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Old 10-03-2022, 04:30 PM   #21
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The trailer cover, with a layer of painter's drop sheet under it, does a good job but I'd love to have a rigid structure.
Ron - So to be clear you use a plastic painters drop underneath the trailer cover? So essentially two covers. 1. Painters drop to keep the trailer dry, then 2. Actual trailer cover to protect against UV, and to keep out any light stuff like fall leaves, etc. Does the use of the plastic painters drop help stop the green algae from growing everywhere?

What trailer cover do you have?

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Old 10-03-2022, 07:17 PM   #22
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That's correct, essentially two covers.

First of all, I live in a rain forest and get much more rain than even Vancouver, only a few miles away. Mountains will do that.

I have an old Adco cover and it's holding up very well. But I found early on that it's not waterproof and moisture that seeped through would also bring fallout dirt with it. So, good for UV and big stuff but not good for the trailer being just as clean in the Spring as when I covered it up.

The Adco cover did get some algae on it but with the poly between the Adco and the trailer that's now a non-issue.

I now use this poly. It's very inexpensive, goes on super easy and the trailer is just as clean in the Spring as when I covered it. The 9' width is perfect and I cut it to hang down just past the bottom of the front and rear windows. Works for me.

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Old 01-24-2023, 06:30 AM   #23
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I ordered one of those basic metal carports yesterday! They say it should be installed in 2-3 weeks.

Once that's installed I'll pull power over before summer. I'll stick with 15 amp since the Coleman Mach 10 has the soft start.

Now I need to figure out if hypervent is the way to go for under the bed.

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