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Old 09-11-2014, 12:23 AM   #111
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I like to keep the top covered not only because of bird droppings etc. and UV degradation to the gelcoat but also because of UV degradation to all the vents etc.

We had a full cover on our Scamp. For me, it had some pluses and minuses but we were planning on getting a full cover for the 19.

Since I knew that I'd be working 57 out of the 60 days in July and Aug. and it seemed a shame that the trailer was just going to sit out in the sunshine while I worked I thought about putting a tarp over it. Then I remembered that when we gave our Toyota Corolla to our niece the cover stayed on a shelf in the garage. On a whim we thought we'd throw it on the trailer and see if it could be used as a temporary cover. I never thought that a cover for a Corolla would ever fit but was pleasantly surprised when it did want I wanted, covered the top.

It has some pluses. The door can still be opened easily without undoing zippers and when you're doing things inside there's more daylight. The thing I like the most though is that it deflects rain slightly outboard and no black streaks under the windows have developed.

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Old 09-11-2014, 12:32 AM   #112
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Now that is brilliant. I'll be over to borrow it tomorrow.

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Old 09-11-2014, 02:09 AM   #113
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Looks great ! Egg hat
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Old 09-11-2014, 02:32 AM   #114
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I forgot the 2 ugly vents that are very yellow the stove vent and bath vent in 10 months . 303 isn't helping . I guess we will paint them . That is a great idea to help with our issues would of saved us a bundle .
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Old 09-11-2014, 08:49 AM   #115
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I like to keep the top covered not only because of bird droppings etc. and UV degradation to the gelcoat but also because of UV degradation to all the vents etc.
Nice hat, Ron.

Seriously like the idea though, the top of the trailer takes WAY more abuse than the sides. How do you hold it on so winds don't affect it.
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Old 09-11-2014, 12:13 PM   #116
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It's worked out so well I've got a suspicion that its' going to turn from temporary to permanent use. I added grommets for tie down ropes at the corners and it already had mid-ship grommets. With no hanging floppy sides wind doesn't seem to be an issue.

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Old 09-11-2014, 12:22 PM   #117
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I hope that's a temporary tie down on the valve stem of your tire.
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Old 09-11-2014, 12:48 PM   #118
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Great idea Ron!
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Old 09-11-2014, 01:00 PM   #119
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I think the rope actually goes through the holes in the wheels. I think it just happened that the valve stem is between the ropes in the photo.
Just my guess from looking at the photo.
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Old 09-11-2014, 05:09 PM   #120
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I hope that's a temporary tie down on the valve stem of your tire.
Just an optical illusion

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