Wintering

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  1. Dave the builder

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    Hi new to this please someone tell me and I am sure there is a whole host of answers already on this site, but I can't find any or don't know where to look!!
    Are mh covers a good idea and if so any recommendations.
    Thank you in advance
    Dave.
     
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    if it's a Swift then I would say it's obligatory all year round:LOL:
    if it's any other type then I wouldn't bother, I beleave they abraid the paintwork when it's windy and probably promotes condensation as it restricts airflow, IMO
     
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    I have a customer with beautiful Concorde, huge. He covers it up and it still looks like new.

    If you want to look after it, yes. But they are and 4rse in the world to put on and take off.
     
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    Just use the mh all year round that's what we do (y)
     
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    Personally I don't bother - I'd worry about scratches putting on and off.
    As said, just use all year round.


    I know a MH in a nearby village that spends all winter under cover and comes out for 2 weeks a year, this year I don't think it did even that. Given that they are not ill, I'd consider that a waste.
    We use MH throughout the year. A great pleasure is to return from an icy walk on a clear day to a cosy heated MH.
     
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    No good at all if you have anything on the roof....solar panel, sat dish etc.
    Whatever is on the roof, if it has any semi blunt or sharp corners will quickly rub a hole in the cover due to the cover moving in wind.
     
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    Many years ago, my Dad bought one. It marked the paintwork where it rubbed in the wind. I've never used one and never had any trouble. But as others have said, we use it all year round, so it would be a pain.
     
  8. Dave the builder

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    Thank you all for your replies and valued knowledge.
    Quite a mix of opinions! Just curious mine is not a swift, but if it were why would a cover be obligatory?as mentioned by one member.
     
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    Standing forum joke. Several people have had problems with water ingress in their Swift motorhomes.

    As a result, Swift have replaced Skoda as the butt of all jokes, especially if water is mentioned.
     
  10. Dave the builder

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    Lucky old me didn't buy a Skoda or a swift!
     
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    Think you might need to replace Skoda as the standing joke. They're quite decent cars these days (y)
     
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