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I'm looking to help prevent some years of sun abuse on my hauler. I figured I might as well get a cover for it as I'm sure it can only help. I was wondering who makes a good quality cover. I have an '09 Weekend warrior fs2500. I dont want to buy a cover only to have it falling apart from the weather in a year. I'm in san diego, so it will mostly be battered with sun, however there is the freak storm every once in a while with heavy winds and rain. Any advice would be great! Thanks

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Ive come to the conclusion that about 2 years is all Ill ever get on a cover in AZ no matter what I pay,,so I consider it a consumable item. At 400 bucks over 2 years thats 55cents a day. Give up a beer a day and that pays for the cover.SOOO Iget a new one. Much cheaper than storage,and Ican always borrow a beer from my neighbor....


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We bought our new-to-us 2008 Fuzion 302 toyhauler this past January. It is a rig that I want to last a long time. So I just ordered a custom fit cover from Adco via Camping World. It has a 4 year warrantee and ran about $900 delivered.
Why custom? In Nevada we have a fair bit of wind. A friend suggested I DON"T get a cover because the flapping of the material will damage the exterior. I did some investigation and reading. A custom fit, with good cinch down straps will minimize the wind damage. So, I decided a cover and potential wind damage was the lesser of two risks.
It should arrive in 2-3 weeks.

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2btowed wrote:

Ive come to the conclusion that about 2 years is all Ill ever get on a cover in AZ no matter what I pay,,so I consider it a consumable item. At 400 bucks over 2 years thats 55cents a day. Give up a beer a day and that pays for the cover.SOOO Iget a new one. Much cheaper than storage,and Ican always borrow a beer from my neighbor....


WHOAHHH!!! You're talking crazy here! Nothing is worth giving up a beer even if you do hi-jack one from the neighbor. I say scrap the cover all together, take the $400 and buy a couple of kegs, invite some friends over every six months and assign them a 10 foot section of your TH. Hand them a can of wax and some towels and serve them beer while you supervise the waxing of your TH. Now that will protect it from the sun AND you get your beer! It works in FL so it will definitely work in AZ!!!


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2btowed wrote:

Ive come to the conclusion that about 2 years is all Ill ever get on a cover in AZ no matter what I pay,,so I consider it a consumable item. At 400 bucks over 2 years thats 55cents a day. Give up a beer a day and that pays for the cover.SOOO Iget a new one. Much cheaper than storage,and Ican always borrow a beer from my neighbor....


You're right on - it's a consumable item in Arizona. I cover mine and replace it as needed. My hauler looks as good as the day I bought it, but the uncovered ones in the lot around mine look like junk.

Besides, like Archy Bunker used to say, "you don't buy beer - you rent it".


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I have/had an Adco cover from CW too. 2nd winter here in Colo. it started to come apart. Cut out a damaged area and sent it in. Got a note back with the new replacement cover that it really wasn't defective, that it was wind damage.

They did try to upsell me to one made from 'Sumbrella' for a bunch of $s. Sunbrella is the stuff that the old Coleman Tent Trailers were made of. Don't know how much better it stands up to wind though.

Think I may look into a roll of awning cloth and make my own. PITA, to handle that much material, but the awning cloth should hold up better. Don't know if I can get a decent price on it though, either. It may also be more abrasive than our finishes can stand. Would hate to even think of trying to line one. Oh boy, that would truly be, PITA. I do think less damage occurs if it can move a bit. When I tightened mine down the 2nd year it really took a hit, but that might have been because it was weakened from previous winter.


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goto rvcoversdirect.com and look at the carver covers. I had a adco tyvek cover for three years. first year had to repair wind damage 4 foot rip from awning. second year had to repair rips from the gray part of cover ripping on the driver side where it gets all the sun starting to rot (2- 1 foot rips). by the third year it i could barely get on and off with out cover ripping some where basiclly sides were turning into powder. hauler always dirty from cover rotting. last year bought a carver cover from the discount page and love it alot stronger material haulers cleaner and no signs of even ripping also came with straps that go all the way around the cover to keep from billowing in the wind. I keep the cover on from about april till oct. It is off for the winter do to the lovely santana anna winds.


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Check out CalMark covers at
www.calmarkcustomrvcovers.com
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