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Old 09-09-2015, 02:24 PM   #11
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I knew I wouldn't be able to use my TT all summer because of new babies so I covered it to protect it from the Vegas sun. It has survived our harsh wind storms and has been worth the investment. If you buy a high quality cover and make sure you fit right you should be able to get a few years out of it. For me the $400 cover was cheaper that the extra grand/year I would have had to pay for a covered space at the storage lot.


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Old 09-09-2015, 05:25 PM   #12
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I had tossed that thought around myself. Cover or not? Decided, Go south for winter and back north in spring!

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Old 09-10-2015, 07:42 AM   #13
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We covered out old Flagstaff every winter,,, lots a work for 2 old folks,,, but I felt better with it being covered here in the snow belt,,, We did loose one to a real bad hail storm with 80 to 90 mph winds,,, it stayed in place,,, but was full of holes,,, Ins replaced it for us !!!

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Old 09-10-2015, 08:50 AM   #14
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I have own three 5er and none have been covered or will be covered. I have seen the damage done to an RV when it has been covered such as rubbing of the paint and the side wall material by a cover flapping in the breeze or strap.

My other augment against RV covers is; If the trailers required a cover do you not think that the manufactures would not offer such attachment to cover the units and make extra profit on these attachments. Do the manufactures store the finish trailers on dealer lots under RV covers in the winter months? Do full timers cover their unit in the winter months?

To me the best thing to do to your RV is wash and wax the unit and clean the roof and treat this with the proper materials for what ever roof material you have. This is what will prolong the life of your trailer.

Marketing people can write all sorts of words to impress people on the needs for such an item and the why you must have this!
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Old 09-10-2015, 09:11 AM   #15
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I wash and wax our 5er twice a year and keep it in covered locked storage. Does not see daylight until we take it out. I have done this for the last 6 RV's I have owned. The decals stay fresh looking along with not worrying about water damage. Yes it is expensive to rent storage but I have always gotten too dollar when trading due to condition. Also peace of mind that it is secure from those wanting to break in. Don't have to cover in the south. We are lucky if we get cold weather much less snow.
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Old 09-10-2015, 01:19 PM   #16
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Do you cover your house in the winter? How many covers do you see on RVs at the dealers? I don't use one. Think it is a waste of money.
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Old 09-10-2015, 01:37 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by stansoper View Post
Do you cover your house in the winter? How many covers do you see on RVs at the dealers? I don't use one. Think it is a waste of money.
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Old 09-10-2015, 02:04 PM   #18
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I have one in the attic, tried it twice and both times we received more damage either from the cover rubbing in the wind or to the cover rubbing in the wind, it does not matter how much you tie it down it just finds a way of moving, either go south or make sure you check the sealing points.
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Old 09-10-2015, 04:27 PM   #19
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How about the A/C?

How about the Air Conditioner Unit? Get a cover for it for storage?

That is if I don't use a complete coach cover....
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Old 09-10-2015, 05:13 PM   #20
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Last winter we had inside storage. This year outside. Unit is a 2015 Rockwood Sig Ultra Lite 5er 8289 ws. I'm reading these posts and deciding that a cover is not needed, but even if it was, I'm not sure how this 70 year old man could put it on. I could see covering the wheels but not until we are in Florida this winter.

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