Downsized from 2010 Jayco Super C used for long term wintering in S TX to 2013 Winnie 24' View to drive w/o toad. Downsized from small ranch in OK to patio home in S TX. Debated w/myself on cover (Jayco kept under metal cover...View uncovered, no trees etc). Finally bought one and once I got it out of the bag and realized I'd never get it back in, I decided I'd made a mistake because with frequent use (the reason for the View...get in, drive off)don't want hassle putting on & taking off cover every time we want to run out to the beach, or take a couple of days exploring other places. Anyone interested in never used Goldline RV cover 24-26' fit?
Be careful where you go for work camping...or as careful as you can based on the propaganda a park puts out. We just walked away from our first...and probably last...work camping experience. We were at a park in S TX that had a sister park, both of which covered 80 acres. We signed on for grounds keeping since we have property and know a bit about this type work. We were promised tools, a golf cart to carry what we needed to do the job(s), etc., etc. What we found was a dismal 1970s park unlike what was pictured on their web site (which is all too common...you DON'T get what you see!)and NO tools to do the job and NO gc to get around with what few rakes, brooms, clippers that we were able to scrounge up or "steal" from a full time worker who had even less to work with. In short, it was an unpleasant experience at a park that was poorly maintained in the past that we later learned other WCers doing grounds had also left because mgmt didn't follow through on their promised equipment needed to do the job. Good luck!
I figured there would be mixed opinions. But interesting anyhow. Leaves don't concern me. Heck, get on top and sweep them off. At a place like South Padre Island where winds blow most of the time, flapping, noisy covers are a problem. And yes, will have tension adjusted and other such things done when I get home. After a winter of winds everything needs adjusting! Still think they're an unnecessary item however. Thanks for opinions.
Lately, I've had to ask myself if slide covers are really worthwhile. It seems some RV manufacturers don't think so...and I'm beginning to agree with them. The cover over my "Monster Slide" on my 2010 Jayco Seneca Super C is a good example. This bloody thing flaps around in the wind so much that if the velocity is 20+, I bring it it so it won't shudder the coach so much. I know the premise behind having a cover, but once again I have to ask if the designers, builders ever field test this (as well as all the other nifty things they come up with on their drawing board theories)to see how they perform under windy situations. Unlike the ads in RV magazines and the brochures they all crank out, not every RV experience is done under pristine conditions in locales where winds don't blow. If this thing ever rips off (and I'm surprised it hasn't so far since I don't trust that it has been secured to handle anything but a very mild and occasional breeze), I think I'll not replace it and save $$$ and the hassle.
Would appreciate others' thoughts.