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Old 08-23-2021, 08:25 PM   #1
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Class A Cover recommendations

2108 Windsport 29M

Last 2 years i have stored my RV indoors/conditioned for the winter but the pricing his year has gone up 50%, time to be more realistic.

I have the room at home and am thinking about winterizing and covering it. Interested in any "watch-outs", "look fors" and recommendations for vendors to look for or avoid when purchasing a cover for my Class A.

As always, thanks for the help.

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Old 08-23-2021, 08:47 PM   #2
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Personally I'd recommend a good wax job prior to storage & skip the cover!
Cover the tires for sure & the a/c units if you think necessary.
If you live in an area with winds &/or dust the flapping of the cover can chaff the the rv.
If you live in an area with winter snow/ice extending into spring you may not be able to remove the cover for an early spring trip to due being frozen to the roof til enough sunshine to melt it away.
Physical ability also comes into play! Are you able to haul the heavy cover up a ladder, wrestle it around 10-12' above the ground while hopscotching all the roof protrusions, then do it in reverse to remove.
Then replace it about every 2 years.
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Old 08-23-2021, 08:58 PM   #3
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Personally I'd recommend a good wax job prior to storage & skip the cover!
Cover the tires for sure & the a/c units if you think necessary.
If you live in an area with winds &/or dust the flapping of the cover can chaff the the rv.
If you live in an area with winter snow/ice extending into spring you may not be able to remove the cover for an early spring trip to due being frozen to the roof til enough sunshine to melt it away.
Physical ability also comes into play! Are you able to haul the heavy cover up a ladder, wrestle it around 10-12' above the ground while hopscotching all the roof protrusions, then do it in reverse to remove.
Then replace it about every 2 years.
What they said ^^^^^
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Old 08-23-2021, 09:41 PM   #4
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Agree…the cover is more trouble than it’s worth and even can be detrimental. In addition to finish damage from wind/flapping, the cover can actually trap moisture underneath it and lead to dirt accumulation and even mold. And it’ll make it difficult or impossible for you to drive it every once in a while or exercise the generator as required. I prefer to keep good air flow and like to visit it about weekly to check for leaks, vandalism, mice etc. and I try to drive mine on a nice day about once a month. Plus if you have a solar system to keep the batteries charged it won’t work under a cover.
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Old 08-24-2021, 01:27 AM   #5
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Agree…the cover is more trouble than it’s worth and even can be detrimental. In addition to finish damage from wind/flapping, the cover can actually trap moisture underneath it and lead to dirt accumulation and even mold. And it’ll make it difficult or impossible for you to drive it every once in a while or exercise the generator as required. I prefer to keep good air flow and like to visit it about weekly to check for leaks, vandalism, mice etc. and I try to drive mine on a nice day about once a month. Plus if you have a solar system to keep the batteries charged it won’t work under a cover.


Great comments. Got me thinking about just something on the roof for the AC and Uv protection for the roof.
Thanks again, great info
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