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Old 07-21-2016, 11:53 AM   #1
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Best Cover for Rockwood Roo

I have a 2016 Roo 23SS. I live in snowy Michigan. I'm shopping for a cover to use from October until April while I have the Roo in outdoor storage. I've read mixed things about a lot of brands (ADCO, for example). What do Roo owners use for winter covers, and are you happy with it? I'm looking for something high-quality. I don't mind paying for it.

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Old 07-21-2016, 12:08 PM   #2
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I've had 2 Addco's. One for the Roo, one for the Mini-Lite. They were not "custom", but the generic versions that you get in 2 ft length increments. I don't know how well "custom" ones fit, but I do know that the 2 ft versions will have some slack in places. This allows the cover to flap in a few places.

This causes my only real problem: holes at the corners. I've put tennis balls on the gutter drip spouts, but then I find them laying on the ground and a hole in the cover. Cover is OK otherwise.

So whatever you get, you need to figure out a way to keep the tennis balls on the drip spouts. I haven't figured it out yet.

Also, you'll need balls on any other high points on the roof. On the Roo, it was the release lever on the manual awning.

I'm sure others will have good advice.
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Welcome to the forum.

Snow is not an issue to me, as is the crap from the trees. I would cover for that before I cover for some snow.
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I have had a Classic Accessories Poly Pro 3 for the last 2 years on my 23ss, and have been very happy with it. I have used the tennis balls, and padding on any protruding objects. This spring, I did notice some wear areas on the corners, and will probably need to replace it next year, but I would buy another one.
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I live in Maine...........Lot of snow here too. I never had problem with ADCO. I had three hybrids so far, and this is my third ADCO.
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I live in Maine...........Lot of snow here too. I never had problem with ADCO. I had three hybrids so far, and this is my third ADCO.
I'm guessing the snow holds the cover down and minimizes any flapping.
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I use an ADCO on my 23IKSS- very happy with it so far. Not too much snow here in NC, but it has held up well to the elements.
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I'm guessing the snow holds the cover down and minimizes any flapping.
There are straps on each side that snaps together underneath the camper...no flapping.

One suggestion: to avoid the gutter spouts to rip your cover, buy four tennis balls (one for each spout), make a slit in the balls and insert the spouts in them

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There are straps on each side that snaps together underneath the camper...no flapping.

One suggestion: to avoid the gutter spouts to rip your cover, buy four tennis balls (one for each spout), make a slit in the balls and insert the spouts in them

Yeah, that's the THEORY! But in practice, they still flap.
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Drill a hole in the gutter and run a zip tie through it. Then they will stay.
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