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Old 09-02-2011, 02:43 PM   #29
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not to hijack the thread.........but

I have a 2006 Bambi that has spent the last couple years stored in the Florida sun. I'm debating the following choices....

1-continue storing her outside in the elements for free.

2-Sharing an indoor storage facility with a friend, 4 miles from my house. My share of the cost would be $100/month.

3-Try a covercraft cover. Cost ~$1,000

Any thoughts?
nsb,

This topic has been well covered in this and other threads...the consensus being, no-one has found a cover that will not damage an AS stored outside.

POI.. in reading the specs for the adco & covercraft both mention that they are highly moisture & UV "resistant". Nothing about flapping in the wind, flap'n not good for our shiny toyz.

$1200/year for indoor protection, it's up to you if that's worth it, for me stuck up North here it just might be. If i had the room I would put up a pole barn to keep a lot of the snow and direct sun off. It sits now fully exposed 24/7/365 with no serious, awful, bad, ill effects.

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Old 09-02-2011, 03:13 PM   #30
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not to hijack the thread.........but

I have a 2006 Bambi that has spent the last couple years stored in the Florida sun. I'm debating the following choices....

1-continue storing her outside in the elements for free.

2-Sharing an indoor storage facility with a friend, 4 miles from my house. My share of the cost would be $100/month.

3-Try a covercraft cover. Cost ~$1,000

Any thoughts?
That's just it...lots of chatter about not using a (quality) cover...but no real experience...that I can find.
As mentioned, I have covered many other RV's with ADCO's and all have been fine.
I am tempted to cover the AS this winter...but would love to hear from someone that has real experience...

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Old 09-02-2011, 03:24 PM   #31
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Page 1 of this post. He has the marks where PO covered it.
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Old 09-02-2011, 03:44 PM   #32
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Page 1 of this post. He has the marks where PO covered it.
If I interperet that post correctly, he was referring to a plastic tarp.

I am more ineterested in quality, breathable covers...made for this purpose.
As mentioned; I have, and still do, use them on other RV's. They hold up well, and have not caused any damage.

I have been reluctant to try one on the AS due to all the rumors here.

I would love to hear from anyone that has used a quality, breathable cover (not plastic tarp) on an AS.

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Old 09-02-2011, 03:56 PM   #33
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Yeah, not sure what OP meant. Ive wondered too, but not willing to experiment. Why don't you try this winter and let us know!
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Old 09-02-2011, 03:59 PM   #34
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i would love to use one of the covercraft custom covers which they have a template for the travel trailer. mine is not a mirror shine surface. if someone has used one of these custom covers feedback would be great.
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Old 09-02-2011, 04:42 PM   #35
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Bill,

I remember a post craftsman made saying he had ordered one, CvrCft I think, have you tried to PM him. Would be good to get an up-date.

I did try a custom cover(evo4 from Ca. cover) on a car I stored outdoors one Winter, ended up frozen to the car...my bad.

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Old 09-14-2011, 07:29 AM   #36
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Bill,

I remember a post craftsman made saying he had ordered one, CvrCft I think, have you tried to PM him. Would be good to get an up-date.

I did try a custom cover(evo4 from Ca. cover) on a car I stored outdoors one Winter, ended up frozen to the car...my bad.

Bob
Hey Bob, I am getting ready to pull the trigger on the ADCO (the annual sale is now)...craftsman does not have PM enabled, can't find an email either. Doesn't show any activity on his account in like a year or so...do you have contact info?

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Old 09-14-2011, 08:13 AM   #37
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Bill,

If you pull the trigger on the cover please keep us posted.

I think I had his email address on my PC...crashed last year, so it's lost out in space somewhere.

Miss his posts...he was a "craftsman"!

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Old 09-14-2011, 02:43 PM   #38
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Our Airstream under cover

I did post a photo last year. Now if I can repost photo? Will try. We purchased a cover from Harbor Freight for $182.00 and have used it for several years.

The poles bent...from the heavy Snow Load. We able to purchase new poles. Very inexpensive. This works for us. Regards, Aria
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might work for me

could you relate what cover it was,dimensions or make/model. that looks like it might be another oprion. thanks
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I'd love to fabricate one of those made with 1.5" pvc and couragated fiberglass that just screws together for summer take down. Well, where I keep the AS it isn't allowed to date.
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Old 09-19-2011, 12:33 PM   #41
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Would I be off topic as what what wax y'all use on the exterior? I figured and read non-abrasive already.
I did ask at the dealer of what to clean in interior/aluminum with and he said Orange Pledge. I said kewl...but hopes I don't do me with a chronic exposure.
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Old 09-19-2011, 01:34 PM   #42
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Don't know about using Pledge, made for indoor use after all.

I use this for the exterior once a year.

Detail with this

And use the car-wash as needed, nice and slippery, won't scratch with a micro-fiber mitt.....

WD40 also works great for cleaning the stainless segment protectors.

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