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Old 06-24-2015, 03:26 AM   #1
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Folding an RV cover

I believe there is a gigantic prehistoric bird flying around my RV storage place and has targeted my camper for his drop zone. I find it hard to believe that a bird can poop that much. I keep finding this large quantity of poop baking on my finish and I don't like it. So, I am reconsidering getting an RV cover. I have read a lot of pros and cons for using an RV cover. In the past I have used covers which ended up ripping in mild wind, but I believe they are now better made. I am looking at National Discount Covers, they have a very high rating and a great fit guarantee.
When I used to fold it I would roll it off the roof of my camper and fold it on the ground. By doing this it would be covered with dirt, sticks and junk from the ground.
Has anyone folded their covers on the roof of their campers, and if so any suggestions?
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Old 06-24-2015, 03:40 PM   #2
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before we installed our shed for ours we used a cover as well and folded it up on top of the 5ver then secured it mule tape and lowered it to the ground...not and easy trick to do but it worked and the cover held up better than we expected.

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The only thing missing is straw bales on the sides
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Old 06-25-2015, 05:54 PM   #4
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The only thing missing is straw bales on the sides
Been there done that in cold climates and what a difference they make!
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before we installed our shed for ours we used a cover as well and folded it up on top of the 5ver then secured it mule tape and lowered it to the ground...not and easy trick to do but it worked and the cover held up better than we expected.

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David what is the size of that shed?
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you guys may be talking about two different things, hay bales for skirting for insulation, or hay bales for weather protection.

Forget the weather protection idea! Seems farmers love to park their 350K motorhomes and 150K horse trailers out by the hay bales, and that is usually what the twisted frame is sticking out of the bales after the backhoe pulls the bales apart to help put the fire out started by lightning.
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David what is the size of that shed?
41 x 26 feet this was taken at our ranch. And yes hay bales are there but no where's close to our beauty. It does make a world of difference by shading the trailer in the summer and a whole lot easier to keep it warm in the winter. Most people keep there rw on black top. When we looked for a replacement to our carriage. It had to take the punishment of our roads to be accepted. And yes it is at least 15 miles of rough country roads to even get to 9ur main gate. From their 2 miles to get it to this spot.
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before we installed our shed for ours we used a cover as well and folded it up on top of the 5ver then secured it mule tape and lowered it to the ground...not and easy trick to do but it worked and the cover held up better than we expected.

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What brand of cover did you Have?
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David,
What brand of cover did you Have?
Good question. Most likely I will not have a building this winter for storage so any thoughts on the better covers to purchase?? We had an Adco for the old rig.
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Good question. Most likely I will not have a building this winter for storage so any thoughts on the better covers to purchase?? We had an Adco for the old rig.
Just FYI. I have been looking closely at National Discount Covers, they have a pretty high customer rating and a fit guarantee.
I also had two Adco covers which didn't last very long, so I am hoping these covers have improved over the years.
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