Need a new cover, recommendations

Discussion in 'Camper Storage / Winterizing & De-Winterizing' started by mattlreese, May 18, 2019.

  1. mattlreese

    mattlreese Active Member

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    I have a 18 ft popup and i need a new cover. The last one i had lasted about 4 months of total outside time. Classic accessories was the brand. The white top layer became very brittle in the sun and fell apart.

    Pup sits in a south facing driveway with full sun, there is also a large tree near by that does drop things.

    Any recommendations? I am willing to pay for an expensive brand that lasts.
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    Over the years I went thru the same thing. I would go thru a cover every couple of years. Last year I purchased a cover from National Covers and by far the greatest cover I have ever had.
     
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    Natureangel Everythings better outdoors...

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    I'm gonna follow this thread.
     
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    mattlreese Active Member

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    This is the exact one I only got 4 months out off, my driveway sun is pretty brutal I guess.
     
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    I read through this thread. I had bookmarked the Classic Accessories model for my dimensions, and now I see I should probably abandon it.

    My FIL did not know the brand he bought for his TT, but it was the nylon "shopping bag material" and he said it disintegrated after a year. He is in Los Angeles, with warm weather and moderate sun. I am in Las Vegas, with hot weather and direct sun.

    I am looking at burly tarps instead, to think out of the box a little. Anyone try a heavy-duty tarp? This website, https://www.tarpsnow.com/white-poly-tarps.html, has a reinforced 8-mil version, for $140 on a 3-pack. At ~$46 each, that doesn't sound too bad. I made sure to take my roof dimensions and account for the vertical distance of the trailer walls to get overall LxW of the tarp to let it fold down over with enough room.
     
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    xvz12 Well-Known Member

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    Well, we're classed as high desert here....hot, dry summers with little to no rain, generally from t-storms that blow like mad, & drop 16 drops of rain, winters down around zero, moderate snow. My pup sits out summer & winter, no shade of any sort nearby.
     
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    eoleson1 Well-Known Member

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    Which cover did you get? I was just on their website and they have quite a range of products available ($150 - $500)
     
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    In defense of Classic Accessories, I bought one of the poly-pro covers for my TT last fall. Over the winter, it tore where ice must have stretched it over a vent cover or antenna. I contacted Classic Accessories this spring/summer and asked if they have a patch that they could send me or that I could buy from them. They asked for pictures of the tear and then sent me a new cover. So they were very good to me and honored their warranty without me even asking.
     
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    I think he said he got his cover from National Covers
     
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    eoleson1 Well-Known Member

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    Yes he did but national offers a wide range of products. I'm interested in which one he's had good luck with.
     

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