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Old 11-24-2013, 08:03 PM   #1
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Cover for my Argosy 20' MH

I did receive my RV cover from Calmark. The shape of the Argosy 20' MH is unique but they did get it to match the shape pretty well.

There are zippers exactly where the door is so I can still go inside with the cover on. There are two heavy duty straps that run under the unit to hold it on. It also has a bottom string to pull it tight around the bottom.

I have read all of the controversy about covers. I understand the risks. I don't really have room for a carport type cover due to the hill/slope behind my house. The other alternative is to leave it uncovered and let the sun work away on the roof paint. We don't get that much wind since the unit sits behind my house.

Calmark has a pretty detailed measurement form. Unfortunately, my Argosy is a combination of the Airstream form and the Motorhome form!

Of course, my ultimate goal is to just drive to better weather but that can't happen this winter until the to-do list is complete!
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:09 PM   #2
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Oh, the bump in the front of the roof is a Sterilite tub turned upside down over my Jack TV antenna (suggested by Natalie at Calmark to protect the antenna).
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:54 PM   #3
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Cool!

How difficult is it to get over the top without snagging on protrusions?

I'm looking forward to hearing how well you like it after having used it for a winter. I would think as close to the house that you park the Argosy and the layout of the terrain around you, the winds should be a minor issue. If I remember correctly the trees tower above your house a fair amount which should help block a lot of wind.

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I would FAR prefer to have the Argosy uncovered and somewhere warmer!

I use a long CPVC pipe with a one-foot "T" on the end to avoid tearing it. I use that to lift it up while the DW gently pulls it on the other side. I have a bucket over the Jack antenna and foam pipe wraps around the wipers to cover anything sharp.

You are right. Between the house and the trees, it takes a major storm to get back there. It sits on the north side of the house and most strong winds here come from the south (front of the house).
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