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Old 08-05-2009, 12:32 PM   #1
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For Winter storage my camper will be in the driveway. Thinking a cover would be a good option. No experience with them, feedback requested.

Am I just looking for the basic cover or are there other options to think about?
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Old 08-05-2009, 07:44 PM   #2
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While it's not the cheapest storage solution, it's one of the best besides a fully enclosed building.

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Where is the other 7 feet of camper?
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Nice setup. For me it will not work due to local ordinances and clear space to my neighbors property.
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That is an older pic, so it shows the 2499. The new rvport (when we can afford to get it) will go in the gravel spot that you see in that picture, and the trailer will be parked along side the driveway. But first, Gary has a LOT of ground prep to do to make a nice level spot for Sunny 14.
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I have a cover that I got from walmart 5 yrs. ago and I cover our camper every winter,it does keep the camper much cleaner during the winter making spring clean up much easier,it also keeps snow out of vents and the a/c unit,the only downfalls are that you need to make sure the cover stays tight or it can rub through the paint, mostly just on corners though,another downfall is covers are not waterproof because they need to allow air under them or mold and mildew would grow
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I love those aluminum covers, I we weren't planning on moving its the way I'd go. I'm going to wait till we get into our new place. Above is where I will be ordering a garage for my firewood. Best prices I've found.
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Any other thoughts on covers?
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I do have a cal custom cover made of Sunbrella canvas for the T2499. I like the cover a lot but it IS heavy when putting on and off. Very durable cover, and it does "breathe" which is nice
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Any other thoughts on covers?
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We've had 2 ADCO Covers, both ripped due to winter winds.
The covers did keep the camper cleaner during winter storage but they never lasted more than 1 or 2 winters. Where we stored the trailer was susceptible to high winds during the winter. The cover also rubbed the finish off the corner molding of the trailer.
So we don't use a cover any more, couldn't afford to buy a new cover every few years.

That's just our experience, for what ever it's worth.
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Any other thoughts on covers?
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We've had 2 ADCO Covers, both ripped due to winter winds.
The covers did keep the camper cleaner during winter storage but they never lasted more than 1 or 2 winters. Where we stored the trailer was susceptible to high winds during the winter. The cover also rubbed the finish off the corner molding of the trailer.
So we don't use a cover any more, couldn't afford to buy a new cover every few years.

That's just our experience, for what ever it's worth.
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This Sunbrella cover has been used for 4 winters and is still in excellent condition. It has seen a lot of wind but I have yet to have any damage or wear to the Sunline finish or the Sunbrella fabric. Of course, I put pipe insulation at all the sharp points on the Sunline.

The key with any cover is to use a soft material. The Cal Custom cover was VERY expensive but it probably costs less, in the long run, than the less costly covers because the material is durable, water resistant, and soft. I can sympathize with you, Hutch, a cover that only lasts one or two Winters is not worth dealing with!
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