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Lwiddis

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Posted: 09/28/22 02:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I cover my TT. No damage but it’s an expensive, tight fitting cover with six extra straps. Still shines like almost new. Sun is my number one enemy.


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Posted: 09/28/22 02:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A full blown garage/pole barn...sure, if you have one.

Some type of canvas cover...I've seen lots cause damage when even a small section breaks free in a wind storm.

Do a good check before winter, make sure any sketchy sealant is corrected and call it good.


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In our community RV lot a walk through in the summer tells which trailers had covers. No yellow, No peeling decal's, no faded siding,
Course that doesn't come for free, covers can be a PITA to put on or take off, and good ones aren't inexpensive

We cover ours, going on 12 years old and decals and outside looks like new. I bought a large "patio" storage bin, put it behind the trailer, drop the cover in when I take it off.

And covers tend to last us around 4 years.

Up to each of us to decide if the benefits are worth the downsides.


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Posted: 10/07/22 08:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Amazon has some covers that are 100 Bucks off. Cant go wrong


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Well I've not had the good fortunes with covers.
Took it off in the spring and my God.....the mildew was absolutely horrendous.
Wife and I scrubbed the entire interior for hours. Probably should have used a weed eater.
Ever since we've left uncovered.
I do however rub the trailer down with UV protectant every 2 months.

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Posted: 10/16/22 10:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have used the same Adco cover for 6 years now. Keep thinking I will need to replace it, but then I put it on again and it's OK. No rubbing from the cover, no mildew, etc. I wash and wax before winter storage, put the cover on and in the spring I am ready to go, the trailer looks like I just washed and waxed it. I would never go a winter without putting the cover on. It is a big job to put it on, so typically I put it on in the fall and off in the spring. I do it by myself and I have a 32' 5th wheel.

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I stored ours outside under an Addco cover for almost 7 years. when we traded it in the guy at the dealership couldnt believe it was 13 years old. it looked better than some 2 year old Tt`s.

Yes, covering it makes a huge difference, it protects the roof as well.


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