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Sanddragger

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Posted: 07/11/19 09:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looking for advice on TT Covers. Hope this is not a redundant question. Living in the PNW can be a bear on any RV. Looking for advice on a good waterproof cover. Recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

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I tried an ADCO cover this past winter. Never again. It did more damage than good. My tt is 6 years old and had never been covered before and still looked new. I found the cover new in box at a garage sale for $80 so I figured why not. It fit snug and was strapped properly. I had to remove my rain gutters to fit and so they wouldn’t tear holes in the corners.

The black aluminum bottom skirting on my trailer now has 4 places that are rubbed bare from the straps, the front cap finish is dull and has a cross worn into it from the cross strapping and every roof protrusion wore holes or tore the cover. It shredded around the antenna, AC, and roof vents. It didn’t last 4 months and is now in the garbage.


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I used an Adco cover on my TT for almost 10 years! I only had a couple rub marks on the lower skirting but that was where it wrapped under so it really wasn't seen. When I traded it in it still looked like new and all the decals looked like new. If you get a cover get the Aqua Shed version. Those are the ones you need for a wet climate.


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Posted: 07/12/19 06:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Popular topic. Search this Forum for `RV cover'. We use a Sunshield tarp as previously described.


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We did a lot of research and per a local dealer, PermaPro by Classic Accessories was highly recommended.

This is the other model recommended to me.


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The cover should drop below your camper so the straps should only rub underneath.
I bought an ADCO one for a decent price, I forget the model, basic car cover woven waffle poly fabric, but I did make the mistake of getting one with no zippers or Velcro for the doors. It would be nice to be able to get into the TT while covered. One season, no probs. Pad those protrusions and sharp edges. Pool noodles are cheap and useful. I used short sections over th gutter tips. Pipe insulation works the same but pre sliced and oft has a glue edge.


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Just an observation-
We store our 5th wheel in a lot with nearly 200 RVs. I see new RVs come in to be stored and the owner will use a cover for about a year and then you never see the RV covered again. Over the 20 years we've been at this lot I've seen no fewer than 40 RVs where this is the case. We are in southern California within 6 miles of the ocean so weather is not really a factor other than lots of sun and fog in May and June.

I'm guessing it becomes too much of an effort to put the cover on versus the benefit derived by covering it. Our 5th wheel has been uncovered the entire 20 years and it shines up like new when washed and waxed. The EDPM roof is still in good shape. I do wash the RV at least twice per year and wax it every other year.

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Thank you all.If we purchase a cover, we will send it here for review.
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Back in the day when I parked my TT on our property for over 15 years in that I covered it probably half of the winters. To be honest, covering it was a pain in the neck. It was a lot of work: I would duck tape pads to the corners because the fabric will tear over time; when I would take it off in the spring there would be crud/mildew on the TT exterior. The alternative was to stop covering it. Not covering worked out better for me in the long run.

We are blessed to have covered storage for our TT in a local storage yard. The expense is very worth to us.


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