External Screencovers During Storage

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  1. Pete D.

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    Hi funsters, a question for those of you that use external screen covers: Do you put the covers on when parked up for the winter?
    I have a set of Taylor Made screen covers and they were excellent at keeping the cab area warm when I was away over Christmas and although the weather was wet and windy at times the covers did not get too wet and soon dried out in the garage back at home. This got me thinking whether these type of covers would be man enough to be used long term over the winter. Any views?
     
  2. Lenny HB

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    Better than having the upholstery fade, and if you have Remis blinds across the screen if left permanently closed in sunlight they tend to come unstuck at the sides, in my opinion better to leave the silver screens on they will last about 4 years before they start to absorb water and start getting tatty.
     
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  3. Boringfrog

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    That's what they are made for.
     
  4. Viennese

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    Mine are on...
     
  5. mike mcglynn

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    Hi, I left a Fiamma one on for a period overwinter and all the stitching came apart, I now have a set of Taylormade but wont be leaving them on for an extended period as I think they wont last too long with this kind of weather were are having .
     
  6. sally47

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    I have taylormade and this is third winter no sign of wear
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    I don't have mine on unless we are using the van.
     
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  8. sdc77

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    We only use ours when we use the van tbh. The internal curtains are drawn and heating on low when it's cold
     
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    Mine are on when not in use anytime of year but especially in winter thats what they're for.
     
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    Keep mine on when it is parked up in the yard and no problems apart from minor gree algae build up on stitching but will clean off ok. - 2 years now.
     
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    Mine on that's what therefor(y)
     
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