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Bud and Donna
post Aug 14 2012, 12:21 AM
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Can anyone give us advise for a cover for our 31 foot class A? It is stored in hot sun with LCD winters but no snow. We are older and getting it up to the roof on on will be a challenge for us but want to protect our MH and not have to purchase one every year.... This is new for us - have had other RVs but have never covered & have had boat covers that failed in sun pretty early. Any advise is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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post Aug 14 2012, 06:29 AM
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[Hello Bud and Donna,

I would recommend simply place a tarp with tie downs over your rig and letting the coach "breath". What many people I know have down when storing their rig is to build an inexpensive shelter at the storage area and just drive in under it and out when your ready to go.

I think it becomes counter productive to cover the entire coach in one of those heavy and "expensive zip up blankets". It prevents air flow causing interior mustiness and not allowing any light in giving mold opportunity to grow.

Good luck, BTW where do you enjoy your LCD winters with no snow?
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Bud and Donna
post Aug 14 2012, 09:22 AM
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QUOTE(fpullanosr @ Aug 14 2012, 05:29 AM) *

[Hello Bud and Donna,

I would recommend simply place a tarp with tie downs over your rig and letting the coach "breath". What many people I know have down when storing their rig is to build an inexpensive shelter at the storage area and just drive in under it and out when your ready to go.

I think it becomes counter productive to cover the entire coach in one of those heavy and "expensive zip up blankets". It prevents air flow causing interior mustiness and not allowing any light in giving mold opportunity to grow.

Good luck, BTW where do you enjoy your LCD winters with no snow?

We are in California in the Gld Country below the snow line. Thank you - the coach is in a RV storage yard, on black top - so no ability to plant trees for shades or build a shelter....
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post Aug 14 2012, 11:07 AM
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The folk wisdom is that the friction from RV covers can easily damage the finish on RVs, but, never having used one, I can't speak from personal experience.

I can tell you that before we retired, our little travel trailer sat outside in the weather all year for seven years in Anchorage. There was never any damage from that. The dealers in town sure don't cover their RVs in the winter. They just let the snow pile up.

In the ten years that we have been fulltiming, we obviously haven't covered our rigs.


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post Aug 14 2012, 02:05 PM
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I'm with Dave. When our trailer was new we covered it. Luckily the scratches came out. I can only imagine what a rough tarp and rope blowing around would do.
I leave mine uncovered. It's a job to clean in the spring, we're under trees. You are in a storage area. It shouldn't be bad.
There are a lot of people, at the campground, that cover their's in the winter. I choose not to.


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post Aug 14 2012, 02:36 PM
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Ok, I give up. What is an LCD winter?
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post Aug 14 2012, 02:40 PM
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Gee, I thought I was the only one wondering what are "LCD" winters!
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post Aug 15 2012, 12:04 AM
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QUOTE(vincee @ Aug 14 2012, 01:40 PM) *

Gee, I thought I was the only one wondering what are "LCD" winters!

Don't you just love the auto correct technology today.... That was suppose to be cold winters... Close right?
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post Aug 15 2012, 11:53 AM
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Before putting it on the first and last time, get the name of a good divorce attorney.


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post Aug 15 2012, 08:18 PM
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QUOTE(Lindsay Richards @ Aug 15 2012, 10:53 AM) *

Before putting it on the first and last time, get the name of a good divorce attorney.


Love it!! Perhaps a tree?
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post Aug 16 2012, 02:05 PM
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Do not use a tarp. A tarp WILL scratch it! A good quality cover will allow it to breathe, whereas a good tarp will not. Mold growing will not be an issue if you put a few containers of Damp-rid inside there when winterizing. A high-quality cover will be expensive, but worth protecting your investment.


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post Aug 17 2012, 10:28 AM
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QUOTE(grim509 @ Aug 16 2012, 01:05 PM) *

Do not use a tarp. A tarp WILL scratch it! A good quality cover will allow it to breathe, whereas a good tarp will not. Mold growing will not be an issue if you put a few containers of Damp-rid inside there when winterizing. A high-quality cover will be expensive, but worth protecting your investment.

Thank you - that is what we had been advised, and I am a fan of Damp-rid! There are just so many covers out there & each one claims to be quality, but you see them fall apart prematurely & all a person can do is shell out another $400+...... I was hoping someone could steer us to a cover that was made for our conditions & would last.
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