Originally Posted by pwrplay
Ok I'll say it.. No Cover. Proper Maintenance works to prevent all the concerns people have with not covering.
-Wax your trailer every year. Makes cleaning much easier ( black marks won't stain the siding and graphics stay looking new)
-Use tire covers if your in daily sun.
-Make sure there are no cracks in any of the caulking and touch up twice a year all around the unit including roof.
- I paid double for each of my vehicles and I don't ever cover either of them.
X2 sort of... If you have really lots of sun and dry conditions, like the west; definitely cover, you will not be able to prevent the UV degradation. If you are out east or humid south, then moisture is your biggest problem, and no cover breathes as well as no cover at all. The EPDM roofs are good for about 10 years. unless you REALLY keep after them, and they are expensive to replace.
These campers are typical of our throwaway society, everything begins to fall apart quicker than you would like. So be prepared to sell or trade-in your unit at 5 or so years OR get really good at repairs DIY.