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Old 11-13-2005, 07:18 PM   #1
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Question Cover for Winter

Hello All AS Owners:
We just winterized our 85 Sovereign and want to have it stored under some sort of cover during the winter. Last few years we had it sit under the blue skys, which was not such a good idea . We park our AS on the north side of our garage on a 30x12 feet concrete pad. On one side is the garage wall and the other side is dirt (planter). The width of the parking area is 12 feet. We use a Power Mover Dolly to park our AS in such a tight spot. We have a few questions and appreciate some advise :
1.We could buy a RV cover and cover our AS directly with it. There are many different types out there. Is this a good idea and if yes, any suggestions for the brand to buy? The only concern we have is that we have heard that one should not use RV covers directly on the AS because it may cause skin problems.
2.Build temporary 12x 28 feet RV garage using tubings and tarp. Any plans or suggestions that we could use?
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Old 11-13-2005, 07:33 PM   #2
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They do not recommend you cover your trailer with a tarp or RV cover because air currents cause the cover to abrade the plasticoat. I have been looking at various types of tarps over a pipe frame which are tall enough for our trailers.
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Old 11-26-2005, 09:45 PM   #3
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They do not recommend you cover your trailer with a tarp or RV cover because air currents cause the cover to abrade the plasticoat. I have been looking at various types of tarps over a pipe frame which are tall enough for our trailers.

What do you recommend for storing outdoors in the hot AZ summer. Do I need a cover?
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Old 11-27-2005, 11:56 AM   #4
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If you still have the plasticoat on your trailer then you would probably be best off building some type of pole barn. I'm not sure what the cost would be but the idea would be to keep the overhead UV exposure to a minimun. The top of my '86 is balding but the sides are fine. I can't see having it polished and recoated to have the thing redone every 5 years when the coating starts to peel again.
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Old 11-27-2005, 12:14 PM   #5
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What do you recommend for storing outdoors in the hot AZ summer. Do I need a cover?
Shade! Anyway you can get it. I had my Tradewind in full Phoenix sun for a few weeks and the inside temps would go to around 150 degrees.
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Old 11-28-2005, 02:56 PM   #6
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Make your own canopy...

There is another thread talking about temporary RV shelters as follows:

http://www.airforums.com/forum...ers-19380.html

In it I posted a pointer to a company that makes brackets that can be used to construct your own tubing framework for covering with a tarp. Perhaps you could rig up something that would meet your needs with some combination of the products they supply.

http://www.tentcoinc.com/

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