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Old 10-18-2013, 05:06 PM   #21
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If you take a piece of styrofoam from something that was shipped to you and smash it on the sharp edges, I bet it would make your cover last longer. That's what I do.
Sounds like a good approach. My technique has been to wrap rags around some of the sharp spots conducive to that.
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Old 10-18-2013, 05:12 PM   #22
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A Dutchman in Trailer talk is kind of like Lincoln or Cadillac in car talk. If that's all their asking, I'd jump on that like stink on stuff. Sounds like a good deal though.

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I'm thinking that was meant as a compliment - but only if you believe in the brand. I gave up GM products in the mid 80's and have lived quite happily since changing allegiances.
Anyone else attest (or condemn) the brand?


Now back to the subject (covers) ... today I was in camping world, looking to spread $200 for a cover. After about 10 min looking for help I gave up and left. Other than a door greeter I never spoke to an employee. Inside I only found one employee who was busy with another customer. Where were all the others?

I'll order one on-line.
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:14 AM   #23
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It seems to me that you'd need the larger of the two covers.

My reasoning is ... your stated (measured?) box is 23.5' and the smaller cover only goes up to 22.5".

I'm looking at the smaller cover as my box is approx. 20' on my 2001 camper (2401TD) which has an overall length of 24' (measured rear bumper to tongue). My box is 20' + 3' tongue + 1' rear bumper = 24'.

If my intuition is correct then your model 2705T means that your 2005 model year campers overall length is 27'. Subtracting a comparable 4' (for overhangs) and you'd come back to a box size of about 23'.
The model number that fits the 27T is 12253.
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Old 10-19-2013, 12:57 PM   #24
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Last night, while the employees of my local Camping World were smokin' & jokin' in the employees break room I went to their non-stop internet sight.

Maybe all of five min to order (and charge) this cover: http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...4-model-/49136

$181 delivered.
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:53 PM   #25
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2003 26' Dutchman w/ LOTS of extras (asking $8250).


He's now down to $7495.

There is also an 04 Forest River, very similar in amenities and same 26 foot. I think he wanted $8200. Also willing to trade, wonder if he'd like an older HiLo?

Now that I have my HiLo, I'm in no hurry to see where these two go - but if either drops to $6000 I'll give them a call.

Note: I looked/waited 5 years before I purchased this HiLo.
Patience, GrassHopper.

Back on topic: UPS advises my new cover will be delivered Friday.
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In nursing sob means short of breath. In the context of camping sob means some other brand.
In Aviation, it means "souls on board"; to avoid confusion if the plane goes down with a cadaver on board.
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It seems to me that you'd need the larger of the two covers.

My reasoning is ... your stated (measured?) box is 23.5' and the smaller cover only goes up to 22.5".

I'm looking at the smaller cover as my box is approx. 20' on my 2001 camper (2401TD) which has an overall length of 24' (measured rear bumper to tongue). My box is 20' + 3' tongue + 1' rear bumper = 24'.

If my intuition is correct then your model 2705T means that your 2005 model year campers overall length is 27'. Subtracting a comparable 4' (for overhangs) and you'd come back to a box size of about 23'.
So what length would be better for outside Winter Storage? Covering the box, or the whole shebang? I've had my 2308C in a shed for a few years now, and it looks like this next winter, (in Canada) I'll be storing it outside.
Next question is: How can I lower or raise the box, when the batteries will be out for the Winter? In the shed, I had a plug in charger set for one hour a day, but now........no AC available for that.
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This coming Winter, I'll be storing the 2308C outside for the first time. anybody got any info on how these ADCO covers will stand the 'gaff'?
Also; how can I lower/raise the box when the batteries will be out for the winter?
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This coming Winter, I'll be storing the 2308C outside for the first time. anybody got any info on how these ADCO covers will stand the 'gaff'?
Also; how can I lower/raise the box when the batteries will be out for the winter?
Manually, or, add wiring or jumper cables so that you can connect an external battery to the positive and ground cables in the trailer. It's fairly easy, actually. I'd go the jumper cable route.

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In Aviation, it means "souls on board"; to avoid confusion if the plane goes down with a cadaver on board.
A buddy of mine used to fly charters for a small outfit in Louisiana. They often would do flights to transport cadavers for local mortuaries. He told me that he always specified the number of SOBs on the flight plan and would also specify the number of dead ones in the remarks section. He wanted to make sure that in case of an accident the responders, investigators, etc, would know how many total (dead and alive) were aboard.

He also told me that it was spooky flying with cadavers in body bags. They often tended to move around with the changes in air pressure.
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