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Old 12-20-2010, 09:02 AM   #29
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Does anyone know the height of the elitemotoronline cover. I have an aftermarket AC unit on my 13' Uhaul and I'm worried the extra height may not help the cover fit. In the above photos it looks like there may be a bit of slack if my AC is a bit larger than the original cooler.
I have the elite cover on my 17' Egg camper and it goes all the way to the bottom. Although I have no a/c on top if your unit is a 13' you should not have a problem.
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Old 12-20-2010, 09:24 AM   #30
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Thanks for the help. I will order today. We just got 2' of snow last week in 24 hours and I want something nicer than a tarp.
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Old 12-20-2010, 09:31 AM   #31
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Thanks- I see they sell two models, one for around $129 that is triple ply and a lighter version for around $65. Think I'll go heavier for the winter rather than trying to save on the lighter version and having it fall apart after one Wisconsin winter.
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:20 PM   #32
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Thumbs up Thanks Roy!

Roy, your the best! I'm ordering one of the Elitemotor covers for our brand new Escape today. It's $70 plus $36 shipping to Canada. Fiberglassrv is a great source of information for us neophytes!
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:42 PM   #33
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Opinions on the elitemotoronline cover now that you have a season in it?

Looking to decide tomorrow between it, CalMark, CoverGiant and California Car Cover.

I don't need hurricane wind proof. Winters will be store in a barn so just need bird **** protection more than anything. Summers will be outside near the garage - very sheltered from wind, but exposed to sun, rain and trees.



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Here is an eBay site that seems to be pretty good. Over 4100 sales on covers for many different campers. Single and triple layer. Although I have an UHaul, they have a triple layer cover for the 13' Scamp that should fit. Zippered door, elastic edges and tie downs. I ordered mine yesterday and hope to have it at the first of the week. Their eBay name is Elitemotoronline. Put in #310255686143 (the one I ordered) and it will take you to their store site.

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Deluxe Scamp 13' travel trailer Camper Cover
(cover will just cover the camper body and it is shorter than 13')
(Available all 13', 16' scamp travel trailer cover. Please check My store)


Features:


  • Thick, triple-ply waterproof fabric top keeps out rain and snow while venting inside water vapor and condensation
  • Excellent for indoor and outdoor use especially in high moisture climates area
  • Fabric UV Treated for heat and sun protection and Breathable to avoid mildew and mold
  • Cover protects against rain, snow, UV rays, dirt, nicks and scratches
  • Double Stitched Seams Durability
  • Zippered side panel allows access to the camper door
  • Soft, Abrasion-Resistant polypropylene fabric side panels
  • Elastic hems and grommets with reinforced corners with straps and buckles for a snug fit and security
  • Free Storage Pouch Included
  • Two year warranty
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:11 PM   #34
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Opinions on the elitemotoronline cover now that you have a season in it?

Looking to decide tomorrow between it, CalMark, CoverGiant and California Car Cover.

I don't need hurricane wind proof. Winters will be store in a barn so just need bird **** protection more than anything. Summers will be outside near the garage - very sheltered from wind, but exposed to sun, rain and trees.
Is "elitemotorline" fabric breathable? I did not find it in their description. I like Sunbrella fabric due to its breathability and proven long life, in marine world of canopies Sunberella type of fabric is used very often .
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Old 10-24-2011, 06:31 AM   #35
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Opinions on the elitemotoronline cover now that you have a season in it?

Looking to decide tomorrow between it, CalMark, CoverGiant and California Car Cover.

I don't need hurricane wind proof. Winters will be store in a barn so just need bird **** protection more than anything. Summers will be outside near the garage - very sheltered from wind, but exposed to sun, rain and trees.
John,
So far the cover has been great. The fabric is of the type of material that breaths and has a double thickness on the top portion of it. The zipper has held up quite well even through multiple uses. For the price that I paid, I'm very pleased with this cover. Hope this helps.

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Old 10-24-2011, 07:04 PM   #36
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Well, for $137.95 for the deluxe 13' scamp cover to my door, I'm willing to try it for a year. Will post back how I like it.

I agree that sunbrella rocks - used to own a sailboat and had my sail covers made out of that and it was great stuff.

But for the price, I can buy 4 of the cheap covers if needed and still be slightly ahead. If I was storing outside all winter long vs. barn storage, I'd spring for the CalMark. Cheap enough to gamble on it; sounds like it might be good enough.
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:11 AM   #37
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Well, for $137.95 for the deluxe 13' scamp cover to my door, I'm willing to try it for a year. Will post back how I like it.

I agree that sunbrella rocks - used to own a sailboat and had my sail covers made out of that and it was great stuff.

But for the price, I can buy 4 of the cheap covers if needed and still be slightly ahead. If I was storing outside all winter long vs. barn storage, I'd spring for the CalMark. Cheap enough to gamble on it; sounds like it might be good enough.
I have one of these and it held up great through last years heavy snow in NE Ohio
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Old 10-25-2011, 12:16 PM   #38
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I will be buying a portable shelter for my Cadet. I want to keep the snow off the roof and this is the netter option for me. They do make them to take the snow load but you should still clear it off.
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:42 PM   #39
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We've heard of several molded trailers where the roof caved in due to snow load. If it were me (and it's not) and I was worried about ANY snow load, I've put a brace inside from floor to ceiling. Just because someone else hasn't had a problem, doesn't mean YOU won't. My heart would break if I didn't take of the problem before it became a problem and my trailer was seriously damaged. A couple of 2x4s (made into an "I") would be a great piece of mind. YMMV
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We've heard of several molded trailers where the roof caved in due to snow load. If it were me (and it's not) and I was worried about ANY snow load, I've put a brace inside from floor to ceiling. Just because someone else hasn't had a problem, doesn't mean YOU won't. My heart would break if I didn't take of the problem before it became a problem and my trailer was seriously damaged. A couple of 2x4s (made into an "I") would be a great piece of mind. YMMV
DONNA : How many roof braces are necessary ? This is my first winter and I installed 3- 2" x 4" roof braces in my 16 ft. Scamp with front bath . One between the roof fan and roof vent , and one on either side of rooftop AC. Living in northern Wisconsin ,we can get lots of snow and I don't want to run out and clean the roof everytime it snows.

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We've heard of several molded trailers where the roof caved in due to snow load. If it were me (and it's not) and I was worried about ANY snow load, I've put a brace inside from floor to ceiling. Just because someone else hasn't had a problem, doesn't mean YOU won't. My heart would break if I didn't take of the problem before it became a problem and my trailer was seriously damaged. A couple of 2x4s (made into an "I") would be a great piece of mind. YMMV
DONNA : How many roof braces are necessary ? This is my first winter and I installed 3- 2" x 4" roof braces in my 16 ft. Scamp with front bath . One between the roof fan and roof vent , and one on either side of rooftop AC. Living in northern Wisconsin ,we can get lots of snow and I don't want to run out and clean the roof everytime it snows.

Thanks Steve Dunham
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:19 PM   #42
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Steve, I wouldn't even hazard a guess... any braces are better than no braces under a snow load... IMHO. Over the years, folks have spoken about taking three 2x4s and building one brace. One 2x4 against the roof, one 2x4 on the floor and the third as an upright between the two. I suppose it would depend on the curve of the roofline..... but, nothing beats watching the weight on the trailer and scrapping it off as it forms. Remember too, ice weighs more than fluffy snow. This is a "maintenance" issue and shouldn't be ignored and just hoping for the best....

On edit: here's an example of what can happen: Advice repairing caved in Scamp 13 roof

and another: "customized"scamp ultralite-shady cove, OR
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