Storage for my Coleman TAOS

Discussion in 'Camper Storage / Winterizing & De-Winterizing' started by supermanwv, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. supermanwv

    supermanwv New Member

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    I know that people say not to cover the Pop-Up with tarps and such as they will get really hot and possibly mess up the ABS Roof/tent material. Well....what if I keep it in a garage that is not Air Conditioned. Will the heat build up in the garage be bad for my camper? I don't want to ruin it by keeping it inside out of the rain. Someone please let me know. PS...my garage does have a ridge vent....but that is it. It gets warm in there.

    Thanks

    Clark

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    armyguy US [USA]

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    I have been garaging mine for 2 yrs no problems.

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    We keep ours in a garage. Our last camper had an ABS roof and we kept in the garage with no problem. You can cover a PUP stored outside with a tarp as long as it is supported off the surface and air can circulate under the tarp. Popups can tolerate a fair amount of heat, but a tarp directly on the surface - especially the cheap plastic tarps - trap a tremendous amount of heat on the surface with no where to go. RV covers are expensive, but they are a safer option as they are designed to allow air movement through them.

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    The garage is fine. No covers at all are recommended for an ABS roof, even if they are lifted off the surface. It is the trapping of heat under the cover that is the problem.

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    Thanks for the info...mine will just be sitting in my garage....uncovered.

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