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Old 09-25-2012, 02:57 PM   #1
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My Trillium will spend the winter in the driveway. Would it hurt, in anyway, to put a tarp over it ??? I'm afraid that the roof vent may leak when the snow comes. Thanks for any advise.
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:49 PM   #2
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My Trillium will spend the winter in the driveway. Would it hurt, in anyway, to put a tarp over it ??? I'm afraid that the roof vent may leak when the snow comes. Thanks for any advise.
The conventional thinking on tarps or covers is that movement due to wind will cause any dirt on the trailer to behave like sand paper and scratch the finish. As such we leave ours uncovered. But it will get a nice coat of wax before the snow flies. Raz
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:55 PM   #3
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One of those $200 10' x 20' carport tents would be nice.
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I left my 13' Trillium outside, sitting in my driveway for the 7-8years I had it. (When I wasn't camping in it) The original pamphlet that came with it, suggested it would be detrimental to the finish to cover it. So I didn't. Never had a leak anywhere during that time. My DD has that Trill now and I have a 4500 Trillium that now sits in my lane. Still no leaks.
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I left my 13' Trillium outside, sitting in my driveway for the 7-8years I had it<snip>.
What part of Ontario? As in "I get down to -20C" or "I get down to 0C"? How much snow cover?
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:31 PM   #6
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Yes Better to leave untarped then having the constant friction of the cover in the wind.
Some storage placed have high doors that would let a trailer in. I keep mine in the garage but have to put 8 inch wheels on it in order to clear the doorway.

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There is a Boler in our little group that on all four corners of the roof it is missing all its gelcoat finish - believed to have been caused by a tarp rubbing against it in the wind.
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What part of Ontario? As in "I get down to -20C" or "I get down to 0C"? How much snow cover?
SW Ontario......about 15KM from the Bluewater Bridge to US.

While last winter was not typical, cold -30*C, wind, and piles of snow off Lk Huron is more the norm.

Remeber this?
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SW Ontario......about 15KM from the Bluewater Bridge to US.

While last winter was not typical, cold -30*C, wind, and piles of snow off Lk Huron is more the norm.

Remember this?
I'd rather not if you don't mind.
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I'd rather not if you don't mind.
Remember what?
Somebody is fear mongering.
Or so I wish.
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LOL!

Living so close to the shores of Lk Huron, snow, and lots of snow is not unusual from Nov/Dec to Mar/Apr. I'm Canadian and I expect it!
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LOL!

Living so close to the shores of Lk Huron, snow, and lots of snow is not unusual from Nov/Dec to Mar/Apr. I'm Canadian and I expect it!
Yea, and the you folks share it with us.
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Not us - it's funny how you want what you don't have.
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Covered or not one needs to be aware of snow load on the roof. There have been cases where the snow load has done roof damage.

I also agree that a standard tarp will scuff the finish and could wear through the gel coat. Some of the "made for boat or RV covers might be a little likely to do that if the trailer is washed and waxed well before putting the cover on.

In either case keep the snow load low.
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