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Jeff Ogden

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Does anyone use a cover on their RV? We will be parking our RV on our drive and thought that it might be a good idea to buy a RV cover.
I've looked on Hex Auto Parts website and they do one with a zipped opening for the door, which appears to be the best value. I recently moved from US to Canada and if Hex Auto won't ship it I probably ask a friend who live in TX post it to me,or can I buy one here in Canada?

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I’m happy with the Expedition cover. Last the warranty length. Sun is my issue.

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If you cannot park under cover a fabric cover is good insurance. I believe most RV's leak by design. Today I helped a friend cover his rig. Be careful putting it on and do not snag the fabric on any edges.


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I used an Adco for 12 years on our last TT during the winter months. It kept it looking great, kept it clean and dry and never hurt it in any way. The only change I would make is to get the one with the Tyvek top.
I would not use one in a windy area.
If I didn't now have a carport, I would get another one for this RV.
And I agree with Bob. The only thing that keeps these things form leaking is goop and luck.

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I have used an Adco cover... it's "ok" what I don't like about mine is that its is not water proof.. its water resistant, so if it gets wet and something touches it... oh like THE ROOF of the RV. It's like a tent... it let's water thru... I now use a used Billboard Tarp that you can buy online, completely waterproof and super tough. I'm still thinking about building a RV carport... just have to check local building codes, etc...


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A boaters & RVers worst enemy regarding tarps is chafe. The RV is stored indoors so not tarp but the trick with the boat is to use old terry towels, fold & tape them over corners where the tarp rubs.


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I used one for many years. Kept my RV protected in the winter. I never used it in he summer. When I traded it in it still looked great. Each cover lasted around 5-6 years. Well worth the money. I used an adco Tyvec cover with he zippered entry door. With any cover you will need to pad all protrusions so the cover doesn't get holes. And then cinch it down tight!


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I'm into year 5 with this "Elements All Climate". I have a 25 ft OAL Class C. The cover has the Tyvek roof which I like because we tend get this very wet, slushy, heavy, wind blown, flash freezing garbage snow here in Southern New England and it has protected the roof so far. I cover rub points by taping cloth over them. Haven't had any wind damage yet. Wish I had the room to build an overhang I could drive the rig under, that would be ideal.. I have my neighbor help me put it on the rig. A little tough for me to handle alone.
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Remember with a cover - use ALL grommet holes and tie downs! They are there for a reason. Get extra rope and bungy cords to secure everything. It will reduce greatly rubbing and chafing.

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suprz wrote:

I have used an Adco cover... it's "ok" what I don't like about mine is that its is not water proof.. its water resistant, so if it gets wet and something touches it... oh like THE ROOF of the RV. It's like a tent... it let's water thru... I now use a used Billboard Tarp that you can buy online, completely waterproof and super tough. I'm still thinking about building a RV carport... just have to check local building codes, etc...


If it was the "breathable" kind of cover, it's not supposed to be "waterproof"... The point of a breathable cover is to let the RV breath underneath it so it does not turn into a hunk of mold.. [emoticon]

I've used ADCO covers since around 2005. I covered my 2003 Prowler with one and it lasted about 10 years being parked under trees all winter. The thing was green with moss on the roof and black streaks on the sides and I finally replaced it in 2015.. All the while, it would get wet, but it kept all the tree **** off of it and it would dry in a matter of hours after a total downpour.

I traded that old Prowler to the dealer I got my new TT from in July of this year and they gave me $6500 for it.. I paid $14,000 out the door with it in 2003. They sold it for $7000 about a week later..

Anyway, I have an ADCO cover on my new 2019 TT and it's still parked under the same trees as the Prowler. It's already got a load of tree **** on it and doing it's job!

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Works for me.

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