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Old 08-18-2018, 03:08 PM   #1
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Do any of you cover rv in winter?

I need to find out what cover my Grey Wolf 20RLSE will fit any ideas? Now we do get snow in Lower Michigan but I really didn't want to pay someones mortgage on a cover. need help please
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Old 08-18-2018, 03:16 PM   #2
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Old 08-18-2018, 03:19 PM   #3
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Nope when I lived where there is snow...

And nope...now that I live in the desert of Arizona!

How many people put a canvas cover over their sticks and bricks house!

They are RV's...meant to be outside!
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Old 08-18-2018, 04:55 PM   #4
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Not now that I am back home in Florida.

When I was contracting and living in my RV in North Carolina I didn't cover the RV.

I did have small tarps (about 5' x 9') with 5 ounce fishing weights tie to the grommets and a rope attached to one end. These I used to cover the steps into my toy hauler. In the afternoon after work or before it started to get cold or snow. The rope I would tie to the grab bar. When I got ready to leave for work in the morning I would use the rope to pull the tarp off of the step.

With the tarp over the step you didn't have to worry about having ice on the steps. Of course you do miss out on some really exciting slipping and sliding ( and occasional falls)

If you are using the RV, make sure you buy heat cables to wrap your water hose from the hose bib to the water inlet (also covered with foam tubes).

From experience (total loss of my toy hauler) make sure do make sure that you put rat and mouse poison in the underbelly, close compartments etc.

Rodents will use your trailer to stay warm (without asking for permission) and destroy A/C, heating ducts, wiring, hoses, mattresses, tv, furniture and food.

The insurance company totaled the RV and paid me enough to buy my Arctic Wolf that I have now.
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Old 08-18-2018, 07:28 PM   #5
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I park under trees, so yes, I absolutely cover in the fall and winter. I camp in the fall, but it only takes me a few minutes to cover/uncover for trips.
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Old 08-18-2018, 08:07 PM   #6
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I don’t use a cover and never will unless the cover is the roof of a nice garage. I’m more concerned about abrasion from the cover buffeting in the wind than I am about any potential for damage from snow and ice.
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Old 08-19-2018, 01:21 PM   #7
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I haven't been doing this as long as some but I've been covering my last two RV's to protect from the Minnesota winter's. When it's covered I don't need to worry about inspecting the roof until spring. If you decide to cover it make sure you get a quality custom fit one that will breath.
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Old 08-19-2018, 02:02 PM   #8
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I think that's the real issue. You need a good quality BREATHABLE cover. It will pretend mildew and mold from forming and save you a couple of hours of scrubbing in the spring. If you go cheap (no offense intended to anyone) like buying a plastic tarp, you are asking for issues. My two cents worth.
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Old 08-19-2018, 02:21 PM   #9
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I use a breathable ADCO cover for my class c. I live in the upstate NY area and put the vehicle in a fenced in lot with the cover on from November to about April each year. I also take out the house battery and the chassis battery and put them in the garage at home with a battery tender. Have had no issues for many years.
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Yup...me too here in SW OH! Tell that to ITat above too? For about $300- you can buy a quality abrasion-free cover as we both have...
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