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Old 07-20-2018, 03:58 AM   #21
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I haven't used a cover... for Michigan winters or Florida summers...
Mainly thinking it would reduce my usage if I had to deal with taking the cover off and on for each trip. I don't view them as easy to use - more of a wrestling match on the roof of the RV.
Others have reported covers coming loose and damaging the finish.
Now it just sits there ready to go anytime I want - start it up and drive.
Personal preference of course...
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Old 07-20-2018, 05:48 AM   #22
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What's the width if that cover?
Around here I'm quoted the same price for a 14' as a 18' as they have to cut it down.
I would have to take down a huge oak, to go 18 '
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Old 07-20-2018, 12:03 PM   #23
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You might as well take the tree down. It'll be dropping debris on top of everything anyway...
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Old 07-20-2018, 12:06 PM   #24
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18'X41' with 12' legs. I was gonna have it made narrower, around 14' but they wanted more money for labor. They also said there would be stability issues (side to side) with it being so high and narrow. The wider footprint does give it more shade cover on the sides during early-mid morning and late in afternoons. Plus, if we have threats of hail, I can move it over to one side and get 2 cars under it, next to it. If they'll do 14 for same price...call em...order up.
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Old 07-20-2018, 12:56 PM   #25
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What did you put under it for a base? What's holding the uprights in one place?
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Old 07-20-2018, 01:06 PM   #26
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There is a footer (you can kinda see it on the passenger side) that runs the length of the building with stubs that the legs slide over. Anchored with 3' stakes every 5 '. Next step is to grade inside a bit more level and spread crush run. Electrician coming next week to run power.
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Old 07-20-2018, 01:36 PM   #27
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Old 07-20-2018, 02:05 PM   #28
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I haven't used a cover... for Michigan winters or Florida summers...
Mainly thinking it would reduce my usage if I had to deal with taking the cover off and on for each trip. I don't view them as easy to use - more of a wrestling match on the roof of the RV.
Others have reported covers coming loose and damaging the finish.
Now it just sits there ready to go anytime I want - start it up and drive.
Personal preference of course...

When we had our TT, I dreaded installing the cover because I had to be extremely careful on the roof. Out MH is so much easier. I just lay it out next to the MH and pull one corner up at the back then pull the cover up to the roof a little at a time when I am on the roof. I don't have any problem taking the cover on and off any more.
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Old 07-20-2018, 02:40 PM   #29
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I like the cover idea also and will probably get one in addition to the carport. Every bit helps. Regardless of whatever you use, if you can see the coach, sun rays are hitting it. Our previous TT had gutters and drain spouts...lots of little possible snag points. The roof of this coach is so smooth I don't feel the cover would be an issue. The damage sun can do is my biggest issue, although it's nice knowing rain can't get to her as well.
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Old 07-20-2018, 02:57 PM   #30
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You're adding electric out to the RV port: how about water and sewer?
That would sure make a great hidden "Man Cave"!

Add TV: you'd never have to go back inside!
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Old 07-20-2018, 03:12 PM   #31
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I'll have to install another antenna outside the carport. OTA doesn't work under the metal. Don't use the toilets at the house. If we did and I need to dump...ROAD TRIP! Power was already close by. Filled in a swimming pool previous owners let go bad. 220 is in place 30 feet away.
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Old 07-20-2018, 03:50 PM   #32
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Old 07-21-2018, 01:23 AM   #33
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And another perspective

My 2014 Hurricane coach is stored in Jacksonville buttoned up. I would never want to leave anything open in it. The rains and bugs are oppressive. I have a thermal foil shade that covers the windshield (on the inside) and a bucket of damprid on the floor.
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Old 07-21-2018, 02:40 AM   #34
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Born and live in ATL and have lived in Florida twice and have a retirement home in PCB. Nothing is worse that Florida humidity...and the "Palmetto Bugs" (nice name for a roach so big he has wheels on his feet). Button her up!!
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Old 07-21-2018, 07:23 AM   #35
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The other reason I prefer to keep it covered is that we are only a few miles from the ocean. The salty sea air eats things alive.
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Old 06-13-2019, 01:18 AM   #36
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I. Have an humidity meter in my motor home,it is always high.they say ideal humidity between 40-60. My Thor is under pole shed alway dry. I have three bag of damp rid plus small electric dehumidifier running all the time,have to dump dehumidifier ever three days and replace damp rid bag when full.motor home has not been used since last summer.No water in any tanks.any suggestions would be helpful.I live I’m Macon ga.
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Old 06-13-2019, 01:22 AM   #37
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I wonder how our O.P.'s rig survived the storage?
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Old 06-13-2019, 01:43 AM   #38
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Bought my Vegas new in 2015 from General RV in Tampa. I stored it in an outside lot uncovered, in Tampa's blistering sun for the 4 years we lived in Tampa. I kept it buttoned up all the time it was stored. I would go down to the lot about every 2 months and run the generator to top off the batteries.

That FL sun will cause the gel coat to oxidize pretty rapidly so the shine you had when it was new will be gone in about 2 years.
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