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    To cover or not

    Hi,
    I am brand new to this site so please forgive me if this is an old question. I live in Florida and just bought a new 24 foot travel trailer to replace one which had extensive water damage from a leaking roof. I was told by someone at the dealership that I should not put a cover on the trailer because it will trap heat and moisture inside and cause damage to the interior.
    Any thoughts and advise would be greatly appreciated.

    Steve

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    Re: To cover or not

    Hi nurseguy,

    Congratulations on your new trailer and welcome to the Heartland Owners Forum. There's a great bunch of friendly and helpful people here, so I'm sure they'll jump in quickly to give you the benefit of their experience.


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    Re: To cover or not

    The answer to this question can be answered by both the cover manufacturers claims. Just check their website, some materials breath, and manufacturers use it for that exact reason. BUT at the same time you can post what you find and members will chime in about their personal experience with specific products. I know I'm interested in this thread and cant wait to see what is posted. Meanwhile you should research the various products out there and remember youTube is a great source of information about these products.
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    Re: To cover or not

    Welcome to the Site. There is a wealth of info here on about every topic you can imagine.

    This may help.
    https://www.heartlandowners.org/show...s-the-question

    There are a number of threads on covering or not that have a bunch of good info.
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    Re: To cover or not

    Quote Originally Posted by nurseguy View Post
    Hi,
    I am brand new to this site so please forgive me if this is an old question. I live in Florida and just bought a new 24 foot travel trailer to replace one which had extensive water damage from a leaking roof. I was told by someone at the dealership that I should not put a cover on the trailer because it will trap heat and moisture inside and cause damage to the interior.
    Any thoughts and advise would be greatly appreciated.

    Steve
    I decided against a cover for a few reasons:

    1) PITA to put on and remove.
    2) Damage to corners and edges from wind flapping the cover against the rig.
    3) Storage of cover when not on rig.

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    Re: To cover or not

    Ours is stored inside. If we didn't have that option I would seriously consider this as an option. It greatly reduces the chance of damage due to wind chaffing, doors and window openings can be added and it is vented.
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    Re: To cover or not

    And don't forget about those little water eves on each corner of most new trailers (as seen sticking out in the shot below). . .

    They don't like covers very well.

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    Re: To cover or not

    Most covers don't last more than 2 or 3 years, depending on the weather, particularly the wind. For the cost of 2 or 3 covers, you can purchase a carport.
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    Re: To cover or not

    Be sure to check the weight of the cover you are considering purchasing. They can really be tough getting onto the roof and put in place properly.
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    Re: To cover or not

    I wouldn't cover it in a wet or humid environment



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