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Old 09-17-2020, 10:06 AM   #1
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We are getting ready to battin down the hatches for the winter are there any trailer covers that are recommended over others. Wish we could store in a garage but there is nothing around us and we have a permanent campsite. Any suggestions?
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Old 09-17-2020, 10:13 AM   #2
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I have tried expensive ones and inexpensive ones and for me the cost per season is roughly the same. The biggest enemy of my covers is the sun. I have had none of the rubbing issues people talk about and the TT looks as good as they day I brought it home ( except for a few stains on the roof from camping). I would get what is on sale as long as it is breathable.
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Old 09-17-2020, 10:46 AM   #3
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They are more trouble than what they are worth IMHO. I don't want the hassle of putting it on and taking it off every year. Plus the expensive of replacing it every 2-3 years because they never seem to last.

We've had our trailer for going on 6 years now and never had a cover on it. It looks just fine.
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The prior owner still had the winter cover for it said it may only last one or two more years so for now we will use it and see what happens. I only want it covered because the one bed end has a leak that we will fix but probably not until spring
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Bought an Adco cover for mine. The straps that go under the trailer to secure it rubbed the paint off in a few spots on the bottom moldings so I no longer use it. Kind of a pain to put on a take off as well so I decided I'll just keep after the cleaning the roof and washing/waxing more often. Sun is not an issue here in NJ as it is out west. If I were out west I'd probably continue to use it.
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The prior owner still had the winter cover for it said it may only last one or two more years so for now we will use it and see what happens. I only want it covered because the one bed end has a leak that we will fix but probably not until spring
A typical RV cover is not waterproof so it won't keep water out.
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A typical RV cover is not waterproof so it won't keep water out.


Should I put a tarp over that bed door before we put the cover on it.
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Should I put a tarp over that bed door before we put the cover on it.
Tarps are not good for extended periods. They are not breathable and can cause mold and mildew underneath.
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Tarp material in general is very abrasive and as the wind ruffles it, the tarp can act like sand paper rubbing against your camper and do more harm then good.
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Thanks everyone we are going to use the cover from the prior owner and no tarp under it. We will be checking on it often so that should help too. Countdown begins soon for next camping season.
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Good choice. The typical blue or green tarps will abrade the finish and transfer the tarp color to the trailer body. Used one one time on an boat and it took hours to clean the white gel coat in the spring. The covers are waterproof enough in my experience.

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Thats why I really like this forum everyone gives advice without being judgemental. Thanks again.
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We are getting ready to battin down the hatches for the winter are there any trailer covers that are recommended over others. Wish we could store in a garage but there is nothing around us and we have a permanent campsite. Any suggestions?

I have never used a cover on any trailer, my Question is why? Do you ever see them covered at dealers , to me there just another pain and expense
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