Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
 

Go Back   Montana Owners Club - Keystone Montana 5th Wheel Forum > GENERAL DISCUSSIONS > General Discussions about our Montanas
Click Here to Login

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-12-2013, 11:46 AM   #1
mont
Seasoned Camper
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: naples
Posts: 85
M.O.C. #8179
adco cover

I need to know if anyone used adoc covers if so how do you like it also I am in so florida and thinking that it would hold moisture and cause mildew Thanks
 
mont is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2013, 02:05 PM   #2
waynemoore
Montana Master
 
waynemoore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Lake Havasu City AZ.
Posts: 1,812
M.O.C. #10552
I have tried these 3 times and they only lasted two seasons. No matter how I tryed to secure them they made marks on the reg when the wind was blowing. I think a good wax job is MUCH better than these covers.
__________________
Wayne and Ann Moore
2015 Ford F-350 King Ranch
Firestone air bags, bed saver.
Add 40 GAL tank in bed.
waynemoore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2013, 02:32 PM   #3
richfaa
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: North Ridgeville
Posts: 20,227
M.O.C. #2839
I assume you are talking about the garage type covers that go on the front of the 5th wheel. we have one and use it in Florida. They may mildew but can be cleaned. We had the cover on two Montana's.
richfaa is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2013, 11:41 PM   #4
1retired06
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Lake Gaston
Posts: 8,347
M.O.C. #12156
Our ADCO cover tore apart after one year of use. Unfortunately a good wax job does not protect the roof, which is what we wanted the cover to do.
__________________
Mike and Lorraine
2002 3655 FL, 2005 3650RK
2010 3665RE, 2015 3910FB
F350 crew cab dually 6.7
1retired06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2013, 01:24 AM   #5
pineranch
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Navarre
Posts: 1,527
M.O.C. #9765
Impulse bought one, stored in shed for 2 yrs, sold it!!!!. Don't need it in winter, way too hot and humid in summer to use it. I'm in florida also.
Mike
pineranch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2013, 04:04 AM   #6
sambam
Montana Master
 
sambam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Bridgewater
Posts: 1,196
M.O.C. #13166
I had an Adco on my Cougar travel trailer. It lasted 8 or 9 years up here in the northeast. Yes, it got worn and would have needed replacement this year had I not traded the trailer in for the Montana. But, I bought won this fall, mostly based on my good luck with the other one, for this camper. It doesn't retain moisture, the material breathes and I haven't had issues with the wind causing it to mark or scratch. Watch for sharp edges, though. I cut up a swim noodle for all the downspouts on the gutters and fit them on so they wouldn't tear the material or break the downspouts. Like anything else, it should be put away clean and dry. I keep it stored in it's bag when not in use. Based on my experience, I would recommend this cover.
__________________

2010 Montana 3455SA, Mor/Ryde pin, wet bolts, TST 507, Progressive HW50C, GY G614
2019 Silverado D/A 3500HD LTZ DRW CC
B&W Companion
sambam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2013, 07:35 AM   #7
TLightning
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Kville
Posts: 2,865
M.O.C. #7871
IMHO, covered storage is the only way to go. Keeps the hot sun off in the summer and keeps the snow/ice off in the winter. Worth every penny.
TLightning is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2013, 08:17 AM   #8
dieselguy
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Haysville
Posts: 3,908
M.O.C. #3085
I had an ADCO whole RV cover once ... some of it stayed in Kansas ... some ended up in Nebraska. I dunno what the definition of "wind" is to some. In reference to Kansas wind, no matter how many straps, cords, sashes, or bungees you weave over the cover ... it'll start flapping in a few weeks and it's downhill from there.
dieselguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2013, 12:57 PM   #9
ols1932
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posts: 4,876
M.O.C. #1944
I think they are a waste of money.

Orv
ols1932 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2013, 08:30 PM   #10
triplehorn
Seasoned Camper
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Farmington
Posts: 61
M.O.C. #13448
I can attest to several points made earlier in this thread. I agree covered storage IS the way to go but it is many times more costly. Several thousand dollars may not be easy to come by for many and is the best way to beat the sun and wind damage. I myself am on my second year with a Calmark cover. I have had a few instances where sharps on the rig wore "just right" on the strap or rubbed somewhere else. I am curious HOW did you get the noodle to stay on the rain gutters? They are perhaps my biggest potential problem. Despite having to fight wind and cold I still recommend a cover of some kind. This is our third rig and both of the previous two suffered greatly from UV radiation. We all see the decals fade and shrivel up but much more happens. Every object made of plastic will turn brittle that when touched will snap off. Some of the trim will dry and shrink. The list goes on, point is that much more suffers from UV radiation than the decals. I have one corner on the back that is the downwind side. The approximately 1 foot length of fabric has migrated to this corner. It flaps from the wind and did notice this summer there is a slight blackening along the edge of the endcap. It didn't rub off with soap and water. I do hope there is some product to restore this finish but if this is all that decays over the next few years I'll consider the cover a success. I also recommend sheltering from the weather.
__________________
2012 Montana 3400RL
triplehorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2013, 01:16 AM   #11
mont
Seasoned Camper
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: naples
Posts: 85
M.O.C. #8179
Thank for the help I ordered one today
mont is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2013, 04:08 AM   #12
GregN
Montana Fan
 
GregN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: San Jose
Posts: 490
M.O.C. #6790
I had an Adco cover. I only cover the prevent all the bee dodo from getting on my RV in the spring. It is a pain to clean it all off. The last Adco cover I had was brought new in April of 2013. By October of 2013 it was toast. Split down the middle and was down around the trailer. And a month after I had it, it already had a tear in it where nothing on the trailer would have caused it, and it was a seam. The cover I had before was a Calmark, I think I will be going back to it.
__________________
2006 Montana 3650RK with Improvements.
2014 Ford 6.7L PSD 4WD CC LB Dually & Hadley's.
GregN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2013, 05:20 AM   #13
triplehorn
Seasoned Camper
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Farmington
Posts: 61
M.O.C. #13448
Quote:
quote:Originally posted by GregN

I had an Adco cover. I only cover the prevent all the bee dodo from getting on my RV in the spring. It is a pain to clean it all off. The last Adco cover I had was brought new in April of 2013. By October of 2013 it was toast. Split down the middle and was down around the trailer. And a month after I had it, it already had a tear in it where nothing on the trailer would have caused it, and it was a seam. The cover I had before was a Calmark, I think I will be going back to it.
When my Calmark bites it I will either build a covered building for it or go with the Sunbrella fabric again, Calmark is certainly the gold standard for covers.
__________________
2012 Montana 3400RL
triplehorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2013, 12:02 PM   #14
richard66
Montana Fan
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: fort myers
Posts: 126
M.O.C. #5896
I had an ADCO cover for one year. Why only one year, It literaly fell apart. Try to get ADCO to honor the so called three year warranty. I live in Southwest Florida and the sun is brutal on painted and jellcoat surfaces. Even in the winter the sun will eat up a cover. Don't plan for the cover to last in the Florida sun. Save your money for a RV port. In the meantime wax frequently.
richard66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2013, 02:54 PM   #15
sambam
Montana Master
 
sambam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Bridgewater
Posts: 1,196
M.O.C. #13166
Well, I guess my experiences are the exception to the rule based on other posts. Now, I don't throw this cover on after every trip. It goes on in the fall after the winterizing is done and comes off in the spring for the camping season. Maybe it's not that good in the heat, I don't know. It sure does what I need it to up here. Well worth the money to me.
__________________

2010 Montana 3455SA, Mor/Ryde pin, wet bolts, TST 507, Progressive HW50C, GY G614
2019 Silverado D/A 3500HD LTZ DRW CC
B&W Companion
sambam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2013, 05:19 AM   #16
poloace
Montana Fan
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Glendale
Posts: 192
M.O.C. #13649
They work ok. I got the 3 yr warrantee from camperworld, and have had 3 new ones in 4 years. I just pay for the warrantee. I cover all the sharp edges, but it still seems to rip. It beats the hot Arizona beating on it. We are on the road a lot now, so the one we got now should last longer.
poloace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2013, 03:34 AM   #17
Jts140
Established Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Cape Coral
Posts: 41
M.O.C. #13958
I'm here in SWFL, use it on my 2009 Jayco bunkhouse. Last two years, mildew only on roof, comes off easy. My unit still looks new and no sun damage. These covers will only last you two years, have to treat it like its made out of tissue when you put it on and off. That's when you usually get the rips. Piece of advice, treated it like a long hotdog and roll both sides to roof and lower it slowly into a clean garbage can, front first. Then to put it back on just pull it up from front and drag it to the rear and fold over sides, seems to work for me.
__________________

2015 GMC DRW 3500
2014 3625RE
Jts140 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2013, 06:31 AM   #18
Hooker
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 908
M.O.C. #7915
If I lived in a part of the country where it was always warm, like the OP, a plain old pole barn would work fine. It would keep the sun off it.
Hooker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2014, 11:47 AM   #19
KathyandDave
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Shelburne
Posts: 688
M.O.C. #8693
Send a message via MSN to KathyandDave
ADCO Fail. The straps are secured to the fabric only by two one-inch rows of stitching - not by the grommets right next to the stitching. I looked at the grommets and assumed they secured the straps...my bad. Two of the straps tore off in the first wind. The constant movement of the fabric abraded the roof at the shallow corners above the wheels, where the roof angles down toward the rear of the coach. A job for eternabond and lap sealant.
KathyandDave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2014, 03:24 PM   #20
poloace
Montana Fan
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Glendale
Posts: 192
M.O.C. #13649
I have had 3. Here in Arizona,it gets quite warm. We are gone most of the time. You have to cover all sharp edges,and downspouts. They do put a little black marks here and ther, nothing that a mr clean magic eraser wont fix.
I also get the Camperworld warranty. I usually get a new one every 2 years, as it does rip.
poloace is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Adco SFS Aqua Shed 5thwheel RV Cover GregN Trailers, Tow Vehicles & RV related items for Sale 0 04-07-2014 11:33 AM
adco cover mrtgraz Sitting around the Campfire 0 11-21-2012 09:16 AM
ADCO 5th wheel cover racerjoe Trailers, Tow Vehicles & RV related items for Sale 0 02-26-2008 09:30 AM
ADCO Cover Little Rascal General Discussions about our Montanas 3 10-19-2004 02:37 AM
ADCO Cover ?? Montana_120 Montana Problems, Problem Solving & Technical Help 0 10-18-2003 06:57 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Montana RV, Keystone RV Company or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.