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Old 02-27-2019, 08:42 AM   #1
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Covering your 345.... or Not....

First let me once again express my gratitude to all those who have read/replied to my previous posts and questions.

Here is the current question, Has anyone SUCCESSFULLY covered a 345 AS? When we purchased ours, it came with a cover, since we're in Az, we can use ours year-round so haven't had the need to cover it.

Out of curiosity, I got the cover out the other day, and we attempted, and failed miserably... so we rolled it up and stuffed it back into storage...

Any ever get a cover on? any tricks to recommend?

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Old 02-27-2019, 10:49 AM   #2
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I have covered ours, and it is worth it. As you found, the cover is heavy. I stretch it out alongside the coach and get on the roof with soft shoes careful to step only on the lines of rivets that show where the ribs are underneath. Start at one end and haul the cover up as you move toward the other end. There is probably a safer way to do it, but this has worked for me.
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Old 02-27-2019, 10:19 PM   #3
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I don't have a motorhome, but I do cover my 28' trailer, relatively easily, without getting on the roof. The short version is this. We lay the cover out flat, then fold the sides inward to make it approx. 5-6'wide. Then starting at the rear of the cover, roll it onto a 2" x 6' piece of PVC pipe to act as a spool. Then slide a 1.5" x 10' piece of PVC through the 2" pipe. Slip on a 1.5", 90 degree elbow on each end of the 10' pipe, then insert another 1.5" x 10' PVC pipe into each elbow to create a giant "U". This allows us to lift the rolled cover up onto the front of the trailer, tie the end to the trailer tongue, then with one of us on each side, walk the "U" down the length of the trailer unspooling the cover down the center of the roof. Once unspooled, the folded sides easily unfold and fall down each side.
Probably a poor description and there are a few other small pieces to the PVC contraption, but I won't bore you with more details, unless interested. PVC is cheap and it works for us.
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