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Old 11-26-2012, 11:18 AM   #1
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Camper Cover

I need some advice on which to order, I have a A102 (10ft) and wonder what camper cover to choose.
1. Do I get the 8-10ft or the 10-12ft camper cover?
2. What brand or type of cover works best?
3. Is the SFS aqua shed by ADCO good?

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Old 11-26-2012, 01:03 PM   #2
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When I was looking for a cover for my A Frame, I went to Camping World's web page on ADCO covers and got all the answers I needed to make a desision on what type of cover to get and how to measure my camper for the proper fit. It would be one place to start looking. Good Luck.
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:15 PM   #3
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This is my first winter with my ADCO cover but two or three others on the forum used them last year and I think they were happy with them. I bought my cover based on their recommendations. I have the standard 12-foot long camper body, A128, and I got the size marketed as the 12 - 14 foot size. Based on that I'd guess the 10 - 12 foot size would fit yours, but I think the safest thing would be to follow backpacker3's advice and see the measurement instructions on Camping World's site.
I can't yet evaluate the aqua shed feature, won't know till spring, but I like that my cover came with three buckle straps and two ropes so it is well tied down. It also came with a bag to store it in next spring. It's labeled front and back so no guessing if it's on right.
There's photos of my unit in the forum thread "Getting ready to put the cover on".
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:01 PM   #4
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Thanks for all the info! The foam on the corners is a good idea! I was also told putting a dog flea collar in the vents areas helps deter insects.
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Dog flea collars! Thanks for that idea. Someone suggested cotton balls soaked in peppermint oil and left in 4 or 5 places inside would keep rodents out. Evidently rodents prefer Old Spice (grin).
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My sister sent me my Christmas present early, she surprised me with an ADCO cover...cant wait to get it and try it on. She said Camping World had them on sale for 79- for their Black Friday special....for now, my trailer is snug in the shop!
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Our ADCO will finally get tested. The 12-hour blizzard begins!
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Winter...sigh.
That's a Carver cover by the way.
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Winter...sigh.
That's a Carver cover by the way.
Don,
I notice you are pulling with a Wrangler Unlimited. How is the towing with that? I have a 2006 Grand Cherokee. I heard the two vehicles use the same platform. I wonder how they compare?
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Hi Tinsu.

When I first joined this forum (and after my maiden voyage with the T10RD) I wrote a somewhat lengthy review of the whole mess including my observations of how the Wrangler performed.
That can be found here if you're really bored and wish to be more so:
http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...empster-highwa

The short version: Wranglers suck at towing. They're not really meant for it and have a max tow weight of 3500 pounds (that's for the 4 door versions only). I'm pretty sure the Grand Cherokees have a higher capacity, do they not?

But having said that, I did manage to haul my 1750 pound RV from southern Alberta all the way up to the Arctic Circle in the Yukon and back down to northern Manitoba and came out little the worse for wear.

As Inspector Callahan once said: "A man's got to know his limitations", and if you keep them in mind, the Wrangler will get the job done.
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