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Old 08-24-2018, 09:21 AM   #1
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As we head into the first winter with my Microlite 25BHS, I am investigating a cover to protect it during the New England winter. I'm researching different brands of covers (ADCO, PermaPro, etc.), but have a couple questions:

1. Should you also have individual covers for AC units, etc. or does the RV cover provide enough protection?

2. Do you cover the hitch/power jack or just the main box? The battery and propane tanks will be stored in an enclosed area out of the elements.

3. Any suggestions of which cover is best? (this one should provide about 100 opinions )

Thanks!
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Old 08-24-2018, 09:36 AM   #2
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The RV cover is good for anything that's on the roof of the camper. You may need to retract any antennas or lay them flat. You don't need individual covers for ac units, etc. They're typically large enough to compensate for those items.

If your camper is under a roof you probably don't need to cover the tanks or tounge. However, most covers have some extra room and you likely can cover those items (as well as the spare tire) if you want to.

I really like my Adco cover. It's the one with Tyvek on the top. Sides are breathable and the top is mostly waterproof. Purchased off of Amazon and it's available in multiple sizes.

ADCO 34844 Designer Series Gray/White 26' 1" - 28' 6" DuPont Tyvek Travel Trailer Cover https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00T367Z7I..._iGbGBbTHBXV0R
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Old 08-24-2018, 09:42 AM   #3
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The RV cover is good for anything that's on the roof of the camper. You may need to retract any antennas or lay them flat. You don't need individual covers for ac units, etc. They're typically large enough to compensate for those items.

If your camper is under a roof you probably don't need to cover the tanks or tounge. However, most covers have some extra room and you likely can cover those items (as well as the spare tire) if you want to.

I really like my Adco cover. It's the one with Tyvek on the top. Sides are breathable and the top is mostly waterproof. Purchased off of Amazon and it's available in multiple sizes.

ADCO 34844 Designer Series Gray/White 26' 1" - 28' 6" DuPont Tyvek Travel Trailer Cover https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00T367Z7I..._iGbGBbTHBXV0R
This^^^^ I have the same cover and will use it again this year. Remember to poke a hole into a few tennis balls and put them over anything that sticks out from the "box" so as not to puncture the cover.

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Old 08-26-2018, 11:39 AM   #4
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As we head into the first winter with my Microlite 25BHS, I am investigating a cover to protect it during the New England winter. I'm researching different brands of covers (ADCO, PermaPro, etc.), but have a couple questions:

1. Should you also have individual covers for AC units, etc. or does the RV cover provide enough protection?

2. Do you cover the hitch/power jack or just the main box? The battery and propane tanks will be stored in an enclosed area out of the elements.

3. Any suggestions of which cover is best? (this one should provide about 100 opinions )

Thanks!
I use Eevelle Goldline from National RV covers, warrantees up to 5 years depending on type purchased. Had some tears after 2 years, sent in pics, immediately replaced. https://www.nationalrvcovers.com/?ut...t=1RV%20Covers
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One problem I found with covers is they let mice climb up to the side vents for the refrigerator and in my case into the hole to manually operate the bedroom slide. The little buggers got into the side skirting and chewed the wires for my step light and one of the side markers. For the fridge they climbed up to the upper side vent and chewed through the fiberglass screen and made themselves at home.
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One problem I found with covers is they let mice climb up to the side vents for the refrigerator and in my case into the hole to manually operate the bedroom slide. The little buggers got into the side skirting and chewed the wires for my step light and one of the side markers. For the fridge they climbed up to the upper side vent and chewed through the fiberglass screen and made themselves at home.
I use these aluminum fridge vent covers on my 21FBRS: https://www.amazon.com/Camco-Flying-...70_&dpSrc=srch
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I use these aluminum fridge vent covers on my 21FBRS: https://www.amazon.com/Camco-Flying-...70_&dpSrc=srch

I hot glued fiberglass screen to the inside of the vents to keep hornets out. At the time I didn't think about the mice climbing up the inside of the ADCO cover to get to the vents.
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