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Old 07-28-2010, 03:06 PM
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Yup, that's the one I have. And mine did accumulate some holes over the course of 3 or 4 years, but nothing like you describe. I can tell you that the tough spots for causing wear are the TV antenna on the roof, and the sharp (!) corners and edges associated with the swing tongue. As I recall, the other areas that I worried about - the airco and the roof vents - were not a problem. Oh, the license plate and its holder have some sharp edges. But I cinched up the 3 underbody straps really well. And I ran a continuous length of rope around the bottom of the cover through the grommets, taking a turn through the lift bars and the foot stirrups to help hold it down, and it seemed to do pretty well. I'm sorry to hear it didn't do as well for you.

I think it was B_and_D that experimented with padding, and found some good solutions. One way or another, padding is needed at the sharp points. If I get another one, I will pay MUCH more attention to padding. No fabric can stand up to those sharp edges and knife points.

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Old 07-28-2010, 03:23 PM
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I would have been happy with 3 to 4 years. I think I have had it about a year now, but have not had it covered since January due to all of this.
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Old 07-28-2010, 07:38 PM
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So even though it says to 18", still fits? Interesting. I need to buy a cover for my new-to-me 2720SL.

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Old 07-28-2010, 08:41 PM
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I use scrap bubble wrap ( big bubbles quarter size work best) on my antenna and on corners. Light inexpensive and waterproof. Also make sure the four corner hold down latches are latched or they will tear the bottom of the cover.
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People tell me it is pretty geeky, but start here.

http://www.trailmanorowners.com/foru...ead.php?t=3400

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Old 07-29-2010, 06:50 AM
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I can tell you that the tough spots for causing wear are the TV antenna on the roof, and the sharp (!) corners and edges associated with the swing tongue. As I recall, the other areas that I worried about - the airco and the roof vents - were not a problem. Oh, the license plate and its holder have some sharp edges.
It occurred to me later that if you have solar panels on the roof, they will have sharp edges, too.

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I have read good things about these folks (but haven't used them):
http://calmarkcovers.com/

They make Sunbrella covers, and they are made domestically.
One thing that is cool about this company is that they can sew in clear plastic panels in the roof to allow sun to shine on roof-mounted solar panels. Cover your TM and keep your batteries charged at the same time. A nice idea, although I wonder what kind of plastic it is that would prevent cracking or discoloring.

http://www.calmarkcovers.com/solarpanelkit.html

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This is an update for those of you considering a cover for your TM.

I have a lot of experience with car covers as I am a car guy with a history of fun cars going under wraps in my garage and the open parking lot at SFO airport. I'm sure it transfers over to RV storage........

First, it pays to get a custom cover. Second, ya gets what ya pays for. If you buy an inexpensive bag type fit, that's what you get.... a cheap, flappy bag type fit.

Calmark Cover Co. offers a custom fit with allowances for a/c and antennas built into the cover. They ask for photos of your rig and plenty of input from you. Cost estimate for a 2720 was around $560 with a 6 year warranty. Speak with Deanna, 1-800 838 7236.

I would imagine it would last longer if it was out of the sun. Sun kills cars and car covers are the sacrificial lamb.
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