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Old 01-18-2015, 05:56 PM   #1
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Advice on Trailer Cover - needed & brands?

We'll be picking up our 15A in March 2015 and wonder what advice others have on need for a trailer cover. Does it help short-term during spring-fall camping season to protect surface from sun? Is it helpful to cover trailer through couple months of winter? If one is advised to get cover, any suggestions about type and brand, and where to get one?
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Old 01-18-2015, 06:15 PM   #2
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Sun? In Seattle?
Here in the rain forest I think the best protection is a good coat of wax.
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I cover when it'll be parked for a month or so, keeps it clean, but then I'm not in the PNW. I believe Calmark makes the best, at least that I know of.
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Any suggestions on best wax?

A good wax makes sense to keep fiberglass looking good. Any brand recommendation? And as for sun, yeah, we do get in it summer in NE Seattle - 2014 was a record year.
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I forget what I used last time I waxed it, but I wash it frequently with Simonize Wash 'n' Wax.
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I'm following this thread closely- my debate is uncovered storage at a secured RV storage lot (most likely using a fitted cover), or pony up for covered storage with an electrical hook-up. Either way, I'll keep it waxed.
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I find if you cover it you tend to use it less, IMHO. One reason I went with fiberglass is it's ability to handle the elements and like a car, a coat of wax makes it new again.
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Get a cover and you have one more thing to maintain.
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We have the last cover ETI had for a 15 ( don't know the brand ) , they stopped selling them . We cover the trailer after Hallowe'en and remove it in March . It gets a coat of wax before we cover it , and it nice and clean when the cover comes off - coarse it gets dirty really quickly because we always get messy weather in March and April .
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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.
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