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Old 02-13-2018, 06:27 PM   #1
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We were just told we have to move our 2017 Travato from her inside storage space to an outside space. Our winters here in Ohio can be brutal, so we are looking for a cover. We had a Class C that we covered, but it required that my husband get on the roof. He is 71 and getting on the roof with the solar panel is an accident waiting to happen. Not only that, the ADCO cover didn't last long for the hefty price we paid. How do you Winnebago owners in harsh environments protect your investment over the winter?
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:35 PM   #2
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If you are on Facebook, there is a Travato Owners and Wannabees group (With over 4,000 members) that you can join. It has lots of great advice.
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Thanks for the input, but we are not and never have been Facebook members. That's why I asked in this forum.
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:35 PM   #4
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Up to you, but in the opinion of many, covers do more harm than good. The trap grit and then grind it into the paint when it is windy. Cold and snow are more likely to help your paint than to harm it. Modern paints are very robust.
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I second Peteís post. Cover can destroy the paint by:

Dirt trapped under the cover
The coverís fabric flapping in a wind
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We were just told we have to move our 2017 Travato from her inside storage space to an outside space. Our winters here in Ohio can be brutal, so we are looking for a cover. We had a Class C that we covered, but it required that my husband get on the roof. He is 71 and getting on the roof with the solar panel is an accident waiting to happen. Not only that, the ADCO cover didn't last long for the hefty price we paid. How do you Winnebago owners in harsh environments protect your investment over the winter?
Despite what others say, I have had good luck with the ADCO cover for Winnebagos purchased from Etrailer. Most of the protrusions on the roof and my rack keeps the cover up. Cinched up there is minimal flapping and we live in a windy area. Keeps the fir needles and gunk off. The van is clean and waxed before being covered. The elements are much harder on the finish than the cover IMHO.
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There's a picture of my Travato with an ADCO cover on it in one of my albums posted on this site. It doesn't fit very well and I will look for a different brand or model when I replace it.

I'm in the "I like covers" camp but I will say, putting a cover on my B is significantly more difficult than it was with my C because you can't walk on the Promaster roof. I'm also more concerned with Summer UV damage than with Winter snow.
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I'm also more concerned with Summer UV damage than with Winter snow.
I agree with this, but I think that such damage is largely limited to the interior and (in the South) tires. Proper window shades and tire covers will deal with this.
In 13 years of RV outdoor storage, I have seen zero evidence any other damage.
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I agree with this, but I think that such damage is largely limited to the interior and (in the South) tires. Proper window shades and tire covers will deal with this.
In 13 years of RV outdoor storage, I have seen zero evidence any other damage.
Never lived in AZ, have you?
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