RV.Net Open Roads Forum: General RVing Issues: RV Covers in Hot Climates

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Help and Support  |  Contact

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in General RVing Issues

Open Roads Forum  >  General RVing Issues

 > RV Covers in Hot Climates

This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Sponsored By:
dennysbabe

La Quinta, CA.

Full Member

Joined: 08/25/2003

View Profile



Posted: 11/03/10 10:00am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've seen a lot of posts for pros and cons for using rv covers in cold climates (heavy rain, snow, etc) but we live in the desert where heat is more of a factor than cold. Has anyone in a similar environment experienced problems in using an rv cover. Looking to buy one this weekend for our 5th wheel while they are on sale.

parkdep

Lapeer Michgan USA

Senior Member

Joined: 11/17/2004

View Profile



Posted: 11/03/10 10:50am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This guide may help Cover Guide




downtheroad

Pacific Northwest

Senior Member

Joined: 02/18/2003

View Profile



Posted: 11/03/10 11:00am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just a thought.
Do you get a lot of wind (constant)?...often a desert climate condition?
One problem covers cause is chafing and damage that happens as the cover moves/shifts/flaps in the wind.


"If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane."

GMC Duramax LBZ
Komfort
Reese Dual Cam HP


dennysbabe

La Quinta, CA.

Full Member

Joined: 08/25/2003

View Profile



Posted: 11/03/10 11:10am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for the link Parkdep. The Designer Tyvek by ADCO is the cover we're considering because it is recommended for hot climates but wondering if there is a drawback or negative we're not aware of.

We're also right on the border in length if anyone has any input on that. We're at 36'10" and the cover goes to 37'1". Wondering if better to be tight or loose. The next size goes up to 40' which would definitely be loose.

dennysbabe

La Quinta, CA.

Full Member

Joined: 08/25/2003

View Profile



Posted: 11/03/10 11:21am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks Downtheroad. We do get some wind but not constant. Scratching caused by dust under the cover is one of the concerns we've had as well as milldew from moisture (we don't get a lot of rain but some). Unfortunately we can't afford to install any type of shade structure because of the city's engineering requirements and we can already see effects from the sun constantly shining on it. It's either deal with risk of scratching from a cover or fading from the sun. Quite a dilemma!

Dick_B

Palos Heights, IL USA

Senior Member

Joined: 07/10/2002

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 11/03/10 03:55pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I recommend TWO covers by Sunshield. The first one goes down with the silver side down and black side up. The top one goes down black side down and silver side up. The silver side, of course, reflects the sun and the air space between them acts like insulation.


Dick_B
2003 SunnyBrook 27FKS
2011 3/4 T Chevrolet Suburban
Equal-i-zer Hitch
One wife, two bikes (both Electric Schwinn's with motor assist)

SkippysPad

Colorado.....I'm not qualified to be a

Senior Member

Joined: 07/21/2009

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 11/03/10 06:49pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

downtheroad wrote:

Just a thought.
Do you get a lot of wind (constant)?...often a desert climate condition?
One problem covers cause is chafing and damage that happens as the cover moves/shifts/flaps in the wind.


Add to that the dust in a dry desert climate and you end up with sand paper on your finish. Anywhere the cover can move even a little and it's going to scratch or ding the finish. I'm not a big fan. I prefer a good wash and wax a couple times a year.


2004 F-150 FX4 Super Crew, 5.4L, 3.73 Rear, Edge Evolution Programmer, Derale Fan Transmission Cooler, Prodigy Brake Control
Equalizer 1200/12K Trunnion Bars
2015 KZ MXT 303 Toy Hauler
2013 Ural Tourist, 2 dogs, Him & Her


This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 

Open Roads Forum  >  General RVing Issues

 > RV Covers in Hot Climates
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in General RVing Issues


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2014 RV.Net | Terms & Conditions | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS