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zulu52

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Posted: 12/14/20 02:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

specta wrote:

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I bought the same cover for my camper. It ripped up pretty badly after 2 1/2 years. I sent pictures to them and they promptly sent me a new cover for free. I would buy another one also.
Zulu


Glad to hear that. Not the part about it getting ripped up but that they took care of you.

That's HUGE these days.


There is a tag with a number on it. Mine was located in the middle of the front inside. To claim a warranty, you need that number. In my case, it had faded too much to read anymore. Luckily, my Wife had taken a picture of the tag when we got it and put it in her camper file.
She is clearly more organized than I am.

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Thanks for the sugestions, I'll look them up.
As for the tarp suggestions, like I said, done that. Standard blue tarp to super heavy, dense weave. Better and cheaper to go with the cheap then the expensive heavy duty and just replace every year. And white always seemed to not degrade from the UV's as bad as the blue and green. And again, the wearing off of the paint is why no tarp is going on the new one.
Tried the tennis balls and folded towels and pool noodles, neoprene rubber kneeling pads..... they just shift and fail.

I think if I wasn't eventually building a storage barn, I'd measure and have the local awning shop make one out of Sunbrella fabric. That stuff is tough. Most of the stock ones I've put a hand one feel like that weed barrier fabric just a bit thicker.

Warranty not covering the roof part of the cover???? That's a bad joke!


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Just slightly off topic but I have used Sunshield tarps for years.


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Dick_B wrote:

Just slightly off topic but I have used Sunshield tarps for years.


Still a tarp. Still gonna rub the paint/gel coat off. Still, at the size I use, gonna be a PITA for one person to put up.

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I used the PolyPro also. It's new so who knows about lasting but if they will warranty a new one who cares. I like that it was very light easy to carry up on roof and deploy. We have an 8.5 ft camper for which we ordered the 8-10 ft model. I wish it was 6 inches longer it wood have fit the length perfectly. It won't fit a 9ft or 10ft camper so order big. Also had to take some slack out of the front overhang (note yellow tarp button) and tuck front under camper with boards.
I like it though...

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Hope you have good luck on finding a good cover. I just did business with National Covers and all I can say is DON'T Bother, horrible customer service from Anthony one of their reps. I ordered the Expedition (it's their second best) cover along with the gutter spout protectors, took close to 2 weeks to get to Washington State from California, however, when it arrived I noted there was no shipping invoice and the gutter spout protectors were not in the package, but I was charged for them. Before I called them I checked my emails to make sure I ordered them and they were on the order email receipt and then went to their website to see if they were possibly backordered, nope they are in stock.

The funny thing is that the price of the cover went down by $60 during the time from when I ordered till the time I received it. I called them, waited 10 min for a rep to speak to ended up speaking to Anthony. I explained that the gutter spout protectors were not in the shipment and that I was charged for them. He didn't even apologize their mistake and just said that they could ship them to me. I explained that the price went down $60 during the stated time and would they consider crediting me the difference since they messed up the order. All I got was a BIG FAT" NO" and he wouldn't budge. Well, so now I'm returning the cover at their expense because they screwed up on the order and wouldn't try to make it right in some way or another. There are better companies out there!!!! Don't believe their raving customer reviews either since there is no way to actually post a review on their website


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Watch Amazon for that Classic Accessories Poly-Pro cover. They go on sale occasionally.


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Just read the Better Business Bureau reviews on National Covers, stay away from that company.

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The standard is the Calmark cover. I've tried several of the covers from the RV store made out of the inexpensive car cover type material. The best I've had is two seasons looking worn, completely shredded by the middle of the third. The Calmark I bought is in perfect shape approaching it's 8th season.

To be sure, it costs more, around 3 or 4x the cheap ones, so it needs to last 3 or 4x to break even. It appears to be doing that easily. One downside is that the fabric is heavier and real Sunbrella outdoor fabric, so it weighs significantly more than the cheapies, which makes it more work to put on and take off.


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I'll second HMS Beagle's response. My first Calmark cover lasted 9 years and the new one I just got is an even better custom fit and the material is long lasting. It comes with built in straps that secure the top against wind and there is a zipper on either side of the door so that the door flap can be rolled up and secured on top for easy access while the camper remains covered. Highly recommended.


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