OK Folks, so yesterday the weather was good, sunny and 12 degrees C (54 degrees F) and so my wife and I installed the cover. The issue was that it was really windy and our first time doing it so here is a summary and some photos:
1. Before installation I bungeed some thick towels onto the solar panel so the sharp corners would not poke thru the cover; also installed some slip-on thick rubber pieces on both sides of the rear bumper and taped a rubber mat over the top of a small recycling bin which I inverted over the TV antenna to protect it from the weight of the cover.
2. The cover went on quite easily - we placed it on our kitchen floor and rolled up the sides to the center and then the front and back towards the center,
3. We placed the whole thing between the antenna and the Air Conditioner on the roof of the trailer and then rolled it towards back and front and then let the sides fall down to the ground. Adjusting it wasn't so difficult but keeping the cover from shifting in the very high winds proved a challenge.
4. We used the ropes it came with to tighten it as best we could (cover ended up off-center so it wasn't perfect). Lastly, I tied three long ropes around the entire trailer; on either side of the wheels and on the loft section.
You can see in the photos that the cover seems a bit loose (it's made to fit up to 23' fifth wheels and ours are less than 20 feet) but from this installation I've learned the following:
A. From now on I will install it on a day that is nice and calm; that will allow much better positioning and it will fit better.
B. For the next time I install it I have purchased the following:
-some tarp clips to add additional tying spots along the bottom edge for a snugger fit and,
-some adjustable bungee cords which will make the tying much quicker and again allow for a much snugger fit.
All in all, it seems to be fine for now and as you can see in the photos it started snowing soon after installation, so I am glad I installed it cause now our little baby is snug as a bug in a rug!!! - until January that is when I wake her up for our trip to ARIZONA wilds ,,,