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Old 10-06-2014, 11:44 PM   #1
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Default Winter is coming :(

I know, I know. I live in Winnipeg. I know winter is coming, trust me. But I don't have to like it!

I was surfing for covers last week and a link to Amazon.ca popped up. I honestly didn't expect that. Classic Industries Polypro 3 20 foot cover for $189.

It took me less than five minutes to put on the van, and another five to attach and tighten the straps.

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Old 10-07-2014, 05:20 AM   #2
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Nice cover Bruce, it looks like it was worth the money. This winter we wont have to worry about snow as I hope to see none till next year.
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Old 10-08-2014, 01:47 AM   #3
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Thanks!

Winnipeg is expected to have a horrible winter again this year. That means more cold (how that's even possible I just don't know), staying cold longer and more snow.
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I know, I know. I live in Winnipeg.
Funny! I read one of your other posts where you said the temperature where you live goes to -30C or colder and I thought, "sounds like this guy lives in Manitoba!" Good guess huh!

I'm just North of Winnipeg. Bought our first B six weeks ago, 1997 GWV. We love it!
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Old 11-13-2015, 03:30 PM   #5
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And it's still warm enough to use the B! I'll take the weather right now.
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And it's still warm enough to use the B! I'll take the weather right now.
I second that! Forecasters call for a very warm winter here. We plan to drive our B all winter. I hope that doesn't stress it too much.
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If you look under your van, you will see 4 wheels.


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Woke up to all white outside this morning. First snow this season & absolutely beautiful. Everything, even the smallest branches, are outlined in white.

This snow will probably be all gone by early afternoon. I won't be so excited by this come Feb & Mar but it is nice today.
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As you know, it gets old...fast.
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That nasty stuff is pretty for 30 minutes. Then you realize that traffic will be slow and make you late for work and you have to shovel it when you get home.
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I know, I know. I live in Winnipeg. I know winter is coming, trust me. But I don't have to like it!

I was surfing for covers last week and a link to Amazon.ca popped up. I honestly didn't expect that. Classic Industries Polypro 3 20 foot cover for $189.

It took me less than five minutes to put on the van, and another five to attach and tighten the straps.
I know it has been two years but how did your cover hold out? (See pic at first post on thread)
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It went fantastically for what I needed it for.

When I bought the van, the rear door was badly damaged from being backed into a tree and the window was broken. I made a window out of plexiglass that looked real, but did not seal perfectly.

I bought the cover so I wouldn't have the window exposed for the winter season. There was a mishap during winter and I broke one of the straps. I actually had loosened the cover so I could get into the van during some mild weather and when getting out of the van I tripped on the strap and broke it.

This led to one corner being loose which cause some paint damage with the cover moving with the wind for a few months. There were no other concerns or issues found anywhere else on the van as it was tightly sealed.

The cover worked very well, and I had no issues with the undercarraige since I kept the snow away from the van on all four sides so there would be ventilation. The ventilation is important as moisture would have been trapped under the van if there was snow surrounding it.

Also note, the pic on the first post had the cover on, but the straps were not pulled tight. When the straps are tight there is no looseness to the cover where the wind could affect it. This does require getting down on the ground and some adjusting the cover to get it centered.
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Thanks for the information.
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