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Tazymae

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Posted: 02/24/12 07:34pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What do you guys recommend for covering our first TT? I want to do everything right in order to keep it nice for as long as I can.
I know there are covers out there but the ones I have seen I know nothing about as far as quality, etc.
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You will get different opinions on covers for RV's. Some like them, some do not.
I cover our 96 Southwind every winter. It helps keep it clean and protects it from the sun. I've never had any damage from the wind rubbing the cover against the paint. When this one wears out I'll buy another cover.
That said, a garage/pole barn is the best way to store an RV.
I bought a Champion cover on Ebay. I know it was not high quality but, it has served me for several Pennsylvania winters. I'll probably get 2-3 more winters from it.

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A garage or a pole barn is the best way. Ours is not covered when we;e away from home with it and the dealer didn't have it covered, so when it's home it's not covered.





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To cover or not to cover is pretty much a personal decision. My own views are that you have almost as much chance of a cover doing DAMAGE to the trailer (either from installing or uninstalling it, chaffing in winds or in some cases mold and mildew) as not covering. I think the MAIN advantage to covering is that the trailer is cleaner at the end of storage than if left uncovered. I wash and wax mine at the beginning of each season anyway so it's not a big issue for me.
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Covered storage is worth it.
My 10 year old 21T Komfort has been under a carport since new.
It has resolved any possibilities of roof leaks due to deterioration.
My tires are not exposed to the sun and the trailer is moved frequently enough that I have not experienced tire "Cracking" or "crazing"
The birds have not deteriorated the roof with their toxic poo.
If left in the sun the trailer would swell and shrink daily leading to delam opportunities.
It still looks brand new because it gets washed every time after use.

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Since we are talking about garages and pole barns its on my to do list for the next year or two. I have one question, How tall of a door do we need to accomadate the future maybe fifth wheel. I have tt now but if I spend the money to build a storage barn I want be able to accomodate any future purchases


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Search this Forum for `RV Cover' where there has been lots of discussion.


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I inquired just a little while back, on heights:

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Currentlt finishing level an area, where I plan on going with a carport style cover.

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Living in north Texas, I think some kind of cover is essential for protection of UV rays. I don't have the space to build a pole barn type cover. A couple of hundred dollars a month for covered storage seems a little high, and I like having my toy hauler at home, so I bought a cover from RVWhoesalers.com for slightly over $300, about $100 less than Camping World.

It's a general fit Adco (not custom fit at over $1,000), very good protection, good methods of securing it to prevent slapping in the wind, breaths to help prevent mold, etc.


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I would look for indoor storage instead of a cover. My Jayco has been stored indoors since brand new and it still looks that way. I pay about $700 a year for locked storage btw. Just my .02


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