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Old 10-16-2014, 02:28 AM   #1
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Hi Folks,

Thought some 5.0 & 5.0 TA owners might be interested in this post on storing "The Big Easy" for winter.

Bought this 5th Wheel cover through Camper's World (Good Sam Member offer) @ $US 200.00... plus $US 9.00 drop charge for... are you ready for this fellow Canadians... FREE SHIPPING to Canada

Smallest I could find... 23'... a little big... reminds me of my first suit when I looked like Buddy Holly: Repels rain really well & has a nice feature in that the trailer door is easily accessible...

Larry
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Old 10-16-2014, 02:33 AM   #2
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Old 10-16-2014, 09:51 AM   #3
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Thats a good price Larry, I was looking at ordering one online from them, probably the same one and its $299.00, might have to join Good Sam, do you know if the deal is still on? How much extra cover sits on the ground?

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Old 10-16-2014, 12:22 PM   #4
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I have their flyer and it says the sale is on until Nov. 2

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Year before last I ordered a new one from CW in Nov, didn't get it till March.
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Old 10-16-2014, 03:03 PM   #6
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Thats a good price Larry, I was looking at ordering one online from them, probably the same one and its $299.00, might have to join Good Sam, do you know if the deal is still on? How much extra cover sits on the ground?

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Hi Doug,

A fair bit... it's 3' longer than required & probably made for trailers 8' wide. But the good news is that the cover comes with lots of ties (and clips). I did use some hay bale ties (jack ball & figure eight clips) normally used for tying down poly sheets to "tuck in" some of the excess material on the driver's side. Maybe some stitching would help. Have to find a good trailer cover seamstress

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Old 10-16-2014, 03:10 PM   #7
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Year before last I ordered a new one from CW in Nov, didn't get it till March.
Hi padlin,

This one took a week, but they also have one that provides higher UV protection for those folks that get more Sun. Was told, that one is back ordered till the middle of Nov. So maybe you ran into the same thing a couple of years ago.

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Old 10-16-2014, 03:30 PM   #8
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Larry, I'm not sure if you have solar on your 5er, but can you tell if the cover material is translucent enough to let a panel keep a full charge on the batteries while the trailer is covered up?
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Old 10-16-2014, 04:49 PM   #9
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Thanks for the post, Larry. I was looking at those covers on Camping World and wondering how they would suit our fifth wheel trailers.

Is that the one with the Tyvek top? Gotta love that free shipping to Canada.
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Old 10-16-2014, 07:10 PM   #10
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Thanks for the post, Larry. I was looking at those covers on Camping World and wondering how they would suit our fifth wheel trailers.

Is that the one with the Tyvek top? Gotta love that free shipping to Canada.
No it's not Lyle... that is the one on back order... mid-Nov, I was told. The one I got is apparently better for us on the "Wet" coast. The rain runs off easily & water beads without any soaking through, even when sitting on a flat spot. Have the same material for covering our convertible and it has worked well for over four years... stood up well in the wind and the bit of snow that we get here as well. The Tyvek top has better UV protection and may be a bit stiffer. That may be somewhat of a disadvantage in that the cover is a bit large for our trailers and needs to bend on all sides in order to snug it around the trailer.

Hope this helps

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