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Posted: 10/26/21 04:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Be sure to lay down or remove any antennas for stereo or backup cameras.

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Alright kids.
I’m as big a sht talker as most anyone on here, but this was supposed to be light hearted, because I sure found it funny last night. (Neither my wife or son noticed either and they were out the driveway trying to get the d@mn generator started after the wind went through! (The one I said doesn’t need exercised and always works, in another thread like yesterday, lol. I thought it was karma making me eat my words when they called me at work and couldn’t get it fired up. Said it ran for like 15sec and died. I asked them if they turned the gas on. Both said yes, however when I got home, the gas valve was off as was the kill switch. Turned both to on and had power with 3 pulls of the cord!
Woulda been 1 pull but the carb ran dry, lol)

@doegeguy, yep imma get my money’s worth out of them straps once I put it back on! There’s a lot of them too, so I got a good deal! Lol.

We can stop bitchjng about whether covers are good or bad. I’d prefer to store under a roof but since I can’t, thislldoo. Look at it this way. All you anti cover folks, aren’t supporting the RV cover industry like I am!


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And it totally makes a difference in your location as to whether a cover lasts a long time or gets tore up or degrades quickly.
In Phoenix AZ I had to park my snomachines outdoors for one summer. I covered the canvas covers with a 2 layer “quality” tarp. From the months of April until October, the sun ate the tarp. It was gone except for a few powdery remnants and the metal eyelets.
The black sled covers were bleached almost white and the straps broke the first time I pulled on them.

Our boat was stored in Vegas outdoors by the previous owner. At 4 years old, he was on his 3rd custom cover. I have that cover over 10 years later, the rubber is all cracked but it’s basically a dust cover indoors so it has not degraded further.

In Casper Wyoming, one winter basically shredded my snomachine cover from the wind. I wouldn’t expect the camper cover I bought there to make it a year without ending up mostly in South Dakota in pieces.

Alaska, 1 big snow melt and the ice cicles tire my TC cover.

Here in Western WA there is a lot of trees and shelter from the wind. UV damage is far less than a lot of areas and snow load is never going to destroy anything. But it sure does fckin rain! Hence the cover.
My snomachine trailer basically turns green on top in about 6 months. I have to wash it twice a year even if it never moves, before the moss takes roots on the roof!

So y’all likely have valid points for where YOU live.
(Headed out to reinstall my cover….lol)

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PS I wouldn’t pay squat for a sun baked faded crispy lookin camper, but I’d pay a good sum for one that was still shiny and didn’t look like it got left at the beach with no sunscreen for a month!
If you use your camper a lot or year round then a cover probably don’t make sense and the camper getting severely weathered over the years is just the cost of doing business.
For me, we don’t get to use ours a lot, so the 320 days a year it is sittting collecting dust in the driveway are better served if it is also not getting degraded from the elements.

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Why is there so much hate on this forum now? Settle down people!


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pianotuna wrote:

I think covers cause more damage than they protect against.


A sailors worst enemy is chafe. That slight bit of rub, rub, rub thousands of times will destroy gelcoat. A seemingly not very sharp corner will cut through a cover in no time.

I cover my boat in storage. A much more difficult job than wrapping a box, which is essentially what a RV is. Any area where there is the slightest chance of chafe I take things like folded bath towels & tape them over corners & sharpish edges, then the tarp over them.

Indoor RV storage for me right now but if outdoors folded towels would be over the four corners & any sharp objects like TV antennas before any cover goes on.


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2112 wrote:

Why is there so much hate on this forum now? Settle down people!


Agreed.

Brandon. You wore out your welcome. You're done in this thread.

If you can't play nice, you get the penalty box.

Don't post in this thread again.


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Grit dog wrote:


Look at it this way. All you anti cover folks, aren’t supporting the RV cover industry like I am!


Amen! In this economy, we need to help others out as much as possible! [emoticon]


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2112 wrote:

Why is there so much hate on this forum now? Settle down people!


Hate? Hmmm, I must be immune because I don't see any hate here.

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