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Old 09-27-2014, 02:44 PM   #1
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Cover for Parkliner

We have been looking around for an easy to install well fitting and reasonably priced cover for our Parkliner. One of our requirements is that it allows us easy access to the entry door. Any ideas or experience? Camping World has ADCO covers on sale for a "less than 15 feet" trailer for about $167, but it's not clear from the ad where the door access is nor how it might fit.
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Old 09-27-2014, 04:05 PM   #2
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We bought the Adco cover you're looking at, knowing it was going to be too big. The white roof area hung down on all four sides about a foot and a half, and the sides were also that much too long, puddling on the ground. The door opening was in the right place, but the low-hanging roof section prevented the door from opening.
Our solution was to cut a 16-inch wide band out of the white roof, on all four sides, about 2 inches above the seam. The remaining roof rectangle will be smaller than the rectangular hole where it will be reattached. We marked the center point of all 4 edges of both pieces, and pinned them together, working out from the center points to the corners. At the corners, you will have excess fabric on the "walls" so we made pleats on the front and back that fold from the corners toward the center of the front and back sides. This is also where Adco provides straps that cinch to fit, so our pleats are not noticeable.
The band of roof fabric we removed included the velcro straps that hold the door flap rolled up, so we had to remove and reattach them after the cover was reassembled.
I was unsure that it would all fit, but Joel's spatial perception is better than mine, and we are very happy with the fit and the price!
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Old 09-27-2014, 04:59 PM   #3
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Our Sunbrella cover was not cheap (Calmark), but the zipped door entry was in the right place.

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Old 09-28-2014, 02:04 PM   #4
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Thanks for the detailed description and pictures of your Parkliner cover mod, Tammie. Did you reassemble it yourselves or have it done?
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Old 09-28-2014, 02:26 PM   #5
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Hi Bill,
I put it back together on my home sewing machine. The material is Tyvek, so it's lightweight and easy to sew. The only difficulty was due to the size of the cover which, when laid out, covered my entire sewing room.
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Old 09-29-2014, 05:34 AM   #6
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Hi - We purchased a breathable cover for our Trillium, only to discover that after having it on for a few weeks mould was growing on the ceiling in patches of black like dots . . . . was so disappointed - so out came the bucket of soap, water and bleach. It is all clean again but I am hesitant to put the cover back on but want to protect it. Should I do something else to prevent moisture build up?
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:30 AM   #7
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ADCO update

Hi Bill,
Just discovered this morning that the Adco cover is deteriorating, and l can't recommend buying one. Ours is 8 months old. The white Tyvek top is in good shape, but the tan sides have rotted and shredded in places. The sides are made of a lightweight polypropylene material similar to a "fabric" shopping tote.

I guess it would have made a good dust cover inside a garage, but not outside exposed to the elements.
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:35 AM   #8
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We have no complaints about our Sunbrella Calmark cover. Pricey, but come with a 6 year guarantee: RV Covers 6 YEAR warranty, rv cover, trailer cover, 5th wheel cover, toy hauler covers. CalMark RV Cover Co - Sunbrella RV Cover

One of the great things about it is they build in an oversize zippered access for the door, which is great, as it allows us to do stuff inside after it's been winterized and stored.

We've used ours one winter, and it will be going back on by the end of October. There's still one more camping trip to do, probably this coming 3 day weekend.

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Old 10-06-2014, 09:14 AM   #9
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Not the kind of cover you asked about but this is what I bought for my Scamp: http://www.harborfreight.com/10-ft-x-20-ft-portable-car-canopy-69034-8696.html You can find them several places for around a $100-$110 on sale. It fits neatly in a shady corner of my backyard under the tree canopy where it is convenient to back the Scamp into. I was pleased to see that it cleared the factory installed TV antenna of my Scamp, so it should clear roof mounted A/C as well. I donít know how long the tarp part will last, but I may contact a local awning company about making a better fabric top when the old one goes. Or I may just buy another (silver) tarp from HF and pull it over the old frame. Anyway, it keeps the Florida Sun, rain, and tree trash off my Scamp and that is what I wanted.
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There's a door opening in the Adco in the right place, but at this point, I can only recommend it as a dust cover.

Guess l just need to pony up and call Calmark. Thanks, Frank!
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Sure Tammie. As far as I know, they have done at least two ParkLiners, maybe 3. Ours fits loose, and I like that. Also, somewhere here is a thread about how I carved up some 2" blue insulation panels to fit in the roof indentation so that (dreadful) snow does not sag down into that indentation. It's not too difficult and it's easy to figure out when you look at the roof of your trailer.

Best of luck to you!

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Am I the only one who has experienced mildrew on the ceiling of my trailer inside since putting on the cover?
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Old 10-06-2014, 12:06 PM   #13
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Unhappy Thanks for the info on your cover, Tammie

I appreciate your info on the cover, Tammie. I was sorry to hear that your's is deteriorating after all of your good work to adapt it for your Parkliner.
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Old 10-06-2014, 12:09 PM   #14
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I will follow Timber Wolf's lead and try the Harbor Freight cover. I only need it for the summer at our mountain cabin.
Thanks for the help.
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