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Old 09-30-2018, 07:24 PM   #1
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Winter cover

Just bought new TT this year. Looking to purchase cover for it. Want to protect from freezing rain and snow. What do you recommend for cover?

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Old 09-30-2018, 07:53 PM   #2
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Lots of threads on this. Have you tried using Search? Are you looking for winter storage or a winter cover?
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Old 09-30-2018, 11:59 PM   #3
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An enclosed building is best. I paid for totally-enclosed storage in a former factory building for three years before I had a RV garage pole building built. I personally wouldn’t use a cover. I worry that it would beat against the RV in the wind causing abrasion, hold moisture in, not protect from hail or falling limbs in an ice storm. I was charged a monthly storage fee based upon total length. The storage facility filled up in October, so I paid storage rent starting in October just to hold space reserved even though I camp for thanksgiving and don’t store until December. I recommend finding a totally enclosed facility first, a partially enclosed one second choice (often fairgrounds rent space in livestock barns, providing a roof but not totally enclosed). A cover would be a last resort.
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Old 10-01-2018, 03:01 PM   #4
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Lots of threads on this. Have you tried using Search? Are you looking for winter storage or a winter cover?
Looking for winter cover
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Old 10-01-2018, 03:23 PM   #5
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We bought our first TT last fall and I bought a winter cover, but didn't get it on before the snow hit. There were only a couple TT's in the storage lot with covers on them, and as noted above, they flapped to beat the band when the wind picked up, and have holes at all the gutter spouts. Mine is still in box and may stay there, I haven't decided yet. I did buy a breathable one (from Walmart I think).
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Changed title to "cover", instead of "storage"
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We bought our first TT last fall and I bought a winter cover, but didn't get it on before the snow hit. There were only a couple TT's in the storage lot with covers on them, and as noted above, they flapped to beat the band when the wind picked up, and have holes at all the gutter spouts. Mine is still in box and may stay there, I haven't decided yet. I did buy a breathable one (from Walmart I think).
If you buy a good quality cover that fits properly, it shouldn't flap. Mine has straps that secure it pretty well and I also stake mine down. A simple cheap solution for holes at the gutter spouts is to cut an "X" into four old tennis balls and insert them over the spouts before you put the cover on. Works like a charm.
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Old 10-01-2018, 03:46 PM   #8
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I used to cover my TT but quit after I found the mice use the cover as a way to get into the upper fridge side vent. I had hot glued fiberglass screen on the inside of the fridge vents to keep the hornets out and the mice chewed through the screen. The area above the fridge was full of acorns, seeds and other mouse goodies.
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I have done some research on this and the two companies I have found thus far that use Sunbrella material are Calmark Cover and Covercraft. They just recently sent me a sample. I am deciding which one to use. I found on this forum that Sunbrella is the only material that will last for years unless you live where there is no wind what so ever. It's a little pricey but will protect the trailer. Since this topic comes up every so often, I hope to post a review after I have owned mine for over a year. Hope that helps.

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Old 10-02-2018, 04:39 PM   #10
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Being in the South, you definitely have a different need than those of us in the frigid North.
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