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Old 12-08-2016, 06:35 PM   #11
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I've had 3, 2 of them on a non fiberglass trailer.

FWIW. I put a belly band around the Adcos as they are light and billow in the wind way too much.

Top of the line Adco Tyvek, lasted 6 winters, no roof abrasion, lightweight, easy to put on. Adco has changed their line, best I can guess is this is like the Tyvek Designer All Climate

Cheap ADCO, I screwed up when they changed their line around and got the wrong one. Piece of crap, threw it away when it fell apart during the 2nd winter. Let water and worse, dust through, allowing the wind to scour the trailer corners.

Calmark, pricey, heavy, harder to put on then the light ones, easily the best made of the 3. Only had it one year so far. No holes yet.
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Old 12-09-2016, 03:57 PM   #12
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Thank you all (as opposed to ya'll, which is a proper noun) for your input.

In all candor I have researched previous posts and other sites. While my opinion is anecdotal, it appears that Calmark is the prefered cover for those that use a cover. It does seem like there is compelling reasons to go commando and forgo the shield. One poster at another site said that he applied a "good polish" annually and was done with it. From some of the stories I'm concerned that my lazy self might have a zillion dollar cover all folded up and not used. A big plus living in Georgia is that one can enjoy the outdoors about 11 1/2 months. If we get a warm snap I'd hate to think spending a couple of hours peeling a cover off my camper would squash an impromptu camping trip.
CPAHarley - I'm not sure what an ag net is, but I'm going to research it. I have been lurking for some time and I see you often have a unique perspective.

Once again that all of you for taking the time to submit your wisdom. I'd truly like to ignore all of it and build a garage, but a $30,000 cover might be a bit excessive.
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Old 12-09-2016, 04:14 PM   #13
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You could try for a nice carport.
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Old 12-09-2016, 04:27 PM   #14
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You could try for a nice carport.
That's what I plan to do. Some corrugated metal, some galvanized poles, both bent and straight, some hardware, and a few bags of Quikrete. I figure if I do it with a gravel pad underneath, I can complete the whole project for under $1000. If I pour a pad of course, it'll be higher.

Now I just need the new property to have the room to do it. Still looking...
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Here is a sample-
https://www.amazon.com/Alion-Home-Ga...e%2Bcover&th=1
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Old 12-09-2016, 06:51 PM   #16
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I wanted to put up one of the carports this fall but my better half nixed the idea. Seems she's more concerned with how the house/property look, then with me having to put on and take off a soft cover.
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Old 12-09-2016, 09:39 PM   #17
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Thank you all (as opposed to ya'll, which is a proper noun) for your input.

In all candor I have researched previous posts and other sites. While my opinion is anecdotal, it appears that Calmark is the prefered cover for those that use a cover. It does seem like there is compelling reasons to go commando and forgo the shield. One poster at another site said that he applied a "good polish" annually and was done with it. From some of the stories I'm concerned that my lazy self might have a zillion dollar cover all folded up and not used. A big plus living in Georgia is that one can enjoy the outdoors about 11 1/2 months. If we get a warm snap I'd hate to think spending a couple of hours peeling a cover off my camper would squash an impromptu camping trip.
CPAHarley - I'm not sure what an ag net is, but I'm going to research it. I have been lurking for some time and I see you often have a unique perspective.

Once again that all of you for taking the time to submit your wisdom. I'd truly like to ignore all of it and build a garage, but a $30,000 cover might be a bit excessive.
One more vote for Calmark . It is easier to remove , fast , then to install . Pat
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Old 12-09-2016, 10:49 PM   #18
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I wanted to put up one of the carports this fall but my better half nixed the idea. Seems she's more concerned with how the house/property look, then with me having to put on and take off a soft cover.
Yes, depends a great deal on where you live but there are carports and there are carports. The really good ones can cost what a garage would. You probably do not have a porte cochere in mind.
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I wanted to put up one of the carports this fall but my better half nixed the idea. Seems she's more concerned with how the house/property look, then with me having to put on and take off a soft cover.
You can always hire a company to do this and then explain that the cost over the long haul can be eliminated with a car port.
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Old 12-11-2016, 08:27 AM   #20
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Due to space, finance & SWMBO demands there will NOT be an additional carport, pole barn, garage or porte cochere constructed on The Veranda House on Club Drive estate. (I must admit the porte cochere sounds a lot classier than pole barn) The UV Ag blocker thingie plus a regular application of polish sounds like a interesting way to go. Thanks to all for the input.
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