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Old 06-02-2017, 02:50 PM   #1
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Ripped cover!

I have the Aerolite 242. The roof of the trailer has the soft caulking on the ends of the roof. The problem is the cover sticks to it when the sun hits the roof. So as I was pulling off the cover it of course ripped.
Any ideas if there is anything I can put over the caulk to keep it from sticking to the cover?
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Old 06-02-2017, 04:22 PM   #2
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I have the Aerolite 242. The roof of the trailer has the soft caulking on the ends of the roof. The problem is the cover sticks to it when the sun hits the roof. So as I was pulling off the cover it of course ripped.
Any ideas if there is anything I can put over the caulk to keep it from sticking to the cover?
A cover that doesn't stick? Seriously though, no RV cover should stick to anything on your camper. Is it a tarp? My old cover had a tyvek roof and vents in the side for airflow, it never fit super tight or stuck to anything.
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Old 06-02-2017, 05:05 PM   #3
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Sticky cover

Get some packing foam and put it on the roof before the cover is installed. Some people use pool noodles on sharp things that stick out like awning rails. Dicor sealant stays soft and does get a bit tacky in the summer heat. Some people on the forum think they know everything about RV's. I am always learning new stuff about them. Hope you have a good summer.
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Some people on the forum think they know everything about RV's.
I just know everything about wdh and sway control, but give me time...
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Thanks for the pool noodle idea. Have plenty of those. Also found some fabric glue at Walmart that seems to work pretty well. Beats having to drop a couple of Bens on another cover!
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Fabric glue and pool noodles working out good so far.
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Old 06-19-2017, 02:34 PM   #7
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Fabric glue and pool noodles working out good so far.
Good to hear!! Have a great summer!!
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