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Old 08-14-2017, 05:25 PM   #1
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RV Cover???

And yet another opportunity to tap the Brain Trust here!

In anticipation of the colder weather and storage of my Premier 19FBPR here in PA, I have been researching a cover for the RV. Yeesh...there sure are a lot of choices. What are some of the experiences of those of you that have an RV cover...brand, price (bang for buck) considering factors like protection, fit, durability, install/removal difficulty, storage, etc., etc.

I would very much appreciate your feedback/recommendations...the good, the bad, and the ugly.

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Old 08-14-2017, 05:37 PM   #2
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I had an Adco cover with the Tyvek top for a few years on my old Passport. It worked well, until it blew out along the front panel at 5 years last February. I replaced it with another Adco Designer Series and worked pretty well for the 2 months I used it. It was not very easy to put on, however. I need to sell it now since I sold that trailer.
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Old 08-14-2017, 07:09 PM   #3
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I like the Adco Designer Series. In my opinion, putting on covers is all about how you fold it up and unfold it on the roof. I put mine on by myself using a ladder from only one location to get it up there and unroll/fold it. My roof isn't walkable so I use a pool skimmer pole to assist with the unfolding. Once the front is within reach I can get the rest from the ground. Takes me maybe a half hour.

Taking it off is easier as once I push the front up onto the roof (again using the skimmer pole) I can pull the whole thing off without snagging on anything from the rear.

The last task is folding and rolling it so that I can install it easily in the Fall.

Been using a cover since 2008.
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Old 08-14-2017, 07:19 PM   #4
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Oh yes, I use a ADCO Designer as well. I have been covers for over 10 years. I have had good results. I will continue to use it. I am able to walk on my roof and I find it easy. Unless you try to put it on when it is windy then it is not safe or easy. IMO
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Old 08-14-2017, 08:11 PM   #5
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CalMark covers, custom made for your RV and comes with a 6 year warranty. So far my has held up great through 4 Illinois winters.

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Old 08-15-2017, 05:25 AM   #6
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The adco covers are nice, I'd research the ones you're most interested in by reading the reviews on sites like Amazon. People will tend to let you know if they've had problems. Some people don't believe in covering, they think it causes other damage such as rubbing/scratching. That may be true, but was never my experience. I do know that in NM the sun is rough on RVs and the ones we take in on trade that have been covered are usually in much better shape than the ones that are not
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Old 08-15-2017, 07:23 AM   #7
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I've used several different brands over the years. I'd say its users choice when it comes to covers. The observations I have experienced here in Florida are they do a measure of UV protection but, at a tradeoff. Critters love to get under the cover, especially frogs (how they do it is beyond me). They die and the heat bonds them to the roof. I got sick of constantly cleaning up the mold and mildew created by the covers - even though they say they allow the unit to "breathe". Plus, no matter how secure I stretch the covers, there is so many protrusions on the roof that wind caused rubbing and flapping that hazed every one of my AC shrouds and vent covers. Bummer..

The one main issue that caused me to quit covering is our torrential storms during the rainy season and hurricane season. The last one blew the cover to shreds and deposited it on top of my shop. Luckily no damage to the rv. My current approach is to simply wax from bow to stern and top to bottom several times a year along with periodic application of detail spray. At almost a year now, the unit looks like it just came off the assembly line. Good luck with whatever approach you decide.
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Old 08-15-2017, 08:34 AM   #8
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Old 08-15-2017, 10:29 AM   #9
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I've used several different brands over the years. I'd say its users choice when it comes to covers. The observations I have experienced here in Florida are they do a measure of UV protection but, at a tradeoff. Critters love to get under the cover, especially frogs (how they do it is beyond me). They die and the heat bonds them to the roof. I got sick of constantly cleaning up the mold and mildew created by the covers - even though they say they allow the unit to "breathe". Plus, no matter how secure I stretch the covers, there is so many protrusions on the roof that wind caused rubbing and flapping that hazed every one of my AC shrouds and vent covers. Bummer..

The one main issue that caused me to quit covering is our torrential storms during the rainy season and hurricane season. The last one blew the cover to shreds and deposited it on top of my shop. Luckily no damage to the rv. My current approach is to simply wax from bow to stern and top to bottom several times a year along with periodic application of detail spray. At almost a year now, the unit looks like it just came off the assembly line. Good luck with whatever approach you decide.
I'd wager it looks better than when it left the factory! I'm only replying to watch this thread as I'm on the fence also.

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Old 08-15-2017, 05:23 PM   #10
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Living in New Hampshire and parking the trailer on the north side of my house I don't have to deal with sun problems but those damn oak leaves and pine needles!

I clean my camper before covering it and it looks just as good when I take it off in the spring...to me that's worth the effort.

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Old 08-15-2017, 05:42 PM   #11
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Adco had great luck with it
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Old 08-16-2017, 12:03 PM   #12
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I use the one that Camping World sells. It used to be Adco but is now Element, I think. Where I live is really tough on RVs and covers. Lots of snow, WIND, and UV. None last more than two years. If you buy from CW, buy the replacement warranty.


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Old 08-16-2017, 01:17 PM   #13
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I used an Adco on my past TT. It probably would have held up for some years if it hadn't been shredded by heavy winds. That's the breaks of living in Tornado Alley I guess.
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Old 08-16-2017, 01:17 PM   #14
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I use the one that Camping World sells. It used to be Adco but is now Element, I think. Where I live is really tough on RVs and covers. Lots of snow, WIND, and UV. None last more than two years. If you buy from CW, buy the replacement warranty.
Thanks for the feedback! How much is the replacement warranty (roughly)???
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I think the last one was for $100 for 3 year coverage, 35 ft 5er. When you bring the old one in, ask for a new warranty.


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I watching thread also, Brand new 5er, Wondering about covering for Ohio winters.
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I've had two from camping world. The first was the tan Tyvek it lasted two years 62 mph winds tore it apart. The second was their Gray fabric one. In one year and the sun shredded it. I think I'll try B-O-B's way.

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Hi, you have any website information of that branch?
I live in Belgium, and just acquired a 2nd hand Keystone 31ft
Looking to buy a roof cover...
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Hi, you have any website information of that branch?
I live in Belgium, and just acquired a 2nd hand Keystone 31ft
Looking to buy a roof cover...
I'd suggest starting a new post as this one was started 3 years ago.
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I'd suggest starting a new post as this one was started 3 years ago.
Now that they've brought it back to life it shows up in n the "recent threads" drop down, so why start another. Enquiring minds want to know.
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