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Posted: 09/16/21 07:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I own a 37 ft. Forrestriver Georgetown XL Class A motorhome. It is stored outside in southern California. It gets real hot in the summer and other times. I have purchased a complete RV cover. The top rotted in less that 4 months. The cost to send it back to the manufacture at my expense by the way, was close to what I payed for it in the beginning. Anyway, I am looking just for a Tyvek roof cover. ADCO stopped making them. Does anybody know where I can get a Tyvek roof covering for my 37 ft. Class A motorhome?

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roof covers often cause more damage that having nothing at all.


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pianotuna wrote:

roof covers often cause more damage that having nothing at all.


I don't know if that's necessarily true. While it is true that covers can rub the paint, hold moisture etc, they are designed to be a sacrificial layer to protect the RV. Lots of folks swear by them. They certainly have their downsides, one of which is falling apart as the OP noted. I fought with a cover on a previous MH for a season and decided it just was't worth the hassle. Aside from a proper garage the best way to keep it functional is to just do all your regular maintenance, re-caulking when necessary, keep it clean etc. That said, some extreme elements can accelerate a roof's demise quicker than others.


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Vast majority of MH I see on open air storage lots have no roof covers including late model ones. Just saying. Maybe the majority knows something.

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NamMedevac 70 wrote:

Vast majority of MH I see on open air storage lots have no roof covers including late model ones. Just saying. Maybe the majority knows something.


Yes, they know it's expensive. :-)

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Buy a better cover. Mine is four years old and should last one more year.


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Where I store there is not a single cover. There are over 1000 units.

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If you plan on storing with no cover, wash the roof at least twice a year and apply a product like 303 UV Protectant.

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I love the RV covers, especially when I get to watch my neighbor trying to put his cover on his 35 foot Class A. Lots of fun altho I am always concerned he will fall off. [emoticon]
Me, I just wash my RV regularly with a wash/wax product from Blue Coral.

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pianotuna wrote:

Where I store there is not a single cover. There are over 1000 units.


Thanks for the verification of my comment. Cheers to you. Another KH said something about obvious expense. So what they can probably afford it on a lMH.

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