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Old 05-08-2013, 10:07 AM   #1
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RV Cover???

My wife and I recently purchased our first TT. We are very excited and love it so far! However, I am somewhat OCD about maintanence and keeping things is tip top shape. With that said, I am wondering if I should purchase a full cover for our new purchase. Do any of you more experienced campers have an opinion on the matter? If so, what should I look for in a cover and where can I purchase one?
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:10 AM   #2
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New TT owner here as well. You can get them from WalMart, Camping World, or from Amazon or your favorite internet retailer. I'm planning on getting one before we park ours for the winter.
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:01 PM   #3
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Congrats’ on the trailer! My first thought is don’t cover it, use it!
I think they’re a good idea. Kind of a hassle to put on but it gets easier the more times you do it. Once it’s on it’s not so easy to get in and out of the camper(at least ours) and I do about 4 times a week. I think it keeps the camper safer from thieves as well as protect it from the enviorment.
I keep mine on for about 3 months during the winter the rest of the year the trailer is either on the road or ready to leave in a week or two. I have a hard time putting the cover on for two weeks or less.
Ours is an ADCO, one of their better models, but the material is still cheap. Before covering I put plastic or rubber or cardboard covers over any protrusion(rain spouts, awning mechanism, door stop……)
If I had the land and the money I would build a shed/barn but the cover works for now.
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:50 PM   #4
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We cover ours in the winter.. Its nice and clean in the spring when we take it out as it was a week ago or so. Cover the rain spouts and anything else that may damage the cover.. we use tennis balls. good luck and enjoy.
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My wife and I recently purchased our first TT. We are very excited and love it so far! However, I am somewhat OCD about maintanence and keeping things is tip top shape. With that said, I am wondering if I should purchase a full cover for our new purchase. Do any of you more experienced campers have an opinion on the matter? If so, what should I look for in a cover and where can I purchase one?
We looked into a cover. Talking with other RV owners some say that the covers can rub the finish on the RVs. We decided in a Metal pole building.
Ours is 15' tall x 18' wide and 36' long. You can check out the following web site: Pole Buildings | Steel Pole Buildings | Newmart Builders Inc.
We went straight to the Newmart Builders and purchased it. It took the contractors (3 persons) 3 1/2 hours to set up
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:38 PM   #6
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Congrats & welcome...............

Just one opinion..... where we live the wind would destroy the camper finish & cover in a year or less....................

So no cover for us just a waste of money............. personally if you plan on keeping a camper a metal cover (building) would be cheaper in the long run.... build it bigger as there probably will be a next bigger one in a few years.........

Ours went 22' ..... 22' ......26'......... 36'...................


A friend of our bought a cover cover for his trailer used it once (40') when he took it off he pulled up the trash can & off to the dump it went................. I have have car covers but they work best in the garage.......... Don't work well outside.

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Old 05-08-2013, 06:46 PM   #7
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We have a cover for The Beast and this last winter I'm sure glad we did. We had a tree come down in a storm and the branches brushed against the trailer and tore the cover in several places. Without it, we would have God awfull scratches down the sides. The cover saved The Beast. A good investment indeed.
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We looked into a cover. Talking with other RV owners some say that the covers can rub the finish on the RVs. We decided in a Metal pole building.
Ours is 15' tall x 18' wide and 36' long. You can check out the following web site: Pole Buildings | Steel Pole Buildings | Newmart Builders Inc.
We went straight to the Newmart Builders and purchased it. It took the contractors (3 persons) 3 1/2 hours to set up
One other note, we added a 4x4x8 treated post to each corner of the shed. I set each post 3' deep hole and 1 bag of concrete per hole and drilled two holes per post and bolted them to the shed. That took a lot of the sway out of the shed. Before I added the post the rating of the shed was 130 mph winds and 30 lbs snow load.
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We have a v-nose trailer so we had to order a custom cover to get a good fit. We have covered it for two winters and have no affects from rubbing. I do admit, we park it where the north wind cannot get to it behind our barn. Before you ask--the barn isn't tall enough to park inside. Built it before I ever thought I would own a trailer. Tennis balls on the downspouts. I'm glad we made the investment. Make sure your cover can "breathe".
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One other note, we added a 4x4x8 treated post to each corner of the shed. I set each post 3' deep hole and 1 bag of concrete per hole and drilled two holes per post and bolted them to the shed. That took a lot of the sway out of the shed. Before I added the post the rating of the shed was 130 mph winds and 30 lbs snow load.
Great idea ......... I swear there are times (often) that the wind here in SW VA gets close to the 130....... the joy of living on a hill top......
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