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Old 10-12-2016, 11:49 AM   #1
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Question Recommended Cover For Bullet

Winter is coming. At least Ned Stark has said so...

Does anyone have any recommendations for a good, weatherproof cover for the Bullet Ultralite 248RKS? Any information would be helpful!

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Old 10-12-2016, 05:33 PM   #2
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I have used ADCO last many years. And I bought another one for my TT.
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Old 10-12-2016, 06:56 PM   #3
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I like my CalMark Cover. It has held up well the last 3 winters and still looks new.

http://www.calmarkcovers.com

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Old 10-19-2016, 09:31 AM   #4
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Thank you for your replies. The weather guessers are saying this is going to be a harsh season and I'm hoping to find a cover that will hold up to an upstate NY winter.
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Old 10-21-2016, 06:19 AM   #5
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Re: Recommended Cover For Bullet

I do not cover mine.
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Old 10-23-2016, 04:47 PM   #6
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Re: Recommended Cover For Bullet

Jim, why do you not cover yours. Some people cover them, some people don't. Some cover tires every week, some don't.
Does it matter if we have 30" of snow sitting on the travel trailer?
Does the cover protect the ice from the freeze/thaw cycles from getting into the roof or roof mounted accessories?

Where is the research paper on what to do and why?

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Old 10-24-2016, 04:06 AM   #7
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Re: Recommended Cover For Bullet

I don't cover for two reasons. I've heard many anecdotal reports of the finish being rubbed off on corners due to contact with the cover. I believe that the #1 enemy of the RV is not snow, but UV. There is considerably less UV in the winter.
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Old 10-24-2016, 10:03 AM   #8
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I don't cover for two reasons. I've heard many anecdotal reports of the finish being rubbed off on corners due to contact with the cover. I believe that the #1 enemy of the RV is not snow, but UV. There is considerably less UV in the winter.
I had a cover special made to fit exactly my camper, still rubbed the paint and corners, roof was cleaner than normal though - so truth to that

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You can do all the research in the world on winter covers and it comes down to whatever you want... it is literally a 50/50 toss up on them. Think about it, houses, buildings, etc.. have rubber roofs on them, do you cover them? Roofs are meant to get wet and get snow on them, no biggie.
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Old 10-24-2016, 10:21 AM   #9
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I had a cover special made to fit exactly my camper, still rubbed the paint and corners, roof was cleaner than normal though - so truth to that

To OP:
You can do all the research in the world on winter covers and it comes down to whatever you want... it is literally a 50/50 toss up on them. Think about it, houses, buildings, etc.. have rubber roofs on them, do you cover them? Roofs are meant to get wet and get snow on them, no biggie.
Thanks for the input! I have actually decided to hold off on a cover. I park under trees in my driveway and am pretty shaded from UV and I get less snow under the trees than the rest of my driveway.

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Old 10-24-2016, 03:40 PM   #10
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Re: Recommended Cover For Bullet

A consideration (at least for me, when I parked my RV outside) is removing the cover in the spring. If you plan to use your RV early in the spring, before all the ice and snow have melted, getting the cover off the roof is nearly impossible. So, if you do decide to cover it and have any plans on a "mid winter escape" or an "early camping trip on that warm weekend in March", you'll have a tough time getting the cover "unfrozen" from the roof.

If, however, you don't plan on using your trailer until after all the ice and snow are gone, the flowers are up and blooming and the A/C is running in the house, then it wouldn't matter about the cover being frozen to the roof.
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Old 10-24-2016, 06:13 PM   #11
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The only experience I've had with "covers" for vehicles or RVs is on a vintage 65 Mustang. High dollar "cover". Supposed to protect and keep it from harm. Removal of the cover after the first winter/spring revealed that every corner of the pristine paint job was scuffed by the cover. Cover in the trash.

For the RV we have the perfect solution; 18x60 enclosed, insulated steel building.....much nicer than scuffed paint
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Old 10-25-2016, 04:37 PM   #12
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This will be my 3rd winter with an Adco. Camper is nice and clean come spring anf the cover is in perfect condition.
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Old 10-28-2016, 08:45 AM   #13
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I definitely believe in a cover.. Why cause your expensive TT to look old and deteriorate when you can keep it looking new with a $300-400 cover every 3-4 years. I originally bought an ADCO "moderate climate" cover for NJ but the fabric on the roof tore in less than 2 years. ADCO made good on their 2 year warranty and I just upgraded to their cover with a TYVEK roof for "extreme weather" I only had to pay the $100 difference. They gave me a $280 credit on my damaged one. They are the biggest cover maker and stand behind their product. The new one has a 3 year warranty. Definitely worth about $100 a year if I get 3 years out of it to protect a $20,000 investment!
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Old 10-29-2016, 06:39 AM   #14
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Thanks for the info guys! Sorry to hijack a thread.
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Old 10-31-2016, 06:10 PM   #15
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Winter is coming. At least Ned Stark has said so...

Does anyone have any recommendations for a good, weatherproof cover for the Bullet Ultralite 248RKS? Any information would be helpful!

Thanks!

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Go with the ADCO "All weather cover with TYVEK roof" It about 375 on Amazon, has a 3 year warranty and will keep your TT looking new.. Both the sun and ice/snow can take a toll on finish, decals, roof equipment and seams. If you get 3-4 years.. that's only 100 a year.. You paid many thousands for your TT.. keep it looking good for a long time!
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Old 11-01-2016, 04:52 AM   #16
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For the RV we have the perfect solution; 18x60 enclosed, insulated steel building.....much nicer than scuffed paint
Yes sir I agree. This is the best cover for us. Don`t have to worry about scuff marks, etc.
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Yes sir I agree. This is the best cover for us. Don`t have to worry about scuff marks, etc.
ho-hum.. some day
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Old 11-01-2016, 06:35 AM   #18
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Yes sir I agree. This is the best cover for us. Don`t have to worry about scuff marks, etc.
I like mine as well

It has water and 30 amp service, debating on a sewer line too.



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Old 11-01-2016, 07:26 AM   #19
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I don't cover ours ... we get winter winds in excess of 70mph often, and I've seen a lot of shredded covers, and stories of RV finishes with more damage from wind-whipped covers than from exposure.
My last set of tire covers are somewhere in Kansas now, I suspect.
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I like mine as well

It has water and 30 amp service, debating on a sewer line too.



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I had our cover built fairly wide to accommodate the slides being in the open position.
If you can swing a sewer connection, I would do it. we have a complete RV set up. 30A service, water, sewer, TV.
It makes a nice dog house when the wife gets on your butt.
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