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Old 08-25-2010, 10:52 PM   #1
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Storage Covers - Suggestions?

I am looking for a cover for our T-1950. Any suggestions on what you have, what to avoid, or what you like? Anyone have/had any listed below?

The camper will be stored outside all winter and I want to have a cover on when it's not being used in the summer because of all the trees we have on our property (and UV).

Access when the cover is on, is a must. I would also like to get a decent fit. I don't want to pay for a fully custom made cover, but I don't have many options with the body of the camper being only 17' long. Most of smallest less expensive covers I found only "fit up to 20' ." I think there will be a lot of slack and a poor fit with covers like that.

A few I am considering:

I haven't gotten a firm quote from these guys yet, but they seem like the best (& most expensive) I have found.
CalMark SemiCustom RV Covers

Seems like it might be a good mid range choice, but I am waiting on a fabric sample. They have a 16-18' option that I like.
6 oz. Polyester Carver Styled-to-Fit RV Covers for 16'-18' Travel Trailer RVs

A cheaper option in the up to 20' size.
Classic Accessories PolyX 300 Weather-Resistant Cover for Travel Trailer - up to 20' Long Classic Accessories Covers CA80027
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Old 08-26-2010, 07:46 AM   #2
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I'll recommend a better solution than a fabric cover:

T-N-T Carports - Nationwide installed metal carports, garages, buildings, rv covers, horse barns, lean-tos and more!

If you have no zoning to prohibit it, this IS the way to go.



I can't wait 'til we get the ground work done for the 5th wheel so we can order our 5'er Port
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Yes, that would be sweet, but they aren't in the same price ranges as the covers and I hope to keep that money to put toward a pole building (hopefully sooner than later). I would keep using a cover when I eventually store in a pole building, because of all the dust from my woodworking.
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Yes, that would be sweet, but they aren't in the same price ranges as the covers and I hope to keep that money to put toward a pole building (hopefully sooner than later). I would keep using a cover when I eventually store in a pole building, because of all the dust from my woodworking.
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What would be the cost of a pole building for your T1950 ?
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What would be the cost of a pole building for your T1950 ?
Well it wouldn't be just for the camper. We are looking at about a 30' x 40' building. The point is that I don't want to spend $1500-$2000 for a nice car port shed, that I won't use for more than a year or so. I'd rather spend $300-$400 for a decent cover, that I will continue to use even after the camper is stored in my pole building.
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Well it wouldn't be just for the camper. We are looking at about a 30' x 40' building. The point is that I don't want to spend $1500-$2000 for a nice car port shed, that I won't use for more than a year or so. I'd rather spend $300-$400 for a decent cover, that I will continue to use even after the camper is stored in my pole building.
Yes I do see your point for sure and agree 100%
I just thought you might know what a pole building App. 14'x22'x14' high would cost.
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Based on the larger buildings I am looking at I would guess, it would be in the $3000 range. Of course, there are a thousand variables that can effect that cost.
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Based on the larger buildings I am looking at I would guess, it would be in the $3000 range. Of course, there are a thousand variables that can effect that cost.
Thanks, that sounds very reasonable I was just curious.
I paid app.$5,500. for the building itself & $6,000. total for the custom built Barn for my Que.
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Yes, the steel pole buildings are usually cheaper than the stick frame structures. Stick frame is nicer, IMO. You have a very nice shed there for your Que and $6000 sounds like a very fair deal for what you have.
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Yes, the steel pole buildings are usually cheaper than the stick frame structures. Stick frame is nicer, IMO. You have a very nice shed there for your Que and $6000 sounds like a very fair deal for what you have.
Thanks,
Is this what you mean by pole building: a building built around wood poles/posts set in the ground,then a light wood frame,covered by steel or other material for sidding & roof ?
See next post for drawing......couldn't add it to this post........

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This is what i thought a pole building is : Built with Heavy Wood Poles/Posts like app.6"x6",8"x8"s etc. or round poles (like the utility cos. use) set down in the grouund 3 or 4 or more feet.(Like the 2 photos in my prior post)........

SORRY I can not get the Drawing to post, maybe it's TOO BIG....
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Yes, that is a pole building.
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ScottK: In answer to your actual question, I do have the CalMark semi custom cover for my Sunline. Covers are pretty much what you pay for. You pay more, get a more durable better fitting cover.
The one I have is the heavy grade Sunbrella fabric. It breathes, repels water, is quite strong and very durable. It fits quite well and has a perfectly positioned door opening. Basically, I'm very satisfied with it and despite the higher initial cost is certainly worth that and more. The only downside is it is quite heavy and is difficult to lift up into place for one person.
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Thanks Rick. I picked up an Adco tyvek cover out of the classified. I was leaning toward the CalMark, when the Adco popped up. I couldn't pass it up. Even if it only lasts a couple years, I think it will be worth it. I'll look to upgrade when this one wears out.
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