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Posted: 08/31/21 06:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

First winter with rv, looking at covers. Any recommendations.? Is Sunbrella worth the big bucks? 09 fleetwood class c 25 ft. Upstate N.Y., cold, wind, snow. Thank you.

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When is the last time you saw an RV dealership that covered there stock in the winter?

Covers are awkward, expensive and may cause more harm.


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Yup, no cover. If there is wind, the cover will beat the finish off of the coach. Best to winterize, take the batteries out and let it sit

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The small motorhome in my signature stays home all winter. I put a fabric rv cover over it and then cover the roof and the top 3rd of the sides with a tarp. Not taking any chances of having a seam crack and having a roof leak. Everything is cinched down tight and nothing has chafed from wind in the three winters that we have had it.


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For Batteries. Charge fully, then disconnect and leave them in place. -or- add a modest solar panel system, and again leave them in place.

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Plenty of RVs never have covers on them. The batteries, however, I would worry about damage from road debris and the slim possibility of a short circuit or someone dicking with the wiring. Look into modifying the current battery rack to accept boxes. If not, I would try to cover the batteries with something like a rubber floor mat held on with bungie cords
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cowolter wrote:

Plenty of RVs never have covers on them. The batteries, however, I would worry about damage from road debris and the slim possibility of a short circuit or someone dicking with the wiring. Look into modifying the current battery rack to accept boxes. If not, I would try to cover the batteries with something like a rubber floor mat held on with bungie cords


Huh?
I haven't seen a relatively sound RV with exposed batteries...


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Huh?
I haven't seen a relatively sound RV with exposed batteries...

I've seen many times
https://imgur.com/OC4s0Rs

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OP, I just compared Empire and Adco covers and the Adco SFS Aquashed seems to me best bang for the buck.
Heavy snow areas, I like a plastic tarp over the cover. Makes pulling snow off real easy and that keeps big icicles from building up on the fabric from 2’ of slowly melting snow.

Don’t believe that it will be “fine” without a cover. I mean, yeah it’s not going to fall apart next year or 5 or 10 years even, likely. But some people’s eyesight isn’t so good, just as some folks’ description of “looks great” isn’t so good either.

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pianotuna wrote:

When is the last time you saw an RV dealership that covered there stock in the winter?

Covers are awkward, expensive and may cause more harm.



When’s the last time you saw a RV dealer care about the condition of their RVs 10 years later. Or 20? Lol

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