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capttjc

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Posted: 09/22/13 11:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I own a 2013 26QBS Gulf Breeze. I am looking for a cover for it.
Here is my problem. I have limited use with my left arm. How hard will it be for me to put the cover on?
I have noticed so many different covers. I want one that a company will stand behind their product. One that will last for at least five years.
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There are different opinions on if you should use a cover or not. We have been advised by a few dealers not to use one

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We had a cheap cover first to see if how much trouble it would be and evaluate the results. We really liked the way it kept the trailer nice and clean, protects from the sun, and kept out wasps, etc., but the cover completely disintegrated after three seasons.

We now have a CalMark cover which was semi-custom made to fit in the USA from USA made Sunbrella brand fabric. It is really nice quality, and most importantly fits like a glove.

Putting it on is really a two person job - takes the DW and I less than 1/2 hour - me on the roof, and her on the ground. It is easier to get off, and I can do that myself using a stepladder, but don't have to actually go up on the roof.


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if you actually want to keep your trailer new ; consider building a carport .
i do not need to replace my 2002 Komfort because it has been under a cover it's entire life .
daytime heating ( expansion & fading ) and nightime cooling ( contraction ) will eventually cause leaks at the joints .
spend a little now and save a bunch later .
an easy search would be " pole barns " in some communities .
if you have to put up the roof alone now and river rock or gravel for the floor .
next year concrete or pavers .
the following year , maybe some siding to match your house .

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We used a cover for one rig, took two (and a ladder) to get it on (one to remove)

Since then we went to an RV-port (over 10+ years back). That is part of the reason we got top dollar for the old rig when we sold it.


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ADCO covers are the WORST.

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Disagree that Adco is THE WORST, but totally aside from the fact that ours that went with our ROO to its new home looked brand new after 7 seasons......yes, it really is a 2 person job. DH wears a leg brace, which is not helpful for climbing ladders, but has had 2 hand/arm surgeries that left some residual problems. And....he hates heights. A DF used to do the ladder part for us, but he turned into a boater, so it's just us now. Using a broom handle will help with the reaching, but it's still not a 15 minute job. If you do decide to cover, which we always have, the cover will come folded and rolled a certain way. Find the instructions before you start unfolding. It will make life much easier. The covers are labeled Front or Rear and it makes it lots easier to know this ahead of time. They are a bit heavy and bulky, but we've always felt it was extra insurance to protect our camper and keep is looking new as long as possible. Some folks use vinyl tarps and weigh them down with milk jugs....that idea is not recommended by most. The tarps can be abrasive and leave scuffs and marks on the siding. Suggest you either cover with a true RV cover or not at all. Being in SC, you're likely not dealing with snow to need to brush off, but if you have the freeze/thaw thing, personal opinion is to cover. The water can seep into tiny places, then freeze and when it thaws it can run into places it shouldn't be.

One thought.....if you're thinking of buying a cover from a local dealer, you might ask them what the charge would be for them to put it on for you OR if one of their techs might be interested in picking up a few dollars and do it for you. CW does have a yearly fall sale on covers and include the tires covers at n/c, something to compare. Just give them the year, make and model and they'll tell you which one you need for your area.

BTW, we also were fortunate to have space to have the ROOport, now Rockyport built and it's good year-round protection, expecially for the roof.


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If possible build a carport or better yet a garage. I fought the cover trick for 16 yrs. Built a garage and wow what a difference. Its now a 12 month unit. I just completed some little chores on the TT and when I got tired I just stopped and picked up the next day.

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