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Old 08-15-2015, 07:36 PM   #1
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New to forum - need to purchase a cover

2009 Rockwood HW276 HiWall pop-up owner
Exterior closed length 19' 4"
Height 5' 11"

I see adco makes covers but seems the longest I am finding is 18' long

Any suggestions?

Dont need a custom cover, I live in Hot Texas so just mainly need to protect from harsh sun and rain

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Old 08-15-2015, 08:46 PM   #2
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Make sure to get a breathable cover to allow the heat to leave. Otherwise, they can hold heat in and that is not good for the roof, or other parts of the trailer.

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Camper covers help keep dust and sunlight from aging the camper prematurely. Not all covers are good for all campers, though. For campers with a Fiberglass roof, like Flagstaff, do NOT use a solid, water-proof tarp like the common blue moving tarp. Solid tarps trap the sun's heat and will "cook" the roof. Using no tarp at all is better than using a solid tarp on a Fiberglass roof.

We used to recommend a breathable cover (like the Adco polypropylene cover) if someone wanted to keep the sun from yellowing/drying-out the Fiberglass prematurely. However, we have had several incidents where campers covered with a "breathable" tarp still warped in hot, sunny conditions as if the camper was covered with a solid, non-breathable tarp. In light of this, our current recommendation would be to not cover the camper at all. If yellowing Fiberglass becomes a problem later on, it can be painted with a Fiberglass paint (like the one made by Dicor) to restore the bright white finish.

Lastly, using a camper cover does not negate the need to properly maintain the camper's caulking. Do not trust a camper cover to keep water off/out of the camper."

From: Caulking and Covering Your Flagstaff Camper | Roberts Sales - Denver, Colorado

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Old 08-15-2015, 08:58 PM   #3
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I am in the process of making a PVC frame out of 1" sked 40 pipe 7" higher than my PUP when closed, and will use a tarp to put on top, this along with the tire covers should keep the Fla. sun and showers off my PUP. I can move this frame by myself as needed
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