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Old 10-07-2015, 10:16 AM   #15
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I have mine under a cheap tarp-type carport just to keep the rain and tree crap off of it and block what Sun gets through the tree canopy. I also leave the top escape hatch open as well as the side restroom window to get some air circulation. The air circulation makes a huge difference down here in the hot, humid deep South.

I will be moving in the next year or so and plan on getting one of those $800 metal carports set up with slightly longer legs so I can park the Scamp and my seldom used pickup truck under it. The Sun and rain really conspire to beat stuff down around here. My daily driver is a 1994 Toyota that looks new because it has been garaged since new. I am a firm believer in keeping stuff out of the weather, but a tarp or cheap cover does not really count.

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Old 10-07-2015, 11:01 AM   #16
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I wouldn't tarp it from experience. anything on the surface will scratch it.

Dust will get on the surface no matter what type of cover you put on and the cover will move turning the cover into sandpaper.

A good coat of wax and be sure no heavy snowfalls lay on it.


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Old 10-07-2015, 04:21 PM   #17
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Hi. We now own a 1973 Amerigo FG-16...towed it home last night after a 20-hour day and drive...I could almost say we "lead" it home, it came along so smoothly. However, when we stopped to eat dinner in it (a couple of fast-food burgers) we discovered that while closed for travel, a "smell" had come up that was choking me.
We spent four hours today taking everything out we could, washing the curtains, and will continue tomorrow. We have all the windows open to the first notch, have put Dri Z Air inside along with a dog-stink bag of crystals...

The thought of covering this over the winter makes me shudder!
We've found no actual mold yet, no real soft spots (though we're so nervous from the smell we think everything not solid as steel is a soft spot) and are just worn out.

Advice? Is Canberra Gel worth the money? Better product? What steps should we take now?
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Old 06-20-2016, 09:13 AM   #18
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I would like to weigh in here again. I deliberated about a cover - and our trailer seemed to collect moisture no matter what - covered - covered with windows open - not covered - and not covered with windows open. Soooo, I bought some DryZAir and LOVE it. It removes excess moisture - prevents mildew from collecting in the dimples of the ensolite.

About the cover, Rick heard me wanting one and bought an rv cover online - it is wonderful - it keeps our little Trillium clean - it is soft and does not scratch - and has roll up areas for door.

Hope this helps anyone deciding how to handle moisture and keeping your mini home clean.
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Old 06-20-2016, 11:01 AM   #19
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After eight months, we are almost finished redoing the entire inside and out of the trailer. A cover wouldn't have done anything, and neither did DriZAir, because the floor had rotted out.

Next winter we'll rethink the cover thing. Paul patched over 80 holes and we've spent over $2000 in materials so far.

A nice, soft cover does sound good. I'm sure we'll get wheel covers for the brand new tires.

We WILL be using Dri-Z-Air next winter, it's a good product and does exactly what it should.
Semper ubi sub ubi.
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Old 06-20-2016, 11:24 AM   #20
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Welcome to the Burro family! Really enjoy mine.
In the summer I keep it outside and well polished.
Winters it stays in a nice indoor facility.
So far do good!

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