Monday, December 15, 2008
Do You Cover Your Camper?
When we first started camping, we had a wonderful small popup that slept 6 people. We enjoyed it so much, that we sold it and purchased a larger camper. The difference is this one sleeps 8 and doesn't fit into our garage AND it has the all important tiny shower and toilet... the luxuries that we did not have with our popup. We were able to winter our popup inside our garage. Hubby researched on the net for information regarding the pros and cons of covering your camper. We did read a few valuable tips that included NOT to use a tarp or a cover that was not breathable. If you cover your camper with something other than a regular camper cover, you may create a mold problem, as there must be air circulation with your cover. The other valuable tip we found was to wait until the last possible moment to cover your camper and uncover it as soon as the ice and snow are no longer a threat. We also talked with a service technician at Camping World and he said that they had to redo many camper tops that were not cared for and covered. So, we purchased the cover for approximately 200.00 on eBay. Last year we looked like Lucy and Ricky Ricardo trying to get that huge cover up and over and around the camper using ladders and rakes and whatever worked. This year my DH came up with a better plan. He tied the straps on the cover to an extension cord and tossed them over the camper... worked like a charm! I had to get upon the ladder with the rake to lift the cover over the ac unit, but other than that, it was MUCH easier this way than last year. He called himself McGyver. LOL!! Happy camper covering!