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Old 10-01-2010, 04:36 PM   #21
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Re: Anybody have one of theose $600 trailer covers?

Fiberglass boats sit in salt water for years at a time. The top decks get the abuse. But...
With the PolyPro III cover, mildew, pollen, and bird droppings are on the outside of the cover. Just wash and dry and winterise your camper before wrapping up for the season. Industrial washing machines will clean the cover in the spring.
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Old 10-01-2010, 05:37 PM   #22
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Re: Anybody have one of theose $600 trailer covers?

So -- for the time being, as we don't have a "shed" or place we can pull into/under ... should we not sweat leaving the Escape uncovered and in the wild blue yonder in the summer? And simply get the cover for the off season?

I can't imagine us taking the cover on and off all spring/summer long ... if the best course of action is to have it covered all the time we'll have to look at other options. But it seems like many of you do just let your hang out in the sunshine ...?

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Re: Anybody have one of theose $600 trailer covers?

My trailer has sat out in the elements for 1 1/2 years now. Next spring we will give it a buffing and shine it up.
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Old 10-01-2010, 06:29 PM   #24
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Re: Anybody have one of theose $600 trailer covers?

We have one of the covers from Escape and boy they are great.
Once back from a trip a quick wash and the cover goes on and
everything stays clean and no gelcoat deterioration.

They have zippers on both sides of the door so you can roll
up the cover, its then held in place with velcro straps so you
have full use of the door.
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Old 10-01-2010, 07:44 PM   #25
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Our old Casita sat out in the desert in Arizona for 5 years before we bought it, and it met every definition of chalky. It never had more than an eggshell finish, even freshly washed and waxed and all the plastic parts had to be replaced because they were crumbling. I'm sure that was an extreme case, but I know oak tree sap and city dust can make the roof of your trailer splotchy black very quickly. We'll be getting a cover for our shiny new trailer.
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Old 10-01-2010, 08:15 PM   #26
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Re: Anybody have one of theose $600 trailer covers?

I'd LOVE to have a pull under cover for Hokie!!!!! Guess I should get one designed, approved and up! Can't imagine trying to get one of those "slip overs" on a 5.0! But, I sure would like to save Hokie from looking like the 2 pictures below for a 2nd winter : - ( Can't be good on the finish and plastic pieces. She was warm inside though, because I keep a cube heater on minimum heat to keep the moisture from building up (and it allows me to go out and dream a little in the winter) : - )
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:14 PM   #27
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Re: Anybody have one of theose $600 trailer covers?

Thanks, you guys, for keeping me awake half of last night.
Two years ago we had a heavy snowfall that broke a branch on the cedar and knocked out our power for three days.

A cold and snowy winter is forecast for this year and Toad is stowed under that same cedar.

Never mind the sap. I need some sleep.

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Old 10-01-2010, 09:16 PM   #28
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Re: Anybody have one of theose $600 trailer covers?

I'm with Donna on this one --We spent $2700 on a 12'x26' bombproof (as in 65# snow load) carport for our 19, and are very happy with it. It's so strong, the crew was walking on the sheet metal roof to construct it. However, if you go with a carport, shop well -- some dealers are sleazy, and some products are junk.

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Re: Anybody have one of theose $600 trailer covers?

We have one of the ShelterLogic ones that Donna mentioned. It works great but is now about 6 years old and will soon need a replacement fabric as it breaks down from the UV eventually.
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Re: Anybody have one of theose $600 trailer covers?

So, there you go.

Do you pay to restore the luster on the trailer gelcoat after several years exposure, or do you pay to replace a cover that's been exposed to UV?

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