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Old 04-14-2013, 09:28 PM   #15
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Becky,

Oh contraire, I tried it on our 63 Safari, never again. Moisture got underneath the ($$$) cover, froze to the roof, end cap's and most of the curbside. Plus a lot of wind damage.

The first time I washed the Classic using a premium wash brush, I spent a day and a half polishing the scratches. Lessons learned.

Not worth the time, effort or cost IMO.

But TETO....

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Old 04-14-2013, 09:37 PM   #16
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Yep, TETO....different results, maybe different covers or weather conditions.
Was worth the time & effort for me IMHO.
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:25 PM   #17
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Hi Becky,
Glad to hear you got good results. Did you sew blankets or sheets under the cover as you mentioned earlier? Was your cover water proof?

I have been considering a cover for my polished Bambi also. Living in San Jose, our winters are mild, summers can be warm to hot and not windy most times. So I wanted the cover for UV protection, more than anything.
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:49 PM   #18
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Hi Becky,
Glad to hear you got good results. Did you sew blankets or sheets under the cover as you mentioned earlier? Was your cover water proof?

I have been considering a cover for my polished Bambi also. Living in San Jose, our winters are mild, summers can be warm to hot and not windy most times. So I wanted the cover for UV protection, more than anything.
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No, I didn't sew blankets or sheets under the cover. It was water proof. It didn't have any grommets on it. It is vented so it dries if it does get wet. It has straps that go under the trailer to keep it on and straps that go across the front & back to snug it up. It cost about $180
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:46 PM   #19
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It is my third new airsteam and they were always cover but not in winter, they were in a garage. I have a sunbrella the one use for luxury car. I wash the airstrean and cover up.She is always clean, protected from uv and NO DAMAGE AT ALL. Just to say Ii am crazy whit my airstream. So if i do it that actually ok.....But like i said, for the winter i don't put a cover....
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:51 PM   #20
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Becky, I've heard lots of horror stories about covering trailers, but yours look FABulous!

ps: what does TETO mean?
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:56 PM   #21
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ps: what does TETO mean?
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:09 PM   #23
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Becky, I've heard lots of horror stories about covering trailers, but yours look FABulous!

ps: what does TETO mean?
Ha!Ha! That's what I thought....huh? But I figured it out....
I know, I've heard lots of horror stories too. Not that I'm telling anyone they SHOULD do it. It's just my own experience. I won't put ropes around it again. I just buffed out the mark from the rope (took me about 15 minutes) and she's good to go.
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:43 AM   #24
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TETO.....

I'll never do it again, lesson learned.

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Same here.

Only thing I'd cover is the AC unit.
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Old 06-10-2013, 01:50 PM   #25
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What sort of fabric are these Ebay covers made of. I have a car cover that is made out of some sort of paper like fabric that is soft and repels water and dries pretty fast. The biggest problem I had with it, is that the neighborhood cats would use it as a scratching post and rip it apart.

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Old 06-17-2013, 10:21 AM   #26
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That's pretty much what it is. It has vents to let it breathe. I just saw some rain pants at Bass Pro that are the same fabric. No cats at my house, so I don't know what to tell you about being a scratching post ( other than get a dog)!!!!

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After reading all of the posts, the items of consensus seem to be:
  1. DO NOT use the inexpensive plastic tarps. Since they do not breath, they will mildew.
  2. Any loose tarp sections can blow in wind and cause wear.
  3. Metal carports are the best but not an option for everyone
The jury seems to be out on the higher quality fabric type covers (ADCO and Calmark).

Certainly I understand that SOME dirt under the cover can cause some wear. I think you have to look at the lesser of the two evils. The sun and rain can do extensive damage and cause interior fading and degradation.

I am currently considering the Calmark cover for my Argosy 20.
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After reading all of the posts, the items of consensus seem to be:

[*]DO NOT use the inexpensive plastic tarps. Since they do not breath, they will mildew.[*]Any loose tarp sections can blow in wind and cause wear.[*]Metal carports are the best but not an option for everyone

The jury seems to be out on the higher quality fabric type covers (ADCO and Calmark).

Certainly I understand that SOME dirt under the cover can cause some wear. I think you have to look at the lesser of the two evils. The sun and rain can do extensive damage and cause interior fading and degradation.

I am currently considering the Calmark cover for my Argosy 20.
I use an ADCO cover for my Landyacht SO 30 RV and its makes a huge difference. It keeps the inside of the coach MUCH cooler. I do have concerns about the outer skin because my coach does have a full body paint and where I store it, its tremendously dusty. I live in Florida and have had no problem with mildew under the cover. Its my opinion but the sun and rain cause more damage than some wear.
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