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RE: cover for a 40' older toyhauler

We have a 2009 Keystone Raptor 380LEV. ~40' long with 2 slides & 2 entry doors. Looking to get a cover that will cover the full length of our toyhauler and still allow access through at least one of the doors, preferably the main and garage doors. What has been your experience with one (pluses & minuses)? How do they hold up with the changing of the seasons...when it snows and the snow melts? Which material is protects your RV the best? Are they difficult to install and remove? Do they make them that allow you to put the slides out? Do they make a cover that allows you to put the rear ramp down? Some Manufacturers choices are 37'1" - 40'0". Our toyhauler according to the mfg measures 39'11". Would you recommend the next size up 40'1"-44'? Anything else we should know? cheers! Jason It's great to see you around again, Jason. I don't recall where you live, but is it very windy there? The wind is really the biggest enemy of the RV covers. When time permits, I like to take a lap around the storage yard after I park ours and put it away. There are a couple of oddball things that I see, so I like to watch them over time just to see "how's that working out for ya?" One of the nosy games I like to play is RV Cover Rodeo: When I see someone put on a new cover, I like to watch and see just how long they can ride that horse. Every last cover user in my storage lot gives up eventually; it's just a matter of how long they'll last. The owners who use their rigs often are the ones who quit the soonest. I can't tell if that's because they get tired of removing and replacing the cover, or if it's because they're more attentive and see the damage sooner. The owners who use theirs less often let the wind take over. The wind destroys the covers, and then the covers destroy the coaches. The trademark sign is the long upside down rainbow arc of damage caused by loose lashings that swing back and forth in the wind. It's so cringeworthy. There was one guy with an absolutely gorgeous motorhome near our dumpster, so I'd look at his rig after every trip no matter what. When he added a cover, I figured "this ought to be good". He worked so hard to tailor fit his cover to his beautiful coach, but his mirrors stuck out too far and he had to make cutouts for the mirrors. He was really diligent about strapping down his cover and adding padding beneath the friction points, but he quit after about nine months after it started rubbing the finish on the nose of his rig just beneath the windshield. It's not that they don't work for anyone, but I've yet to see one last even a year in our 28 years of using storage yards. I keep watching and rooting for them, but I haven't seen a real winner yet. I should note that we don't even live in extreme weather. We don't get extreme high or low temps (except for the usual hellish high temps for a week or two in August or September) and not a ton of precipitation either. The winds are pretty constant in the wide open parts of town where we have so many storage yards, but even those aren't very extreme. Those constant winds are too much for the covers though. Good luck with your shopping and your choice. It's good to see you again. Take care. Thanks Dave! I'm in Wyoming base of the Bighorn Mountains, where your daughter ran the Bighorn 100!! We moved here in March of 2017 knowing that my job in Montana would likely go away with the closing of 2 power generating units. I did the commuting thing, drove 120 miles in the morning, worked 10.5-11 hr day, then drove 120 miles home. Did that for 2 1/2 yrs until October 1 last year when my position was officially eliminated. Now we are self employed and loving every minute of it! If you or anyone in this group is ever making the trek between Yellowstone & Rushmore message me because, we are halfway and have a lot of trails to ride, moose to see and very friendly boondocking sites on the mountain! Most people here don't cover their RVs. I've probably only seen a handful with covers. Majority of reviews I've read on various brands of covers don't seem to last. Anything over 3 yrs is doing good. We can get that Wyoming wind that acts like a sandblaster. It might tear the cover to shreds but my hope is that I can get 2 yrs out of it and it will protect the Raptor & I'd think it would better than leaving it exposed. The ideal solution is to build a big shop ;)
WhitehouseLV 09/29/20 03:33pm Toy Haulers
RE: cover for a 40' older toyhauler

I have an Adco - not a toy hauler. I have zippers where I can unzip to access entry door, also the back has zippers on both sides. I'm sure you can open the ramp. No, you can not open the slides. Mine is going on 5 years old this winter. Lots of posts on this forum about covers. Some like them some do not. I think if you get it really tight so it doesn't blow in the wind, it won't rub the sides. I like that I clean the camper in the fall, cover, then it is clean when I take it off in the spring. It is a lot of work so I put it on once and keep it on all winter. did your Adco fit true to length? I'm at 39'11" and thinking I should move up one size as Adco choices are 37'1"-40' or 40'1"-43' You buy one that is longer than the rig. The back has straps to take up the excess cover material. Mine cover is much longer than the 5th wheel, but never had a problem. I have also had some good wind, but never an issue with the cover. It also does not rub, I do use the material that came for the downspouts and have protected a couple sharp edges. thanks! I will adhere to that advice and get the next size up if O get purchase one.
WhitehouseLV 09/29/20 03:01pm Toy Haulers
RE: cover for a 40' older toyhauler

Jason it's good to see you around here again. thanks for the welcome back!
WhitehouseLV 09/29/20 03:00pm Toy Haulers
RE: cover for a 40' older toyhauler

I have an Adco - not a toy hauler. I have zippers where I can unzip to access entry door, also the back has zippers on both sides. I'm sure you can open the ramp. No, you can not open the slides. Mine is going on 5 years old this winter. Lots of posts on this forum about covers. Some like them some do not. I think if you get it really tight so it doesn't blow in the wind, it won't rub the sides. I like that I clean the camper in the fall, cover, then it is clean when I take it off in the spring. It is a lot of work so I put it on once and keep it on all winter. did your Adco fit true to length? I'm at 39'11" and thinking I should move up one size as Adco choices are 37'1"-40' or 40'1"-43'
WhitehouseLV 09/20/20 04:10pm Toy Haulers
cover for a 40' older toyhauler

We have a 2009 Keystone Raptor 380LEV. ~40' long with 2 slides & 2 entry doors. Looking to get a cover that will cover the full length of our toyhauler and still allow access through at least one of the doors, preferably the main and garage doors. What has been your experience with one (pluses & minuses)? How do they hold up with the changing of the seasons...when it snows and the snow melts? Which material is protects your RV the best? Are they difficult to install and remove? Do they make them that allow you to put the slides out? Do they make a cover that allows you to put the rear ramp down? Some Manufacturers choices are 37'1" - 40'0". Our toyhauler according to the mfg measures 39'11". Would you recommend the next size up 40'1"-44'? Anything else we should know? cheers! Jason
WhitehouseLV 09/20/20 10:42am Toy Haulers
RE: Screen wall options

Carefree of Colorado used to sell the Outback Awning & Room for Toyhauler ramps. Not sure if its discontinued or if your still able to purchase a new one. I think justALnow had one, maybe Aktravler. Seems to me they posted pics if I remember correctly. That's a deep pull. I'm friends with Al on Facebook, but I haven't seen him online here in years. lol, it is
WhitehouseLV 07/19/20 05:13pm Toy Haulers
RE: Ready 2 hit the road again

I'm probably too late, but If you should head to Mount Rushmore from Yellowstone let me know. Were halfway at the base of the Bighorn Mountains in Wyoming. Tons of SxS, ATV, UTV, Motorcyle trails. Very friendly place for off road enthusiasts. Most riding is done between 8,000-10,000 feet. Plenty of places with easy access to Boondock. and guaranteed you will see Moose! I bet we have more moose than anywhere else in the lower 48.
WhitehouseLV 07/13/20 10:52pm Toy Haulers
RE: Screen wall options

Carefree of Colorado used to sell the Outback Awning & Room for Toyhauler ramps. Not sure if its discontinued or if your still able to purchase a new one. I think justALnow had one, maybe Aktravler. Seems to me they posted pics if I remember correctly.
WhitehouseLV 07/13/20 10:47pm Toy Haulers
RE: Yellowstone Trip

I personally love going over the Bighorn Mtn on 14a but agree that for most people it is not a good idea. I don't mind the extreme nature of 14a. I have gone over it in both directions with a variety of vehicle combinations. I have also gone over on 16 and would highly recommend it to most people. You will still be doing some steep and twisted roads. I'd recommend going over the the Bighorn Mountains too. We probably have more moose than anywhere else in the lower 48. There are moose everywhere. A lot of times we will see hundreds of elk too!
WhitehouseLV 02/18/20 07:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: yellowstone to mt rushmore

Hi all, This summer we are traveling the National Park loop from Fl; to Grand Canyon to Yellowstone. Wondering the best route and campgrounds from West entrance Yellowstone to Mt Rushmore? Is Hwy 14 doable for a 30 ft TT? Thanks, Mitlin we live at the base of the Bighorn Mountains. Hwy 14 is very doable for a 30' TT. There are a few switchbacks but the road has quite a few scenic turnouts to take in the view, rest or give the truck a break. Every time and I mean every time we've been up there (when there hasn't been snow) we've seen moose. A lot of times we will also see hundreds of elk. If you decide to take Hwy 14 or 14A be sure to stop by our brick & mortar store (This Joyful Home) in Ranchester and we will show you the locations where we see moose & answer any other questions you might have. my personal suggestion would be to try and spend a night on the mountain. Very friendly boondocking or since your new & traveling I'd probably reserve a night at Sibley Campground (its next to Sibley Lake & some sites have 30 amp). Or Prune Creek Campground. Both are right off the highway and have larger sites to get in & out of. We have seen cow calves and bull moose in both locations. Last summer we were fishing at Sibley Lake when a young bull moose jumped in the lake next to us and splashed around. kids loved watching him play around in the water!
WhitehouseLV 02/18/20 07:12pm Travel Trailers
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