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Posted: 10/03/19 02:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We now are proud owners of a fiver and would like to know what covers folks are using. Prior we owned a 30 ft Sunnybrook and the ADCO cover only seems get 3 years out of it before it tears.

AMCO Pro Shield or Or Ultra Shield. Any Other suggestions? I live in the north east and the fiver will be outside shivering all winter, so it needs to be covered.

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Posted: 10/03/19 08:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I’ve been pleased with my Expedition cover but sun is my big concern, not cold, snow and ice.


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Posted: 10/04/19 07:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sunshield tarp. Search this Forum for my detailed posts.


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Posted: 10/04/19 07:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I also have been looking for a cover for my 5th wheel. I have narrowed it down to two.

Classic Accessories OverDrive SkyShield™ Deluxe Tyvek® 5th Wheel Travel Trailer Cover

Classic Accessories

Goldline Cover

Goldline

They are close in cost but I am leaning toward the Classic Accessories cover. It is lightweight and has tension straps across the front and rear.

Be prepared for a lot of comments from those who say not to cover. I posted asking for feedback on these two covers and the only comments were not to cover.

If you get a properly sized cover, put it on correctly using foam etc. to protect all sharp points, and check on it regularly to make sure the straps are still tight there should not be any problems.

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I have yet to see a truly waterproof cover which is the only reason that I want a cover. Do any exist?


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I used an ADCO on my previous 5er for 6 years from Nov 1st to April 1st in the PNW. Zero tears. You need to cover the sharp protrusions so the cover doesn't wear on them.
Keep it tight but not so tight that it's stressed.
My ADCO didn't keep it dry either but it also didn't allow rain to fall 100% on it. Most was shielded off.
I'm going with the same cover for our new TT for this winter.
FWIW when we got rid of our 5er I left the cover under the bed since it was still in great shape.

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I used an ADCO for 12 years and it worked great. It had some minor tears where sharp corners damaged it during wind storms. The tears never spread and if I needed a cover, I would buy another ADCO.
It never damaged the RV in any way.


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This isn't intended to be an anti cover lecture, as I think there are pros and cons to them. The decision also comes down to where you live and what climate you're in.

With that said, after 10+ years of owning travel trailers and now a new 5th wheel, my personal belief is that in many cases, you're better off not using a cover at all. Wind can cause rubbing against the roof and fiberglass, there can be condensation accumulation and excess mold, and they're not the easiest darn things to work with.

I live in the Pacific NW, so we get a lot of rain and some occasional snow and freezing temperatures. I keep my roof seals in good condition, and I haven't had any problems as a result of exposure to the elements. The RV techs I've worked with in the past, including a couple of dealers who sell covers, advised me NOT to use one.

Again, I may feel differently if I lived in a baking hot climate where UV exposure is a concern, but all in all, for the vast majority of people, I don't think covers are necessary. That's especially true when you factor in that most people who own TTs and 5th wheels tend to upgrade them every 5-10 years.


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Posted: 10/04/19 05:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think the weather takes the life out of anything left to the elements. I have a metal carport cover for both the RV and the boat and think they help keep the rigs protected from whatever weather is thrown at them..


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Super_Dave wrote:

I have yet to see a truly waterproof cover which is the only reason that I want a cover. Do any exist?


Not that I’m aware of. I stored my trailer over the winter with an Adco cover a few years ago and the many times I looked underneath the cover, the inside was nearly as wet as the outside, mostly from condensation I think. We live in quite a wet climate here so it may be fine in a drier climate.

Now I pony up and pay for indoor storage from mid October to mid April.....


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