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Old 09-20-2011, 08:04 PM   #11
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I use protect all wax- twice a year. I also clean the roof twice a year per the manufacturers instructions.
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:27 AM   #12
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Has anyone here ever tried something like this:



I live in Kentucky, and while we typically have a snow or two each winter, rarely do we have very heavy snow.

I have an A126 and have been considering something like this, properly anchored to the ground, maybe even modified to have shorter height to keep it closer (but not touching) the closed camper while stored for winter.

Not sure about snow - the peak is pretty steep and wonder if some sort of silicone or Teflon type spray that would encourage accumulating snow to 'slide' off before getting too heavy

I see this as an option that relieves the camper of UV, (most) rain and snow exposure and doesn't rub - but costs way less than an actual storage building.
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:38 AM   #13
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Has anyone here ever tried something like this:



I live in Kentucky, and while we typically have a snow or two each winter, rarely do we have very heavy snow.

I have an A126 and have been considering something like this, properly anchored to the ground, maybe even modified to have shorter height to keep it closer (but not touching) the closed camper while stored for winter.

Not sure about snow - the peak is pretty steep and wonder if some sort of silicone or Teflon type spray that would encourage accumulating snow to 'slide' off before getting too heavy

I see this as an option that relieves the camper of UV, (most) rain and snow exposure and doesn't rub - but costs way less than an actual storage building.


I tried something similiar one year when I owned a hardtop. Didn't really work out for me. Damage to camper plus the tarp shed $3000.
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Old 09-22-2011, 12:14 PM   #14
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Yikes! Thanks for the reply!
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Old 09-22-2011, 04:00 PM   #15
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Why

Why not a quality cover? I understand the wax. I understand the tarp issues and moisture. But I am not sure why a nice cover is not a good idea. Is it because of damage from abrasion and rubbing from the wind? We had planned to get on this month before the leaves cover it.
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I would not use a tarp because it is not breathable and would trap moisture inside the camper. I would, howerver, buy a cover for it. I have a cover that I bought for my coach and it keeps the snow from directly sitting on the coach. I'm not worried as much about just the snow on the rig, it is when the snow melts and water gets into any seams or other areas and then freezes. Since water expands when it freezes, I worry that the expanding ice will cause more damage. JMHO.
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Covers ... good or bad

I am thinking of purchasing a cover for my new Berkshire 390BH to protect it from the harsh Western Canadian winters. Has anyone used a cover? Are their any down sides ... excessive wear or scratching?
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I am thinking of purchasing a cover for my new Berkshire 390BH to protect it from the harsh Western Canadian winters. Has anyone used a cover? Are their any down sides ... excessive wear or scratching?

That's exactly what I would expect. excessive wear and scratching.
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The only cover I use is for the AC unit (~$25).
I leave the rest of the camper uncovered and wax it real good.
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I am thinking of purchasing a cover for my new Berkshire 390BH to protect it from the harsh Western Canadian winters. Has anyone used a cover? Are their any down sides ... excessive wear or scratching?
If you do a search through all the posts here and on RV.net, you will find an almost equal split between those who do and those who don't.

The one item that seems to make the most difference for those who successfully use a cover is that a custom cover or, at least, a contour cover is necessary to help avoid the abrasion issues.
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