i want to figure out how to protect my 5er for the winter months. i keep flip flopping between a cover or putting up a cold frame green house to park it in. i have spoke to a few people who have covers and they have missed reveiws. they all said the gutter ends all poke right through and if its windy the covers fall apart quicky (2 years).
any suggestions would be great.
2010 Ram 3500 mega dually
2013 Voltage 3895
I had a cover for the 91 Prowler, it was pain to put up (but easy to take off). I put up a metal RV "port" for the 99 Nash and still use it for the 2012 Arctic Fox
2008 F350SD V10 with an 2012 Arctic Fox 29-5E When someone tells you to buy the same rig they own, listen, they might be right. When they tell you to buy a different rig then they own, really pay attention, they probably know something you don't.
Cold weather,snow ,rain will not damage the 5W,covers might.
The best way to protect a trailer in the winter is under a roof.
I have stored my 5W in Ontario during winters and sometimes it was under a pail of snow and nothing happened to it.
Make sure you have no leaks and leave it uncovered.
5W Cruiser 2006 CF29CK Crossroad
RVing 4-5 months every summer since 2002.
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If you use a GOOD cover you will be happy but they are in the $600 range. If you use the cheaper ones like tyvek they will not last and some say will cause damage to corners from rubbing. I have used one of the Gold Line polyester, very soft cover for 4 years now and quite pleased but again kind of pricey.
I use a cover on our 96 Southwind. We get a lot of winter wind in our area. I've not had any problems or damage from the cover rubbing.
I bought a Champion on Ebay, it's cheap but, I've used it four PA winters and I'll probably get another 2-3 winters of use.
A roof over your RV is the best protection, if I had a place to build one, that's the route I would take.