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Old 11-15-2018, 11:43 PM   #1
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Review of RV Cover that Escape sells

Hi all,

We were looking in Spring for some feedback on the RV cover that Escape sells for the 21, but could not find any on the forum, so here's ours so far:

The cover that we purchased from Escape was the Overdrive by Classic Accessories- it said it was for trailers up to 17 feet, but is in fact a perfect fit for the 21. We winterized our trailer this weekend and put the cover on. The instructions say to climb on the roof of the trailer (we did not given that its fiberglass); we had no trouble putting it on using a couple ladders. We have an A/C unit and other vents on the roof, and while we were mindful of making sure it did not snag, it was not a problem as the fabric seems fairly thick.

The two of us were able to put it on within 15 minutes. It has straps with clips to secure it that go under the trailer and one at the front and the back. The cover also went nicely around the tires as well as the propane tanks in the front. It goes on loosely, but with adjustments, you are able to make it a pretty secure fit. The cover looks decent sitting on the trailer in the driveway. The roof part of the cover is white, while the sides are grey. There is a zipper compartment to allow access to the door of the trailer while the cover is on. We found it to be a good design.

We have had a few days of heavy rain and wind since, and it seems to do a good job of wicking away the rain and has not shifted despite the wind. I checked under the cover today expecting the trailer to be wet after the rain today, but it was dry. We are happy with the cover so far; time will tell in terms of longevity and quality.
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Old 11-16-2018, 12:21 AM   #2
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...it said it was for trailers up to 17 feet, but is in fact a perfect fit for the 21.
Thatís because the body length of the 21 is 17í-4Ē.
Thanks for the review. Nice that there is an alternative for those that donít need or want to spend the cash on a Calmark.
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Old 11-16-2018, 01:25 PM   #3
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Keep an eye on the cover where it goes over the licence plate. We have the cover on our 19 and edge of the licence plate cut through the fabric. We sewed a patch on the cover, and put a piece of pool noodle on the edge of the plate. This seems to be working.

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Old 11-16-2018, 01:41 PM   #4
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Keep an eye on the cover where it goes over the licence plate. We have the cover on our 19 and edge of the licence plate cut through the fabric. We sewed a patch on the cover, and put a piece of pool noodle on the edge of the plate. This seems to be working.

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I took my licence plate off while the cover was on.
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Old 11-16-2018, 01:49 PM   #5
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i bought one for my 5.0 a bit large but light enough that we could get it on. we used a reacher to assist it over roof top stuff. So far it seems great
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Old 11-16-2018, 02:52 PM   #6
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Escape cover and mice

We live in a very rural setting on acreage in Northern NM and field mice are a constant problem. We tried putting our BBQ grill under a cover but the mice figured it was a comfy new home and moved right in. We now leave the grill uncovered and no more problems. In thinking about a cover for our E21, I am wondering about mice and if they will move right in and nest in places under the cover? Perhaps for us in our rural NM setting, uncovered might be a better option? Anyone have any experence with using the cover and mice nesting under it?
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Old 11-16-2018, 06:16 PM   #7
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I haven’t used a cover and I live out in the country also. My mice and rat issues were resolved several years ago when I befriended several feral cats since then I haven’t seen a mouse, rats or snakes in 8 yrs . There are now 6 members of my rat patrol as I call them. Neighbors love them too. Took a bit but they are all fixed and when a stray shows up n stays it also gets fixed

As you can see one of them took my tractor from me lol
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Keep an eye on the cover where it goes over the licence plate. We have the cover on our 19 and edge of the licence plate cut through the fabric. We sewed a patch on the cover, and put a piece of pool noodle on the edge of the plate. This seems to be working.

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Hey Oldtimer, you must have nicer coyotes at your place than we do at ours. The life expectancy of a cat in our neighborhood numbers in days, if not hours. Wish that was an option.
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We live in a very rural setting on acreage in Northern NM and field mice are a constant problem. We tried putting our BBQ grill under a cover but the mice figured it was a comfy new home and moved right in. We now leave the grill uncovered and no more problems. In thinking about a cover for our E21, I am wondering about mice and if they will move right in and nest in places under the cover? Perhaps for us in our rural NM setting, uncovered might be a better option? Anyone have any experence with using the cover and mice nesting under it?
Had a cover over my prior fiberglass sided trailer and mice went right up under the sides of the cover and nested in my air conditioner fan and ducting ( very nasty situation ). Only way to resolve it was to either permanently remove the cover or install 1/8 in. mesh screening behind all the a/c openings. I chose the screening option and solved the problem. I have since purchased a new ETI 5.0 with a cover and have similarly installed screening in the a/c and side refrigerator vents to prevent this from happening again. So far no problems. I donít think there are any other possible entry points but you have to be aware that with a cover, mice will have easy access to anywhere on your trailerís exterior. Pest control people say that mice can squeeze through an opening as small as 1/4 in. Leaving a few poison bait boxes underneath the cover will probably help too.

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