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Old 06-08-2010, 11:27 AM   #1
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Do you cover your camper?

The hubby and I just bought a new Springdale 5th wheel. I bought a cover for it, but the fine print in the instructions said not to use on rubber roofs. I called Keystone customer service, and they told me not to use a cover on the Springdale.

I don't like the idea of leaving the camper completely exposed to the elements. Can anyone recommend some kind of affordable shelter we could assemble or build? I've noticed some simple looking shelters that look like a roof held up by poles. I'm open to ideas, but need something economical.


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Old 06-09-2010, 05:25 AM   #2
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Others may chime in but I have never covered my two 5ers. They sit out all year. Either in a storage lot or we are camping in the 5er at a campground. I will wash and wax the unit twice a year once in the spring and once in the fall. This is the only protection that I have done to them.
The trailers are built to with stand the elements and I have had friends that have had there units ruin by covers. The wind will whip the covers against the camper body and this will wear away the fiberglass on the camper.
My other thought is what about full timers that live in their 5er year round. Do they cover them?

The only item that I cover are the rubber tires to protect them from the sun light.

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Old 07-01-2010, 07:42 AM   #3
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the cover would do more damage than the weather... if you must put the RV under cover build a pole barn.
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:44 PM   #4
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I covered mine last winter and no problems at all. I did buy the better Adco cover and will use it again next year.
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