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Old 11-28-2014, 05:49 PM   #31
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Since we're talking about pampered Escapes ........
She doesn't sleep in a building but she is pampered.

I just emailed ETI to find out how much a day at the Spa would cost her - for a wash and wax possibly scheduled Spring 2015 if it isn't too expensive
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Old 11-28-2014, 06:08 PM   #32
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hi brian you situation sounds just like mine. large front driveway. easy storage for my 19. however last june someone decided my 19 needed a new home and it was stolen in the wee hours of the morning. my new build will have wheel locks in place plus security. be advised
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Old 08-08-2015, 03:38 PM   #33
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Hail!

Southern Alberta is known for bad hail--we had marble-size hail a few days ago which fortunately didn't appear to leave any damage (definitely a nail-biter though). Other areas got up to golf-ball size along with some tornados to boot. I've been looking at the thread on storage and covers (mostly in the winter) so I thought this tread could use a reboot. Any words of wisdom out there?

I'm thinking about buying a bunch of mover's blankets for the top, then a tarp (perhaps with some foam sandwiched between), staked to the ground. Unfortunately I don't have indoor storage. I presume the Calmar covers are not waterproof. Hail can easily build up to 6", which is very heavy and wet.
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Old 08-09-2015, 12:29 AM   #34
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I'm thinking about buying a bunch of mover's blankets for the top, then a tarp (perhaps with some foam sandwiched between), staked to the ground. Unfortunately I don't have indoor storage. I presume the Calmar covers are not waterproof. Hail can easily build up to 6", which is very heavy and wet.
The problem with tarps is they don't breath. If want to use a tarp you need to create an air space between the tarp and the trailer so moisture doesn't collect and cause problems. Some people build a simple framework of 2x4's over the trailer and cover it with a tarp. People I know put their canoe on the roof of the trailer (to create the air space) and cover the whole setup with a tarp. I think that one of the RV covers you can buy would be a better bet though.
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Old 08-09-2015, 02:34 AM   #35
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I'm thinking about buying a bunch of mover's blankets for the top, then a tarp (perhaps with some foam sandwiched between), staked to the ground. Unfortunately I don't have indoor storage. I presume the Calmar covers are not waterproof. Hail can easily build up to 6", which is very heavy and wet.
I can see the down side of mover's blankets. If they got wet, ugh, not worth the hassle.

Our trailer is covered all year. In the summer months we use an old car cover that comes about 1' down the sides. Keeps debris off the roof and protects the awning. In winter we have a full waterproof cover.

If I lived in an area with hail I'd probably try something like putting some ribbed air mattresses on the roof, easy to put in place and don't absorb moisture and then put the cover on top of them.

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Old 08-09-2015, 04:16 AM   #36
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I'm floating a balloon here:


I'm getting my 17 late in October and will be looking for storage probably by the end of March 2016. Anyone want a trailer garage built on your property big enough for perhaps your trailer and mine? I'm a licensed, bonded, insured contractor and have been for over 30 years. I'm thinking about some sort of shared expenses / labor arrangement. Wanna talk and brain storm? I'm thinking about a roof and full sides with a door for weather protection and security and on a concrete slab.


1) mostly interested in the greater Bellingham area or perhaps nearby across the border.


2) If away from this area, then need to be 'near' an airport serviced by Alaska Airlines / Horizon or Delta.


3) Is there a group of interested parties who would be interested in a co-op muli unit structure like a trailer condo?


Please contact me here or PM.


Thanks, Tom
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Old 08-09-2015, 06:43 AM   #37
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The problem with tarps is they don't breath. If want to use a tarp you need to create an air space between the tarp and the trailer so moisture doesn't collect and cause problems. Some people build a simple framework of 2x4's over the trailer and cover it with a tarp. People I know put their canoe on the roof of the trailer (to create the air space) and cover the whole setup with a tarp. I think that one of the RV covers you can buy would be a better bet though.
Don't know about yours, but on the roof of my 5.0, there's a solar panel, air conditioner, 2 opening vents, 2 waste vents, and 2 antennas. Don't think lack of air flow is much of a concern. I do agree there are better options then plastic tarps.
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Old 08-09-2015, 09:00 AM   #38
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I can see the down side of mover's blankets. If they got wet, ugh, not worth the hassle.

Our trailer is covered all year. In the summer months we use an old car cover that comes about 1' down the sides. Keeps debris off the roof and protects the awning. In winter we have a full waterproof cover.

If I lived in an area with hail I'd probably try something like putting some ribbed air mattresses on the roof, easy to put in place and don't absorb moisture and then put the cover on top of them.

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On june 12 this year, we suffered hail damage to my car and house roof. No damage to my 5.0 TA which was parked in an open space near the house. The solar panel was ok.
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The biggest issue I see with a tarp or any cover that touches the gel coat is scuffing. If the trailer isn't stellar clean and any cover can move at all (wind), grit scuffs the gelcoat like sandpaper. Even covers with a soft underlay need to be kept clean. Grit gets embedded into the underlay and trouble starts.
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Old 08-09-2015, 11:34 AM   #40
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I can see the down side of mover's blankets. If they got wet, ugh, not worth the hassle.

Our trailer is covered all year. In the summer months we use an old car cover that comes about 1' down the sides. Keeps debris off the roof and protects the awning. In winter we have a full waterproof cover.

If I lived in an area with hail I'd probably try something like putting some ribbed air mattresses on the roof, easy to put in place and don't absorb moisture and then put the cover on top of them.

Ron
Ron, I like your air mattress idea. I've seen your post with the "Corolla" cover but can you give me an idea of a waterproof cover?

Terry
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