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post #11 of 21 Old 03-17-2010, 05:56 AM
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While that will help, the problem they had was that it showed signs of rust on the top where the tarp contacted it. The tarp created a barrier which didn't allow moisture to evaporate so moisture collected under the area that the tarp touched.

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post #12 of 21 Old 03-17-2010, 11:24 AM
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We do not have room to put our trailer under shelter. But we do use a hitch saver. A convenient cover to keep the hitch part from rusting. order site is HitchSaver.
It seemed a little expensive at first but has lasted a couple years so far, with no sign of wear, and we really like it.
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We don't cover our trailer. The snow does that for us. LOL
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We don't cover our trailer. The snow does that for us. LOL
That's all I did in PA!

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We don't cover our trailer. The snow does that for us. LOL
But then the trailer is loaded with the snow (inside). Isn't it too bad for the trailer?
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Snow is not a problem for trailers, water is. I used my trailers 12 months out of the year and if it meant that I had to shovel out the snow, that was fine. The small amount that is left behind was never a problem.

BTW, on my trailers, I used plexiglas on the open areas of my trailer to cut down on the wind when I hauled in the winter. On one trailer I installed rails to slide the plexiglas in or out.

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BTW, on my trailers, I used plexiglas on the open areas of my trailer to cut down on the wind when I hauled in the winter. On one trailer I installed rails to slide the plexiglas in or out.
I was thinking about it, but it's pretty costly around here (not sure it's easy to do yourself). Do you have it only on the sides or on the back door as well? My back door is FULL of open spaces. :)
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Only on the sides. Is your trailer the type that is open all the way down? If so, then 1/2" ply for the bottom 4' and plexi for the top will work better then all plexi.

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Only on the sides. Is your trailer the type that is open all the way down? If so, then 1/2" ply for the bottom 4' and plexi for the top will work better then all plexi.
No, it's not all open, I have 2 spaces on each side and 3 on back door. I think I'll check couple trailer places around to see the prices (I checked one and they said it's ~$600 to do it on sides, I'd think it's too much, but I may be wrong). Thanks for your help!
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Val, go to Home Depot or Lowes, not a trailer place. It shouldn't cost more then $100!

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