 1 pool noodle and cut it off in 3" pieces and then slid them over the drains so now the cover is up against a foam noodle instead of a potential sharp edge.

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Old 03-09-2016, 08:37 PM   #5
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Thanks for all the suggestions! I ended up deciding to go with covered storage, should keep the UV effects at a minimum.

Now to figure out how to cover up the vents so the mud daubers don't clog everything up......
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I got these to prevent mud daubers from nesting in the vents:

Camco 42141 Flying Insect Screen - FUR 200 - 2 Pack through Amazon.
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Old 03-10-2016, 07:52 PM   #7
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I got these to prevent mud daubers from nesting in the vents:

Camco 42141 Flying Insect Screen - FUR 200 - 2 Pack through Amazon.
Had to do the same thing, the Camco screens are available for all the openings, furnace, fridge and water heater. Also made screens for the rear bumper, around here any opening will be filled before ya know it by the mud daubers.
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