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Old 08-12-2012, 09:08 AM   #1
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Need a trailer "storage" cover recommendation...

After watching the finishings deteriorate on the outside of the trailer over the last year or so (plastic fading/chalking, decals fading and peeling, dicor drying hard and chalky, rubber drying and shrinking, etc), it's obvious that I need a way to hide this white elephant from the weather as it's just not standing up to it well.

I already have tire covers to help stave of the ozone/sun checking and i honestly expected the exterior to hold up better. About the only thing not looking older than it's age is the fiberglass side panels. Even the frame is showing rust breaking through the finish....



First/best choice would be inside storage but inside storage is not an option, no place for it around these parts. The trailer has to sit outside.

Next best would be an "awning" but that will disappear in the first wind storm, no matter if it's fabric metal or whatever. Lots of people have tried everything from metal awnings set in concrete to "fabric style" garages. They all end up balled up in the woods somewhere or imbedded in your neighbors windshield/house walls.

Building an RV "barn" is cost prohibitive and to be honest, I can't stomach the thought of spending another 20 grand on a building just for this thing to sit in. Nor can my wallet support it.

So, process of elimination says it's a cover if I want nurse it along long enough for it to last for the ten years or so we were expecting from it when we bought it.

Ten years. Yeah, right. "Naive" is the word that comes to mind....p!$$e$$ me off......but we're stuck with it or take an absolutely HUGE loss and end up paying for years still on a trailer we wouldn't even own anymore....

300-500 bucks is a palatable amount for a cover, but I'll go higher for a higher quality cover. Really have no idea on prices, just starting to "Google it" now.

I'll be covering things like drain gutters and corners to prevent ripping of the cover or chaffing of the trailer. Tennis balls and cling plastic works wonders on these things. Stuff like the radio antennae can just be unscrewed.

Rain proof but breathable is prefered. I'd also like an access door in the cover to get in to the trailer.

Custom fit the my 831rlbss would be best, but I'm a realist and know I'm going to end up with a general one size fits all deal because of scale of economy (IE; there's not likely to be an 831RLBSS specific one available).

So. anyone have a recommendation?

Please, no smart alec answers like "yeah, don't get one".....my sense of humor for this rig is pretty much gone out the window with the hopes of my getting value for my dollar out of it....
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:53 AM   #2
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anyone have any experience with these?

SafeGuard Premium Travel Trailer Cover 33-35 ft 3-Ply - Grey

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http://www.campercoversonline.com/traveltrailercovers

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http://www.nationaldiscountcovers.co...ode=GLRVTT3234
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This is what I purchased and is is great.

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Don't forget tennis balls for the rain gutters and foam noodles for sharp corners.
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Don't forget tennis balls for the rain gutters and foam noodles for sharp corners.
already mentioned those....but thanks anyways.
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Pretty sure he was trying to be helpful with his post about tennis balls and noodles. No need to be short with those whom YOU asked for help from.

Good luck with your hunt for a cover.
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Pretty sure he was trying to be helpful with his post about tennis balls and noodles. No need to be short with those whom YOU asked for help from.

Good luck with your hunt for a cover.
I wasn't being short. I simply said i already mentioned them and thanked him for his input.

Maybe YOU should not put your personal interpretation on a simple posting.

Now, can we get back to being civil and discussing trailer covers please?

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anyone familiar with the Goldline Covers?
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We purchased a CalMark cover. Found their ad in the back of a Good Sam magazine. Custom made to your trailer; 6 year warranty as opposed to most that have 1 or 2 year. A little pricey but based on warranty life it would work out about the same if you had to replace the off the shelf covers. They sent me a sheet to fill in with dimensions and then I added my own drawing with measurements since my trailer is a v-nose and their drawing is for the more traditional shape. We had it covered last winter and it worked great.
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anyone familiar with the Goldline Covers?
I bought a Goldline last fall & used it last winter (about 7 months) on my 2104. It's very light, allows good access to the camper, and there was no scuffing or damage from it upon removal in the spring. I'm happy with it.
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