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Old 11-07-2016, 09:05 PM   #1
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This is a friends first TT, they believe this is necessary. I know this is a bad idea. Please help me compile a list of reasons why you don't want to do this. TT does not leak so no need to cover for that reason. Click image for larger version

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Old 11-07-2016, 09:12 PM   #2
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Travel trailer Ala Mold.

Tarps like that do NOT allow for air calculation, this promotes mold growth.

How ever if the area has high winds then the tarp will just buff the finish to a high shine before it rips to shreds and mold has a chance to set in.
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Mold and Mildew

Plus when windy, tarps may rub on the trailer's surfaces causing damage. RV covers don't do that or promote mold and mildew.
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Old 11-07-2016, 09:21 PM   #4
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Travel trailer Ala Mold.

Tarps like that do NOT allow for air calculation, this promotes mold growth.

How ever if the area has high winds then the tarp will just buff the finish to a high shine before it rips to shreds and mold has a chance to set in.
By the looks of the tank cover they have a mold issue to start with! Youroo! !
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Old 11-07-2016, 09:25 PM   #5
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By the looks of the tank cover they have a mold issue to start with! Youroo! !
I thought it was just dirt, youroo may be right...
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Old 11-07-2016, 09:31 PM   #6
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This is a friends first TT, they believe this is necessary. I know this is a bad idea. Please help me compile a list of reasons why you don't want to do this. TT does not leak so no need to cover for that reason. Attachment 124888
They should forget the tarp and buy a carport cover that matches the wood lattice under the tongue.
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Old 11-07-2016, 10:39 PM   #7
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Bad bad bad....that tarp will do more harm than anything else. For reasons others mentioned. Moisture will get trapped, it will move around.
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Looks like he is in a campground. Did he buy it sitting there? If so, it survived until he purchased it without that "wrap". He cannot even get in easily to inspect occasionally!
He has built a perfect spot for all kinds of bugs and spiders to survive the winter. Mice, snakes, raccoons, opossums, squirrels, skunks will love it under and in the trailer.
As stated, mold/mildew factory.
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Totally the wrong color tarp!! Should of used a blue tarp, even green would of been better.
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