by Pam M. (Parksville, BC, Canada)
Question: We will be keeping our fifth wheel in southern Arizona for use in winter months only. Should we cover it to protect it from sun, birds, hail, etc?
Answer: We welcome input from RVers with experience on this subject. We live fulltime in our RV, so do not have much use for a cover. We have stored our RV in Florida for 4 months April to August, and did not use a cover.
Some of the points on our page at rv covers for winter storage area also relevant in the summer.
A few things to look for in a good RV cover is that it is breathable, non-abrasive and if possible, custom fit for your RV. We hope others will chime in with how they handle this matter.
Covered RV Storage Las Vegas
Question: We are looking for COVERED RV STORAGE NEAR MCCARRAN AIRPORT IN LAS VEGAS. The storage space would be REQUIRED FOR APPROXIMATELY 2 1/2 MONTHS EACH YEAR. WE REQUIRE A SECURE SPACE AT LEAST NET 10 FEET WIDE AND (ideally)60 FEET LONG TO ACCOMMODATE A 38 FOOT DIESEL PUSHER WITH A TOW CAR. The tow car could possibly be placed in an adjacent covered area.
Any suggestions or personal experiences and/or recommendations very much appreciated.
Answer: We don’t know of anything, but are posting your request in case others have input or experience to share.
by Ken (Gig Harbor, Washington)
Question: I recently purchased a new Flagstaff off road tent trailer. My question is if I buy a quality cover do I also need to buy a portable storage shed or is the cover a good enough protector against winter and weather?
Answer: We offer this one up for other comments. Since we live in our RV fulltime, we haven’t had to address the issue of protecting the RV with a cover or via a shed.
We assume you have to deal with cold, wet weather and salt air in your location. We suggest you try to get some input from other RVers who are familiar with what works best in those conditions.
With no experience in covering an RV, we tend to think that if you are considering an enclosed shed, perhaps there is limited value added in having a cover too. But we would love to hear from others with some real experience with this subject.