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Old 04-06-2021, 05:22 PM   #1
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I would like to cover my 2007 Roadtrek with AC on top, during our wet and cold winters in Oregon. What experiences have others had and any recommendations?

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Old 04-07-2021, 01:45 AM   #2
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many of us feel that a cover will skuff paint and don't use

a good wash and coat of wax when sitting will help leaves, dirt, snow etc slide off

I have a modified cheepo harbor freight "carport" kit which provides shade ( arizona) and keeps some of the stuff off it.
I did some "engineering" to increase the height for my 9'4" van

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Old 04-11-2021, 10:32 PM   #3
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Hello, I am using a ''Classic Accessories Over Drive PolyPRO3 Deluxe Class B RV Cover'' and I am quite happy with it.

It survived two Ottawa, Ontario winters and looks like it is still good for several more winters.

Quite fast and easy to install; only tricky part is that you have to go on the roof and our Roadtrek Agile is covered with solar panels, AC, etc...but is you are careful it is not too bad.
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Old 04-11-2021, 11:49 PM   #4
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Hey Louis,

Welcome to the Forums !

Ottawa winters..1970~71 175 inches of snow.
That's WHY I live in Arizona !
Dad sent me up on the roof more than once to shovel the snow off. Could literally walk up the snowdrift by the kitchen window onto the roof

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Old 04-12-2021, 12:12 AM   #5
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Honestly, you REALLY don't want to use any vehicle cover that makes contact with the paint. They do far more harm than good. Modern paints are not affected by weather for a great many years. Just use window coverings to prevent the interior from sun damage.
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Old 04-12-2021, 12:15 AM   #6
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I've used a cover on every RV I've owned with none of this paint damage folks talk about. Wash the RV, cover it and cinch it down tight.
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Old 04-12-2021, 01:04 AM   #7
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I also have used the Classic Accessories cover mentioned by Louma. I cleanup and wax the Pleasureway in the fall and put the cover on from November to March (inclusive). Itís lasted pretty well over three Victoria winters, and should provide another three at least. No paint damage, and the RV looks nice and shiny when I remove the cover. Much better than when I used to leave it uncovered.
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Old 04-12-2021, 03:41 PM   #8
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I think the value of covers depends heavily on the climate you are in. Frequent high-wind conditions will cause a lot of chafing of the cover against the vehicle. Dusty conditions will introduce grit. Put them together and paint damage is pretty likely. Taking your chances with sun damage might be a better choice in the desert southwest.

If on the other had you are primarily worried about freeze-thaw cycles, dirty rainwater / snow stains, tree sap and pollen, and park in an area protected from high wind conditions I think a cover can be a great choice (provided you remove it as soon as the temperature warms so that mold doesn't become an issue).
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Old 04-13-2021, 01:23 PM   #9
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