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rv covers 12 years 8 months ago #4243

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ok i just bought my rv its a 1994 but the previous owner took VERY VERY VERY good care of it only 32,000 miles and 800 hrs on gen and it was kept in a rv tent type structure.... I cant afford one of those... I got a sale ad from camping world on covers i havent a clue on what to purchase tyvek Dupont or sunbrella any thoughts or suggestions

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Re: rv covers 12 years 7 months ago #4254

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Check out Motorhome Magazine. They have a tech column that may help, also Good Sam Club has one in their Highways Magazine. I've had pos results from both in the past.

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Re: rv covers 12 years 7 months ago #4270

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I did about the same thing you did, I bought a 1992 Itasca in mint condtion. It had 4800 miles. The party I got it from give me a rv cover for it, but the way we use the motor home we won't bother to put it on. I have a sign on our park board trying to give it away to get it out of my shed but so far no takers. If I left it in storage longer I would probably cover it. It is a full cover that come from Camping World, I think they run abot $200.

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Re: rv covers 12 years 7 months ago #4274

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If you plan on travelling a lot I would not use a cover. We have never used one and we travel about 60% of the year. We use Protect All on our cars and RV and you know when to apply it when your hand does not slide across the surface like it is touching glass, you will feel a little resistance when you run your hand across it. We had our Phaeton 4 1/2 years and the exterior looked as good as new when we traded it in. Our Envoy is an 02 and still looks brand new so it works for us. Good luck on whatever you decide to do and have fun RV'ing.

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Re: rv covers 4 years 8 months ago #14949

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I covered my Travel Trailer in Nov.last year, not a blemish on it. Took the cover off in April, there was a small area of delamination on the front, along the edge near the top. Cover was a Top of the line one from Camping World. Probably won't cover my fifth wheel, not sure if the cover contributed to the delam or not.
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Re: rv covers 4 years 8 months ago #14965

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I live in Utah which means we are subjected to high winds (20mph plus) most of the year. I bought a cover for my TC and used it the year I bought it for winter storage. I will not make that mistake again. The wind causes the cover material to flap and there is no amount of built-in strap tightening that will prevent it. The flapping does two things; it damages the cover at sharp angled portions of the TC (such as all the corners) and it can, and does, damage flimsy attached accessories (such as antennas and racks on top). Save yourself some frustration and money and invest in finish coatings (wax, etc) for the harsh weather protection that covers are SUPPOSED to give you.
Bob Hicks, from Utah
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rv covers 4 years 8 months ago #14983

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My experience has been that while covers protect from some calamities, they also contribute to others. I now get it deep detailed/waxed annually, and in-door storage, if I can find a place that falls within my price range. No matter what, it gets the annual deep cleaning, detailing & wax job, most RV businesses provide this service. While costly, in the long run it is not that much more than the covers (which do not last that many seasons anyway).

I use this on my vehicles, and have used their products on RVs before:
www.zymol.com/

I haven't tried McKee's RV wax & care products yet, but they do make good auto protective products.
www.autogeek.net/mckees-rv-detailing-products.html

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