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Old 09-06-2012, 11:14 AM   #1
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What's the best winter cover?

Looking for a cover for our 365saq. Who makes the best cover, with the best fit, for the best money, that will withstand an OH winter?
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:52 AM   #2
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We use an ADCO.

In general, any cover you use needs to be a good fitted cover that will breathe. The two keys are "fitted" and "breathe". Fitted covers will reduce or eliminate the problem with wind blowing the cover and causing the finish to rub off in areas. Breatheability is important to let the moisture out.

ADCO is a popular but moderately expensive brand of cover. CalMark makes a custom cover that is more expensive, but also is designed to fit the contours of your particular unit. There are other brands, but these two were the ones I researched last year.

Our ADCO goes on and comes off fairly easily. Its a one-man job at our house. Tip - We use tennis balls on the down spouts, which helped the cover to both go on and come off smoothly without snags or broken bits.
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:34 PM   #3
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Adco Designer Series

Just bought an Adco Designer Series online from Camping World. We opened it up over the weekend and observed very light weight, heavy zipper doors, reinforcement on the corners, marked with "Front" and "Back", cross tie straps on the front and back to remove any slack and weighted straps. Also, they provide sticky patch repair material in the box and more may be requested if you register the cover.

The price is much less and a much better cover than the one we purchased from Adco for our 28' LQ horse trailer.

Appears Adco learned much in the last five years
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Just bought an Adco Designer Series online from Camping World. We opened it up over the weekend and observed very light weight, heavy zipper doors, reinforcement on the corners, marked with "Front" and "Back", cross tie straps on the front and back to remove any slack and weighted straps. Also, they provide sticky patch repair material in the box and more may be requested if you register the cover.

The price is much less and a much better cover than the one we purchased from Adco for our 28' LQ horse trailer.

Appears Adco learned much in the last five years
I've looked at the Adco Designer Series, but it seems they only go up to 40', unless you go to their Custom Fit series. Then the price jumps to over $2000. I need to cover 42'. I only wish I had 14' doors in my building, I would just park it inside all winter.
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Looking for a cover for our 365saq. Who makes the best cover, with the best fit, for the best money, that will withstand an OH winter?
Just can't resist, get an enclosed building big enough to let the slides out.

Wish I could afford one too!
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:01 PM   #6
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Just can't resist, get an enclosed building big enough to let the slides out.

Wish I could afford one too!
I actually have a building big enough, only problem is, the door is only 12' high. I thought of making the door taller, but it involvles some major cutting and repositioning of I-beams.
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Outside of a building (I have one but the doors aren't tall enough) I decided to go with a CalMark cover. Longer warranty than Adco, almost a little more pricey. They will send you an information package where you fill in the dimensions of your trailer along with the location of vents, a/c, ladder, etc. Made to fit your dimensions.
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I actually have a building big enough, only problem is, the door is only 12' high. I thought of making the door taller, but it involvles some major cutting and repositioning of I-beams.
Lower the floor going into the garage or deflate the tires?
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:52 PM   #10
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I've bought Adco covers before. I figure if I can get four or five years out of them I'm doing good.

To be fair, the Adco covers work well. The main issues I have are that the cover really needs to be snug to the camper. We have terrible winds during the winter (and summer) in Colorado and the cover takes a beating. Also, the d$*# rabbits that visit under the camper nibble at the straps (both these issues are not Adco's fault).
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