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RE: Travel Trailer Cover

I've been happy with the Calmark https://www.calmarkcovers.com/ Seems durable and I think it has a 6 year warranty.
shelbyfv 11/14/18 06:04am Travel Trailers
RE: RV Covers in the winter

Hello, I am looking for feedback to those who use an RV cover in the winter. Do you use one of the covers that drapes over the roof only, or do you use one that drapes down over the sides and tires? YES Was yours easy to put on and take off? I am not as strong or limber as I used to be. Easy?, no, Hard, no, somewhere in between. Mine is fairly easy if I fold/roll it up correctly in the spring. The better the cover the more they weigh. My Calmark is fairly heavy and very bulkie, for only a 21' fifth wheel. A Tyvek cover, which I had before the Calmark, was much easier to manage and lasted 5-6 years.
Padlin 11/10/18 07:35am General RVing Issues
RE: RV Covers in snowy areas.

Been soft covering for 12 years. Would have had a car port built if I could, but I can't. Pros, keeps the trailer clean and out of the sun. Cons, cost, hassle of putting it on, taking it off, and storing. The key is securing it enough and covering anything that can cut it. One year the cover rubbed the rubber roof edges on my Starcraft when I didn't have the cover secured from the wind very well, didn't do any permanent damage but had me worried for a bit. Think it just rubbed the white oxidized layer off, the white **** you wash off, I think. On my new trailer some grit got blown under the cover once and the upper corners had it ground in. Again when the wind got under it due to not being tied down enough which is hard to due on a trailer with round edges. It's all fiberglass so it buffed right out. As I write this I wonder if the cover is worth it. 10 years with no damage vs 2 with. Got a month to decide. Observations, had a cheap Adco cover, it shredded in less then 2 winters and if you wait to long to get one they are out of stock! The good Tyvek one I had worked well, lasted 6 years before it just disintegrated. It was light and easy to work with, still got holes in it from anything remotely sharp but held together. Currently have a Calmark. Expensive, heavy to work with and bulky to store. It does hug the sides well due to it's weight, very thick and soft. 3 years now and no sign of holes from sharp edges. I would suggest getting Tyvek if you want to cover. The Calmark is a better cover but it's too hard to work with. Might be better with a roof you can walk on, I can't walk on mine.
Padlin 09/17/18 05:10am General RVing Issues
RE: WARNING About RV Covers

We had very good luck with Calmark Covers. I think our cover is about 10 years old. We use to buy the ADCO covers, but didn't last too long by the beach.
Happytraveler 07/05/18 03:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: WARNING About RV Covers

Adco has changed their models over the years. The 1st I had was Tyvek, I got 7 years out of it taking special care to keep it for billowing in the wind. Adco then changed models and I ended up with the cheap one to replace the 1st. It shredded the 2nd winter. I had no trailer damage from either. I now have a Calmark, a whole different ball game. Time will tell how it holds up, this is only the 3rd year. No damage so far to the trailer or the cover. Other then the price, the only con I have is it's a lot bulkier and heavier to put on the trailer.
Padlin 06/24/18 04:45am General RVing Issues
RE: FW storage cover anyone use one

Thanks, I will look at Calmark cover.
mcthomps 04/06/18 09:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: FW storage cover anyone use one

I have a 2011 Carriage Cameo 39 ft FW full body paint. I interested in a full body cover for when in storage. Do you use one and what kind? Thanks I use a CalMark for my 35' 5th wheel. expensive but high quality Ditto. Have had the Calmark one on my RV for about 6 years. Great cover. I store it over the summer in a large garbage pail with a lid and wheels.
kampinguru 04/06/18 06:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: FW storage cover anyone use one

I have a 2011 Carriage Cameo 39 ft FW full body paint. I interested in a full body cover for when in storage. Do you use one and what kind? Thanks I use a CalMark for my 35' 5th wheel. expensive but high quality
Wood chip 04/05/18 07:37pm Fifth-Wheels
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
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