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RE: What brand of 5th wheel cover to purchase?

I have a CalMark. If your willing to pay, there is no equal
Wood chip 05/09/19 08:25pm Fifth-Wheels
What brand of 5th wheel cover to purchase?

We purchased our new 5th wheel 2 years ago. For the last two winters I have stored it in a limestone mine a little over 2 hours away from me. During the summer it is stored at a storage lot less than 10 minutes away. Last winter the owner of the summer lot put in a new rule requiring the monthly payment if you wanted to keep your spot for the next summer. This lot is very nice, affordable and secure. It is also always filled in the summer with a waiting list. I looked at other storage lots near me and they are all more money and mostly full. The security of some is also very poor. One lot I used to use with previous 5th wheel had many issues with. My front compartment was broken into and someone tried to remove my awning assembly damaging it. My goal is to perhaps purchase a quality cover to use for the winter and keep it in the same storage lot. I want to do this because the mine storage cost is increasing and paying double hurts an already tight budget. I am looking at three brands of covers: 1. Calmark 2. Classic Accessories SkyShield 3. Adco Designer Series SFS AquaShed Cover I would like to get feedback on each to help make up my mind. Thank you for your assistance! Dave
dpgllg 05/09/19 09:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Truck Camper Cover needed, Recommendations?

The cheap ones from the RV store are pretty easy to put on as they are light weight. As was mentioned, folding them in a logical way helps a lot when you unfold them. If you have a lot of solar panels on the roof, it gets a bit more complicated as you have limited places to step, and toward the end, not much visibility into where. The Calmark is the same, except that it weighs maybe twice as much. Once on the roof and laid out, it's no different. Getting it on and off the roof is more of a chore. I use the 40' knuckle lift that I have, but going up the back ladder is very difficult. I can also do it with a real ladder next to the camper.
HMS Beagle 11/30/18 09:29am Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper Cover needed, Recommendations?

Based on most of what I read here about covers, sun is the biggest enemy, yes? My camper will only be outside during the winter here in the Pacific Northwest, and won't be exposed to much sun. It'll be stored indoors in the summer. In this case, should I expect a better life-span from adco or Classic Accessories? I could easily see the Calmark cover being worth the price of admission if I was in a sunny area and storing outdoors during the summer. I'm also considering rigging up a tarp on a roller with 2 poles attached to the roller so 2 people could deploy it and store it in a matter of minutes. Anyone ever seen something like that?
Sliding-into-home 11/29/18 08:41am Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper Cover needed, Recommendations?

I've gone through several of the Classic Accessories type of cover, in the California sun by 18 months they are looking pretty sorry and by 24 month, pieces. The Calmark cover is still looking quite good at 4 years. Just beginning to abrade a the pointy bits (they supply material to reinforce these once recognized, which I haven't done). The downside is the cost, and also they are heavy compared to the lightweight disposable ones, and harder to get on and off as a result.
HMS Beagle 11/26/18 09:11am Truck Campers
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
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