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Old 09-08-2010, 02:13 AM   #1
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My family bought a Crossroads Cruiser 31QB back in May of this year. We have gone back and forth wether to buy a cover or not. I am concerned about long term effects of sun damage. I have also read quite a bit that covers are bad for the roof. Any insight would be great. Thanks.
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Old 09-08-2010, 02:40 AM   #2
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Crossroads does not recommend them and most people will agree they do more damage than they do good. We thought about buying one when we first got our trailer but after a lot of research decided they were not worth the cost and chance of damage to the trailer.
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Old 09-08-2010, 02:50 AM   #3
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I had a poly tarp over my previous TT. After a few years, the paint and rubber roof, showed signs of wear from the tarp blowing with the wind. I had it tied down all around the TT but it still wore, especially at the wall/roof corners. It did keep it clean, but I didn't like the wear issue. I don't use anything now on the 5'er. I wash it periodically and use a rubber roof protectant solution. I think the roof can take the sun but you do need to keep the rig well ventilated inside.

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Old 09-08-2010, 03:03 AM   #4
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We used an Adco cover for years on our old Dutchman 5er and it worked great. Of course the TT had an aluminum roof and that may have made a lot of difference. Our TT is parked at the camping club we belong to and like to use it in the winter. What we hated most is taking the cover and putting it back on, especially in the winter.
When we got our new 30SK we had a large metal cover built that completely covers the trailer even when the slides are out. If there's any way to do that it's absolutely the best way to go!

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Old 09-08-2010, 03:04 AM   #5
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Ditto what Hunter11 and Stan both said. I also had a negative experience with a cover on a TT some years ago.
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Old 09-08-2010, 03:37 AM   #6
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I have never used a cover, whether stored in or out. Since I'm new to seasonal camping I asked the owner a couple weeks ago for his take. He said that unless you get a custom cover made specifically for your individual unit, the covers invariably cause damage to the roof and the sides. Just can't get them cinched down tight enough. Owner has managed campgrounds for more than 20 years.

I will not be putting a cover on my trailer.
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Old 09-08-2010, 03:44 AM   #7
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Wow that was fast. Thanks for the replies. I have heard the horror stories with covers rubbing on the roof. I actually bought an ADCO cover and it had a bright orange sticker in the packing warning about rubber roof damage, we sent it back. I guess I will just keep agood coat ofcarnuba wax on the outside. Thanks.
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