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coolmom42

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Posted: 01/25/21 10:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm still stewing around about a good parking spot for my class C.

There is no off-site storage I would trust within a reasonable distance of my home.

The city will not allow me to add an additional driveway entrance, which was one option. I would have liked to add a gravel pad and shed at the lower end of my property, but am concerned about getting stuck in mud, without a driveway. So that option is out.

Another option is to extend my concrete parking area beside the house. However, I am somewhat concerned about the aesthetics of a tall class C shed next to a one-story ranch house. If necessary, I'll do that, but still have some reservations.

Is it feasible for one person to put a cover on a Class C, with no assistance? I'm pretty strong generally so that is not the issue. But somehow I'm thinking this is not a one-person job.

I really want to get my RV covered when not in use, in some way. We get a LOT of rain sometimes in my part of TN, plus some ice/snow.


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Well, a shed would always be best if you can make it happen.. I can park my 26' TT on the side of my house, but no room for even a covered car port thing..

Anyway, I use an ADCO cover and have been on TT's I've parked here since around 2005.. As long as you can get on the roof and roll out/up the cover, it's a one person job.. Get a ladder too and it's about a 20 minute job.

This is an old pic of my first TT, but this cover is at least 10 years old at this point and I park my new Rockwood here too with an ADCO cover too.

I even take it off by myself. I'm only 57 years old, so maybe not something my 77 year old dad can do, but for now, I can handle it.. [emoticon]

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Posted: 01/25/21 11:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I can put the ADCO cover on our class C by myself -- but it sure is easier with a helper.

To self-cover, I roll it up and put it on the hood with the back end facing up, then I climb up on the roof, reach down with a broom, then pull it up and start walking to the back, shaking out the cover as I go to get it to drop down to the sides.

Removing is the pretty much the reverse -- unhook the back, push it up to the roof with a broom, then climb the ladder, then loosely roll it up as I go forward, using care near the front so I don't walk off the front while it's obscured by the loose cover. (I have a vent over the front bunk, so that's where I stop walking and just kneel down and push off the front onto the RV hood. The worst part is if the side of the cover gets snagged on the wheel well or something, then I need to climb down and unsnag it before continuing.

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Could you build a covered cover (carport) that closely matches the style of your house? Attached or standalone? I have a log cabin and built a wood carport next to it matching the colors, shingles, roof style. It’s big enough for the MH, and two cars with room to spare.


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x2 rv port is the best. its covered,gets air, stays dry.easy in out.

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I put cover on my Super C by myself. Did have help with tractor front end loader. Lifted cover to edge of roof. Then pulled it forward. Then dropped it down on all 4 sides.
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We have used a Sunshield tarp for years. EZ on and EZ off. See my many posts on this subject.


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An RV carport type cover is the simplest and easiest. And no struggles with a cover when returning from a trip or putting it away for the winter.

More expensive but nice looking is a raised center aisle barn type structure. And gives you lots of room for other storage, but may be too large for your lot.

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Posted: 01/26/21 09:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After having owned both my .02 is covers are a ROYAL PITA to put on & take off, can actually make it hotter inside a coach, & don't last. This is based on using a cover for a short period in Southern NV.

Years later, we put up an RV shade structure (Alumawood) beside our 1-story house & it's orders of magnitude better than any cover could ever be. In our neighborhood there's at least a 1/2 dozen similar structures to ours now... it's the norm.


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It's pretty much unanimous as it pertains to having a solid structure over your RV than a flimsy pull over cover. Yes we did have a couple of covers over the years, and they can be put on by a single person with due diligence. We intended to put it on each and every time we came back home, then it was every other time, you can see where this is leading. It got to just when it was winterized we would put it on, after a few years the winds we have in our neck of the woods left cover it tatters. It's your money, your call, your house, IMO a sturdy permanently mounted RV port is your best bet and will add value to your home.

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