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Old 06-13-2016, 12:15 PM   #1
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Covers?

I need suggestions for a cover for our FR Rockwood A122.
Anything special I have to be looking for? Brand? Where to buy it?
I see some on Amazon, but have no idea what will be a good investment.

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Old 06-13-2016, 02:50 PM   #2
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I use a 8X20 foot poly tarp. Actually I just replaced the original single tarp with a double tarp. White one on top to reflect the sun with a grey one underneath to provide total UV shading for the camper. The tarp is held up to prevent rubbing on the front bubble windows with a foam board box and there is a spreader bar in the middle to keep it from draping over the sides and assure air ventilation under the tarps.

The system is attached the the front frame and the rear bumper with bungees. The bungee tension combined with the spacer box and spreader means there is little direct contact with the roof of the camper. It's pretty durable, the just replaced tarp lasted two summers of strong gulf coast sun and had started the "shed" little white flakes this winter due to sun damage.

I am pretty sure that if I'd had the tarp on since I bought the camper I would not be replacing the rear bubble window now. So whatever you do, do cover the camper. If you want a premade cover, the ADCO breathable covers appear to be the best liked.
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Old 06-13-2016, 02:52 PM   #3
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Toughest Tarp I can find anywhere, short of heavy canvas.

Super Heavy Duty Brown Poly Tarps from Tarps Online
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I have never understood why someone would want to cover a RV Put it in overhead coverage, sure, hail, limbs and feet of snow can harm it but other than that, it's built to withstand the elements.


IMO, putting a RV in a cover is a invitation to small critters to find a nice sheltered home in any nook and cranny available.
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Can't speak for others, but down here (FL), the sun will put a beating on stuff pretty quick. A cover helps.
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I have never understood why someone would want to cover a RV Put it in overhead coverage, sure, hail, limbs and feet of snow can harm it but other than that, it's built to withstand the elements.


IMO, putting a RV in a cover is a invitation to small critters to find a nice sheltered home in any nook and cranny available.
Because pine and oak sap almost ruined my last one.
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Old 06-13-2016, 08:01 PM   #7
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I use a light duty 12 x 15 tarp. Overlaps the sides only partial, allows some air flow.
A tarp a year for 4 years, and working great!
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Toughest Tarp I can find anywhere, short of heavy canvas.

Super Heavy Duty Brown Poly Tarps from Tarps Online
Best tarps I have ever owned. I use mine 4'x20' to cover rows of firewood. Very tough tarps. (Brown, 16 mil super heavy duty)
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I have never understood why someone would want to cover a RV Put it in overhead coverage, sure, hail, limbs and feet of snow can harm it but other than that, it's built to withstand the elements.


IMO, putting a RV in a cover is a invitation to small critters to find a nice sheltered home in any nook and cranny available.
Sap, pollen and bird droppings to start with. Then there is the hot Gulf Coast sun that will beat the life out of the most durable materials. And A Frames are definitely not universally made of the most durable materials. Lets look at the bubble window to start with....

It only takes a few minutes to place or remove a tarp, so why not?
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Sap, pollen and bird droppings to start with. Then there is the hot Gulf Coast sun that will beat the life out of the most durable materials. And A Frames are definitely not universally made of the most durable materials. Lets look at the bubble window to start with....



It only takes a few minutes to place or remove a tarp, so why not?

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