Adding lattice or plywood under cover

Discussion in 'Camper Storage / Winterizing & De-Winterizing' started by Natureangel, Dec 3, 2016.

  1. Natureangel

    Natureangel Everythings better outdoors...

    Messages:
    975
    Likes Received:
    177
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2016
    Location:
    Illinois
    After much back an forth I decided to get a breathable cover made for my pop up. Now I am considering placing plastic lattice under the cover to 'beef up' the cover in case of falling branches. The popup is under an oak and a messy maple. The maple frequently drops branches. My pop up has hail dings on the roof so I shudder to think of the damage branches could cause. I understand this would not help with a large limbs only the smaller ones that come down often.

    So yes or no?
     
  2. sierrapup

    sierrapup Active Member

    Messages:
    373
    Likes Received:
    38
    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2016
    could use moving pads for extra padding under the cover in hail area's
     
  3. terry1419

    terry1419 Active Member

    Messages:
    670
    Likes Received:
    80
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2016
    Location:
    Streator, IL
    ^^^ Good idea or anything to act as a cushion from hail or falling branches such as sheets of styrofoam, bubble wrap, an old duvet, etc.
     
  4. jumpoff

    jumpoff I'm in a camping state of mind

    Messages:
    1,553
    Likes Received:
    188
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2015
    Location:
    North East Florida
    Maybe you could elevate your cover by placing some pool noodles underneath
     
  5. silvermickey2002

    silvermickey2002 Morris County, NJ

    Messages:
    4,638
    Likes Received:
    447
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2008
    Location:
    Morris County, NJ
    What about placing 2" rigid insulation (the pink stuff) on the roof and then the cover.
     
  6. Beecoach

    Beecoach Member

    Messages:
    299
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2014
    ^^ would probably cause a lot of condensation under the pink I'd think


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
  7. hotrodcamper

    hotrodcamper Member

    Messages:
    971
    Likes Received:
    15
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2012
    If you put pool noodles under insulation board,you'd solve the condensation issue. Would give you airflow under insulation board.
     
  8. Natureangel

    Natureangel Everythings better outdoors...

    Messages:
    975
    Likes Received:
    177
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2016
    Location:
    Illinois
    I was thinking of the pink stuff but I was worried about moisture. I don't have any pool noodles so I can't do that. I figured the lattice would minimize moisture trapping.
     
  9. Orchid

    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

    Messages:
    5,288
    Likes Received:
    1,969
    Joined:
    May 8, 2011
    Location:
    Florida by way of WV and MD
    Floridian advice. [LOL] We don't have to store our campers for the winter and we all own pool noodles.
     
  10. Natureangel

    Natureangel Everythings better outdoors...

    Messages:
    975
    Likes Received:
    177
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2016
    Location:
    Illinois
    Great! I'll give you my address and you can run a few up to me. We only got 6" snow so far today so that shouldn't slow you down to much [LOL]
     
  11. jumpoff

    jumpoff I'm in a camping state of mind

    Messages:
    1,553
    Likes Received:
    188
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2015
    Location:
    North East Florida
    yes but we don't have snow tires.... [:D]
     
  12. steve7-4

    steve7-4 'I'd rather be camping'

    Messages:
    154
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2014
    Location:
    Northeast Illinois
    I would use the lattice on top of the roof for ventilation and then plywood on top of the lattice. This way it will breathe and not mold up over the winter.
     
  13. jumpoff

    jumpoff I'm in a camping state of mind

    Messages:
    1,553
    Likes Received:
    188
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2015
    Location:
    North East Florida
    OK 6 inches of snow huh...??? You should be a good candidate to come to our North Florida rally in Feb. I bet you we could collect more pool noodles for you than you would know what to do with. Deal ????
     
  14. jacrabbitt

    jacrabbitt Active Member

    Messages:
    232
    Likes Received:
    51
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2015
    Location:
    Michigan
    How bout some pipe insulator or PVC? I seen pipe insulator close to the size of noodle
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.