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Old 10-06-2012, 01:07 PM   #1
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Hi, just wondering if I should use some type oftarp cover (made specifically for RV, sold at dealership) to wrap over my Zinger 26BH trailer for the snowy winter months (I live in northern Canada). The trailer will be parked outside all winter. I already have wheel covers and an air conditioning cover, just wondering about the rest of the trailer.
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:05 PM   #2
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We live in Northern Alberta and have never covered the units we had, also never covered the tires or air conditioning.







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Old 10-06-2012, 04:23 PM   #3
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From what I have read, tarping the AC or trailer is an excellent way to have issues with condensation. We don't cover anything on our trailer, and it seems to be doing fine.
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I do cover my wheels when the rv is not on the road even in the summer, but have never covered my whole rv or a/c. A friend of mine parked his boat in 1 of those tarp sheds over the alberta winter and found it full of mold in the spring and that had quite a bit of airflow.

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Old 10-10-2012, 03:24 AM   #5
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I am also on board with not covering unit. They are built to be outside...with proper care not covering should never be an issue. Generally, covering unit does more damage than good.
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I'm on the other side, I've always owned a RV specific Adco breathable cover. The type you require is dependent on your region, and Adco or the CampingWorld website can guide you on this. In snowy areas with freeze/thaw cycles MANY folks find water damage in the spring. Folks who don't live in an area that receives 100+ inches of snow have no idea how harsh the winters are on the seals and openings of a coach.

Short story, we had record snow a few years ago that actually made the headers on large super slides bow and flattened axles. Think about 3500lbs of snow on your roof, if I have to shovel my stick built house with 2x6 rafters how do you think a 2"x2" RV truss with 1/2" plywood fairs?

Anyways, a properly installed cover is a good investment depending on your area, do not use a poly-tarp as they will create condensation and rub the finish on your trailer. Also, keep your roof vents closed and put a few buckets of Damprid in the trailer.

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