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Old 01-19-2015, 02:25 AM   #21
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We live down in Tacoma and our Casita lives in the back yard with a Calmark cover. It's starting to turn a shade of green! I like the cover and still do think it's a good investment, but I don't think that we will buy one for the 5.0 when we get it. It will cost more and we don't use the cover in the summer. Bob
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Old 01-19-2015, 10:06 AM   #22
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What size did you get? Do you have front storage?
We don't have front storage. The size was 16'-18'. I believe the length of the box is just over 17', so its an easy fit with the extra inches to work with.

The link is Expedition RV Trailer Cover Travel Trailer 16 17 18 Ft | eBay
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Old 01-19-2015, 11:32 AM   #23
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Many thanks - Great ideas/suggestions!

Wow, this really is a great and impressively responsive community of Escape owners. Thanks so much for the advice on waxing, brands, and links to covers. I'll for sure do the waxing and will also look into the cover, as we do get the over-winter green on just about everything that's not daily or weekly washed off.
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Old 01-19-2015, 11:37 AM   #24
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This is the 5th season I've used my cover. Last year I had to patch several areas due to rot. I don't think I'll get another year out of it, as a matter of fact, I bet it completely comes apart when I remove it in the spring.
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Old 01-19-2015, 11:42 AM   #25
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Thanks for info, and just out of curiosity, do you mind saying what brand you've had that is deteriorating?
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Old 01-19-2015, 11:50 AM   #26
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We don't have front storage. The size was 16'-18'. I believe the length of the box is just over 17', so its an easy fit with the extra inches to work with.

The link is Expedition RV Trailer Cover Travel Trailer 16 17 18 Ft | eBay
Great, thanks for the info!
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Old 01-19-2015, 12:57 PM   #27
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Last fall we got an ADCO cover from Camping World, on sale for $240, model 69969. That model is supposed to fit trailers up to 15 feet, but it completely covers our 17-footer, from spare tire to storage box/hitch, and solar panel to tires. Obviously it's designed for a wider trailer, which is OK except now the side zippers don't go up high enough to open the door unless we make slack by unbuckling straps and opening both zippers. It seems to be good quality but time will tell (it has a 2-year warranty and came with some adhesive-backed repair patches and storage bag).

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Old 01-19-2015, 01:11 PM   #28
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I would definitely put your trailer under a cover. For the past decade or so I have put my RV under a modified Costco canopy, and more recently under a larger canopy. Most trailers spend the majority of their life parked and a cover definitely extends their life. Here in the PNW its not so much the sun damage but the moss buildup.
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Old 01-19-2015, 02:04 PM   #29
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I bought a fabric-covered shelter (like Gerri's but differently shaped). I never did use it, because I realized that it would not (according to both the instructions and common sense) handle snow load, so it would not be very useful to me.
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Old 01-19-2015, 02:11 PM   #30
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How much maintenance is there to a cover, absolutely none.
Been using a cover for 9 years, not once has it caused me to not use the trailer when I felt like it. Takes maybe 15 minutes to put it on or take it off once you learn to do it the same every time.
Bob, what brand of cover do you have?
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