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Old 10-13-2019, 11:04 PM   #1
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To Cover or Not Cover

What are the pros and cons of a cover for our R-Pod and what is the best cover for our RP-180 if we decide to cover it?
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Old 10-14-2019, 05:35 AM   #2
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To or not is a personal choice. Some do, some don't. I've covered ours since 2008. We live in Nebraska, so deal with ice and snow every winter. Covers aren't cheap, last 2-3, maybe 4 years depending on the winter weather. I use ADCO covers and got 4 out of my last one and new one I put on last winter had a hole I had to patch due to extensive ice build up in the front this spring. Need to cover all sharp edges before covering to prevent punctures. They keep blowing snow out of the A/C unit and keep the roof protected from ice and snow. I see many trailers in storage areas every year and maybe only a couple of them have a cover. Hope this gives you something to think about.

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Old 10-14-2019, 07:09 AM   #3
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We used a cover last winter in SW Michigan. It is a Classic Accessories PermaPro.

We cover the rain gutter drains with pieces of pipe insulation and I rigged a cover for the wings of the antenna since they have fairly sharp metal edges.
We had a moderate amount of snow but a lot of wind and a stretch of -20 degree weather.
I kept an eye on the straps and made sure they got cinched back up if they loosened a little.
In the spring when I removed the cover I didn't see any signs of undo stress and it kept our trailer clean and protected.
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Old 10-14-2019, 08:14 AM   #4
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The last few years, when my Pod is outside I chose not to cover it. I do clean and wax it. When I did cover I used a Classic Industries cover, however it seemed to mildew at a higher rate covered. Could be the heat and humidity of TN that contribute. In winter, it is stored inside a building.
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Old 10-14-2019, 08:30 AM   #5
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If you cover make sure you get a cover that will allow an exchange of air (breathable cover) which is important.
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Old 10-14-2019, 01:13 PM   #6
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Cover or not

We live in Ontario Canada and we cover. To fight the damp, we distribute a good sized bag of kitty litter into several disposable aluminum roasting pans placed around inside the motor home. The kitty litter absorbs the moisture and in the spring everything is fresh and dry and the RV is clean. We bought our cover at Costco, the brand is Skyshield and it has a four year warranty.

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