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RE: Truck Camper Cover.....which one?

There is the ADCO and similar covers from RV outlets, around $200 and last about 2 years. The alternative is the Calmark cover, made to order and to fit. It will cost you about 3 times a much, and last 5 times as long. It is heavier, and therefore more difficult to remove and replace. I have owned both. I believe a cover will keep the camper in much newer condition over time, if used diligently. It is a substantial extra step whenever you use it, and a garage or canopy is undeniably easier.
HMS Beagle 02/05/18 09:41am Truck Campers
RE: Overall consensus on Truck Camper covers?

Calmark 5 yrs. and still looks brand new, I protect sharp edges with some foam. Less than $400. When I know a snowfall will be 3-4" or more I throw a Good Silver Vinyl tarp I have over cover, and with roof rake you can pull the snow off in minutes. Take tarp off after snow to let cover breathe better, it only takes me 10 min. each time for tarp alone.
K Mac 01/24/18 03:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Overall consensus on Truck Camper covers?

In SoCal you are protecting from the sun much more than the rain. The ADCO type covers cost around $150-$200 and are fairly lightweight and easy to install. They will last two years in the California sun before becoming too fragile. I went through three of those. A Calmark cover (Sunbrella) will cost about 4 times that but will last at least four times that, probably longer. I have one of those now, 3 years old, pretty much still like new. It is quite a bit heavier and therefore more difficult to install/remove. I can do mine in about 20 minutes either way, but I cheat: I use my 40 foot JLG knuckle lift. Without that just carrying it up a ladder to the roof is a fair amount of work. Far preferable in California would be a canopy that you could just drive under, if circumstances allow. All you need to do its get it in the shade.
HMS Beagle 01/23/18 07:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Preserving/Protecting new TC without a garage?

Diligent covering with any cover will keep it newer looking for much longer in my experience. I'm not sure of the weather in your area, in mine the sun does more damage than the rain - but given the penchant for leaks over time with most RVs, long term in helps with water damage too. The Calmark cover will outlast the cheaper disposables by many times, but it is a heavy thing to put on and take off, leading to less usage perhaps.
HMS Beagle 01/23/18 09:36am Truck Campers
RE: Preserving/Protecting new TC without a garage?

It may sound strange, but the biggest danger is sun damage of the decals. Otherwise, wax should be enough. Expect to replace the inserts in a few years. I forgot to mention that you can also use a cover like the Calmark from the cover thread.
jimh425 01/22/18 09:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Overall consensus on Truck Camper covers?

I don’t have one, but I’ve heard a lot of good things about CalMark. http://calmarkcovers.com/ I used to have an Adco. It wasn’t big enough, so DW sewed more material in the middle. It was ok until it disintegrated.
jimh425 01/22/18 09:20pm Truck Campers

Thanks for the input. We decided on CalMark (Sumbrella). We don't have it yet, but the company is excellent to work with so far and have made covers for other Lance owners. Measurements are very precise so we're confident it will be a great cover. I'll try to give a quick post to let you know. UPDATE: GREAT COVER! A small snafu with the fit of the first one we received but they corrected it quickly and are awesome to work with. It fits like a glove and will stand the test of time even during our AZ weather; sun, wind, rain, monsoon, etc.
janedoe4955 10/30/17 08:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Buying our first RV cover

I got 6 years out of the better Adco, then bought their cheaper one by mistake. Didn't make it 2 winters with that one. I now have a Calmark, top notch but quite heavy and bulky. My trailer is only 21', I wouldn't want to try it on a bigger trailer. Too much $ too. I'd suggest the best ADCO, not too much $ for decent quality. Light enough to manage.
Padlin 09/25/17 06:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Truck and camper cover?

People have said good things here about Calmark, but they aren't cheap. http://calmarkcovers.com/custom-covers/truck-camper-covers/
jimh425 09/02/17 08:48pm Truck Campers
RE: Weather cover during storage

I have a cover. It's made with Sunbrella. Same as a boat top. Bought it in 2006. Still works well. Thread that was used to sew it together are starting to go bad. But our 13 year old MH looks like new. Getting cover on can be a problem. I have a tractor with a front end loader to lift the 75 lbs cover to top rear of MH. Then pull the cover toward front of MH. With cover centered on roof start spreading out sides toward edge of roof. Start dropping sides down from front to rear of MH. I work towards MH ladder. Then start climbing down ladder while pulling rear of cover down. When top is in place. Install bungee straps in the 15 sets of grommet holes. This ties cover down so it will not billow or move around when wind blows. I got my cover from Calmark. It was more than twice what the ADCO and similar covers cost. Here is a picture of it installed. http://s35.photobucket.com/user/ronjhall/library/misc
ronfisherman 03/21/17 04:25pm Class C Motorhomes
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