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Old 10-06-2016, 01:55 PM   #1
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RV Cover for Winter?

We are entering our first winter with a travel trailer and we live in Utah just below Salt Lake City. We definitely get freezing weather and snow. I notice that maybe half of the RV owners have covers and the other half do not. Do I spend the $ for a good "breathable" RV cover or just let it sit? Aren't RV's constructed to be outdoors?
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Old 10-06-2016, 07:05 PM   #2
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I have found covers to be extremely frustrating to use, cause more problems than they solve, and only last a few seasons before they rot away. I was never able to get them tight enough to prevent rub marks from wind. Now we use our rig so often (even during the winter in the southwest) that is no longer an option. But some folks swear by them and use them religiously.
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Old 10-06-2016, 07:55 PM   #3
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Covered my 2010 Solera for 6 years (winters). It looked great when I traded it for the Sunseeker. The Addco cover I had was actually 8 years old because I had used it on a previous motorhome as well. If finally gave up the ghost last year, primarily due to damage suffered during a bad storm in 2011. I just purchased a new Addco cover and installed it last weekend. This time I got the one that is designed for harsher conditions. I highly recommend them. I'll add a pic to my Registry page here - http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...vehicle&v=1009 .
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Old 10-06-2016, 08:14 PM   #4
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My wife and I just purchased a Camco ULTRAGuard 5th Wheel Cover for our Rockwood 8288SS. The material seems to be fairly durable and it appears that it should hold up. We only just got it yesterday so I can't say how good it is and how long it will last. But for us, it was not all about keeping it out of the elements, our main concern was to keep the dirt and grime off of it so I don't have to wash it each and every time I want to take it out.

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Old 10-07-2016, 02:25 PM   #5
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The last winter season in Ohio (2014-2015), before we moved to South Carolina, we had a lot of snow, ice and extended periods of below freezing weather. We had the ADCO premium cover on our 35' travel trailer. In the Spring of 2015 the service manager at our dealer in Cincinnati said they had many customers coming in for repairs to the roof of their RVs. He said it was the customers that did not cover their RVs that had all the roof damage to repair. We did not have any damage to our roof and the RV looked as clean as when we put it away the previous November.
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Old 10-07-2016, 03:25 PM   #6
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Great point about the roof. I get all kinds of debris...leaves, sticks, stuff...on the cover.
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Old 10-07-2016, 06:15 PM   #7
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I slide plastic coffee cans on the bumper ends, they work great.
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Old 10-07-2016, 10:34 PM   #8
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If you have a rubber roof, you'll want to cover your camper. The suns UV rays can really do a job on an uncovered rubber roof membrane. Cover your tires too!
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Old 10-08-2016, 12:20 AM   #9
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I am 65 how do you get a cover over the roof of 13ft RV.
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Old 10-08-2016, 11:55 AM   #10
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Excellent question. I'm 64 with a 24 foot trailer. How do we get the covers on? Tall ladder?
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