Anybody cover their B190s for the winter?

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SeaQuinn
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Anybody cover their B190s for the winter?

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Howdy folks :-). I have a new top of the line breathable RV cover that I picked up on Craig's List for a steal. At the time I thought it sounded like a good idea but now I'm wondering. Seems like it would be a hassle to take on and off to exercise the rig ever few weeks over the winter. Especially if there is snow on it. Reading on line it appears that folks that use them experienced mix results. What does the B190 community think? :-)

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skater
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I know they're not recommended for Airstream trailers because the cover can scuff the finish in wind. Actually I think that's true for cars, too, so it would seem likely for the B190. The only way I'd cover it is if it had a leak, or if it were indoors.
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weekender
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I cover mine every year. Sure would love to have it in a garage, but..... I've not noticed scuffing or scratching. I've actually considered keeping the cover on in the summer as well-- so much dirt settles on the van between excursions.

Steve

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lido14co
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I cover mine all year between trips and I live in Cali. It's a bit of a hassle as the cover weighs a ton but it sure saves the wax job. Also keeps the interior/curtains from fading. I carry the cove up the back ladder and spread it out on the roof then pull the sides down. Takes about twenty minutes.


Cliff

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I also cover mine just about all the time when I'm not using it and don't see any scratches or scuff marks. Real easy to put on and zippers makes entry very accessible. I do add a rope around the middle, just in front of roof rack so water doesn't pool and freeze.

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lido14co wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:09 pm
I cover mine all year between trips and I live in Cali. It's a bit of a hassle as the cover weighs a ton but it sure saves the wax job. Also keeps the interior/curtains from fading. I carry the cove up the back ladder and spread it out on the roof then pull the sides down. Takes about twenty minutes.


Cliff
HICliff. We are having a hec of a time finding a cover for ours. Would you recommend one?
thanks. feel free to text too as we are rarely on here. We can be found in the Facebook group airstream b190 nation.
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micabarry wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:21 pm
I also cover mine just about all the time when I'm not using it and don't see any scratches or scuff marks. Real easy to put on and zippers makes entry very accessible. I do add a rope around the middle, just in front of roof rack so water doesn't pool and freeze.
Hi! We are having a hec of a time finding a cover for ours. Would you recommend one?
thanks. feel free to text too as we are rarely on here. We can be found in the Facebook group airstream b190 nation.
nine seven zero. 390. seven ate seven too

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weekender wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:28 pm
I cover mine every year. Sure would love to have it in a garage, but..... I've not noticed scuffing or scratching. I've actually considered keeping the cover on in the summer as well-- so much dirt settles on the van between excursions.

Steve
Hi Steve
We are having a hec of a time finding a cover for ours. Would you recommend one?
thanks. feel free to text too as we are rarely on here. We can be found in the Facebook group airstream b190 nation.
nine seven zero. 390. seven ate seven too

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Post by skater »

I googled "Class B RV cover" and got this. The second one should do it. There are probably other options.
1991 Airstream B190 - bought, 2005; sold, 2011; bought 2017
1995 Airstream Excella 30' trailer

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