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Old 02-28-2008, 11:44 AM   #1
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Cover for RV worth it?

I am about to close on a deal for an 8313SS. I wonder if an RV cover is really worth it. I will have to park an RV in storage outdoors when I do not use it. Is the cover really protective of damage? Is it easy to get on and off? Thanks for you help....I am a rookie about to buy his first RV.

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Old 07-07-2009, 01:59 PM   #2
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Did you ever get any replies from your question?

I'm curious because I'm picking up my 2009 2306 on Friday morning and would love some advice on winter storage if I have to leave it in my driveway.


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Old 07-07-2009, 02:54 PM   #3
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First off to FRF. When it comes to covers it's a personal preference. If you store your unit where debris such as leaves, pine needles or any amount of flying dust then a cover is definitely a great way to keep your unit clean and protected. It should be a breathable type so moisture is not trapped within the unit. As for how easy they are to put on and remove I'm sure others that use a cover each year will tune in. The bigger they are I'm sure the more work they are.
Personally I don't use one only because I use my unit during the off season as an escape to for football games.


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Old 07-08-2009, 04:56 AM   #4
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I have an 8318 (and had a 2601 prior). For both I have always used a cover between uses. I do live in FL and it is stored where it is partially under trees. Yeah, it is a pain to put on and take off, but there is nothing like putting it away for a couple weeks or months and then coming back to the camper, uncovering it, and it still looking like it did when I cleaned it and parked it.

I do try and plan when I will take the cover off since we do get some rains in FL. When it is raining or the cover is wet it gets harder to remove the cover. So, I try and judge the weather so I take it off when it is as dry as possible.

Others have mentioned that they get some chaffing..I have been fortunate and have not had that issue.
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Old 07-08-2009, 10:29 AM   #5
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We have a 296 and last year was the first year that we covered, we always covered our older model but everyone had mixed suggestions on the newer model,,

We are on a permanent site and dont get up to check on it in the winter, so we decided to cover and am sure glad that we did...It keeps everything so much cleaner.. I was always worried about a tree limb coming through the sky light and not finding the damage til spring..we purchased ours through camping world, and were very pleased,,,

Removing and installing was no big deal,, just make sure any sharp edges are padded.

good luck and congrats on your new trailer
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:36 PM   #6
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I'm looking at buying a cover too for my 5th wheel as it will be outside in the woods for the winter. Talked to the roof company and they said as long as it gets air inside it should be ok. Talked to a RV dealer and they said it would help protect the unit.

It has been mention it may leave marks on the unit from rubbing as the wind will make it move some. If I tie it down that should help with that. Looking for others who have tried this.
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Old 07-09-2009, 11:39 PM   #7
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I too am looking at purchasing a cover. Most likely before this winter. After some research I think I may be opting for the Goldline RV Cover from National Discount RV Covers
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Old 11-06-2009, 02:35 PM   #8
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Adco makes great covers and it will help keep your trailer clean . Its a great way to keep it from fading and will stay new looking longer. If you live in an area that snows it prevents snow and ice build-up in the seams. You will find you will have less problems with leaks.
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:32 PM   #9
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8314BSS cover experience

I used a cover on my previous Travel Trailer (aluminum exterior) and was very pleased with how well the trailer was kept clean and protected from the sun. We have had some very wet and windy weather over the last couple years that helped to tear the covers just as they reached the end of their warranties. Our new TT is a Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8314BSS and it has permanent gutter extensions. Has anyone used a cover on a unit with these (about 3") extensions. I can put some padding around them, but I would worry about the weight of a wet cover breaking or bending them and possibly tearing the cover.
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Old 11-08-2010, 07:26 AM   #10
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I have the same issue with the gutter extensions.. What are you using to cover them up so it doesnt rip through cover..

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