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Old 07-01-2021, 01:02 AM   #21
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Before I bought my RV I always assumed I would get a cover. Then when I bought mine, I read in the manual from my Mfg that covers were not only not recommended, but they listed a number of possible issues if not used properly. Issues mainly around the finish, moisture etc. Then one day I actually went upon the roof

It has been 2 years and my finish & roof look better today than when brand new. I just finished waxing my rig for the 3rd time in 21 months I use 303 on the decals. We use our rig year around anyway; so a RV cover is best thing I never bought. Keep washing and wax your rig and you will always be happy. Those covers at best may only last 3 - 5 years, for the money you could have the best wax and wash solutions to maximize your labor when washing & waxing the RV.

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Old 07-01-2021, 01:22 AM   #22
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Different climates

I appreciate your experiences but I see that you are in Texas and I am in Ohio. I do wax my MH but I still feel that a good cover properly installed offers me a little extra protection through the Ohio winters.
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Old 07-01-2021, 01:29 AM   #23
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Looking to purchase one for our Super C Omni till we can get it's new home built.
Who's do you like? Not looking for a cheap cover, want a good cover that will hold up.
I have a good cover bought from Camping World. I forget the name but it was there top of the line and it cost me a lot! It fits a Thor Windsport 29m. It has a tear in the top but not big, maybe about a foot I'm guessing and easy to patch! It has zippers and I don't know if I have all the things that go with it but you can do the research to see if it will fit your Class C. If it's not longer than 30 feet I would think it would be fine. I live in Rockwell,NC. Bob Trice
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Old 07-01-2021, 01:43 AM   #24
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I appreciate your experiences but I see that you are in Texas and I am in Ohio. I do wax my MH but I still feel that a good cover properly installed offers me a little extra protection through the Ohio winters.

I don't think anyone including my manufacturer would dispute or disagree with the statement "that a good cover properly installed offers me a little extra protection through the Ohio winters" that is true in Texas or the Sahara Desert.

The point is my Mfg says in the Owners Manual that RV covers are NOT recommended and they tell you why. They don't say they recommend them in any certain state or any certain season(s) of the year. They also don't say to not use.

To be clear I have ZERO experience with an actual RV cover. I have covers for my boat and both motorcycles. I can actually take a picture of cover damage on one front tire fender finish on one of my bikes. It is dull color that will never wax out. I also have covers for all of my vehicles, but I only use them when they can't be garaged when hail is in the forecast.

With all that said, I do get, understand and appreciate why one might find it desirable to cover such a pricey possession over extended months when not in use. When compared to the RV owner that leaves their RV out exposed to the elements with no proper waxing; it is night and day difference. But if you do the research and actually maintain the waxed finish as you state; your cover has just as much chance of doing damage as it does of further providing that little extra protection.

I am curious about something. Do they cover and stop selling RVs at the dealerships in Ohio during the winter?
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Old 07-03-2021, 09:22 AM   #25
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I've used RV covers for 30 years on a series of travel trailers and, most recently, our motorhome. Our house is surrounded by oak and maple trees, resulting in an incredible amount of debris getting dumped all over the coach every fall, winter, and spring. (Obviously, we aren't snowbirds.) Speaking of birds, the many birds that are attracted to the trees that surround our property love to leave calling cards all over the RV, yet another reason that I use a cover when the coach sits around for any length of time.

I've never had a problem with a cover scratching or abrading our trailers or the coach, but some of the earlier (and cheaper) covers I used were badly damaged by the wind during only their first or second season of use. In recent years I have had good experiences with top-of-the-line ADCO covers. Even these don't last forever, but to me the expense is more than worth it for the amount and frequency of labor-intensive maintenance their use allows me to avoid.
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Old 07-03-2021, 11:11 AM   #26
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I had one from Elements, and thought it was very well-made...

...But the thought of an, "Impromptu Parasailing session" off the top of my RV got to me...
Strap on a parachute for safety. Honestly, I used my cover once. Was a nightmare to put on. Damaged my WiFi ranger antenna. And when I took it to my RV guy for 2nd Ac unit install I never put it back on. When it was on, every time the wind kicked up it billowed. Iím just going to keep er waxed up. Iím using it every month now.
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Old 07-03-2021, 11:19 AM   #27
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I have a good cover bought from Camping World. I forget the name but it was there top of the line and it cost me a lot! It fits a Thor Windsport 29m. It has a tear in the top but not big, maybe about a foot I'm guessing and easy to patch! It has zippers and I don't know if I have all the things that go with it but you can do the research to see if it will fit your Class C. If it's not longer than 30 feet I would think it would be fine. I live in Rockwell,NC. Bob Trice
Iím just outside of Rockwell on Sides Rd.
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Old 07-03-2021, 01:20 PM   #28
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See my post above anyone new cover..make me an offer
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