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Old 09-28-2018, 03:52 PM   #1
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I知 looking for some input for a cover for my 29m. I live in a a fairly rainy part of Western Canada....sometimes with snow.
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Old 09-30-2018, 02:14 PM   #2
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Well this topic is typically a personal preference since some folks swear by using RV covers and others just swear at them. Do a search and you will find both sides of the story......preferences for carports or large garages where space, budgets permit etc. I found a link on this forum (not sure it will work but if not logon and do a search.



To cover or not


I live in Alberta.....(think North of Montana) if you don't know where Alberta is. So Winter is lots of snow and typically a week at -35F and Summers that can get into 90s F. I decided not to cover (snow is my cover in Winter), but I do check roof seals at least yearly and wash the sidewalls several times yearly. So far the coach still looks pretty good for a 2013. In BC (think North of Washington State) rain I expect is your biggest concern.
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Old 09-30-2018, 03:31 PM   #3
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Yup
I知 at the coast in BC (think left coast of Canada&#128578 lots of rain and tree needles and leaves so I知 thinking less cleaning in the spring.
Cheers eh!
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Old 09-30-2018, 06:21 PM   #4
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$3,400...full metal 18X40 metal RV carport with 12' sides and 15' center clearance. Well worth the money and permanent solution. Cloth covers will scratch the surface and pull stuff loose on top.
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Old 10-01-2018, 12:34 AM   #5
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Thanks
Unfortunately I have to put her in storage so need the cover.
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Old 10-01-2018, 02:13 PM   #6
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Any cover is better than no cover. Melting snow in the Spring will cause puddles to stand on the roof for extended periods in areas it would normally just drain off. Just make sure seals are good, winterized properly and lay her down for a long Winter's Nap.
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Old 10-01-2018, 08:20 PM   #7
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Something to consider. I have a boat that I keep covered full time in rather dry Southern California. The problem is condensation on the inside of the cover at night and everywhere the cover rests on my white upholstery is turning black because of the mildew. Not sure how that translates to an RV. Just an FYI.
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Old 10-01-2018, 08:43 PM   #8
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I hear you. You can buy Dryzair pellets which take the moisture out.
They are supposed to work well
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Old 10-01-2018, 11:44 PM   #9
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I've found that moisture isn't really a problem in the cold winter months. Cold winter air is much dryer than summer warm air.

Typically during the winter our covered coach is very dry inside--even when covered with a ft or more of snow.
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Old 10-01-2018, 11:54 PM   #10
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We're going to try covering ours this Winter, and see how things work out.
We bought an Elements Premium all-weather cover. It seems to be a lot lighter than most of the others, and they say that it's waterproof...
Time will tell the Tale...
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Old 10-02-2018, 12:05 AM   #11
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I bought a ADCO cover and it is made of material that breathes. keeps most of Washington State rain at bay.
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Old 10-06-2018, 03:17 AM   #12
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I知 in the Northeast so snow and rain and lots of wind in the recipe for winter. Still I don稚 cover the RV. I don稚 care how tight you think you have the tie downs they will come loose. When the wind shifts the cover all winter long this translates to scratches on the paint. A good UV protectant and coat of wax and I知 all set. And just look around, how many camper dealers do you see covering all their RVs in the winter... None.
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Old 10-07-2018, 02:22 AM   #13
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yvonnemark: What UV protectant and wax do you use, please?
All of you - do you run the engine periodically during the winter storage? If so, how much?

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