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Old 10-19-2011, 09:21 AM   #1
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To cover or not to cover?

As I ask this question the weather is getting colder in the Northeast, Maine that is. What are the experiences of the group on covering the TT with a manufactured cover or just a Green tarp. We do have a bit of snow every year. I don't see any dealers doing it, too many units. I'm more concerned about the roof structure. I could store it under cover for the Winter but in two years I could pay for a good cover. Since new the TT has been stored inside, under cover. What are you're experiences or problems?

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Old 10-19-2011, 09:29 AM   #2
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No to the tarp as it will rub certain spots on the trailer in the wind. I used a cover in the winter last year. Was quite happy with results.
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:04 AM   #3
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Tarps can trap moisture too and results in a mildew problem. I'm thinking of buying a manufactured cover this year too so I'll watch the answers for cover or no cover.
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:22 AM   #4
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Craigslist is a great place to find used ones.
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Old 10-22-2011, 09:02 AM   #5
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I had a Toyota motor home and the cover was way big they just don't make them for 21' MH's. But what I did was make two low "saw horses" and put them on the roof first then put the cover on that gave me a "pitched" roof to shed the snow well mostly shed the snow it also allowed me to leave the rear vent open. I now have a nice big barn/garage to put my T1700 in!
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Old 10-25-2011, 04:23 PM   #6
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I was going to use a tarp to cover mine, i just don't want to spend the money on a cover for it. What is the difference if the tarp rubs in the wind or a cover rubbing in the wind, i would tie the tarp as tight as i could get it so it wouldn't flap to much. Or am i better off not covering it at all?
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Old 10-25-2011, 04:29 PM   #7
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I was going to use a tarp to cover mine, i just don't want to spend the money on a cover for it. What is the difference if the tarp rubs in the wind or a cover rubbing in the wind, i would tie the tarp as tight as i could get it so it wouldn't flap to much. Or am i better off not covering it at all?
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  • The tarp traps moisture; the cover breathes
  • The cover is a softer material than the tarp - tarp rubs damage the TT
  • The tarp has metal grommets. If they bang on the TT in the wind....
  • If you use a cover, tie it down twice as secure as you think it should be
  • IMHO, you are better off leaving it uncovered rather than tarping
I never covered the 2453 in 12 years of ownership. I never saw any degradation in the roof & exterior at the end of each winter.

As always, YMMV.
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Old 10-25-2011, 04:45 PM   #8
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Thanks Steve, i just couldn't see spending $250+ for my camper, i like it it's just not worth it. Should i close it up tight or leave the top vent cracked and a window cracked open?
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Thanks Steve, i just couldn't see spending $250+ for my camper, i like it it's just not worth it. Should i close it up tight or leave the top vent cracked and a window cracked open?
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I had the MaxxAir vent covers on my roof vents so I left all three of them open all winter so moisture build up was not an issue.

If you don't have the MaxxAirs (or similiar), cracking a few windows should be sufficient.
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