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Old 10-22-2012, 05:54 PM   #1
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I'm plodding along on the winterizing, doing a bit here and there. I'll store it outside this winter; the garage I rented last year was getting too expensive.
Gonna use an ADCO cover and needed to do something to keep the camper's sharp corners from tearing it. Following a tip from the forum, I'm making corner pads from sections of foam pipe insulation and holding them on with 2" blue painters tape. I'll see if it holds all season. If it leaves a residue ill clean it with Goo Gone.

I also made covers for the fridge vent area from half-inch foam board. Will cut a piece to cover the Cool Cat's exterior grill too.
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:11 PM   #2
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Neat job on the corner protection!
Question time:
Are you planning on using padding of some sort to protect the bubble windows from scratching under the cover? Or would that even be necessary?

Are you using that metal outlet cover for the AC condensation drain underneath?
Looking forward to your future posts for chronicling your process/progress. It's getting to be that time of year.
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:23 PM   #3
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I've been hoping someone on the forum would have an idea about protecting the bubble window. I suppose I could tape a chunk of old bedsheet over it before putting the cover on. I haven't taken the cover out of the box yet so I don't know what the inner layer of it is like, whether soft or abrasive.

I did put the cover plates back on the A/C drain and the drain in the fridge area. Those drains are pretty flimsy; a creature would have no trouble popping out the perforated center.
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:50 PM   #4
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Thanks for pointing out the corners. I'm double tarping my rig so any movement will be against the inside tarp. The tarp underneath will be smaller then the tarp above it. I'm using a plastic table cloth from the dollar store to cover the bubble windows, the material is very smooth and with the 3 later protection, it shouldn't scratch the surface. Make sure to give a good cleaning before covering.

I like the ideas I get from this forum, awesome!
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:17 PM   #5
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Winterized and put the cover on Yesterday. I was a bit depressed.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:21 PM   #6
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Winterized and put the cover on Yesterday. I was a bit depressed.
And we probably have to store our motorcycles next. I feel your pain.
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:57 AM   #7
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And we probably have to store our motorcycles next. I feel your pain.
Warm week here. Went for a motorcycle ride on Saturday. Looks like we can get out on a ride this Saturday. Might be the last.
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I also plan to cover up the camper this week. Was really hoping for one more campout but not gonna happen.
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I had plans for getting out one last time this upcoming week but the last two weeks have been cold and rainy. A winter storm warning (somehow they always manage to predict those accurately) sealed the deal and I very reluctantly covered her over and wrapped approximately seven miles of rope around the whole affair three days ago.
She now sits covered in snow.

My off-season projects will include:
-shivering
-wishing for spring
-(there may be more of my ongoing experimentation to build the perfect hot buttered rum...)
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I also plan to cover up the camper this week. Was really hoping for one more campout but not gonna happen.
Hi, I'm new to the forum and hope this the appropriate spot for this question.. I am getting ready to winterize our A122 a-frame. I want to buy a winter cover and have a question about size of cover to get.. Most ADCO tyvek covers say they come in an 85" width. Our A122 measures at 86 inches wide . .If you have an A122 and have a winter cover, what size fits? Thanks ..
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