Originally Posted by stansoper
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.
Is your house made of fiberglass with a gel coat finish? Does your house have a lot of plastic covers on it's roof and fabric awnings. That's a silly comparison. That's like saying why cover your RV tires, you don't cover you car tires do ya?
UV does a number on RV's plain and simple. A good quality cover that breaths and fits well, will keep you RV looking years newer and if there is the possibility of any leaks then it will lessen the possibility of water damage while setting and not being observed closely. I hate dealing with covers, but hate replacing plastic parts decals etc. from UV damage. To each their own.
Dealers want people to see their products, so they wont cover something they wish to sell and send down the road. Full timers have no real choice unless they park under a rigid cover and many do.
My RVs have always looked newer than others (so I'm told by prospective buyers) They have always been covered when not in use. My 2 cents worth.