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Old 08-05-2013, 08:51 AM   #1
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Cover for Scamp 13?

I need a cover for a Scamp 13 (no AC/no awning). Bought one through ebay that lasted < one year in the Arizona sun. Looking at one made from Sunbrella fabric, but the price makes me break out in a cold sweat. Ideas? ... Suggestions?
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Old 08-05-2013, 06:38 PM   #2
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We also bought one from ebay with a one year warranty; the cloth tore within a year and the seller wouldn't reply to phone calls or honor a warranty. Ebay buyers beware. I'll be curious to read other suggestions.
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:02 PM   #3
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I also bought my cover from EBay. Its only been about 10 months but is holding up well. and still looks like new We have car covers made of the same fabric and they've held up to many years of use. We don't have the AZ sun but lots of CA sunshine. I don't expect the Scamp cover to last for many years, but long enough until I get a better solution. Longer term would be a metal or vinyl carport built.
I have this cover now:
Deluxe Scamp 13' Travel Trailer camper Cover w Zipper Door Access | eBay
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I bought the $69 version of his cover. He's the one who answered the phone regarding a warranty of 1 year, told me to call back during the week, then refused to return calls or answer the phone anymore. If the cover is good quality - just know there won't be any customer support once you've paid.
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:44 PM   #5
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What do you expect to get for $69?
I don't understand the disappointment.
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:06 PM   #6
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No disappoint, other than telling me he will warranty the cover for a year, then not doing it.
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:26 PM   #7
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With eBay, that's what Feedback is for.

But, I feel your pain. Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, (etc) sun can be brutal... expecially UVs. Keep your trailer well waxed. That's the best I can offer, if you don't store your trailer under a hard cover (or garage). Better yet, during those brutal temperatures.... go CAMPING where it's cool.
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I did try that route. But because the purchase was 11 months old, I could no longer post feedback.
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I also bought my cover from EBay. Its only been about 10 months but is holding up well. and still looks like new We have car covers made of the same fabric and they've held up to many years of use. We don't have the AZ sun but lots of CA sunshine. I don't expect the Scamp cover to last for many years, but long enough until I get a better solution. Longer term would be a metal or vinyl carport built.
I have this cover now:
Deluxe Scamp 13' Travel Trailer camper Cover w Zipper Door Access | eBay
I have that cover in Michigan and am on my second year. Still looks like new.
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:47 PM   #10
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How "gentle" is that $119 cover on the fiberglass? And does it really breath so it does not get condensation on the inside?

Two things have kept me from purchasing a cover, concern that the Mich. north wind would have the cover rubbing the surface off of my FG and concern about moisture build up inside.

Get a lot of black road dust from passing cars that I would really like to avoid, not to mention UV.
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How "gentle" is that $119 cover on the fiberglass? And does it really breath so it does not get condensation on the inside?

Two things have kept me from purchasing a cover, concern that the Mich. north wind would have the cover rubbing the surface off of my FG and concern about moisture build up inside.

Get a lot of black road dust from passing cars that I would really like to avoid, not to mention UV.
The cover does not collect any moisture under it and has actually done just the opposite in the inside. I had a moisture issue inside after a major rain. Once I cracked the window just a hair and added the cover, there's been no moisture buildup inside or out. I haven't noticed any fiberglass abrassion caused by the cover. Bt I haven't yet done the floor wax yet which I plan to do soon. I may notice it after the wax job. But I'm thinking the wax will actually add a layer of protectionj and should help some. I've got the dust issue too, and the cover has really helped in keeping it cleaner. I suspect that all results will vary by geography and weather conditions.
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Old 08-06-2013, 07:50 PM   #12
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I'm in Dallas for a few days (work related). Played hooky for a bit today and drove down to Rice and toured the Casita factory and products. While there I asked their view on covers. I was immediately given the CalMark Cover Co. brochure. They are the company which uses the Sunbrella fabric; something we've had excellent success with in detering the AZ UV rays at home (shade sails, umbrellas, paddy o'furniture). I'll just have to stop dwelling on the initial cost and write it off as an investment.

Donna's advice is best (when possible) and a primary reason for our travel trailer purchase to begin with. In fact, we just returned from the high (cool) country Sunday evening. Sadly, my bank account still indicates a strong need for me to remain gainfully employed for a few more years. I keep trying to convince them paying me to stay away and not bother anyone would increase productivity and thus be an investment.
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I'm in Dallas for a few days (work related). Played hooky for a bit today and drove down to Rice and toured the Casita factory and products. While there I asked their view on covers. I was immediately given the CalMark Cover Co. brochure. They are the company which uses the Sunbrella fabric; something we've had excellent success with in detering the AZ UV rays at home (shade sails, umbrellas, paddy o'furniture). I'll just have to stop dwelling on the initial cost and write it off as an investment.

Donna's advice is best (when possible) and a primary reason for our travel trailer purchase to begin with. In fact, we just returned from the high (cool) country Sunday evening. Sadly, my bank account still indicates a strong need for me to remain gainfully employed for a few more years. I keep trying to convince them paying me to stay away and not bother anyone would increase productivity and thus be an investment.
We camped this weekend with friends who use a Calmark cover. Their camper looked like new.
Anyone know how expensive they are?
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We camped this weekend with friends who use a Calmark cover. Their camper looked like new.
Anyone know how expensive they are?
Their website shows a Scamp cover starting at $513.
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