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Old 11-12-2012, 10:42 AM   #1
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Hunter Compact II Cover?

Hi, all. I need to cover my Hunter Compact II for the winter. I was hoping to have access to a garage, but that didn't work out. Can anyone recommend a specific tarp or pre-formed cover that works well with this model? Thanks!
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:04 PM   #2
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Tarps & covers can play hell with the finish on a trailer due to wind and abrashion. $$ spent on a cover may best be put to a portable shelter. This can be better at fighting the wind and weight from lots of snow.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:45 PM   #3
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I just use a 14' x 20' heavy tarp and wrap it like a present; side to side under the belly and then front and back. Once strapped down I like to loop a rope around the tarp to prevent it from pulling free and flapping around and wearing on the finish. Biggest issue for weight on the II is the areas above the fridge and the cabinet on the other side where the fiberglass is curved. I found this area to have very thin fiberglass and most prone to cracking due to snow load.
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If you insist on covering it, it's best to use breathable canvas, or some other fabric that breathes. Do take note of warning labels on plastic tarps sold at places like Walmart- they'll say very plainly that they're not meant for longterm on-vehicle use due to potential finish damage, as mentioned above.

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Do make sure to leave windows at least slightly ajar, or you'll have horrible mold problems come spring.
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I don't know if this cover will fit your camper, but I bought it for my UHaul and note that it has "shoulders" built in so that it can also be used with a more squared off trailer. Quality is good, it is breathable and soft on the inside surface.

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Old 11-17-2012, 11:43 AM   #6
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Thanks, guys, for all of the input. I'm sufficiently spooked about using a cover... especially since it is kept a couple of hours away. I am "inheriting" a carport in the spring, which I'm going to set up out at the family farm, so I think I'll just rent a storage unit for Jan., Feb., and March.

Thanks again for the input.
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