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Old 11-08-2010, 07:58 AM   #11
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We have a 2011 Rockwood 2702ss that well hopefully be delivered this week, we ordered an adco cover from camping world and well be putting it on, I beleive anytime you put cover of any kind (not a Tarp) it only increasing the protection. I have always had covers on my boats, and I well have a cover on this TT too.


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Old 11-08-2010, 08:34 AM   #12
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Firm believer in "no cover."

1) The campers in storage at the RV stores don't use them and they can be there for years.

2) The protrusions (like the gutters you mention) will tear the cover or break off. If the cover tears IT WILL FLAP causing even more damage.
If you do use a cover, you MUST pad large protrusions and your TV/radio antennas with foam and tape it down.
Glue from the tape tends to leave a mess.

3) The cover will move in the wind and wear down the sealant on the high spots like seams and leak over time without constant maintenance.

4) Cheap covers actually trap moisture in northern climates. A breathable cover needs to be used to allow moisture to escape. You will also need to leave some windows open to vent the camper.

5) PITA to get in and out during the off season to do maintenance and inspections. Most are not set up to allow the slides to open while covered. Difficult to find damage until you unwrap for your first camping trip. Being able to go out frequently to run out the slides and awning to check for mold, creatures, and damage is my best argument.

There are even more reasons I suppose.
I just cover the AC unit (and might not even do that this year) to keep the leaves out.

Those who stated the cover keeps the roof clean are right on. I do have to clean the roof annually when I do my Spring Cleaning and roof inspection.


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Old 11-10-2010, 08:35 AM   #13
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I ended up using tennis balls.. Just cut a slit in them and slid them over the gutter extensions. To make sure they stayed I also used thin duct tape to secure them.. Worked great I thought.
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:21 AM   #14
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I use foam pipe insulators just cut them to length slide them over the extentions and then cover.
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:38 AM   #15
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rv cover

I keep mine in a rv shelter it stays clean and dry out of the sun no black streaks.I coverd the ground with tarps so theirs no miostuer underneath the trailer.
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Old 11-15-2010, 05:41 PM   #16
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I fully recommend a cover!
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Old 11-15-2010, 06:04 PM   #17
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4runner, what brand is your rv shelter and how hard was it to set up.

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