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Old 09-14-2012, 09:22 PM   #11
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Ordered an Adco a couple days ago. Looking forward to slowing down the aging of the TT. For those that use a cover, what do you do about the radio antenna? Just lay it over?
Loosen the screw at the pivot, and lay the antenna down.
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:44 PM   #12
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That's right, Len. Lay the antenna down.

I also cut an X in tennis balls and pop them on each rain spout. It works well.

I haven't had to do this, but my neighbor uses pool noodles on some sharp corners with their trailer.
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:33 AM   #13
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Thanks for the advice Surely didn't want to damage the cover or antenna.
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Old 09-16-2012, 12:31 AM   #14
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I used a cover for a few years on our old Starcraft Hybrid. Living in Northern Illinois, we go through a lot of freeze/unfreeze cycles at the beginning and end of winter. Ice buildup in the bunk seals can do some major damage. But now that I've got our Roo inside a barn, I don't bother with the cover. I understand the point about a plastic cover not letting it breathe. But on the other hand, one local dealer offers a full trailer shrink wrap service like you see on boats for $10/foot.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:39 AM   #15
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Any suggestions for someone who doesn't have a cover right now? Is there any precautions that can be taken till a cover can be bought? Should I wrap the antenna in a plastic contractor bag, cover the AC unit, etc? I just don't have the funds to get one this year but will next year for sure.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:51 AM   #16
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I've not heard of the need to wrap the antenna, so I can't answer that one.

As for what to do if you store outside but without a cover, much of its the same as with a cover:

  • Sweep and wash the roof. Reapply Dicor or Alpha sealant to any seams or seals that looked cracked or in need of a touch-up. Make sure to check the sides of the trailer along with the roof. Dicor makes a LAP sealant that is non-leveling (for the sides) and one for self-leveling (the roof).
  • Cover the tires.

Things you can do without a cover includes covering the inside of your windows with dark paper to postpone fading of the curtains and sofa if it sits in direct sunlight for much of the day.

You can add an AC cover on the roof.
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