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Old 09-22-2012, 06:40 PM   #1
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Storage of A frame

Hi All,

Was just reading over some horror stories of A frames getting water and mold inside. Some of us don't have the luxury of storing inside, and I don't either.

Two questions passed my mind: one, would an ordinary tarp take care of this, and would a tarp add problems of their own, ....

....and two, what about storing the unit in an open position? This sounds a little crazy, but a high pitched roof has major advantages over a flat roof when raining.


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Old 09-22-2012, 07:44 PM   #2
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Thats a good question, I would like to know the answer to that also.

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Old 09-22-2012, 07:53 PM   #3
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I cover my unit with a tarp and have had no problems and in Florida, with the wind, rain and heat we've had this year, that's a pretty good test. I put an old sheet between the tarp and bubble window to keep it from getting scratched up.
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:11 PM   #4
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A couple years ago we had a popup and it did get water inside thru a vent seal leak. Had to deal with mold on canvas and wood rot.

That's why we got rid of it and purchased the TT. You are right to be concerned...
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:40 PM   #5
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I have head of ALiner owners that swear by keeping the unit popped up when not in use. I'm lucky enough to have a deep garage and a short 2 door Jeep, so with some finagling I can get both in my side if the garage (with literally inches to spare).
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:04 PM   #6
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I have read that people with pop up campers will often cover them with a tarp after placing "swim noodles" on the folded camper. This allows the tarp to do its job while allowing for adequate ventilation. I have also heard of people using 2 by 4's to accomplish the same thing. I store mine in the set up position under a carport. It infrequently goes below freezing here and when it does I use a small electric heater to keep things from freezing.

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